Project Tag: Marine Services

Long Live the Kings – Construction of the Fillet

Our Global Diving team is proud to assist Long Live the Kings in their Hood Canal fish passage initiative. This large yellow structure, known as a “fillet”, has been created to help guide fish past the Hood Canal Bridge and continue on their natural migration path. Check out the recent Seattle Times article to learn …

Skookum Salvage

Global Diving & Salvage Successfully Salvage a Sunken Sailboat in Seattle, Washington.   Global Diving & Salvage (Global), was called in by the Department of Natural Resources to salvage a capsized 38′ steel hulled sailboat in the south end of Elliot Bay in Seattle, Washington. The vessel, victim to a storm with high winds and …

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 …

Seafair Breasting Barge Installation

Global’s Marine Services Division provided breasting barges and security boom to support to arrival of the US Navy ships that took part in the Sea Fair celebration in Seattle. Sectional barges sections were deployed into the water,yokohama fenders affixed to the barge and the barges were secured to the pier piling to fend the Navy ships from the pier. Once at berth,the ships were surrounded with a ‘security’ boom to prevent water craft from coming alongside the vessel.

Alameda Estuary Submersible Pumps

Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. was contracted by the Alameda County Water District to install and maintain emergency pumps as a work around after a culvert collapse in the Quarry Lakes in Freemont,CA. The lakes were originally gravel quarries’ whose yield was used during the building of western portion of the Intercontinental Railroad. After quarrying activities came to an end,the lakes began to be used for groundwater recharge by the Alameda County Water District,which diverts water using an inflatable weir from Alameda Creek into the pits. As the drought worsens in California,the need for this water becomes ever more critical. Ten inch submersible pumps were connected to 12″ piping which is routed over the levy wall and into the second lake and that feeds the remaining lakes through their individual culverts. In total,nine submersible pumps were craned into position and over 2,520 feet of the piping was installed in just five days.

Des Moines Marina Fire Response

On June 23rd a vessel caught fire in the Des Moines Marina injuring two people. The fire spread quickly,destroying 6 boats and damaging several others. Quick action by the marina staff and fire department prevented further damage.

Global has been contracted to provide diving services as required to remove sunken boats and debris. Crew from our Environmental Response Division also cleaned areas of the boat house that were undamaged and removed sections of the dock and roof structure that had been destroyed by the fire.

Removal and Disposal of the F/V Tasu

Global mobilized salvage gear,an excavator,bulldozer,and waste bins to the site. A containment pit was dug in the sand upland from the wreck,and lined with 60 mil HDPE,and was then backfilled with sand. Sections of the boat will be pulled up into the containment pit to prevent pollutants from leaking into the sand beneath the liner. After the vessel has been demolished and transported for disposal,the beach will be cleaned,including any contaminated sand on the liner,and the liner will be removed. The beach will be graded back to its pre-existing condition prior to demolition.

River Intake Sediment Removal

Global supplied divers to hand operate suction dredge hose for the removal of accumulated river sediment from cooling water intakes at the mothballed N Reactor on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Fendering & Booming Services for Seafair 2011

We were hired by Florida Ship Supply to provide services for all United States Navy Ships attending the 2011 Seafair in Seattle,WA. Services included 24hr emergency spill response,fender installation,and installation of oil containment boom around all Navy vessels.

Astoria 117th Regatta Fendering

We were hired by Florida Ship Supply for the 117th Regatta in Astoria,OR to provide fenders and oil spill boom for the US Navy vessel that arrived in support of the event.