Baltic Sea Tug Agency LLC assisted floating crane involved in lifting of sunken barge (photo)
On June 20-24 Baltic Sea Tug Agency LLC (BSTA) provided services on escorting the floating crane Chernoorets-31 (Gals LLC) from the port of Ust-Luga (Leningrad Region) to the Dalnaya Bay (Vysotsk, Leningrad Region), its operation at the site of lifting the sunken ship and return to the port of Saint-Petersburg. As the company told IAA PortNews, archeologists assisted by tugboat Felix found and lifted the fragments of an ancient wooden barge.
Baltic Sea Tug Agency offers round-the-year services on deep-sea and port-to-port towing, rescue operations, delivery of pilots to/from vessels, support of diving operations and underwater engineering works. In summer period, the company’s fleet can be involved in hydrographic activities, comprehensive servicing of dredgers including security services. In winter, BSTA ships can be deployed for ice cutting along the berths and for ice escorts. BSTA fleets consists of ice-class azimuth tugboats of 3,600 to 5,200 h.p. as well as small tugs and engineering ships to support underwater and hydraulic engineering, dredging and hydrographical operations. BSTA operates at key ports in the Gulf of Finland with its base at the commercial sea port of Ust-Luga.