13 Aug Lifting of the lightship Gannet 1954
Happy to announce the lightship ‘Gannet 1954’ has been successfully lifted out of the water and placed at her final location in Holzpark Klybeck, Switzerland. After serving as a lighthouse at South Rock, Ireland, she will now be transformed in a restaurant and radio station (located in the lighthouse).
Part of Saltwater Engineering’s scope was to determine the strength of the trunnions and the local strength of the vessel around these points. Thickness measurements, chemical analyses and tensile tests have been performed to ensure the strength of the material.