Category Archives: Salvage


Following the latest best salvage practices

April 2, 2016

As a professional salvage company, it’s good to abide by the most current industry standards for proper practice. It may be better, however, to constantly be on the lookout for ways to improve. The American Salvage Association includes this as one of their “salvage safety standards.” Members are encouraged to not just be safe, but… Continue Reading »


KOOLE MAMMOET Salvage Removes Wreck Off Angola

February 22, 2016

KOOLE MAMMOET Salvage has completed wreck removal operation of the roll-on-roll-off container vessel SALOOS offshore Angola. The vessel capsized in May 2014 at Cabinda anchorage in Angola, carrying 155 containers and cargo. After the grounding of the vessel, an unknown amount of containers was scattered in an area of 60 km² with several containers stranded on… Continue Reading »


Oil Removal Ops Start on Sunken Sea Worker

February 15, 2016

Operations on the removal of diesel oil from the capsized jack-up barge Sea Worker started on February 11, 2016. A2SEA’s Sea Worker, equipped to operate in the offshore wind sector, capsized on February 03 off the Coast of Hvide Sande, Denmark. The capsizing occurred due to harsh weather on the site, which also hampered inspection… Continue Reading »


Plans underway to remove diesel from sunken ship in PE

January 11, 2016

A quick response has been prompted following concerns after diesel from a sunken ship flowed to the surface in Port Elizabeth harbour. An estimated 40 tons of diesel has leaked from a shipping trawler, Baratz the that sank in November last year. Environmentalists expressed concern over the impact the spill posed on the sea life,… Continue Reading »



December 16, 2015

Ever wonder what happens when shipwrecks happen, or are discovered? Well, modern-day explorers, aka salvage divers, are contracted to rescue remaining objects of value from the ships, to disassemble wrecks for safety and environmental reasons or to provide research assistance on sites in the ocean. Salvage divers can play many roles, often at the same… Continue Reading »


Hawaiian fishing vessel could be salvaged next month

September 20, 2015

According to Hawaii News Now, the Judy K, a nearly 80-foot-long fishing vessel that has been sinking in Honolulu since January, is scheduled to be salvaged early this October. The operation is overseen by the Department of Transportation and Army divers, who will reportedly use this situation as a way to hone their ship recovery… Continue Reading »


First Sewol Underwater Inspection Complete

September 19, 2015

Stage one of underwater inspections conducted by divers on the sunken Sewol ferry has been finalized. After the award of salvage contract to Shanghai Salvage-Ocean C&I consortium , 50 divers have been performing vessel inspection. According to media reports, 50 divers were among 211 people working on the site from two barges, Hyundai Boryeung and Dalrihao…. Continue Reading »


Underwater Ops on Sewol Salvage Start

August 21, 2015

China’s Shanghai Salvage-led consortium started underwater operations on the Sewol ferry recovery. According to media reports, divers from Shanghai Salvage are carrying out inspections to get better insight into the condition of the sunken ferry. The Sewol ferry sank more than a year ago en route from Incehon to the island of Jeju with over 400… Continue Reading »


Salvors Remove Debris Left by Environmental Protesters

July 20, 2015

Dive and salvage teams worked to remove debris used as anchor blocks by environmental activists protesting Shell’s Arctic drilling aboard a barge in Seattle’s Alki Seacrest Park on May 19.   A dive team from Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., along with divers from Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) Seattle, collaborated to remove several concrete blocks… Continue Reading »


Svitzer, Titan Forge New Salvage Alliance

April 23, 2015

Crowley Maritime and Svitzer Salvage have reached an agreement to merge their salvage divisions to create a new company named “Ardent.” The company will be equally owned by Crowley and Svitzer, and will start operations on May 1, 2015. Svitzer, an emergency response company, and Crowley’s Titan Salvage, a wreck removal company among other things… Continue Reading »

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