Massive cylinder successfully recovered from waters off Cherry Point

Published on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Crews spent the better part of the afternoon on Wednesday, December 21, hauling a multi-hundred-ton cylinder from the sea floor off the waters of Cherry Point, south of Birch Bay.

For about four hours, crews worked to recover a 485-ton, 140-foot-long cylinder that had been dropped into the water off Cherry Point during its delivery to the BP Cherry Point refinery on December 9. The piece of equipment is scheduled to be installed at the refinery as part of a low-sulfur diesel production program, BP Cherry Point spokesman Bill Kidd said.
 
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