Project Tag: vessel salvage

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 …

AK Barge Wreck Removal

On Aug 30, 2020 a single hull, flat deck barge converted to a salmon processing plant broke free from its mooring in Bristol Bay and went aground 5 miles East South East of the village of Ekuk, Alaska. The superstructure was heavily damaged, and debris from the wreck stretched one to two miles down 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 …

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 …

F/V Pacific Sunrise Vessel Refloat

Global was contacted by the US Coast Guard to defuel the F/V Pacific Sunrise, a 74-foot former fishing vessel that had sunk at the dock at the Port Angeles Boat Haven. Global crews defueled the vessel, then began working with the Port authorities to develop a salvage plan to refloat her so she could be …

R/V Acania Salvage

The R/V Acania was built in 1929 as a luxury yacht, taken over as a US Coast Guard vessel during World War II, then used by NOAA and the US Navy as a research vessel until the 1980s. The 126-foot long, 300-ton vessel sunk at her dock in Steamboat Slough 3 days after being purchased …