Cable Barge Sinks Off Sardinia, Italy

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A cable lay barge, carrying cable manufactured by Prysmian for the connection of Butendiek and Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farms in Germany, flipped over and sank on July 3.

AMT Explorer, towed by Red Husky, was on its way from Arco Felice in Naples to Bremerhaven, when the incident occurred 50 nautical miles southwest of Sardinia, according to Italian media.

The barge, along with the cable worth EUR 28 million, is being recovered by Smit Salvage.

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