• Maxi Ultime Banque Populaire In Harbor And Re-righted




    Towed since Sunday, the Maxi Banque Populaire joined late yesterday the port of Casablanca after traveling the 130 miles that separated it from the coast.
    The technical team proceeded this morning to the reversal operation in order to be able to begin a first diagnosis of the boat and tries to carry out the repatriation of the ship in Lorient as soon as possible. Ronan Lucas, Director of the Banque Populaire Team, makes a first observation.

    "The towing took 48 hours because we were extremely careful not to risk further damage to the trimaran.

    This morning we handed it to the place with a crane. It is now an opportunity to make an initial assessment of the damage, it is found that many parts of the central hull deck around the mast foot are damaged, as well as the deck of the floats and the arm fairings; some of the caps were washed away.

    The clear objective is to put the boat back into the water before the end of the summer and to allow Armel to prepare in good conditions to come from the Route du Rhum in Saint-Malo

    Ronan Lucas
    We have already taken the lead in organizing the repairs of the trimaran, examining the different solutions for equipping it with a mast and a boom. The clear objective is to put the boat back into the water before the end of the summer and to allow Armel to prepare in good conditions to arrive from the Route du Rhum in Saint-Malo. "
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Banque Populaire Capsizes started by Photoboy View original post