In 2015 a fire lead to the sinking of the Russian fishing vessel “Oleg Naydenov” off the coast of Gran Canaria.
The incident got large media attention as the vessel was carrying more than 1400 tons of fuel oil and oil-spill started appearing on the surface shortly after vessel sunk.
Otech Marine Services was contracted by Spanish Authorities to search for the vessel after its last known location and provide a multi beam survey and damage report. The vessel Grampian Surveyor was selected for the operation and was mobilized in Las Palmas.
After locating the wreck at a depth of 2 700 meters started the planning, engineering and production of contingency solutionsforinstallation by WROV to reduce the environmental effects. In additionpreparations at the wreck for access to perform oil recovery operation was carried out. For this operation, the Grampian Surveyor was replaced by the larger subsea construction vessel Fugro Saltire.