The Challenges of Environmentally-Driven Wreck Removal presented by David DeVilbiss,Vice President of Casualty Marine and Emergency Response Services,Global Diving & Salvage,Inc.
Abstract Summary: The paper will focus on the challenges faced with environmentally driven wreck removal projects. One case study is a large ex-navy tug that sank in California inside a graving dock that was inundated with contaminated soil. The environmental drivers behind the wreck removal required unique methods of salvage. The second case study focuses on a Japanese Tsunami dock removal,located in a remote part of the Washington Coast within a National Marine Sanctuary. Invasive species,multiple agencies and stakeholders,and logistically challenging parameters all played a part in the planning and execution of the work.
In celebration of Earth Day the Washington Coast Savers are organizing the biggest cleanup of the year. Help save your favorite beach from the harm of marine debris and enjoy a day of fun and great exercise on Washington’s beautiful Pacific beaches.
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Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. is proud to participate in Clean Pacific 2012,in Long Beach,CA. This year we are presenting two sessions;
Wednesday,May 16,from 3:00 – 4:30 PM,Montebello Case Study; presented with the United States Coast Guard,the session will discuss how we performed an assessment of a tanker that was sank on December 23,1941,with a cargo of 1.3 million gallons of crude oil onboard. The question was,was is still onboard or leaked out? Come to find out the answer.
Thursday,May 17,from 3:00 – 4:40 PM,Tsunami and Natural Disasters,a talk on our involvement with the follow up efforts related to the aftermath of the Japanese Tsunami in Crescent City.
The Spill Control Association of America announced the new Board of Directors March 8,2012 at their annual meeting in Alexandria,Virginia. The new directors are Harry Bedrossian,SPC Brady; Michael Gallagher,CI Agent Solutions; and Devon Grennan,Global Diving & Salvage,Inc.
Grennan states,“It is an honor to be part of such an important organization,I look forward to making an impact and to continue to foster the SCAA principle: to represent the collective interests,and professional experience and contributions of the spill response industry.”
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Please stop by our booth,#655,at the IOSC (International Oil Spill Confrence 2011 in Portland OR.
“The International Oil Spill Conference contributes to and enables a culture of preparedness within the oil spill response community,the broader field of incident management,and society as a whole.
It provides a forum for professionals from the international community,the private sector,government,and non-governmental organizations to highlight and discuss innovations and best practices across the spectrum of prevention,preparedness,response and restoration.”
Please come visit Global’s booth at the 31st Annual RDC Conference. This year’s conference will be hosted at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center.
– Improving Alaska’s Investment Climate
– Progressing a Sustainable Oil & Gas Business in AK
– Eni Petroleum and Nikaitchuq Project Update
– Arctic Exploration
– An Outlook for Global Energy and North American Gas
– Alaska Oil & Gas Industry: Challenges to a Sustainable Future
– National Oceans Policy
The largest oil spill training event & exhibition in North America. Please stop by our booth,#211,to say hello and see the latest in oil spill response and clean up technologies. Please visit www.cleangulf.org for additional information.
Global Diving’s expertise is not limited only to supporting the offshore market in the Gulf of Mexico. While offshore containment and cleanup efforts continue Global has trained personnel and equipment poised and ready to assist in the next phase of the Deepwater Horizon spill response.
Global attended the Clean Gulf Conference in New Orleans from Nov 17-19. We thank everyone who came by and visited our booth.