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Lariat Partners Announces Sale of Subsea Global Solutions

DENVER, April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lariat Partners ("Lariat"), a Denver-based private equity firm, announced today the sale of Subsea Global Solutions LLC ("Subsea"), a leading global provider of underwater ship maintenance, repair and marine construction solutions, to GenNx360 Capital Partners.With history dating back to 1945 and headquartered in Miami…

Protection Sought for World War I Ships

The UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage, introduced in 2001, aimed to help member nations better protect shipwrecks, submerged ruins and other valuable, increasingly fragile, parts of their underwater heritage. The organization estimates that there are more than 3 million undiscovered shipwrecks scattered over the globe…

Ship Collision: Family of Last South Korean Victim Still in Budapest

The family members of the last missing victim of the Danube ship collision are still in Budapest, said a Korean dentist to Asian daily Hankook Ilbo, Hungarian tabloid Blikk reports. They want to help identify their loved one, once found.Since the tragedy, the family of the last victim has been in Budapest – they cannot yet reconcile their loss…

Body found as divers continue search for missing crew from ship collision off eastern Japan

CHIBA – Another crew member was found dead Tuesday as divers searched inside a cargo ship that sank in the Pacific Ocean off eastern Japan, bringing the death toll from the accident to two, authorities said.The divers had resumed a search for missing crew members with the hope that survivors might be discovered after noises…

Salvage efforts are underway for the F/V Pacific Knight

When they flew an aerial survey today, ADF&G did not observe oil sheen coming from the wreckage of the tender that sank near Clark's Point Wednesday. Commercial fishing in the district could open as early as 4 p.m. Tuesday.The owner of the F/V Pacific Knight is contracting with the private company Resolve Marine to salvage…

Another body found after ship collision off Japan coast

Another body was discovered Thursday as divers continued to search for crew members who went missing after a cargo ship collision Sunday in the Pacific Ocean off eastern Japan, raising the death toll from the accident to three.A diver who was swimming near the sunken 499-ton Sensho Maru spotted a figure through a window…

2019 Has Been Busy Year For Salvage Projects In Southeast - The Waterways Journal

By Abby Eason Effective June 2019, Mainstream Commercial Divers Inc. announced it will be doing business as MER Commercial Diving, under the Moran Environmental Recovery LLC (MER) umbrella.Five years ago, MER entered the commercial dive business through the acquisition of Eason Diving & Marine Contractors Inc., headquartered in Charleston, S.C.

2.2-Carat Emerald Found in Wreck of Ship Sunk in Hurricane off Florida Coast

Famed treasure hunter Mel Fisher discovered the wreck of the Atocha in 1985.The ship was sunk by a hurricane in 1622.Each year's finds are divided among investors.Megan McDowell was sifting through sand pulled from the depths of a centuries-old shipwreck discovered by famed treasure hunter Mel Fisher when something caught her eye.It was an emerald…

Jackson County comes together in prayer after deadly marina fire

Scottsboro, Ala. (WAFF) - Monday night, roughly a dozen people gathered at Faith Covenant Church to pray for those killed in Mondays deadly marina fire and those who must carry on.Student Pastor Jeff Tolleson said the gathering was part of their Christian duty. This is what we do as people of faith. Is lean on Christ, and cry out to him…

N.Y. State Police Identify Plane Crash Victim As Waterbury Man; Bodies Of Man, Woman Found Late Sund

The bodies of the owner of a small plane that crashed in the ocean south of Long Island and those of his two passengers had been recovered Sunday night by the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard recovered the body of Munidat Raj Persaud, 47, of Waterbury, on Saturday, not long after his twin-engine Piper PA-34 fell into the Atlantic just before noon…

Work starts to bring WW II Halifax bomber from Swedish seabed to Alberta town

Work to bring what's left of a Second World War Halifax bomber back to Canada from the bottom of the Baltic Sea is due to start off the coast of Sweden in the coming weeks.It's part of the Bomber Command Museum of Canada's plan to rebuild the iconic aircraft in Nanton, Alta., as it continues to collect key pieces of different…

The Navys big green monster!

In 1869, Jules Verne wrote Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, a novel about circumnavigating the globe underwater, in which he introduced readers to Captain Nemos submarine, Nautilus. Lauded ever since for predicting the advent of maritime travel under the waves, Verne was actually expanding upon the recent inventions…

Ship Collision: Operation Starts to Raise Wreck at Margit Bridge

An operation to raise the wreck of the Hableány (Mermaid) pleasure boat which sank into the River Danube at Margit Bridge, killing 26 South Korean tourists and two Hungarian crew, started on Tuesday morning.The salvage operation is expected to take six hours, according to a preliminary estimate reported during a live broadcast…

Elbit Systems Gets Contract for Secure Underwater Acoustic Communication

Elbit Systems' subsidiary GeoSpectrum Technologies will supply its secure underwater acoustic communications system that makes use of sound waves rather than the more popular electrical impulses.The contract with an undisclosed 'western' nation is for the Long-Range Acoustic Messaging (LRAM) system that can transmit signals…

Huge salvage vessel may help lift Costa Concordia wreck

The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship could be loaded aboard a colossal salvage vessel after a deal was struck with a Dutch company.The Dockwise Vanguard, capable of picking up oil rigs, has been recruited as an option to move the ship.The vessel can sink under the Concordia then rise up to lift it clear of the water…

NAVSEA Conducts Flyaway Saturation Dive Training

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.by Joseph R. FonsecaMarch 15, 2015U.S. Navy's 40 saturation divers. Courtesy USNFor the U.S. Navy's 40 saturation divers, requalification on the Fly Away Saturation Diving System (SATFAD) here this week ensures the Navy retains its deep water recovery capability.The Sailors train on the SATFAD…

Great Lakes May Beat Atlantic To Offshore Wind : NPR

Investors hope to someday build lake-based turbines on Lake Erie. Right now the only structure on the water outside Cleveland is a century-old, ironclad water intake "crib," which is topped with instruments that monitor wind speeds and other meteorological data. Jeff St. Jeff St. States along the Atlantic Coast are racing to be first in the country to put wind turbines offshore.

Joey Farrell: Born To Marine Salvage

Boys are coaxed into cleanliness at bath time playing with boats. But it was never a game for Joseph Farrell, III, instinctively realizing he was ballasting and salvaging ships, unlike the typical Mr. Bubbles kid. The scion of Resolve Marine Group may have been born to lead the global emergency response company founded by his father with a single tug 38 years ago…

Vietcong Commandos Actually Sunk a U.S. Aircraft Carrier

Key Point: Naval vessels can be very vulnerable when faced with a low-tech enemy.It was shortly after midnight when two Viet Cong commandos emerged from a sewer tunnel that emptied into Saigon Port, each man carrying nearly 90 pounds of high explosives and the components needed to make two time bombs.Their target was the largest American ship in port, USNS Card.

Tuna capsizes boat, drags fisherman into Pacific before rescue

STORY HIGHLIGHTSWounded fish dives off boat with line still around fisherman's ankleDramatic cell phone call to daughter alerts Coast GuardFisherman survives with minor injuriesFriends salvage boat and find tuna still attached(CNN) -- Anthony Wichman probably rather would have told the story of the one that got away.Instead…