ASB has a number of complex wreck removal projects to its credit. However, in 1998 the moving of Zhen Don in Mumbai distinguished ASB as a reliable group. Like most wreck removal projects; this one too met environmental, political and technical challenges. There were labour safety concerns and apprehensions about oil spills. Critics thought it was impossible to see this project through, but we recognised it as an opportunity to implement new ideas and technologies. We have gradually built a global network of specialists and adopted international trends of operations and safety measures.
ASB houses one of India’s largest sea lifting cranes, equipped for wreck removals in high-energy surf conditions and where speedy currents and tide make the use of floating vessels impractical.