REEFER": The M/V SALVAGE
was hired by P & I underwriters to proceed to St.
Mathew Island, Alaska (a National Wildlife
remove all the bunkers and other
hazardous materials remaining on
the stranded vessel. Portable boilers and special pumps
were required to
remove the heavy bunkers as the sea water temperature was 35 degree F. The
engine room was flooded
and frozen into a solid block. A total of
of petroleum products were successfully pumped out and
all other hazardous material removed.
"EXXON VALDEZ": Salvage master Mick Leitz
and directed the pump-off of
the remaining 1 million
petroleum products into three Exxon tankers utilizing portable