WATCH: After Six Months Shipwrecked In Qawra, The Hephaestus Has Finally Been Removed
The operation to get the ship back to sea was underway earlier this morning
Photos: Adrian Jones
The ship was seen being towed along by a number of vessels out to sea. The company responsible for the removal, Cassar Ship Repair, used specialised equipment to remove the grounded vessel over the last six months, ensuring the interior of the vessel was secure and all breaches in the hull had been closed off.
The vessel was lifted from the rocks and eventually lowered back into the water. It will now be taken to CSR's ship repair facility in Marsa.