Category Archives: Salvage


Diving company abandons shipwreck site due to expenses

March 19, 2015

Salvage operations and underwater activities can be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, making it necessary to plan in advance so alternate arrangements are easier to make. The Portland Press Herald recently reported on a New England shipwreck excavation that was canceled because of funding issues. Sea Hunters, owned by Greg Brooks, previously looked into the wreck of the… Continue Reading »


Falcon ROV Aids in Concordia Salvage

January 12, 2015

With Concordia finally in dock, Italian marine contractor Micoperi reports that the Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV played a vital role in diver safety during the largest maritime salvage operation in history.  Fabio Bartolotti of Micoperi, the contractor responsible for the project, says that the Falcon worked every day of the salvage operation, spending over 1000… Continue Reading »


TITAN Refloats and Scuttles Bow of Wrecked Bulk Carrier

December 20, 2014

TITAN Salvage, Crowley Maritime’s, Houston-based marine salvage, emergency response and wreck removal company, has successfully refloated and scuttled the largest and most challenging section of the wrecked bulk carrier, Smart. The vessel was carrying a load of coal when it went aground in August 2013 in heavy seas in Richards Bay, South Africa. Complications ensued… Continue Reading »


Raising the Concordia

November 27, 2014

The greatest salvage operation in history was led by one man. Here’s his story. At first the politicians were saying the refloat of the Costa Concordia would be a seven- or eight-month job at most. It didn’t take long for Nick Sloane, salvage master for Titan Salvage, to set them straight.  In the end, he was on… Continue Reading »


Group effort pulling cars from watery grave in Merrimack River

October 21, 2014

Well, you can say this about the Merrimack River: It has been, historically, a practically perfect place to dump a car. Water the color of black coffee. Dozens of secluded access points, especially along a wooded trail that runs beside the banks from Lowell to Lawrence. In this state, with its grand tradition of boosting cars… Continue Reading »


Divers to Inspect WWI Submarine Wreck (UK)

June 13, 2014

Divers have been given special permission to inspect a 100-year-old Royal Navy submarine so people can learn more about shipwrecks and – the pioneers of the Silent Service. Over the next six months, frogmen will inspect the hull of HMS A7 – one of the very first boats built for the fledgling Submarine Service at… Continue Reading »


Navy Finds T-34C Turbomentor Aircraft Wreck off Texas

June 1, 2014

Navy Sailors and Divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 found and salvaged a downed T-34C Turbomentor aircraft off the coast of Texas, May 14-27. MDSU 2′s Area Search Platoon conducted towed, side-scan sonar searches 200 feet around the suspected crash site May 15 locating the T-34C approximately two miles off the coast of… Continue Reading »


Divers prosecuted for keeping wreck salvage

May 17, 2014

Two divers have been hauled into court after failing to declare £250,000-worth of historic treasure they plundered from shipwrecks. Edward Huzzey, 55, and David Knight, 52, dived seven miles off the coast of Dover, Kent, to salvage the valuables from nine submerged vessels, some dating back more than 200 years. The pair used explosives and… Continue Reading »


S&MO Requires Assistance with Oil Removal from RFA Darkdale Shipwreck

February 25, 2014

The tanker which sank in 1941 and now lies submerged in 45m of water off the South Atlantic island of St Helena, is believed to contain up to 5,000 m3 of fuel oil. Action is required to remove the oil remaining onboard. A detailed survey of the wreck was carried out in 2012. The intention… Continue Reading »


Workers Retrieve Piece of Civil War Ironclad from Savannah River

November 14, 2013

Archeologists working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, aided by divers and salvage operations teams from the U.S. Navy, retrieved a 64-square foot section of a Civil War ironclad warship from the bottom of the Savannah River the evening of Nov. 12. The divers worked in strong currents with near-zero visibility during… Continue Reading »

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