Project Tag: vessel removal

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 …

Pier West Derelict Vessel Removal

Global was contracted to remove two large derelict wooden vessels that had sunk at a marina on the Columbia River in of Portland, OR. The first was Valiant, an 88’ wooden tug, the second was the 58’ long E.B. Schley. Both hulls were too deteriorated to be lifted in one piece, and the position of …

ROV Recovery of Sunken Tug Samantha J

The 35’ steel-hull tug Samantha J sank in the Northumberland Channel near Nanaimo, BC in 2014 after she was overcome by the barge she was towing. The vessel sank in 230 feet of water and remained submerged for 4 years with hundreds of gallons of fuel oil, engine oil and hydraulic oil on board. Recurring …

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 …