CHARLESTON, S.C. - United States Coast Guard is reporting the removal of the grounded fishing vessel Nanami from Kiawah Island, S.C., Wednesday morning.
The vessel was fitted with 200,000 pounds of lift bags to assist with the re-floating of the vessel at high tide and a small channel was dug to help the trawler clear a sand bar. It was then safely towed out to sea by Tug "Island Trader" of Stevens Towing Company.
"We appreciated the cooperation of the Kiawah Island Beach Patrol and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control," said Coast Guard Petty Officer Anthony Clark of Sector Charleston.
"Probably one of the tougher ones that we had to do in the last 20 years," said Joe Beasenburg, the owner of Charleston Marine Services, a salvage company that assisted the Coast Guard. "She had been driven all the way up on the beach on an extremely high tide."
The fishing vessel will be taken to Charleston where it will be moored at Charleston Marine Services the salvage company's dock.
No doubt that the Nanami will become the property of Charleston Marine Services as the owners of the trawler have a quite a history.
Your can read more about the trawler Nanami at The Charleston Post and Courier
and these as well:
The Long Strange Voyage of Trawler Nanami
Stuck Trawler Had Enventful Trip
Beached Trawler No Stranger to USCG
Trawler Leaves Town of Lewes, DE Holding the Bag and the Bill