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Salvage

Marine salvage is the process of rescuing a ship, its cargo, or other property from peril. Salvage encompasses rescue towing, putting out fires, patching or repairing a ship, refloating a sunken or grounded vessel, moving a disabled vessel in order to clear navigation channels, and raising sunken ships or their cargo. Equipment involved in salvage operations may include cranes, floating dry docks, and support vessels (such as tugboats). Commercial divers may be called upon to perform underwater tasks and monitor progress below the surface.

Protecting the marine environment from pollution from cargoes such as oil or other contaminants is often an important part of salvage activities. Usually the vessel or valuable parts of the vessel or its cargo may be recovered for its resale value, or for scrap. The vast majority of salvage operations are contracted to qualified seamen and engineers working as professional salvors. Usually, contracted agents expect no financial reward unless the salvage operation is at least partially successful.

If salvage is not performed under a contract, then the rescuer must act voluntarily and aside from any legal duty to act, other than the acknowledged duty to render assistance to those in peril at sea or to attend after a collision. If the owner or the owner’s agent is still on the ship, they can refuse offers of assistance. A vessel found entirely deserted or abandoned without hope or intention of recovery is considered derelict and is fair game for anyone who comes across it. It is not true, however, that the rescuer or salvor automatically becomes the owner of the property. The owner always has the option to reclaim his property by paying an appropriate reward.



Liberian Registry Cooperates in Rena Salvage Ops

THE Liberian Registry has confirmed that it is continuing its investigation and is working co-operatively with the maritime authorities and emergency response teams in New Zealand following the grounding of the containership Rena off the country’s coastline on October 5.

The ship has been entered with the Liberian Registry since November 2010 when it was acquired by the current owners, who have a long-standing and reliable history with the Liberian Registry


Marine Insurance Claims Training Initiative from Braemar

Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association) has announced dates for its latest Port and Shipyard Familiarisation Courses to be held at Falmouth.

The courses are part of the company’s ongoing commitment to assist its clients by providing background knowledge and understanding within the marine insurance claims market on aspects of ships, shipyards and their repair procedures


Crowley Establishes New "Project Solutions" Enterprise

Combining Project Management with Company Services and Equipment to Provide Complete Turnkey Marine Solutions.

 

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today the establishment of a new Project Solutions group that bundles company-wide capabilities and assets with world-class project management skills to provide complete turnkey marine solutions


Marine Insurance claims Training Initiative From Braemar

Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association) has announced dates for its latest Port and Shipyard Familiarisation Courses to be held at Falmouth.

The courses are part of the company’s ongoing commitment to assist its clients by providing background knowledge and understanding within the marine insurance claims market on aspects of ships, shipyards and their repair procedures


Braemar Shipping Launches Technical Service

Braemar Shipping Services plc's penetration of the global marine and offshore services sectors continues to develop with the bringing together of its business units under the umbrella control of the Braemar Technical Services (BTS) division.

As was set in train with the results’ announcement in May 2011, BTS will bring a broader service as well as operating efficiency benefits to customers of its technical services businesses - Braemar Casbarian, Braemar Falconer, Braemar Steege


Inland Salvage Becomes a General Member of ASA

Inland Salvage Becomes a General Member of ASA

Inland Salvage Inc. (ISI) was recently voted in as a General Member of the American Salvage Association (ASA) during the 2011 National Maritime Salvage Conference and Exposition in Arlington, VA.

  

Inland Salvage Inc.'s CEO, Mr. Eli Zatezalo stated; "It is a great honor to be voted in as a General Member of such an elite organization as the American Salvage Association.  We have invested heavily in our salvage assets, dive assets, support equipment and I believe we have some of the most experienced salvage divers and salvage masters in the industry.  Our membership will provide Inland Salvage Inc


MSC Ship Completes First U.S. Navy Visit to Vietnam in 38 years

MSC Ship Completes First U.S. Navy Visit to Vietnam in 38 years

Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd left Cam Ranh Bay in southern Vietnam today, marking the end of a historic visit - the first by a U.S. Navy ship to the port in more than three decades.  

 

Byrd spent seven days at Cam Ranh Shipyard for routine maintenance and repairs that included underwater hull cleaning, polishing of the ship's propeller, repairing shipboard piping, and overhaul of the salt water cooling system that keeps the ship's engines cool and runs the air conditioning.


Global Diving & Salvage Welcomes New AK GM

Global Diving & Salvage Welcomes New AK GM

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. Welcomes New Alaska Region General Manager Deirdre Daily.

 

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. is proud to announce the advancement of Deirdre Daily to General Manager of the Alaska Region. Throughout her time with Global as the Alaska Region Office Manager she has been involved in all aspects of the daily operations including assisting with estimating and project management. She has built strong relationships with clients, participating in industry associations and exhibiting at various tradeshows, and has fostered overall business development in the region


Resolve Removes Wreck from St. Lucia Shipping Lane

Resolve Removes Wreck from St. Lucia Shipping Lane

Resolve Salvage & Fire (Americas), Inc. Removes Container Vessel Wreck from Fort Vieux Shipping Lane, St. Lucia. 

           

 

Following an agreement between St.Lucia Air & Seaports Authority and RESOLVE Salvage & Fire (Americas), Inc., RESOLVE refloated the sunken container vessel ANGELN on September 14 and then scuttled the vessel at a deep water reefing site.  The 435 ft loaded container ship sank in January 2010 at a depth of 110 feet in the shipping lane three miles outside Vieux Fort, St. Lucia. The wreck sank on its starboard side and spilled its topside load of containers adjacent the wreck.


Resolve Acquires EBDG's New Orleans Office

Resolve Acquires EBDGs New Orleans Office

RESOLVE Marine Group, Inc. (RESOLVE) has acquired the staff and assets of the Elliott Bay Design Group’s (EBDG) New Orleans, Louisiana office.  The addition of former EBDG personnel in New Orleans expands  RESOLVE’s in-house engineering team, creating a new company and wholly owned subsidiary  RESOLVE Engineering Group, LLC.  The Group will support RESOLVE’s  extensive worldwide operations while continuing to serve both former and  new clients as a full-service naval architecture and marine engineering group


 
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