The vessel Elsa has now been deemed a loss. Because of this development, the responsibility for removal of the vessel has now shifted to a different party. This means that this new party will need to analyze the current situation of the vessel and assess the various options for removal. In the meantime, a contract is being negotiated with the current salvage company to continue to take care of the vessel and to limit any further impact it may have on the surrounding environment.
The Public Entity is working closely with the new parties, in order to ensure that the best interests of Saba are taken into account during the decision making process. The community will be updated as operations progress and further decisions are made.