Casino Barge

Project: Casino Barge Cleaned of Storm Debris and Relaunched into Gulf of Mexico
Location: Biloxi, MS

This was one of many unusual projects presented by Hurricane Katrina. Here the vast storm destroyed the entire top portion of a major casino, lifted the barge out of the Gulf of Mexico and place it right-side up on the fronting, major thoroughfare. After cleaning the barge of the storm debris, a moat was constructed around it to allow for easy lifting. We lined the area between the moat and the Gulf with a very slippery material. A crane on another barge in the Gulf was positioned and pulled the floating barge over the top of the moat, across the material and back into the Gulf of Mexico.`