The Train Job
Paradigm Marine was called in to recover and remove a 50 ton steel hull
sports fisherman vessel which had been in a wooded area for 6 months. We
worked with property owners, utilities, and the railroad company to facilitate
the move, load, and recovery. The boat was 1100 feet from railroad siding
in thick vegetation and swampy ground. We removed timber and constructed
a soft bed roadway to move boat on. We removed all running gear and drug the vessel
with timber skidders to railroad siding. Boat was loaded onto railcar and
later removed with two 100+ tons cranes working in unison. Boat was moved
on flatcar 6 miles to dock facility and offloaded onto heavy duty road transport.
Boat was then moved 2 miles to waterfront dock and lifted the third time
by the same crane combination into the water. There was absolutely no damage
done to the boat in the entire operation and it was actually started and
moved from that location on its own power.