Category: Marine Casualty Response

Current Shifts in the Salvage Industry

Earlier this year, Global used a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to rig a 35’ steel-hull tug for recovery after she sank in 230 feet of water in the Northumberland Channel near Nanaimo, BC in 2014. Once at the surface, the tug was dewatered and defueled; after inspection by the Canadian Coast Guard she was authorized …

Kyle Watson Promoted to Director of Casualty Response

Global is pleased to announce that Kyle Watson has accepted the position of Director of Casualty Response, the lead executive position for the Casualty Response Group at Global. Mr. Watson has been serving as the interim Director since mid-December, overseeing a number of large-scale projects, working with clients, and developing Global’s strategy for emergency response. …

Alaska’s New Derelict Vessel Program

Alaska recently approved a derelict vessel program similar to that in California and Washington to help deal with the growing problem of abandoned vessels in their state. A writer from Alaska Business Magazine spoke with a few of Global’s experts about how derelict vessels have been dealt with in the past, and how the program …

Mobile Ballast Treatment System Tested

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. recently led a demonstration of the mobile ballast water treatment system, Ballast Responder, on board the 730-foot bulk carrier Tim S. Dool on the Great Lakes. “Equipment was operational within eight hours of arrival and the first set of tanks were fully treated, neutralized, and ready to discharge only 20 hours later,” …

Two Global VPs Elected to Industry Associations

Global Diving and Salvage is proud to announce that Daniel Pierson, Vice President of Operations has been re-elected to the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) board for a new three-year term. In addition, Global Vice President of Casualty and Emergency Response, David DeVilbiss has been elected as the new American Salvage Association (ASA) Vice …

Roller Bags: A Powerful, Versatile Tool

There’s an old adage, “use the right tool for the right job.” Global utilizes a wide variety of specialized equipment on salvage and marine construction projects, and roller bags are just one of the many versatile tools in our arsenal. Originally used overseas to launch vessels in areas without a drydock, roller bags became more …

Raising Dead Ships: Derelict Vessel Removal

One of Global’s specialties is vessel salvage – if your vessel runs aground or sinks, we’ll raise it and hopefully refloat it for you. But what happens to the thousands of old, worn out vessels that sit abandoned along the coasts and harbors? Often they sink, where they pose an environmental and navigational hazard. That’s …

Global’s Divers Bring Skill, Expertise and Value to Every Project

In the last few years, numerous news and trade publications have reported an increasing deficit of skilled laborers in the US. Like other trades, commercial diving relies on a highly trained and skilled labor force. You might expect Global to be experiencing a similar labor shortage and a lack of younger divers entering the trade, …

A Deeper Look at Global’s Commitment to Reliability & Dependability

Here at Global we approach every job with the respect, attention, and focus it deserves – no matter how difficult or routine it may be. Underlying that dedication to getting the job done efficiently and effectively are two key guiding principles: reliability and dependability. “Repeat customers call us because they know what they’re going to …

Bas Coppes Appointed Director of Salvage & Wreck Removal

Bas Coppes has joined the senior management team at Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., aiming to guide the global growth of the marine services company. Coppes will be based out of Global’s Houston, Texas office and will be focusing on salvage and wreck removal operations worldwide. Coppes brings two decades of salvage and offshore experience …