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    Hercules 211

    On December 02, 2017, Defiant Marine was mobilized by Blake Marine Group to conduct topside and subsea survey of the Hercules 211, a retired 157’x132’ Drill Rig manufactured by Bethlehem Steel Corporation in 1980. Upon completion of the initial survey which revealed extensive damage to the rigs jacking systems and loss of hull/mat integrity, Defiant Marine crews installed (4) 8-ton Delta Flipper anchors around the rig legs to control the rigs location and protect adjacent assets. After stabilization efforts were completed Defiant aided decon teams in the removal of all contaminated fluids on board. DMI continues to provide salvage services as the rig advances into the ‘wreck removal’ phase of operations.