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Sunken Boat Reclaimed in South Iceland Harbor

The boat Salka GK 97 was hoisted back afloat in the harbor of Sandgerdi in southwest Iceland after a thoroughly-planned rescue attempt on Wednesday; the boat sank in just a few minutes on Saturday when the steel boat Rán GK 91 rammed its side.


A different harbor. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

At the collision a 20-centimeter wide and 80-centimter long hole was torn into the body of the boat; Salka is a 30-ton wooden boat, Fréttabladid reports.

Sigurdur Örn Stefánsson at the diving service Kafarathjónusta Sigurdar was responsible for the rescue. He and his associates repaired the hole and then acquired a crane for the hoisting. They had to pump water out of the boat as they went along.

According to Morgunbladid, Salka will be towed to Njardvík in the coming days where it will be repaired at the shipyard.


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