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Recent Job History

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.

  • Mar 2017
    INS Betwa - Mumbai, India - Due to a loss of stability while undocking, the 3,800-tonne missile frigate capsized on her port side, killing two and injuring 14 others on December 5, 2016. RESOLVE was contracted to conduct an immediate dive survey, then to stabilize, block and support the vessel to allow the drydock to be fully dewatered. Working alongside the Indian Navy, crews inspected all compartments of the vessel, then proceeded to patch and repair all damages, and secure all openings. With a sophisticated engineering plan in place, salvage teams were able to complete extensive repairs to the internal tanks as well as the side shell of the vessel. By systematically flooding and pumping compartments, the vessel was rolled upright and done so without the use of any external lifting force.
  • Sep 2015
    MV AMADEO 1 - Kirke Canal, Chile - In October 2014, RESOLVE was contracted to provide cargo & wreck removal services for the Ro-Ro ferry, AMADEO 1 in Kirke Canal, Chile. RESOLVE moved assets from across the globe including RESOLVE EARL, a 134T BP tug, RESOLVE COMMANDER, a 78T BP tug, and deck cargo barges, RMG 302 and RMG 280. After four months, the crew successfully parbuckled and refloated the vessel. On September 21, 2015, RESOLVE scuttled the AMADEO 1 off the coast of Chile.
  • Aug 2015
    MV TANTO HARI - Surabaya, Indonesia - In the summer of 2015, RESOLVE was awarded a bid to refloat the wreck of the containership, TANTO HARI, in Surabaya, Indonesia. RESOLVE deployed the RMG 500, a 500-ton shear leg barge, to assist with the efforts.
  • Jul 2015
    MV AJAW - Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico - In July 2015, RESOLVE was awarded a contract to remove the AJAW Crew Boat in Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico. Utilizing the RMG-400, a 165’ 400-ton shear leg barge, along with a customized guillotine, the crew sectioned off the wreck then lifted each piece onto a barge where it was transferred to a scrapping facility.
  • Jan 2015
    BIMINI WORLD RESORT CATAMARAN - North Bimini, Bahamas - Using an excavator, front end loader, bobcat, and dump trucks, RESOLVE dismantled a 72 foot catamaran which ran aground on North Bimini, Bahamas, and pulled it onto the land, where it was loaded into dump trucks and disposed of at a landfill.
  • Jan 2015
    POE GIANT 12 - Singapore - A large RESOLVE crew worked together with explosives experts to conduct a controlled demolition of cranes onboard the barge POE GIANT 12 to prevent them from toppling onto a historic lighthouse.
  • Dec 2014
    SALAMA - Qatar - RESOLVE used a combination of pumps and air to refloat the barge Salamah and salvage it’s cargo, 500 tons of gabbro type rock in the form of large/medium sized boulders.
  • Nov 2014
    BEAUMONT RESERVE FLEET - Beaumont, TX; Tow - RESOLVE's pumping division defueled three vessels in the MARAD mothball fleet.
  • Nov 2014
    NEPTUNE - Umnak Island, AK; Salvage - The 58’ crabber NEPTUNE 1 grounded on the North side of Umnak Island, Alaska, where she sat 100 feet offshore, barely submerged at high tide with a port list and stern to shore. Salvage crews installed two rigging points to the wreck to pull the vessel onto the beach. Once pulled on shore the crew sectioned and removed the vessel using the crane barge RMG 300.
  • Oct 2014
    DELTA AMBER & NICHOLAS - Gulf of Mexico; Tow - RESOLVE deployed the RMG 250 after two tugs sank in the Gulf of Mexico. The crew towed the DELTA AMBER to its owners in Alabama and handed over the NICHOLAS to its owners on site.
  • Oct 2014
    ROHR - Irwindale, CA; Refloat - An ROHR dredge sank roughly 500 feet from shore in the deepest part of the gravel pit in Irwindale, CA. Submerged under 90 feet of water, RESOLVE utilized divers to patch the tanks on the dredge and ran a 3-inch chain under the barge. The chain was attached to pullers located on pin barges in a square formation, with the center open for raising the dredge barge in the center. During refloating operations air was pumped into the sunken dredge tanks and lifted with the chain pullers.
  • Aug 2014
    GARIMA PREM - Lianyungang, China; Refloat - The bulk carrier GARIMA PREM, loaded with iron ore, ran aground off Lianyungang port on its way to Lanshan. No injuries were reported and the vessel was successfully refloated.
  • Jul 2014
    COSTA CONCORDIA - Giglio, Italy; Tow - The RESOLVE EARL arrived in Giglio, Italy in July 2014 and served as one of the lead tugs that towed the 290-meter COSTA CONCORDIA to Genoa for inspection and scrapping.
  • Apr 2014
    M/V RENA - Debris Removal - Completing the final phase of the M/V RENA job, RESOLVE utilized specialized divers, the RMG-500 crane barge, and the RMG-1000 to remove debris from the site of the wreck.
  • Mar 2014
    M/V RENA - Tauranga, New Zealand; House Removal - RESOLVE continued the third phase of the M/V RENA job by removing the 350-ton accommodation block from the site, after it had been underwater for two years. Utilizing the crane barge RMG-500 RESOLVE's crew lifted the house and placed it on the RMG-1000 where it was then moved off site for scrapping.
  • Feb 2014
    M/V COMMANDER - Christiansted, St. Croix; Tow - M/V COMMANDER ran aground while entering the Christiansted channel. RESOLVE picked up the vessel in Christiansted, St. Croix and towed it successfully to the Ciramar dry-dock in Las Calderas, Dominican Republic.
  • Dec 2013
    M/V BOSTON EXPRESS - Tow - The M/V BOSTON EXPRESS suffered from main engine camshaft damage and was adrift in the North Pacific when RESOLVE sent the RESOLVE PIONEER to assist successfully in the urgent tow.
  • Nov 2013
    WESTERN MARINER - Emergency Tow - RESOLVE provided emergency tow assistance to fishing vessel, WETERN MARINER, which had lost a propeller in the Bearing Sea.
  • Nov 2013
    RENA - New Zealand; Bow Removal - RENA ran aground on 5 October 2011. The vessel broke in half around frame 180, leaving the bow section above water while the stern sunk. RESOLVE was hired to remove the bow section to one-meter below the waterline. Resolve determined that ultra-thermic cutting and removal, using the RMG 500, would be most efficient.

  • Nov 2013
    FSPO RAROA - New Zealand; Salvage - RESOLVE Salvage & Fire conducted a fuel removal operation with specialized pumps, successfully removing fuel that had previously been failed to be removed.

  • Oct 2013
    BARGE WASHINGTON - Hagemesiter, Alaska; Tow - Resolve’s services were called upon when the BARGE WASHINGTON had issues with towing winch. The RESOLVE FROST tug picked up the tow near Hagemiester and carried it to Naknek, Alaska to deliver fuel to the town.

  • Oct 2013
    F/V CHAOS - Cape Cheerful, Unalaksa; Salvage - F/V CHAOS ran aground near Dutch Harbor, Alaska after rough weather led her anchor line to break. RESOLVE successfully removed all fuel from the vessel.

  • Sept 2013
    ALYSEKA BOOM CRANE - Dutch Harbor, AK - An Alyeska Seafoods crane was laying on the face of its cab with its boom fully extended and at a perpendicular angle. RESOLVE successfully righted the crane and de-rigged the chain around its boom. The crane was then rigged at the out-rigger points and lifted onto the deck of the RMG 300 and encircled with absorbent boom.

  • Jul 2013
    THERESA JANINE - Mexico; Salvage - THERESA JANINE caught on fire and extensively burnt while undergoing repairs. RESOLVE identified severe fire damage in the super structure and engine room area, as well as all compartments as tidal. RESOLVE pumped and then de-watered the engine room, while at no time discharging any hydrocarbons or oil overboard. All leaks were patched and closed, and debris removed from water around the containment boom.

  • Jun 2013
    CELESTE ANN - Gulf Of Mexico; Salvage/Tow - CELESTE ANN sunk on 14 June 2013 after a two-foot hull breach in way of the engine room caused it to flood. RESOLVE Salvage & Fire identified the damage in the engine room, installed a patch, and completed a pump-out of the vessel. After being made safely afloat, the CELESTE ANN was then towed by RESOLVE’S LANA ROSE to Ocean Marine scrap yard in Amelia, Louisiana.

  • May 2013
    HELGE HOVLAND - Venice, LA; Salvage/Tow - On the evening of 20 May 2013, HELGE HOVLAND experienced rapid flooding in the engine room, being grounded by the stern on a sandbar. RESOLVE was able to dewater the HELGE engine room successfully, patch and repair the hull breaches, and refloat the vessel without one drop of pollution touching the water. This was crucial as there was a National Wildlife Preserve within 200 yards. RESOLVE then successfully towed the vessel to Moss Point, Mississippi.

  • Apr 2013
    SUERTE - Xiamen, China; Salvage - This 72,000 DWT gearless bulk carrier was partly laden after a collision while sailing from Xiamen, China to Dumai, Indonesia. Temporary reinforcement repairs were done, in order to facilitate a short voyage to a dry-dock, and cargo was redistributed in order to best reduce stress, reduce draft, and keep even keel.

  • Mar 2013
    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.

  • Feb 2013
    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.

  • Jul 2012
    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.

  • Mar 2012
    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

  • Mar 2012
    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.

  • Mar 2012
    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.

  • Aug 2011
    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.

  • Dec 2011
    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.

  • Oct 2011

    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.

  • Sep 2011

    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.

  • Sep 2011

    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.

  • Aug 2011

    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.

  • Mar 2011

    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.

  • Feb 2011

    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.

  • Sep 2010

    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.

  • Jul 2010

    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.

  • Jul 2010

    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.

  • May 2010

    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.

  • May 2010

    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.

  • Apr 2010

    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.

  • Feb 2010

    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.

  • Jan 2010

    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.

  • Jan 2010

    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.

  • Nov 2009

    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.

  • Jan 2009

    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.

  • Dec 2008

    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.

  • Nov 2008

    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.

  • Aug 2008

    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.

  • Nov 2007

    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

  • Jul 2007

    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.

  • Apr 2007

    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.

  • Mar 2007

    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.

  • Mar 2006

    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.

  • May 2006

    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.

  • Sep 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.

  • Nov 2006

    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.

  • Feb 2005

    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.

  • Mar 2005

    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.

  • May 2005

    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.

  • Jul 2005

    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.

  • Sep 2005

    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.

  • Sep 2005

    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.

  • Dec 2005

    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.

  • Jan 2004

    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.

  • Feb 2004

    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.

  • Mar 2004

    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.

  • Jun 2004

    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.

  • Oct 2004

    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.

  • Nov 2004

    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.

  • Jan 2003

    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.

  • Nov 2002

    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.

  • Jul 2002

    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.

  • Jul 2002

    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.

  • Jun 2002

    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.

  • May 2002

    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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