Baltic Ace wreck removal project, salvage plan, and tender management.


MV Baltic Ace was a car carrier that sank in the North Sea on 5 December 2012 after a collision.

Baltic Ace was a car carrier, a roll-on/roll-off ship designed to transport vehicles in a large, fully enclosed garage-like superstructure running the entire length and width of the vessel. She had eight cargo decks with a minimum free height of 2 metres (6.6 ft). Two decks (3 and 5) could be hoisted up to increase the clearance of the decks below to 4.8 metres (16 ft) for large vehicles. Her car capacity was 2,132.

MV Baltic Ace was 148 metres (486 ft) long and had a beam of 25 metres

The total weight to be lifted of the seabed was estimated at 13,000 ton

The MaxZee team has developed a method the lift the vessel with a single lift, dewater the vessel and deliver the floating wreck to a dismantling company.

After winter storms had damaged the wreck further it was decided to cut the the in sections and remove these, presently this project is being executed.

Project Description

Client:Baltic Ace in collaboration with McRoll Rotterdam Netherlands
Year Completed:February 2014