What was supposed to be a single time lapse of the ship getting pulled out, ended up turning into a four day documentation of the entire event. This is a continuation from my previous time lapses found here.
There were three attempts to pull the Eihatsu Maru out, two of them failing with the rope snapping and the third being a success. The diesel on the Japanese trawler, which was also carrying fish, had to be pumped into a bladder on the beach to decrease its weight, making it easier to pull out. It ended up being quite a lengthy operation involving teams of specialised staff to operate and to offload machinery, and to coordinate the event.
The diesel was offloaded, a stronger towing point was welded to the rear of the ship and she was pulled out at high tide on Friday the 18th May 2012.
Track is by Broke for Free