Project Tag: marine casualty

The Godfather Wreck Removal

On July 14, 2021, the 65’ fiberglass hulled vessel The Godfather was traveling at night when it hit a breakwater at a high rate of speed and began to take on water inside the Port of Long Beach. The Long Beach Fire Department responded and rescued two people and their dogs from the vessel. The …

M/V Lumberman Scuttle

The M/V Lumberman, a 107’ steel hulled tugboat built in 1941, had a long commercial lifespan in the Pacific Northwest and Southern Alaska until being refitted as a private vessel in 1999. Sometime after 2006, the main engine was removed and the vessel was used as a floating lodge, quickly falling into disrepair. The Lumberman …

MV Chilkat Vessel Removal

On January 13, 2021, during a severe weather event with wind gusts up to 50 kts combined with a high tide, the MV Chilkat and two other vessels broke loose from a pier in the Guemes Channel in Anacortes, WA. The Chilkat capsized, sinking in 35 FSW just west of the navigation lane for the …

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 …

Challenging Hilo, Hawaii Wreck Removal

The S/V MIDWAY ISLAND was a sailing / fishing vessel that became grounded at the base of a cliff in Hilo Bay near Waikaku, a community just north of the city of Hilo, HI.  Global was contracted by the US Coast Guard to respond.  Under supervision of Global, and utilizing Global’s pre-staged defueling equipment, Sea …

Barrier Island Stranded Vessel Defueling

F/V Tamara Alane lost power and ran aground in the Shackleford Banks Marine Protected Area in North Carolina, a sensitive island habitat for wild horses, plovers and sea turtles. It was reported that the vessel had an estimated 7,000 gallons of fuel on board. Our Southeast MER Diving office was contacted to defuel the vessel; …

F/V AMAK Defuel and Refloat

Global initially responded to the sinking of the wooden fishing vessel Amak in the Port of Garibaldi, Oregon Marina for the USCG, Sector Columbia River. The crew was tasked with completing on-water recovery of petroleum leaking from the vessel, as well as defueling the accessible tanks underwater to lessen the continued pollution liability. Crews used …

Remote Beach Defuel and Wreck Removal

The 64-foot fishing vessel  Ann Kathleen caught fire off the Oregon Coast on May 2, 2019. The crew abandoned ship and were rescued by a nearby fishing vessel; the vessel drifted to shore and grounded on a remote beach near Bandon, OR.  Global was contacted by a surveyor representing the owner’s insurance to defuel the …

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 …

Galapagos Wreck Removal

The MY San Jose was a 33-meter long passenger vessel that provided 16-passenger cruise expeditions in the Galapagos. The vessel was on its way to a cruise site in July 2018 when it ran aground on a reef near Bartolome Island. The salvage company originally hired to refloat the vessel failed at their attempt to …