Japan Tsunami Ships Rescued
June 19, 2011 by staff
Japan Tsunami Ships Rescued, More than a dozen boats launched into the tsunami in Japan in March to sit down with red belly and propellers exposed between the houses demolished in this fishing village, once full of animation, a daily reminder of the amazing shake power of the ocean.
The enormous task and the cost of moving these boats out of place – and the debris around them – has remained stranded in Kesennuma for more than three months. Many have been supported with steel girders to keep from falling.
Determined to recover, the city has begun the Herculean task of restoring some of the ships stranded at sea. Several boat owners joined together to negotiate a cost of a logistics company to move to five vessels in a deal that insurers have agreed to cover.
Even after the group rate, the amount by boat and over 1 million.
But leaving these vessels back into action is essential to restart the fish markets and restore the economy Kesennuma community and trust.
“It is a fishing village, so if the boats move and start fishing again, we hope that it will lead to pick up things here,” said Keiko Onodera, 67, whose house hill overlooking the port waters survived the tsunami that hit their front steps.
In all, authorities estimate that the tsunami hit 17 ships over 20 tons and 1,000 small fishing boats on the land around the city. Some of the larger vessels farther from the port are reduced scrap, but the ships closer to the water and moderate damage are being rescued.
This week, two tower cranes hoisted 400 tons Akane Maru No. 1, a deep sea salmon and saury fishing boat, about 10 meters (30 feet) above ground where it had been launched by the wave 100 meters (yards) of water.
Gently lower the crane ship in big truck modular segments in primary colors that looks like an oversized building Lego. It was the beginning of what would be a three-day operation organized by the Penta-Ocean Construction Co.
The 192-car tires – commonly used to transport equipment such as rail cars – then rolled slowly toward the dock. On Friday, the crane lifted the boat and into the water.
After some repairs, Akane Maru No. 1 should be ready to start fishing again in August when the season starts Pacific saury, the owner Hirohito Ikeda said.
“The tsunami caused extensive damage in the harbor and the boats were dragged to the ground showed the ferocity of the tsunami and strength,” he said. “But now the ship is being rescued … we hope to encourage people to keep pushing on.”
At first, rescue teams and the insurance company said that the return of the sea Akane Maru was too costly and complicated, said Ikeda.
After long negotiations with the companies Penta-Ocean Construction and insurance, the parties reached an agreement only costs less than 500 billion yen (and $ 6 million) to move the Akane Maru ship and four others in a group around a quarter of a mile (400 meters) port, said Ikeda.
“As soon as we have come back to stand in the last three months. Actually, it seems slow,” he said, looking at the largely empty bay, where huge cylindrical tanks being torn down and the stores are in pieces. “I really do not want people to forget what is happening in Kesennuma.”
The city has a deep harbor protected by a large island that absorbs the initial attack wave.
When the tsunami struck the city on March 11, poured into its piers and docks as water rising rapidly. The increase in vessels in the sweep of the city, warehouses and stores the past, and then the water flowed quickly back into the sea of?? Debris and parts of houses in the trailer as black smoke rose from fires erupted in the city.
The tsunami left 1433 dead and missing in Kesennuma.
Three months after the disaster, most of the neighborhood around the port is being destroyed, scattered piles of debris – cars collapsed, twisted metal, wooden boards, plastic buckets. The above houses in the surrounding hills are kept intact.
Mika Komatsu, 32, lives on the second floor of his house damaged by the first floor was ruined in the tsunami. She and her mother saw one of the recent rescue ships for hours until it is completed. “It’s a good feeling,” he said. “It’s a start to do things to normal.”
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