Archive of: Salvage Articles

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Salvors use hot tapping to extract toxics from Lake Erie wreck

Salvors use hot tapping to extract toxics from Lake Erie wreck

Working against the clock, salvage contractors have completed recovery of toxic cargo from a long-lost tank barge that sank in Lake Erie during a storm in 1937.

April 2016
Mammoet, Global Diving remove oil from U.S. Army ship that wrecked in 1946 off British Columbia coast

Mammoet, Global Diving remove oil from U.S. Army ship that wrecked in 1946 off British Columbia coast

Salvage contractors successfully completed the recovery of oil from a U.S. Army transport vessel that sank on British Columbia’s North Coast on Sept. 26, 1946.

April 2014
While Congress debates more funding, Olmsted construction presses on

While Congress debates more funding, Olmsted construction presses on

On a pleasant morning in August, Jon Leite, a diver with Global Diving & Salvage, entered the Ohio River between Cairo, Ill., and Paducah, Ky., and disappeared into what is arguably the most scrutinized project on America’s inland river system.

February 2014
Salvors achieve Costa Concordia parbuckling, the biggest ever

Salvors achieve Costa Concordia parbuckling, the biggest ever

The largest maritime salvage operation, by weight, in history reached a major milestone when Costa Concordia was successfully righted over two days in September.

December/January 2014
Boskalis wins $30 million contract to remove Costa Concordia wreck

Boskalis wins $30 million contract to remove Costa Concordia wreck

Operation will involve Dockwise Vanguard, the world's largest semi-submersible heavy lift ship

Web Bulletin 2013
PSV runs aground along Texas island after losing propulsion power

PSV runs aground along Texas island after losing propulsion power

Rough seas complicated salvage of a platform supply vessel that lost power and ran aground near the Corpus Christi, Texas, harbor.

June/July 2013
Mariners help with recovery from Hurricane Sandy’s devastation

Mariners help with recovery from Hurricane Sandy’s devastation

Hurricane Sandy, the killer Northeast superstorm, caused more damage to the region’s maritime industry than any disaster in memory

February 2013
Pollution responders cleanse beached tanker

Pollution responders cleanse beached tanker

February 2013
Salvage team overcomes challenges to remove Puerto Rico mystery ship

Salvage team overcomes challenges to remove Puerto Rico mystery ship

It was the recipe for a salvage nightmare: a grounded freighter with a compromised hull, thousands of gallons of fuel, tons of oil-soaked cargo, a pair of tropical storms, and endangered coral and sea turtles — all on an uninhabited Caribbean island more than 40 miles from the nearest port.

February 2013
Scientists, salvors cooperate to protect coral

Scientists, salvors cooperate to protect coral

Vessel groundings are tough enough on coral. But in many cases salvage operations just make things worse, with dragging anchors and cables inflicting more damage than the initial impact of a hull.

February 2013
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