Annisquam River Wreck Removal
Client: US Army Corps of Engineers New England
Project: Annisquam River Sunken Wreck Removal
Date: Aug 2003
Contact: Maurice Beaudoin
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers required the removal of the 65ft scalloper “Kris Schell” from the Annisquam River in Gloucester MA. Testing of the vessel found it to be contaminated with PCBs. This changed the nature of the project from a simple wreck removal, to that of a TASCA-HAZMAT situation. It was decided to refloat the vessel in spite of its severely deteriorated condition, and haul it ashore prior to its demolition.