The "Highspeed 5" was repaired one year after a fire destroyed the supertructure on Mar 23, 2015, at the shipyard in Drapetsona, Piraeus). The works were carried out in the shipyard San Marco in Trieste and have radically changed the look of the ship which has since been renamed "Highspeed 7".
A crew member, aged 25, was medevaced from the "L'Imagine" in the evening of Mar 19, 2016, off Port-en-Bessin, at 9.45 p.m. The CROSS Jobourg was alerted by the fishing vessel 20 kilometers north of Fécamp. A Dauphin helicopter of the Navy base in Le Touquet was dispatched with a medical team from Le Havre on board. At 10.50 p.m. the Patient was delivered at the hospital of Le Havre.
On Mar 20 the cargo holds of the "Albis" have been emptied almost completely, so that the salvage could start on Mar 21. At 11.30 a.m. traffic over the Albert Bridge will be stopped and the electricity on the building shut down. A safety zone will be established with a radius of 400 meters around the barge. At noon two track vehicles jointly with the tug "Beskydy“ will start to turn the bow of the barge river upstream. As soon as she is in the right position, she will support the salvors with own engine. According to plan, she might be sailing again at 2 p.m.
Since Mar 19 also a floating dredger was busy digging the salt from the barge onto a lighter.
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