Please receive the attached photos of the
railway sleepers (160) being used to spread the load of our 300 tonne crawler
crane onboard the construction barge UR 101
Assistant Project Manager
Subocean Group Limited
Our additional requriement for the consignement of the sleepers is to protect
the steel deck of the barge when we recover our subsea cable plough back to
deck when we complete the cable installation work. The cable plough weighs
28 tonnes and cuts through the seabed with the grey coloured share as seen
in the photographs. The share tip is extremely sharp and has already caused
some damage to the deck due to the large weight concentrated between it and
the deck. We intend to lay the sleepers two thick to provide a buffer and
prevent piercing the deck.
Thanks for the great photos. What mind boggling massive weights are involved
in working to recover the cable plough and protecting the barge deck !