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The Wreck of the New Carissa
Removing the New Carissa
Barges Karlissa A and Karlissa B by the wreck of the New Carissa.  
On Sept. 23, 2008, the last visible piece of the New Carissa wreck was lifted out of the Pacific Ocean, nearly a decade after the freighter ran aground on Oregon's shores near Coos Bay on Feb. 4, 1999. By Sept. 28 the pieces remaining on the ocean floor were successfully removed by contractor Titan Salvage.
The following information was prepared to help the public understand the removal process, and to provide a chronology of the events surrounding the wreck.
 Fact Sheet  PDF  Word 
 Removal Information   The Process                    Updated July 29, 2008  PDF  Word
 Removal Information    Timeline                         Updated May 12, 2008  PDF  Word
 Removal Information    Questions & Answers      Updated July 29, 2008   PDF  Word
 Titan Company Fact Sheet  PDF  Word
 New Carissa map  PDF  
 New Carissa site map  PDF  JPG
 Site Plan Model  PDF  
 Contact Information                                                  Updated May 19, 2008   PDF  Word
 BLM Map (North Spit) - Recreation Opportunities & Use Restrictions  PDF  
 New Carissa Removal Brochure                  PDF​  
Additional Information
 Background Information
 Chronological Summary of the Incident
 April 2008 Photos 
 May 2008 Photos
 June 2008 Photos 
 July 2008 Photos 
 August 2008 Photos 
 September 2008 Slideshows
 October 2008 Slideshow
 New Carissa Removal - The Oregonian, May 3, 2008
 Construction Tower Installed - KCBY TV, May 30, 2008
 Slide Show - The World June 2008
 Unique cable car set up at New Carissa site - KCBY TV, June 11, 2008
 Salvage Operations - The Oregonian, June 26, 2008
 Slide Show - The Oregonian July 2008