RESOLVE has performed complex marine salvage, emergency response, wreck removal and lightering operations worldwide for more than 30 years. We take pride in our substantial history of successful marine operations.
M/V Diamond Sea - Colon, Panama; Lightering/Refloating - RESOLVE refloated the 186' DIAMOND SEA offshore supply vessel following its grounding in heavy weather in Colon, Panama. The vessel's plating, framing and coolers were impacted, and as the vessel was loaded with over 300 tons of oil slop cargo, there was a significant threat of fuel spillage. RESOLVE was contracted to lighter the vessel, refloat her, render her seaworthy, and redeliver her to the owner. After surveying the damage, the RESOLVE team sealed holes in the underwater hull and internal bulkheads, dewatered flooded compartments, and removed all fuel and oil slop cargo from the vessel, avoiding any spillage or environmental pollution. RESOLVE then placed roller bags beneath the hull to reduce ground reaction and used two powerful tugs to safely pull the vessel from the rocky shoreline into deeper water. The Diamond Sea was then towed through the Panama Canal and redelivered to the owner.
CARNIVAL TRIUMPH - Gulf of Mexico - RESOLVE Salvage & Fire was retained by Carnival Cruise Lines to tow the disabled Carnival Triumph to safe harbor after an engine room fire caused the 102,000-ton cruise ship to lose power. The AHTS RESOLVE Pioneer engaged the vessel to tow it safely to port. Using a helicopter RESOLVE provisioned the Triumph with food, water, and generators by airlifting palettes from RESOLVE's M/V LANA ROSE. RESOLVE worked closely with Carnival operations personnel, the Triumph's captain, and the US Coast Guard to safely deliver the passengers and vessel to Mobile, AL.
JIREH - Mona Island, Puerto Rico; Salvage/Wreck Removal Initially contracted to lighter and refloat the 202-foot freighter Jireh, off from the Natural Reserve of Mona Island's coral reef, the vessel was ultimately declared a wreck. RESOLVE working closely with the US Coast Guard, NOAA and US Fish and Wildlife cleared the wreck from the site and recycled more than 300 tons of steel from the wreckage with minimal effect to the protected reserve nearby.
SEAGATE - This fully loaded 557-ft bulker collided with a container ship and sustained severe damage to the engine room and accommodations. After ship-to-ship lightering the full load of grain, the RESOLVE team dewatered the ship, and made extensive repairs for the tow to follow-on port. RESOLVE was instrumental in obtaining "Official Port of Refuge" clearance and provided complete pollution control and remediation throughout the operation
OCEANIC POWER - Kingston; Jamaica - After towlines were disengaged due to rough weather and the engine failure of a contracted tug, the OCEANIC POWER became grounded on a reef off of Kingston. The LPG tanker's owners contracted RESOLVE to refloat the vessel, grounded by approximately 2,100 tons. In the vessel's wind and swell exposed position, RESOLVE lightered cargo, de-ballasted water tanks and coordinated the pulling of the vessel concurrently which led to the successful refloating of the OCEANIC POWER.
OBERON - Peng Hu Tao Island; Taiwan - The 2,695 ton vessel, Oberon, ran aground off of the northern tip of Peng Hu Tao Island in the Taiwan Strait with more than 1,000 MT of volatile LPG 1- Butene onboard. The vessel sustained extensive hull damage and posed a serious threat of explosion and further environmental damage. Adding to the dilemma, the vessel and cargo load remained highly susceptible to numerous typhoons. In a high risk open-water hose transfer operation, RESOLVE meticulously removed the volatile cargo. Successful salvaging of the vessel followed with the return of the intact LPG tanks to the owner.
TROPIC SUN - Salt Island, BVI; Lightering/Refloating/Towing - The container RO/RO vessel MV TROPIC SUN grounded on the West side of Salt Island, bordering the RMS Rhone Marine Park. Due to the impending hurricane season, a thorough and speedy lightering and towing job ensued with minimal effects to the marine park. A comprehensive dive survey was conducted post removal to evaluate damages for the owners prior to vessel release.
ROYAL - Port Royal, Jamaica; Salvage - The M/T Royal, a 143 - meter product tanker, ran aground while entering Port Royal, Jamaica. RESOLVE dispatched a Salvage Master, Naval Architect, and dive team. Upon surveying the vessel, the team determined there was no cargo aboard and a majority of her ballast (2,900 tons) had already been pumped off to make the vessel light enough to be pulled free. The tug RESOLVE Suhaili, with bollard pull of 100 tons, then pulled the M/T Royal from the stern, and successfully refloated her. After transferring the vessel to the emergency anchorage, the RESOLVE dive team determined there was little damage and the vessel was transferred to the inner anchorage.
PERSEVERANCE DRYDOCK - San Juan, Puerto Rico; Salvage - RESOLVE was engaged to refloat a sunken, damaged dry dock. During the sinking, the dry docks' internal pumping system became inoperable due to flooding of the docks' control station.Also, internal damage sustained during the sinking event made several of the internal compartments common, degrading the stability of the dry dock. RESOLVE first installed 12 electric submersible pumps and then utilized the RMG 400 shear leg heavy lift crane barge to maintain longitudinal stability of the structure during the 18-day refloat operation.
AL RAWDAH - Singapore Straits; Salvage - While transiting the Singapore Straits, this 306m containership grounded and sustained a breach in the #3 cargo hold. As a result, the hold flooded and some of the containers carrying lube oil, were damaged and leaked into the hold.
RESOLVE was retained by the owners to decontaminate and discharge all remaining containers from the damaged hold and remove the oil so the vessel could proceed to dry-dock to effect repairs. RESOLVE carried out the operation ahead of schedule.
ANGELN - St. Lucia, West Indies; Wreck Removal - RESOLVE refloated the sunken container vessel ANGELN and then scuttled the wreck at a deep water reefing site. The 435 ft, loaded container ship sank at a depth of 110 ft in the shipping lane three miles outside Vieux Fort, St. Lucia.
RESOLVE mobilized a team of salvors and equipment including the salvage tugs RESOLVE SUHAILI and RESOLVE PIONEER and floating shear leg RMG-400. The operation included clearing the debris field; lifting and relocating the deck house; refloating and disposal of the vessel. Throughout the operation, RESOLVE monitored the wreck site for oil leakage and also removed and recovered containers containing oil.
KANKENSANTHURAI HARBOUR WRECK REMOVAL - Kankensanthurai Harbour, Sri Lanka; Salvage - Wreck removal operations are underway in this northern Sri Lanka port to remove six wrecks ranging in size from 17m to 99.5m. Two wrecks are outside the Harbour, four are within the Harbour and all are either fully or partially submerged, obstructing safe access to and within the port. The operation requires not only the removal of wrecks but use of state-of-the-art, 3-D image scanning equipment which will identify all obstructions within a 500-meter radius of each wreck, thus ensuring removal of wreck debris in preparation for dredging of the Harbour and channel. RESOLVE mobilized a team of expert personnel and equipment to cut up the vessels and move the wreckage ashore, where the scrap will be disposed of, clearing the Harbour in preparation for dredging and further rehabilitation.
MACHINIST DRYDOCK - Apra Harbor, Guam; Salvage - An 825 ft drydock sank during a rough weather event in Apra Harbor, Guam. RESOLVE performed a comprehensive casualty assessment to determine structural and watertight conditions of the drydock and to ascertain the status of its systems. A detailed engineering analysis was undertaken and a salvage plan was developed and implemented, involving extensive preparatory work both topside and underwater. To overcome the challenge of a largely inoperable pumping system, RESOLVE mobilized 12 high-capacity electric salvage pumps. Numerous gauging systems were established to monitor tank pressures and condition throughout the refloat operation. RESOLVE completed the complex refloating operation in just over 30 days.
AINU PRINCESS - Florida, Keys; Towage - The AINU PRINCESS, a 17,324 DWT vessel loaded with grain and bound for Cuba was adrift due to loss of propulsion power 85 nautical miles west of Key West, FL and 15 miles from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Dry Tortugas National Park. Drifting northeasterly at 2.2 knots, the vessel posed a potential threat of grounding and spilling 240,000 gallons of fuel onboard, in the sensitive marine environment.
Upon notification by USCG, RESOLVE deployed the AHTS Resolve Pioneer which had been stationed off Key West for emergency response. The Pioneer towed the vessel south toward Cuba, while her crew continued to make repairs to the propulsion equipment. At approx 15 nautical miles north of Cuban territorial waters, repairs were completed and the towline was released when the vessel was able to proceed under her own power.
CLIPPER ADVENTURER - Coronation Gulf, Canada; Emergency Response - This expedition cruise ship ran aground and was stranded on an uncharted rock in Canada's Northwest Passage. RESOLVE equipment and personnel were flown in to the remote site north of the Arctic Circle. After assessing numerous breaches in the hull, vent seals and temporary repairs were effected to enable refloating. Roller bags were placed under the hull to prevent further damage in the rough seas and lift the vessel. Four tugs pulled the vessel from the stern at high tide, freeing it from the rock. The Clipper was towed to Port Epworth for temporary repairs and returned to the owner.
BRO PREMIUM - Galveston, TX; Hull Repairs - This fully laden tanker was taking on water in the engine room at the southern Galveston Anchorage. The Captain of the BRO PREMIUM (44,999dwt) immediately activated his VRP and directly called upon RESOLVE to mobilize a dive team and pumping system to assist. The dive team successfully inserted an inflatable plug / temporary patch in the ship's hull to stop the source of water intake while the crew carried out the necessary repairs onboard.
ISABEL KNUTSEN - Galveston, TX; Salvage - RESOLVE responded to the ISABEL KNUTSEN (22,377dwt) which had grounded just inside Galveston Bay. A salvage master and naval architect were mobilized and onboard within a few hours. After making the necessary calculations, the salvage master ordered some internal cargo transfers and deballasting which enabled the ship to refloat with the assistance of four (4) tugs totaling 275 tons bollard pull.
DEEPWATER HORIZON - Gulf of Mexico; Emergency Response, Oil Spill Recovery Initially called to assist the firefighting response to rig explosion and fire, RESOLVE was engaged to support a massive, six-month oil spill response operation throughout the Gulf of Mexico including offshore and coastal waters of four states. RESOLVE managed numerous operations including: deployment of miles of boom; offshore and near shore oil skimming; supervision of "vessels of opportunity"; and decontamination of vessels entering port, among others. RESOLVE's U.S. Gulf Facility in Theodore, Alabama facility became an operations hub supporting BP, USCG, National Response Corporation, and Northstar as well as RESOLVE's own activities.
PACIFIC VOYAGER - Kingston, Jamaica; Salvage - The container ship, PACIFIC VOYAGER (33,751dwt), grounded while exiting the Port of Kingston. RESOLVE along with partner Svitzer Salvage mobilized a salvage team along with two tugboats and safely refloated her.
KALEBAH - Miami, FL; Tow - The disabled General Cargo ship, KALEBAH, lost power off the coast of Florida. The shipsowners activated Resolve under their Vessel Response Plan and a tug and tow master were mobilized to safely tow the vessel to Miami where it was turned over to its owners.
VOGETRADER - Barbers Point, HI; Salvage - Grounded Bulk Carrier VOGETRADER (72,171dwt) went aground while entering the harbor channel at Barber's Point. Resolve immediately mobilized a salvage master and salvage engineer while simultaneously activating a local resource partner to perform the initial survey. The vessel was refloated, its haul temporarily repaired, and fuel lightered prior to port entry. Upon completion of cargo operations, the fuel was reloaded.
EAGLE OTOME - Port Arthur, TX; Salvage - Tanker EAGLE OTOME (95,663dwt) collided with a barge in the Sabine-Neches waterway spilling approximately 450,000 gallons of crude oil. Resolve, acting under the vessel's response plan, mobilized numerous assets including portable fire pumps, lightering pumps and intrinsically safe powerpacks to the casualty. Working closely with USCG Incident Command, Resolve stabilized the vessel and successfully lightering the ship before returning it to its owners.
SICHEM DEFIANCE - New York, NY; Salvage - 443 ft Chemical Tanker SICHEM DEFIANCE experienced a tank implosion while loading ethanol. Having developed an intricate cargo transfer plan, Resolve stabilized the vessel without further incident, allowing the vessel to leave the anchorage under its own power.
BLACK ROSE - Paradip, India; Salvage - Resolve was contracted by the Paradip Port Trust to remove approximately 900mt of oil from the iron ore carrying vessel which had capsized about 5km off the east coast of India. A salvage and dive team attended the casualty and successfully removed all the hazardous oil.
WESTERHAVEN - Belize City, Belize; Salvage - Container ship WESTERHAVEN (8,450 dwt) ran aground a coral reef off the coast of Belize en route to Guatemala. RESOLVE and partner SVITZER successfully refloated the vessel.
SEAWITCH - Baltimore, MD; Wreck Removal - Resolve successfully performed the remediation and refloating of the SEAWITCH, a 446' derelict vessel which was used to store oil during the scrapping of naval ships in Baltimore Harbor.
CATTLEYA - Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Salvage - Hopper/Suction Dredge CATTLEYA (2,470 dwt) was left stranded ashore in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica after heavy seas broke her free of her moorings. Foul weather turned the salvage project into a wreck removal project.
ISLAND INTREPID - Miami, FL; Salvage - General Cargo ISLAND INTREPID (2,174 dwt) ran hard aground while navigating within Government Cut, Port of Miami. Vessel was successfully refloated less than 24 hours after the incident.
TEXAS CLIPPER - Brownsville, Texas; Reefing - RESOLVE remediated and prepared this 473' training vessel from Texas A&M University for sinking as an artificial reef. All hazardous materials were removed including lead paint, asbestos, PCB's, mercury, etc. while removing and preserving unique items of historical value for the University. The vessel was made "diver safe" and prepared for sinking. The vessel was successfully laid to rest
WHITE SEA - Staten Island, NY; Salvage - Oil Tanker WHITE SEA (98,929 dwt), en route to Singapore, ran aground off of Coney Island, NY when it lost steering. RESOLVE lightered the vessel and refloated it. The USCG described the response as an "ideal" salvage plan.
TAURACAVOR - Offshore North Carolina; Tow - Dredge TAURACAVOR 50 miles offshore Cape Fear. RESOLVE was engaged by vessel owners to remove fuel and other pollutants from dredge TAURACAVOR.
MONTROSE - Chesapeake, MD; Salvage - Bulk Carrier MONTROSE ran aground in Chesapeake Bay, MD with a full load of coal. RESOLVE successfully refloated the vessel after lightering was performed.
MARIELLE BOLTEN - Dominican Republic; Salvage - 800' multipurpose general cargo vessel laden with steel products stranded at the entrance to Puerto Plata during adverse weather conditions. RESOLVE and JV partners, Svitzer Salvage, lightered approximately 5,000 tons and refloated the vessel. She was stabilized and towed to Freeport, Bahamas where salvors coordinated the offloading of the full cargo prior to redelivering the vessel to her owner on the dry dock.
ex-ORISKANY - Corpus Christi, Texas; Reefing - a 900' decommissioned US Navy Essex Class aircraft carrier. RESOLVE along with a partner company, accomplished the complete remediation of the vessel using a staff of over 150 personnel. Work included accessing and cleaning over 500 tanks and the removal of a large quantity and variety of hazardous materials including lead paint, PCB's asbestos, etc. The RESOLVE team towed the carrier to Pensacola, Florida where final preparations were made by RESOLVE to sink the vessel off of Pensacola. Ex-Oriskany became an artificial reef on May 17, 2006.
CLIPPER LASCO - Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Salvage - 600' bulk carrier laden with bauxite ore grounded off Port Everglades, Florida. RESOLVE and JV partner, Svitzer Salvage, lightered approximately 2,500 tons of her cargo and refloated her with tug assistance.
LA MARIE - Sabine Pass, Texas; Salvage - Offshore tug contacted a submerged object, capsized and sank 30 miles offshore Sabine Pass, Texas. RESOLVE removed over 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel, refloated and stabilized the capsized vessel prior to towing her into Sabine Pass. Once in the sheltered port, RESOLVE crews with the assistance of two derrick barges righted the vessel. She was then towed to Morgan City and redelivered to her owner.
MYKALI - SW Pass, Mississippi; Salvage - Panamax bulk carrier was refloated at Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River. The vessel grounded in soft mud and had considerable settling. With the assistance of 5 tugs and ballast adjustments the vessel was safely refloated. This work was accomplished with Wijsmueller Salvage.
SEA CLOUD - St. Croix, USVI; Salvage - 450' container ship was stranded at the entrance to St. Croix. RESOLVE and JV partner, Svitzer Salvage, refloated the vessel with assistance of tugs and the internal transfer of onboard fuel and ballasting.
INDEPENDIENTE - Nassau, Bahamas; Salvage/Tow - 580' bulk cement carrier was grounded and sustained significant bottom damage including running gear, breached fuel tanks, ballast tanks and void spaces. RESOLVE stabilized the vessel, conducted temporary hull repairs, lightered the fuel and contaminated ballast water and towed her from Nassau to Freeport, Bahamas.
ITB MOBILE - Sabine Pass, Texas; Salvage - 400' integrated tug / barge was stranded at the entrance to Sabine Pass. RESOLVE lightered approximately 20,000 barrels of gasoline, refloated the vessel and redelivered her safely to her owners.
APACHE (Barge) - Plantation Key, Florida; Salvage - 450' Liquid Natural Gas tank barge ran aground following a hurricane. She was refloated by developing an exit channel through the sensitive coral reef and sea grass system.
POLYHRONIS - New Orleans, Louisiana; Salvage - 750' vessel was stranded 'high and dry' on the bank of the Mississippi River during the passage of Hurricane Katrina. RESOLVE along with JV partner, Svitzer Salvage, refloated her using a combination of ballast management and tug boats.
DBL-152 (Barge) - Sabine Pass, Texas; Salvage - 450' fuel barge hit a submerged object and subsequently capsized and sank 25 miles offshore from Sabine Pass, Texas. RESOLVE responded by lightering all of her cargo (No. 6 Diesel Fuel), stabilized, refloated and towed the capsized vessel to Theodore, Alabama. At Theodore, RESOLVE crews cleaned all the tanks and removed the deckhouse before redelivering the barge to its owner.
TERRA FERRE 502 (Barge) - New York / New Jersey; Salvage - 296' dump scow barge capsized while transporting a cargo of dredging materials. RESOLVE towed the vessel to dry dock at Bayonne, New Jersey where she was righted and redelivered to her owners in stable condition.
BAY TITAN - Miami, Florida; Salvage - 5,000 hp tug capsized while entering the Port of Miami with a container barge in tow. RESOLVE disconnected the container barge from the tug and towed it into port, removed 60,000 gallons of diesel fuel from the tug, righted and refloated. The tug was towed to the Port of Miami / Miami River and redelivered to owners.
ALEKSANDR POKRYSHKIN - Port of Cortes, Honduras; Salvage - 797' fully laden tanker was grounded inside the Bay of Cortes. RESOLVE and JV partner, Wijsmuller Salvage, lightered 6,000 metric tons of fuel oil from the casualty and refloated the vessel.
ALBERT E. WATTS - Mobile Bay, Alabama; Wreck Removal - 592 ft T-2 tanker partially submerged in Mobile Bay after approximately 30 years of use by the U.S. Coast Guard as a fire test platform. The vessel contained a large quantity of hazardous materials including asbestos, PCB's, lead paint, mercury, oily waste, etc. The deteriorated condition precluded it from being towed. RESOLVE remediated and dismantled the vessel in-place with full involvement and compliance of federal, state and local agencies.
CONTRADER - Nassau, Bahamas; Salvage - 400' vessel capsized at the dock during a hurricane. RESOLVE and JV partner, Titan, removed fuel and righted the vessel prior to redelivering her in a stable condition to her owners.
FORTUNE EPOCH - Savannah, Georgia; Salvage - 600' multipurpose RoRo general cargo vessel sustained a gash to the hull and subsequently fuel and ballast tanks breached. RESOLVE removed the fuel and installed a semi-permanent underwater patch to enable the vessel to safely transit to a dry dock.
M/V ALOUETTE ARROW - Cape Canaveral, FL; Salvage - Loaded freighter from Germany in route into the Port Of Cape Canaveral grounded on a shoal. A RESOLVE salvage master and salvage engineer identified a safe exit path, deballasted her forward tanks and connected a Seabulk tug. Vessel was refloated within 12-hours of the time she ran aground.
M/V HOLIDAY - Cancun, Mexico; Salvage - This Carnival Cruise ship ran aground off Cancun, Mexico. It had 2,400 people aboard. RESOLVE's salvage master, salvage engineer and assistant salvage master worked with the Carnival team reinforced deck fittings to secure tugs, shifted fuels and removed all possible jettison weight including life boats and 160 tons of passengers. With a tug attached we refloated the vessel with no bottom damage.
M/T PATRIOT - Florida Straits; Fire Response - This loaded oil tanker experienced an engine room fire while underway off the Florida Straits. RESOLVE provided a fire fighting strike team to the vessel. The team boarded the vessel and made entry into the engine room. Our team determined the cause of the fire and she was then towed into port.
DRY-DOCK FUTURE - Tampa, FL; Salvage - This dry-dock 220' x 105' experienced a major hull failure in Tampa, Florida when a 300 ton end section of the dock failed. We mobilized our salvage vessel and crane barge. Using a guillotine type we cut off the 300-ton end section. Our divers sealed this end. We then installed 20 electric and hydraulic pumps, patched hundreds of holes and opening and refloated this wreck. RESOLVE then sealed the wreck hull and towed it to New Orleans, La. where we sold for scrap.
LSD SPIEGEL GROVE - Key Largo, FL; Artificial Reefing - Ex US Navy vessel capsized while being sunk for an artificial reef off Key Largo, Florida. RESOLVE mobilized salvage team, salvage vessel and equipment. By inducing 2,500 tons of air into the port side of the vessel, attaching 500 tons of airlift bags and by using 2 tugs RESOLVE was able to successfully sink the vessel onto her starboard side.
M/V CONTI SEATTLE - Miami, FL; Salvage - 35,000-ton container vessel ran hard aground when it lost steering while entering the port of Miami. Vessel was effectively blocking the Miami, Florida channel. RESOLVE mobilized salvage team and equipment. Lightered 500 tons of containers, de-ballasted the vessel and with 5 tugs re-floated the vessel. All accomplished within 19 hours of being hired.
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