Palfinger Marine’s Crane Tackles Explosives

Palfinger Marine, a global manufacturer of marine, offshore and wind cranes, has deployed one of its cranes on Haithabu to undertake explosive tasks and protect the environment.

Costing €10 million, the Haithabu is the new water body monitoring ship of Schleswig-Holstein’s Government-Owned Company for Coastal Protection, National Parks and Ocean Protection.

Among numerous operations, the new multi-purpose ship is involved in explosive tasks and will be used to clear bombs. Unexploded bombs, sea mines, discarded ammunition and other dangerous materials from the Second World War are constantly being found along Germany’s coast with the Baltic Sea.

The ammunition is defused by divers from the bomb squad, and this is what the Palfinger Marine cranes are required for. They provide the divers with the necessary tools and material so that they can safely defuse the dangerous ammunition. The defused sea mines and unexploded bombs are then brought on board with the Palfinger Marine cranes and transported for disposal.

Under the command of Captain Bent Ohlsen, the Haithabu will monitor the coastal waters off Germany’s coast with the Baltic Sea.

Press release, Image: Palfinger Marine

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