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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Resolve Marine Group News

Wreck Removal Continues for Pacific Paradise

Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

Work on the Pacific Paradise continues and the unified command has contracted Resolve Marine Group with support from several other experts to conduct the removal of the pollution threat. "The combined experience of the team we have working this challenge is impressive and the effort they've put in to develop this wreck removal plan is significant," said Captain of the Port Capt. Michael Long, commander, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. "This response is a dynamic and constantly evolving process with many factors to consider and it will take some time to complete.

Resolve Marine/PENCO: Emergency Response in Hawaii

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On February 2nd, 2011, a team of emergency responders from Resolve Marine Group and Pacific Environmental Corporation (dba PENCO)/American Marine Corporation, demonstrated their marine fire fighting capabilities in Honolulu Harbor. The trained crew of locally and internationally recognized professionals conducted an equipment deployment exercise, utilizing pumps and fire fighting monitors stored at the PENCO/American Marine facilities on pier 13, and operated from the deck of the M/V American Islander.

Resolve Marine Offers OPA-90 Guidance

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, July 27, 2010 -  Resolve Marine Group and Five Oceans Salvage presented the new United States’ OPA-90 regulations governing all tank vessels entering U.S. waters, on July 14, 2010 in Athens, Greece. Tanker and cargo ship owners, representatives and managers attended a reception hosted by Athens based Five Oceans Salvage and a presentation by Resolve Marine Group, a U.S. based salvage and marine firefighting company, to learn about the new requirements which are effective February 22, 2011. All tank and cargo vessels entering U.S.

Nick Sloane Joins Resolve Marine Group

Nick Sloane and Joe Farrell (Photo: Resolve Marine Group)

Senior Salvage Master Nick Sloane has joined the senior management team at Resolve Marine Group., aiming to help guide the global growth of the marine services company. The news comes just months after Resolve opened its operations in Gibraltar, expanding its emergency response capabilities to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “Nick is a force in the industry and now that Resolve has a worldwide footprint, he is a natural fit,” said Joe Farrell, President and CEO of Resolve Marine Group.

Resolve Marine Group Acquires Magone Marine Services

(L.to R.) Dan Magone & Joe Farrell: Photo courtesy of Resolve Marine Group

Resolve Marine Group, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has agreed to acquire Magone Marine Services of Western Alaska. The result, say Resolve, will be a greatly expanded, emergency response and marine services company that combines the local expertise amassed by Magone Marine’s Alaskan salvors with the extensive resources, personnel, and vast salvage & wreck removal experience of Resolve Marine Group. The newly-formed business will be named Resolve-Magone Marine Services…

Resolve Acquires EBDG's 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.

Resolve Refloats Cruise Ship in Northwest Passage

Resolve Marine Group refloated the Clipper Adventurer cruise ship recently. The vessel had run aground on rocks in Coronation Gulf, in Canada's Northwest Passage on Friday, August 27. The Resolve salvage team deployed four tugs at high tide, to free the stranded vessel. The Clipper had sustained several breeches to the hull when it ran aground the rocks last month, with passengers onboard. The Canadian Coast Guard evacuated the passengers without incident before the salvage operations began.

Resolve Expands European Presence

John Curley, Commercial Director

Resolve Salvage & Fire (Europe), Ltd., the European emergency response subsidiary of U.S.- based Resolve Marine Group, Inc., has added a new office at 23, Austin Friars, London, expanding the company’s U.K. operations base. The 34-year-old marine salvage, emergency response and wreck removal company has been steadily expanding, both geographically and in its service offerings for the international maritime industry. Joining the new London office is Daniel Dettor, a Commercial Manager formerly based at Resolve’s corporate headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Costa Concordia Salvage – Structural Integrity Key Says Expert

Photo credit Wiki CCL 'Rhongher'

For more than 30 years, Resolve Marine Group has conducted hundreds of seafaring salvage and ship wreck removal operations. His company has responded to ship collisions, vessel fires and disabled, capsized and sunken vessels. Among Resolve's historic headline missions is the oil spill cleanup operation following BP Deep Water Horizon catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and its recovery of the aircraft and human remains at the Value Jet Flight 592 crash site in the Florida Everglades.

Lord Joins Resolve Marine Group

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Martha Lord has joined Resolve Marine Group as Manager of Marketing and Communications in the company’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla. headquarters at 1850 S.E. 17th Street, Suite 204. Lord manages marketing, public relations and advertising for all divisions of the company, including Resolve Salvage and Fire, and Resolve Maritime Academy. Lord was formerly with the Ruden McClosky law firm in Fort Lauderdale, where she was Communications Manager for their statewide practice. Previously, she was Director of Association Services for the Marine Industries Association of South Florida.

Resolve Managerial Appointments

Bob Umbdenstock

Resolve Marine Group of Fort Lauderdale, one of the US’ major Marine Emergency Response, Salvage and Fire Fighting experts, is to develop its expertise on a more global basis and has recruited a number of key personnel into its company to achieve this aim. Bob Umbdenstock, marine industry executive and consultant with international management experience in heavy salvage, wreck removal and environmental protection, has joined the company to develop and market the emergency response capabilities Resolve offers to ship owners and managers wishing to comply with statutory planning requirements…

Resolve Completes Black Rose Fuel Removal

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Salvage crews from international salvage company Resolve Marine Group, Inc. have completed recovery work (11/15/2009) on the Black Rose, an iron ore carrying vessel which sank two months ago in the Bay of Bengal, India. Initially awarding the job to Resolve, the Paradip Port Trust has since issued Resolve a certificate of completion stating that, following the removal of well over 900 tonnes of contaminated fuel oil, the vessel has been cleared to their satisfaction. Chosen for their familiarity with environmentally delicate projects…

Resolve's New Orleans Ops & Director of Regulatory Affairs

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Resolve Marine Group has opened a New Orleans base of operations at 643 Magazine Street, Suite 304. The marine salvage, firefighting and emergency response company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and maintains operations in Theodore, Ala., as well as London, UK and in Singapore. The New Orleans location strengthens Resolve’s commitment to the maritime industry in the Gulf states and expands the marine salvor’s reach along the Gulf Coast and into the Mississippi River corridor. Since April, Resolve has operated a fleet of more than 100  vessels out of Theodore, Ala.

Resolve Salvage & Fire CG Approved for OPA90

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Resolve Salvage & Fire (Americas), the emergency response division of international maritime emergency services contractor Resolve Marine Group, announced that the U.S. Coast Guard has approved Resolve to help oil tanker vessel owners comply with new OPA90 requirements by the February 22, 2011 deadline. The USCG has already begun issuing Interim Operating Authorizations (IOA) for tank vessels that cite Resolve in their OPA90 Vessel Response Plans. With an IOA in hand, Resolve client vessels will be permitted to continue carrying  petroleum cargoes in U.S.

Resolve: “All In” on GOM Skimming Ops

Resolve Marine Group has deployed its fleet of vessels to serve the pollution prevention and oil skimming operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Resolve has been operating out of its Theodore, Alabama port since the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20, 2010. Resolve was initially deployed to support the firefighting effort on the Deepwater Horizon rig and has since deployed more than 50 vessels and floating assets in support of the oil spill skimming and clean-up activities, as a subcontractor to BP.

Resolve Marine Group Foregoes Retainer Fees

Resolve Marine Group, the marine salvage and firefighting company, announced that they will forego charging their OPA-90 clients retainer fees through 2011. While other salvage and marine firefighting companies have announced per vessel fees of $250 or $500 per year, Resolve guarantees their policy of “no retainer or administrative fees through 2011”. Captain Farhat Imam, Chief Operating Officer at Resolve said, “We expect the OPA-90 response business sector to stabilize before we make any decision regarding 2012 fees. The USCG OPA-90 regulations finalized requirements for salvage and marine fighting response (SMFF) on December 31, 2008. February 22, 2011 is the deadline for most Vessel Response Plans to include a SMFF section with a named and contracted primary responder.

Resolve Marine Response Vessel Stationed in Key West

 Photo courtesy Resolve Marine

Resolve Marine Group announced that the Resolve Pioneer, the company’s flagship, has been stationed in Key West, Fla. The Resolve Pioneer AHTS, a multi-service vessel with ice class hull and 80-ton bollard pull, is stationed in Key West for an indefinite period -- for emergency response and salvage standby for tanker and other commercial vessel casualties in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and the U.S. east coast. The Pioneer had recently been deployed to support skimming operations throughout the Gulf of Mexico (GOM)…

Resolve Marine's New ETV Heads for NZ Waters

'Resolve Monarch': Photo credit Resolve Marine Group

Resolve Marine Group has further strengthened its fleet with the acquisition of the 152-ton bollard emegency towing vessel (ETV), 'Resolve Monarch', from JP Knight (Lowestoft) Ltd., and the vessel is currently en route to the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand where she will assist with Resolve’s work on the 'MV Rena' project. Previously named the Anglican Monarch, the purpose built (ETV) was on contract with the United Kingdom government, where she served as part of the government’s coast line emergency response fleet, actively involved in many high-profile maritime casualty rescues.

Resolve Marine Group Adds Suhaili Ocean Tug to Fleet

Photo courtesy Resolve Marine Group

Resolve Marine Group, a leading marine salvage and emergency response company with worldwide operations, has acquired the Tug Resolve Suhaili, 102 TBP. Previously owned by ITC, the ocean towage and salvage tug is presently located in Freeport, Bahamas. Damian Allan, Resolve Director of Business Development announced the acquisition, stating “Resolve Suhaili is a great asset for our fleet worldwide. She will complement and support our core activities in the areas of Salvage, Wreck Removal and Emergency Towage.”  As an OPA90 Salvage & Marine Firefighting primary resource provider…

RESOLVE, Shanghai Shengmin Shipping Svcs Form Oil Spill Response JV

U.S.- based RESOLVE Marine Group and Shanghai- based Shanghai Shengmin Shipping Service Co., Ltd. Shanghai, China,   April 29, 2011 – Shanghai Shengmin Shipping Service Co., Ltd. and  U.S.–based RESOLVE Marine Group, Inc. have announced the formation of an Oil Spill Response Organization joint venture, the Shanghai Resolve-Shengmin OSRO Company (SRSOC). SRSOC will provide Class 1 oil spill response organization services, enabling tank vessels and other ships calling at Chinese…

U.S. Firm to Remove Oil from Sunk Ship

According to an Oct. 9 report from The Times of India, Paradip Port Trust authorities said they had selected a U.S. company to pump out oil from Mongolian vessel Black Rose, which sank on September 9. PPT chairman K Raghuramiah said the Florida-based Resolve Marine Group was shortlisted for the task after studying four tenders. (Source: The Times of India)

ASA Names Committee Leaders

The American Salvage Association (ASA) has named the following as leaders of its Standing Committees for 2009-2010:   Jack Ringelberg, JMS Naval Architects and Salvage Engineers, Chairman, ASA Associate Membership Committee   Paul Smith, The Glosten Associates, Vice Chairman, ASA Associate Membership Committee   Matt Miller, The Glosten Associates, Chairman, ASA Membership Committee   Devon Grennan, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., Chairman, ASA Safety Committee   Tim Williamson, Donjon-SMIT, Chairman, ASA Security Committee Chairman              Todd Schauer, Resolve Marine Group, Chairman, ASA Training Committee Chairman

Fuel Removal from Capsized Vessel

Salvage crews from international salvage company Resolve Marine Group, Inc. have begun recovery work on the iron ore carrying vessel Black Rose which sank last month in the Bay of Bengal, India. Resolve’s team was awarded the tender by the Paradip Port Trust and will be pumping some 925 tonnes of fuel oil and 50 tonnes of diesel oil, as reported by officials, from the stricken ship which sank with the loss of one life 5km off the Paradip coastline on September 9. The accident spot is close to the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary…

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