When maritime storms hit, they can be devastating to fishing fleets and shipping fleets. Smaller ships can be lost, and larger ships can receive large amounts of damage. These ships may be carrying large amounts of product for companies or may be very valuable to the specific shipping fleet that owns them. If you are in a position where you have a ship that has been damaged during a maritime storm, you may need to recover it to repair it. This is where a marine transport can come in. Here are some things to know before you use this type of transport for your marine storm recovery.
Repair or Salvage
One of the first things you will need to know is if you want to repair the vessel or if you want to salvage it. When you hire the marine transport for recovery services, they will go to the last known location of the vessel. They will then ensure the vessel is yours and determine if there is an ability to transport the vessel back to port. In some cases, the vessel may be too damaged to repair, and salvage would be an option. If it can be repaired, you will need to know that transport for repair may be more costly since the ship may need to be lifted and not simply towed in.
There are several transport methods that the marine transport may use for storm recovery. These methods will vary depending on several factors. For example, the transport method may traditionally be to tow a vessel back into port. If the damage to the vessel leaves it unable to be towed in, other methods may be used. These methods may be to use a crane-equipped marine transport vessel to bring the vessel in on a transport platform. You will need to agree to the types of methods you want used to bring in the vessel and what options you may not want to use due to cost.
In addition to the paperwork you will need to sign with the marine transport to use storm recovery methods to recover your marine vessel, you need other paperwork as well. Before you can hire the marine transport, you will need the vessel information as well as any VIN numbers or identifying numbers for sales or tax purposes. You will need to have proof of ownership and insurance as well. Copies can be given to the transport company when you order the storm recovery services.
If you feel that a marine transport storm recovery service may be ideal for your situation, contact your local marine transport service. They can answer questions and help you narrow down the specific storm recovery services that meet your needs. They can also schedule transport and determine a recovery location once the ship has been brought back to dock.