Category Archives: Salvage


CSS Georgia Salvage Underway

July 28, 2015

To prevent being held captive by the Union Army during the 1800s, the crew of the Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia deliberately sunk the ship and it was resting beneath the Savannah River for hundreds of years. An effort to raise the sunken wreckage from the seabed and recover its artifacts is currently ongoing. This… Continue Reading »


Hydromax secures NK certification

July 9, 2015

Davao firm now extends services to Japanese vessels AYP Holdings Inc. subsidiary Hydromax has finally acquired a certification from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai or the Class NK, a Japan-based company that maintains a huge line of vessels. Dr. Albert Y. Pingoy, AYP Holdings Inc. president, on Monday said that with the issuance of the certification on… Continue Reading »


Divers face bigger challenge in CSS Georgia salvage

June 30, 2015

A team of Navy divers has started the historic salvage of a Civil War ironclad — and dredged up a bigger challenge than expected. Mobile Diving and Salvage Company 23 deployed June 22 to Savannah, Georgia, to free the Confederate States Ship Georgia from the bed of the Savannah River. That is about three weeks… Continue Reading »


Debris recovered from the bottom of the harbour

June 26, 2015

Salvage diving for debris will continue until Friday as preparation for construction of the $15 million Eden breakwater wharf extension project. Member for Bega, Andrew Constance, said the diving salvage operation has recovered a range of objects that were dumped into the harbour over the past 50 years. “The salvage includes chain, rope, large tyres… Continue Reading »


More details surrounding the Sewol salvage plan

June 4, 2015

The South Korean government is preparing to hear proposals for a salvage project that will recover the wreck of Sewol, the ferry that fatally sank last year. According to the Maritime Executive, the government will assess different contractor bids and rank them based on price and technological capability before June 22. No matter which method… Continue Reading »


Salvage Diving Operations

June 2, 2015

Salvage divers’ environments can either be shallow or deep bodies of water. Aside from their primary assignments in salvaging, they are also involved in various underwater activities such as object recovery, treasure hunting, inspection, repair and maintenance of submerged infrastructures. Police searches will sometimes require salvage divers to recover evidences associated with accidents and crime… Continue Reading »


Pacific Towing gets full membership to International Salvage Union

May 12, 2015

Pacific Towing Ltd (Pactow) has been given full membership to the International Salvage Union (ISU), the global trade association representing professional marine salvors. In a statement, Gerard Kasnari, the Designated Person Ashore for Pacific Towing Ltd said, “It is indeed a very significant milestone in the company’s history.” “It is a highly commendable achievement and… Continue Reading »


Seaflex, Salvesen Salvage WWII Landing Craft

November 27, 2014

Unique Seaflex (Seaflex), in cooperation with Salvesen UK, deployed 230t of buoyancy as well as a specialist engineering team in the re-floating of the only surviving landing craft from D-Day 1944. The operation took place in Birkenhead Docks Liverpool.  Ben Board, Technical Site Support Manager at Unique Seaflex commented, “It was a great honour to work with Salvesen… Continue Reading »

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