Project Tag: environmental services

Jim Clark Marina Fire Response

The Jim Clark Marina caught fire in the evening of March 27, 2020, destroying 8 boat houses and the boats inside, and damaging adjacent dock structures and another vessel. Global was contacted after hours by the USCG to put containment boom in place. Both a boom crew and a dive crew were already on the …

Potential HAZMAT Barrel Recovery

In late 2018, a team of recreational divers discovered several barrels at the bottom of the lake, some bearing labels of herbicides 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D; the combination of which is commonly known as “Agent Orange”. As the lake supplies drinking water to the town of Joseph, OR, authorities determined the barrels needed to be inspected …

Global, MER Salvage F/V All For Joy

Global and our parent company, Moran Environmental Recovery, recently completed a joint salvage effort on the bright pink fishing vessel “All For Joy” in the Long Island Sound, marking another successful project. On March 10, 2019, the fishing vessel All For Joy began taking water into the fish hold during heavy weather. The crew was …

Hurricane Michael ESF-10 Response

Global was selected as the prime contractor for Hurricane Michael ESF-10 Response, developing the response plan in coordination with the US Coast Guard and Florida Wildlife Commission. Global managed all aspects of the project, including all subcontractors. The team’s mission was to defuel and remove vessels assigned by the Unified Command (UC), working along a …

Makah Tribe Soil Remediation Project

Since 2007, Global has worked alongside members of the Makah Tribe in an effort to return the remote Tatoosh and Waadah Islands back to their original condition, prior to occupation by the US Navy and Coast Guard. Global’s crews have worked on the island each summer to remove thousands of tons of contaminated soil and …

Derelict Commercial Vessel Removal

A Monumental Task: Removing Multiple Derelict Commercial Vessels Goble, OR lies on the Columbia River approximately 70 nautical miles from the Pacific Ocean, and the area surrounding the site provides critical habitat to salmon, osprey and numerous other species of birds, fish and mammals. The Columbia is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest, vital …

Mobile Ballast Water Treatment

Ballast water is essential for large vessel operations, but it is a primary cause of the spread of invasive aquatic species around the world. Harmful aquatic species and pathogens can survive a long transit and quickly multiply into pest proportions when released outside their native habitat. Organizations and governments worldwide, including the US Coast Guard …

Astoria Cannery Oil Spill Cleanup

In late January 2018 at the site of an old cannery in Astoria, OR, a 5,000 gallon tank holding bunker C heavy fuel oil ruptured when the dilapidated pier above it collapsed during a storm. The US Coast Guard was notified of the oil in the water, and contracted Global for the spill response; initially …

Global Assists with Cleanup After Wildfires

In Oct. 2017, a series of wildfires swept through Northern California burning more than 245,000 acres across 9 counties, destroying approximately 8,900 structures and causing $9.4 billion in damages. Once the fires were controlled and cleanup efforts began, Global was subcontracted by Environmental Quality Management, Inc. (EQM) to provide remediation assistance, removing household hazardous waste …

Asarco Smelter Environmental Cleanup

While in operation,the Asarco Smelter in Tacoma released heavy metals which have settled onto many yards in the Ruston Way neighborhood of Tacoma. The site is now among the largest Superfund Sites in the Puget Sound.

Global Diving is providing assistance with the removal of contaminated soil from over 60 household yards in the area. The 12 man team operates a variety of equipment including skid steer loaders,dump trucks and excavators to assist with the removal and materials handling.

Existing soils,previously tested,are removed from the designated yards and transported for proper disposal. New materials; including soil,gravel and sod are brought in to replace that material which was removed.