“Our employees will work under the supervision of SDS Holland to ensure that no unexploded ordnance remains on the ship or in the close proximity of the mooring point,” Hulsey said. “SDS Holland is known worldwide for its experience and capabilities. We’re delighted the company chose SGO to execute this project.”
An on-site ship inspection by survey equipment and divers will assess the wreck’s position and condition. This will include the search and mitigation of any unexploded ordnance that may be within the ship.
After the VLCC Amuriyah and surrounding area is cleared, plans are to raise and float the wreck, which is in two sections, away from the area. The ship will be salvaged.
The entire project, from survey to re-floating, is expected to take 12 – 18 months.
Sterling Global Operations is an employee-owned stability operations company employing approximately 3,500 professionals worldwide. The company serves customers with munitions response; intelligence support; logistics; security operations and other services in some of the world’s most austere and hostile environments.