Category: Corporate

Global Adaptation and Inspiration for R2AK

Team Global is only hours away from starting Stage One of the Race to Alaska. They’ll sail (and row) across the Puget Sound from Port Townsend, WA to Victoria, BC for the first stage on June 14th. After a couple of days for making adjustments or repairs, they’ll set out with the other teams for …

Team Global Prepares to Race to Alaska Once Again

The third time’s a charm, right? Global’s Katy Stewart, salvage specialist and captain of Team Global, is preparing for her third Race to Alaska. The race, organized by the Northwest Maritime Center, is the longest human- and wind-powered race in the US – no motors, no support, 750 miles from Port Townsend, WA to Ketchikan, AK …

Summer Cruise Line Schedule Keeps Global Busy

As cruise lines begin their busy summer tourist season, Global is gearing up to serve the cruise lines. The Southern Alaska coast has become one of the top cruise destinations in the world, drawing over a million passengers in 2017. A major percentage of those vessels depart from or return to the Port of Seattle; …

Two Global VPs Elected to Industry Associations

Global Diving and Salvage is proud to announce that Daniel Pierson, Vice President of Operations has been re-elected to the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) board for a new three-year term. In addition, Global Vice President of Casualty and Emergency Response, David DeVilbiss has been elected as the new American Salvage Association (ASA) Vice …

Global’s 2017 Safety Awards

On January 18th, 2018 Global held our Second Annual Safety Meeting. Employees and managers from all of Global’s regional offices met in Seattle to review our 2017 safety performance and lay out our goals for 2018.  In addition, Guest Speaker Todd Conklin, PhD delivered a presentation on human performance as it pertains to safety; he …

Environmental Technicians – It’s a Dirty Job

But someone’s got to do it. Environmental Technicians are unsung heroes at Global. Their job isn’t glamorous. And while they’re not diving to great depths or piloting ROVs, the services our Enviro Techs provide are absolutely vital to Global, to our clients, and to the environment. Along with providing preventive booming and spill response services, …

‘Tis the Season of Giving

The holidays are upon us. It’s a time when we gather with friends and family, give gifts, give thanks, and give a little bit of ourselves. Thanks to our many sponsors and players this year, Global’s 11th annual golf tournament raised $30,000 for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Over the past eleven years, we’ve donated more than …

Raising Dead Ships: Derelict Vessel Removal

One of Global’s specialties is vessel salvage – if your vessel runs aground or sinks, we’ll raise it and hopefully refloat it for you. But what happens to the thousands of old, worn out vessels that sit abandoned along the coasts and harbors? Often they sink, where they pose an environmental and navigational hazard. That’s …

11th Annual Golf Tournament Provides Fun & Funds for a Worthy Cause

Global’s 11th annual golf tournament has come and gone, and it’s been another successful year! Thanks to our sponsors and players, over the past eleven years we’ve donated over $350,000 to Seattle Children’s Hospital. Those donations go to amazing kids and families who need help, incredible doctors who give their time and resources, and an …

Global’s Divers Bring Skill, Expertise and Value to Every Project

In the last few years, numerous news and trade publications have reported an increasing deficit of skilled laborers in the US. Like other trades, commercial diving relies on a highly trained and skilled labor force. You might expect Global to be experiencing a similar labor shortage and a lack of younger divers entering the trade, …