Marine Casualty Response

Saving Vessels, Cargo, and Habitat

Global responds when it counts. Our Marine Casualty Response division delivers expert service for maritime emergencies. We maintain specialized equipment to aid distressed vessels through dewatering, fuel and cargo lightering, and emergency tow, containment, and environmental mitigation. Our staff has extensive experience with the recovery and removal of derelict vessels – managing all aspects of salvage operations and ensuring efficiency and safety throughout complex and challenging projects. We are also able to provide quick, effective response for oil and HAZMAT containment, recovery, and disposal.

Salvaging a WWII Tug in Juneau


Primary Services

Deep-water recovery

Emergency towing

Fire fighting

Heavy-lift operations

ICS integration


Naval architecture

Open-ocean scuttling

Project management

Salvage engineering

Stranding response

Vessel & cargo recovery

Wreck removals

Specialized tasks

Specialized Equipment

Beach gear

Emergency towing packages

GHS software

ROV fleet

Lift bags

Remote cargo-sampling tool

High-capacity pumps & salvage blowers

Specialized vessel-lifting equipment

Subsurface sonar survey tools

Underwater hot tapping & fuel-oil heating equipment

David DeVilbiss

VP of Casualty & Emergency Response

Bas Coppes

Director of Salvage & Wreck Removal

Kerry Walsh

Project Manager

Kyle Watson

Salvage Officer

Find out more about how we can deliver the expert response you need, when you need it: