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The Olmsted Locks and Dam project is the largest civil works project in the history of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Working with the U.S. Army Corps since 2010, Global Diving & Salvage has safely and successfully supported all dive related services for in-water construction; completing more than 15,000 dives in the course of … Continue reading Ceremony Marks Opening of Olmsted Dam

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The work we do at Global requires us to be prepared for just about everything, so our employees regularly undergo safety training including water rescues, first aid and CPR. The training certainly paid off the morning of August 13th when two of our Environmental Technicians, Carl Anderson and Caleb Faires, helped rescue two workers that had fallen … Continue reading Enviro Techs Help Perform Water Rescue

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Just as you should never take a knife to a gunfight, you should never take a 34-foot sailboat to a rowing competition. This year’s Race to Alaska was marked by hot windless days, glassy seas and zero big storms – a 180-degree shift from last year’s race that made it even more challenging than usual … Continue reading R2AK 2018 Recap – Racing in Slow Motion

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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 … Continue reading Global Adaptation and Inspiration for R2AK

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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 … Continue reading Team Global Prepares to Race to Alaska Once Again

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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; … Continue reading Summer Cruise Line Schedule Keeps Global Busy

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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 … Continue reading Two Global VPs Elected to Industry Associations

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Global’s 2017 Safety Awards

March 1, 2018

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 … Continue reading Global’s 2017 Safety Awards

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There’s an old adage, “use the right tool for the right job.” Global utilizes a wide variety of specialized equipment on salvage and marine construction projects, and roller bags are just one of the many versatile tools in our arsenal. Originally used overseas to launch vessels in areas without a drydock, roller bags became more … Continue reading Roller Bags: A Powerful, Versatile Tool

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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, … Continue reading Environmental Technicians – It’s a Dirty Job

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‘Tis the Season of Giving

November 21, 2017

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 … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season of Giving

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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 … Continue reading Raising Dead Ships: Derelict Vessel Removal

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

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

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Safety always comes first at Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. It’s our priority to ensure safe work environments by emphasizing collaboration among our staff and clients. But our focus on safety doesn’t stop when we’re off the clock, it’s also a value we want employees to exemplify at home and in the community. Take Global divers … Continue reading Employees Exemplify Culture of Safety On and Off the Clock

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If you were obsessively tracking Global’s two teams in the Race to Alaska like we were, you know they made it all 750 miles up the Inside Passage, from Port Townsend, WA to Ketchikan, AK. If you weren’t keeping tabs on the (mis)adventures of Team Global and Team North2Alaska, we encourage you to look back through their Facebook pages, and … Continue reading R2AK Recap – 99 Problems, But a Boom Ain’t One

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A couple of years ago, someone had the idea of racing to Alaska, 740 miles, with no motor; just wind-, pedal- or paddle-powered boats. A few folks, like our own Team Global and Team North 2 Alaska, decided the race sounded like a good idea, maybe even a fun idea. As in past years, there was … Continue reading R2AK Stage 2 – Global’s Racers Weather the Storm

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Construction work and diving are two inherently dangerous professions by themselves, and when they’re combined on a job site the risk for injury or incident goes up. Teamwork, trust, and awareness are crucial to staying safe on the job. That’s why everyone at Global is trained in our TEAM principles – Together Everyone Achieves More. … Continue reading Global’s TEAM Principles Stand out in Alaska Anode Project

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Try sailing from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska, on a boat with no official race course, no motors, and no supply drops. Add in the potential of drowning, being run down by a freighter, or bumping into a grizzly bear. Put it all together and you’ve got the Race to Alaska. “This is absurd. … Continue reading Global Employees Ready for Rugged Race to Alaska

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Sailing 750 miles from Washington to Alaska with no motor and no support in frigid waters and all kinds of weather is probably not on your bucket list, but the organizers and participants in the Race to Alaska (R2AK) aren’t your typical fair-weather seafarers. It takes a special kind of crazy to be part of … Continue reading R2AK – Our Favorite Kind of Crazy

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We’re called Global Diving & Salvage but there’s much more to us than what’s in our name. Global offers expansive services beyond diving and salvage work, including environmental marine services. Our people, experience, and proven track record make us the top provider of marine services on the West Coast, with environmental crews based in Washington … Continue reading Marine Services: Environmental Protection & Preservation

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Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. is pleased to announce they have expanded their regional operations with the addition of a new office in Juneau, Alaska. The new Juneau office will support southeast Alaska through several of Global’s primary service lines: marine construction, marine salvage and emergency response, diving operations and more. Global has been providing … Continue reading Global Opens New Office in Juneau, Alaska

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Devon Grennan, CEO and President of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., has been appointed President of the Spill Control Association of America (SCAA). SCAA is a professional association representing spill control contractors, manufacturers, distributors, government agencies, and various qualified individuals within the industry. Grennan has served on the board of SCAA since 2012. “SCAA is … Continue reading Devon Grennan Appointed President of SCAA

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Working Underwater

March 29, 2017

Take a few seconds and close your eyes. That pitch black is a typical working environment for a Global diver: deep underwater, essentially blind, and doing everything by feel for hours at a time. What’s “normal” at Global, isn’t usual for the rest of the working world. It’s a unique job that comes with an … Continue reading Working Underwater

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Here at Global we approach every job with the respect, attention, and focus it deserves – no matter how difficult or routine it may be. Underlying that dedication to getting the job done efficiently and effectively are two key guiding principles: reliability and dependability. “Repeat customers call us because they know what they’re going to … Continue reading A Deeper Look at Global’s Commitment to Reliability & Dependability

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Bas Coppes has joined the senior management team at Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., aiming to guide the global growth of the marine services company. Coppes will be based out of Global’s Houston, Texas office and will be focusing on salvage and wreck removal operations worldwide. Coppes brings two decades of salvage and offshore experience … Continue reading Bas Coppes Appointed Director of Salvage & Wreck Removal

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A Closer Look at Global’s Logo

January 23, 2017

If you look closely at the gold diving helmet in the center of the Global Diving & Salvage logo you might notice that there’s something missing. It’s a subtle, slight mistake that – 35 years ago – fit the vision original owners Thom Davis and John Graham had for the company. The helmet in the … Continue reading A Closer Look at Global’s Logo

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December 23, 2016 Global’s service offerings have expanded significantly since our initial focus on diving operations in 1979, but one of our founding capabilities – salvage and wreck operations – continues to be a success through the completion of hundreds of projects around the world. While every call is unique, our team brings quick response, … Continue reading Salvage & Wreck Services: Answering the Call Anytime, Anywhere

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Preserving Puget Sound’s Maritime Past and Future

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November 22, 2016 At Global we’re proud of our historical ties to the Puget Sound’s maritime industry and are devoted to protecting the history of the region. We have been a supporter of Puget Sound Maritime (PSM) for more than a decade. PSM’s mission is to create appreciation of the Puget Sound region’s maritime past … Continue reading Preserving Puget Sound’s Maritime Past and Future

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Renee Gowdy Receives Global’s Yoke Award

By administrator    December 28, 2016    0 comments

October 25, 2016 Once a year, we take a moment to recognize a single Global employee who best represents the “Global spirit” by their willingness to shoulder the load. We are pleased to announce the 2015 winner is Renee Gowdy, our Estimating Group Manager in the Marine Construction division. On her nomination, it noted that … Continue reading Renee Gowdy Receives Global’s Yoke Award

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Global Achieves 10,000 Dives on a Single Project

By administrator    December 28, 2016    0 comments

October 17th, 2016 Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. has surpassed a major industry milestone; performing 10,000 successful dives on a single project at Olmsted Locks & Dam in Illinois. Tom Cameron, a long-time diver with Global, performed the 10,000th dive. Wade Miller, Marine Construction Manager with AECOM for the Olmsted Dam Project, said, “The Global … Continue reading Global Achieves 10,000 Dives on a Single Project

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Global Receives Tesoro’s 2016 Shared Value Award

By administrator    December 28, 2016    0 comments

October 3, 2016 Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. has received Tesoro’s 2016 Shared Value award. This award recognizes Tesoro’s service providers for significant improvements in working with and creating value for Tesoro and its key stakeholders. Global was one of 13 service providers recognized by Tesoro amongst their wide-ranging supplier network. Specifically, Global was recognized … Continue reading Global Receives Tesoro’s 2016 Shared Value Award

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Honesty & Integrity Hold Deeper Meaning

By administrator    December 28, 2016    0 comments

September 22, 2016 Back when Global was first founded in 1979, there were no video systems to provide clients with an opportunity to see things through the eyes of the diver beneath the surface of the water. In those early days of the company, each client had to trust that Global was working in their … Continue reading Honesty & Integrity Hold Deeper Meaning

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Founded in 1979,Global started as a group of six dedicated,independent divers,all with the goal to make a living doing what they loved. Today,the company is the largest provider of marine construction and support services on the West Coast. We’ve come a long way by delivering on the toughest jobs and remaining true to our passion for diving,performance,and safety. Prior to Global’s founding,the diving and salvage industry was primarily composed of freelance two-man teams - a diver and tender. As shipyards grew in the Pacific Northwest,the need for formalized marine-services companies grew as well. The passing of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969,which mandated that companies clean up maritime oil spills,also meant business was booming. To meet this new demand,several outfits formed,including Seattle-based Crowley Environmental Services (CES). It was here that Global’s founders -- John Graham,Greg Harem,Thom Davis,Mark Niccoli,Norm McCullum,and Joe Antounucci – first met. “Crowley has to be credited with teaching us much of what we learned,” says Thom Davis. “It was a great company to work for.” The founders discussed starting their own diving company for nearly a year. Within CES,they were already essentially running their own business,and calling their own shots. Once decided,they moved forward quickly. Greg Harem was elected company president over drinks at a lounge at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport,minutes after returning from a dive job. So they dubbed their newfound company Global Diving & Salvage. After a trying first year,Global established itself as a reliable crew of skilled,determined professionals. One invaluable customer was Dave Anderson,dockmaster at Todd Pacific Shipyard,who met the Global team while they were with CES. Impressed by their ability to safely complete any job,whatever the hour or conditions,he made them his single call for his diving needs. “These guys learned so quickly,” Anderson says. “They knew what I wanted before I even knew what I wanted.” As our reputation has grown,so have our equipment resources,service offerings,and customer base. Today we have four regional offices across the U.S. Our crews work around the world,completing major construction projects,cleaning up oil spills,and salvaging vessels. All projects are preformed with the highest dedication to crew safety and performance excellence. We also provide ship husbandry,training,non-destructive testing,QA inspections,and marine consulting services to public and private organizations across the globe.

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The Global Story

By administrator    June 22, 2016    0 comments

A small group of professional divers banded together in 1979 with the purpose of providing day-to-day diving,ship husbandry,marine construction,small vessel salvage,and spill response services in the Puget Sound region. Their philosophy was simple: provide tough,smart,and professional services for the maritime community,deliver outstanding customer service,and focus on employee safety. The company was incorporated in 1980 as Global Diving & Salvage,Inc.,and it came to be known for its tenacious approach to every job. Each task was treated as the most important project on the books - from simple vessel surveys to fully-managed wreck removals. Tim Beaver,John Graham,and five others brought this philosophy to life and established a company built on their own heritage of craftsmanship,professional partnership,and environmental stewardship. They found success by developing,engaging,and igniting the passion of their people. Today,the Global team serves clients throughout the world. Global believes that only when expertise is coupled with integrity can we be the proven solutions provider; resulting in confidence,value,and safety for our customers. Our mission is to stimulate professional pride and passion in our craft and provide our clients and partners with safe and effective solutions to complex problems even under the most difficult conditions. In 2016,the Global team is eager to unveil a new brand and website later this year. While the company will have an updated look and feel,Global has always – and will always – place safety above all else.

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Global's quick work and cooperation with various partners and governing bodies allowed for a speedy recovery on a critical project in Seattle. Read the entire story in the June 2016 issue of Pile Buck Magazine.

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Global Diving & Salvage is pleased to support Team Onism as they participate in the R2Ak (Race to Alaska). The team is comprised of Jenny Goff,Emily Silgard,and Katy Stewart (Asset Coordinator at Global). Beginning June 23,Team Onism will brave the 750-mile journey from Port Townsend to Ketchikan through the inside Passage. The stakes are high with a grand prize of $10,000. Learn more about the race at https://r2ak.com/. And read more about the adventures and perils of R2AK in this feature article from Northwest Yachting (http://www.nwyachting.com/articles/r2ak-race-or-revolution/).

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The Patriot Award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense,Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserve was given to Devon Grennan and Jennifer Jensen in acknowledgement of Global Diving & Salvage’s continued support of Jeff Birchfield,Global’s HSE Manager and a Staff Sergeant in the Washington Army National Guard.

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Global Diving and Salvage,Inc. has helped oversee 37 training exercises in California in the past five years. to view news coverage of the latest delivery in Santa Barbara click here. "

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A dive team from Global Diving& Salvage,Inc. along with GUE Seattle,working off the DSV Prudhoe Bay removed several concrete anchor blocks that had been used as anchors by a protest barge moored above a popular Seattle area dive site. Additional story and pictures available at GUE Seattle,and on the West Seattle Blog,

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Fishing Vessel Northern Pride Removed from Alaskan Beach

By administrator    June 9, 2015    0 comments

Crews from Global Diving & Salvages Alaskan Region Office completed removal of wooden remnants of the F/V Northern Pride that had washed up on the beach of Katmai National Park’s Shelikof Strait. Additional story and pictures available at Alaska Public Media.

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Global Establishes Southern California Location

By administrator    June 1, 2015    0 comments

Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of its California Regional operations with the addition of a new office in Southern California. Located in Signal Hill near Long Beach,the new office supports Global’s core service lines; Marine Construction,Casualty Response and Offshore Support. Danny Broadhurst,Global’s California Operations Manager and Manager of the new facility,is excited to have this newly established regional presence: “This new location will ensure rapid response and support to clients in the Ports of Los Angeles,Long Beach,San Diego as well as throughout the Southwest.” Broadhurst goes on to say “as the largest diving company on the west coast,Global’s continued expansion of regional capacities will provide customers with the quality of service known as ‘The Global Way’. In addition to adhering to Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) policies and recommendations,Global is now one of the few dive companies in North America to have been audited and accepted as a member of IMCA (International Maritime Contractors Association). IMCA promotes health,safety,environment,quality and efficiency,and technical guidance for companies and organizations engaged in delivering offshore,marine and underwater solutions”.

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Newsletter- April Edition

April 20, 2015

The latest issue of the quarterly Global Newsletter is now available. Topics in this edition include: • Introducing Global Technical Services • Farewell to the Queen,Jackie retires • Ship Anchor Snags Cable,San Francisco Bay • Mystery Pipeline and Oil Stain,Galveston,TX • Derelict Fishing Net Recovery,Puget Sound,WA • TEAM Spotlights • .. and more Like us on Facebook to stay connected.

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Newsletter – December Edition

December 22, 2014

The latest issue of the quarterly Global Newsletter is now available. Topics in this edition include: • Hazmat Diving in a Water Treatment Pond - North Pole,AK • Gulf of Mexico: FPSO moored in 8,000ft • Drum Gate Sediment Removal - Plumas County,CA • Annual Employee Awards Announced • Remediation Efforts on Tatoosh & Waadah Islands,WA • President's Message by Devon Grennan • .. and more Like us on Facebook to stay connected.

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8th Annual Golf Tournament – A Huge Success!

By administrator    September 17, 2014    0 comments

Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. would like to thank those that participated in the 8th Annual Global Golf Tournament. This event and similar actions increase awareness and greatly advance funding for Seattle Children’s Hospital to achieve their honorable mission. Thank you for supporting the life saving accomplishments that happen every day at Seattle Children’s Hospital,your contribution to this important cause makes a difference in children’s lives. ACME Environmental Alaska Marine Lines All Things HR,LLC American Equity Underwriters,Inc. Aqua Underwriting Arc Controls Inc BakerCorp Bay-Tech Industries BluHaptics Bauer Moynihan Johnson LLP Clean Harbors Concrete Restoration Copiers Northwest Crowley Maritime Corporation Culbertson Marine Construction Divers Supply Dunlap Towing Egencia Environmental Quality Management,Inc. Foss Maritime Halo Branded Solutions Harley Marine Services Inc. Hertz Equipment Rental HomeStreet Bank Hub International Integrated Computer System Support,Inc. Island Tug & Barge Co Kibble & Prentice Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. Loma Skincare Loren Hostek Mammoet Salvage Americas,Inc Manson Construction Co. Maxum Petroleum MCM Moran Environmental Recovery Marine Spill Response Corporation National Safety Inc. Navigators Group,Inc. New Horizons Response Services Orion Marine Group Peter Schilz & Co. Puget Sound Pilots Rasmussen Equipment Company TerraSond The Hartford Vigor Industrial Washington Chain & Supply Inc. Wells Fargo Western Fluid Components Western Towboat Co. Wild Well Control

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Newsletter – September Edition

September 5, 2014

The newest issue of the quarterly Global Newsletter is now available. Topics in this edition include: • NASH Barge Salvage,14hr Tow,& Emergency Scuttle Performed • Phase II: PLEM & SBM Replacement in Okinawa,Japan • Busy Season in the North Sound Area • Modifying a Water Intake at Lake Mead,NV • California Region Marine Oil Terminal Inspection • Global Support Group Updates • ... and more Like us on Facebook to stay connected.

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The newest issue of the Global Newsletter is now available online. Topics in this edition include: • Rock Island Dam Fish Ladder Update • F/V Mirage Salvage - Sitka Sound,Alaska • Washington Environmental Response Capabilities Expand • Cold Water Intake Survey • Annual Training Available Online on Global Compass • Introducing Jennifer Jensen,VP of Quality Assurance •.. and more

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OceanGate Inc.,a global provider of manned submersible solutions for commercial,research and military applications,announced a strategic agreement with Global Diving & Salvage Inc.,a leading provider of marine construction and offshore support services in the United States and an internationally recognized marine casualty responder. The collaboration will provide government and commercial clients with a broad array of technology,experience and expertise to address subsea missions in challenging marine environments. This innovative sales agreement will expand market opportunities for both companies. Global Diving & Salvage and OceanGate will work together on specific projects using a combination of saturation divers,manned submersibles,traditional Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs),and manned submersible fly-away ROV vehicles to support salvage,recovery and subsea assessments. The companies will focus on projects that include potentially polluting wrecks,salvage operations,restoration,surveys and inspections to help improve safety and cost efficiencies. “OceanGate’s expertise with underwater vehicles and manned submersibles in particular,is exactly the kind of solution we believe could increase our rate of delivering safe and efficient services to our clients,especially in the areas of potentially polluting wrecks and difficult salvage operations. We look forward to building this new business line together and moving the industry to a new level of performance,” said Devon Grennan,CEO of Global Diving & Salvage. “Global Diving has an incredible reputation in the subsea market for delivering outstanding services for salvage,oil and gas,and first responder operations,” said Stockton Rush,CEO of OceanGate Inc. “The markets in which Global Diving has traction are areas where we feel manned submersibles could provide considerable value. Devon and his team see the potential benefits of manned submersibles in developing specific use-cases for various subsea operations and new,enhanced solutions for their client base.” Under the agreement,both companies will pursue new sales opportunities by endorsing and utilizing each other’s services and products. Global Diving & Salvage will be OceanGate’s exclusive manned diving and salvage partner,and OceanGate will be the sole supplier to Global Diving & Salvage of manned submersible solutions. The agreement covers the East and West coasts of the United States,Alaska and Hawaii,and the Gulf of Mexico.

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MSNBC recently contacted Global with questions regarding the recent reporting of possible debris sightings from a satellite from Malaysian Airline Flight 370. As industry experts on challenging salvage operations,Global's Kerry Walsh,Salvage Master,was interviewed by Ed Schultz of The Ed Show to shed some light on the difficult situation of locating and retrieving wreckage at depth. See the entire segment on MSNBC.

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Now Online – March Newsletter

By administrator    March 12, 2014    0 comments

The newest issue of the Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. Newsletter is now available online. Topics in this edition include: • Removing Wreckage from Pristine Coral Reefs • Protecting Intertidal Area,Seattle Grain Terminal 86 • Alameda Estuary Clean Up,California Region • Gulf Coast Region Adds Call-Out Capability • Diving Emergency Drills • Continued Growth & Success Inspires Management Changes • .. and more

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Global Diving Exhibiting at Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit

By administrator    February 26, 2014    0 comments

Global will be in booth 34 at the upcoming Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit "the industry's largest and most influential business conference & exhibition for the decommissioning industry" at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston,TX. Visit Decomworld

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Grennan Appointed CEO/President

December 2, 2013

After over 30 years as founders and owners of Global Diving & Salvage,Inc.,Tim Beaver and John Graham continue to remain excited about the future of the company. This month,they are pleased to announce the newest chapter in Global’s history; Devon Grennan,President for the past four years,will now also take on the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Beaver and Mr. Graham will maintain ownership and continue to serve on the Board of Directors,but will step down from direct operational involvement. Both founders share in the sentiment,Mr. Grennan is the ideal candidate to continue in the traditions honored by Global; individual pride and professional passion for the craft of diving and marine services,honesty in the workplace and in dealing with clients,and safety in the field. Grennan began his tenure in 1995 as a Marine Environmental Supervisor moving up the ranks to Environmental Division Manager and by 2005 serving as the General Manager. In 2009,Global formed its senior management team and Mr. Grennan was moved into the position of President. As CEO/President his newest undertaking is to determine the overall strategic plan for the company and lead the senior management team and the Board of Directors in Global’s mission to provide quality marine service and discover new opportunities to better serve the maritime industry. “I am very excited to take on this challenge,Global continues to develop new capabilities and uncover opportunities beyond the original vision of the founders.” says Mr. Grennan,“With the foundation laid these past 30 plus years and the quality and experience of our people,we continue to transition from a traditional commercial diving company into a more well rounded,marine and subsea service provider. Our four regional locations and diverse service lines allow us to serve an ever-expanding market,both domestically and internationally.” Mr. Grennan received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington in 1995. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Seattle Chapter of the Propeller Club,Board of Directors for North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owners Association and the Spill Control Association of America. He has been involved with the American Salvage Association as well as the Marine Insurance Association of Seattle.

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Anita McGillie, New Human Resources Manager

By administrator    December 2, 2013    0 comments

Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. announces the hiring of Anita McGillie to lead the Human Resources Group as the Human Resources Manager. Based in Global’s corporate headquarters in Seattle,WA,she will direct Global Diving’s Human Resources Group in the development of HR policies and compliance,ongoing companywide recruitment efforts,spearhead the EEO and Diversity programs as well as administer Global’s employee benefit programs. Trinity Ng-Yeung,Vice President,states “We are very excited to add Anita to the Global family. She brings over 13 years of experience in all phases of Human Resources,including Benefits,Employee Engagement,Management Training,Performance Management,and Policy Development.” Ms. McGillie joins Global Diving from the media and commercial printing business,previously the HR Director for a company that had up to 1,100 employees,operating in 5 states across the U.S. She states,“I am thrilled to join Global Diving and am looking forward to learning about the unique aspects of the maritime business.”

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Global Presents Case Studies at Clean Gulf Conference

By administrator    November 8, 2013    0 comments

The Challenges of Environmentally-Driven Wreck Removal presented by David DeVilbiss,Vice President of Casualty Marine and Emergency Response Services,Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. Abstract Summary: The paper will focus on the challenges faced with environmentally driven wreck removal projects. One case study is a large ex-navy tug that sank in California inside a graving dock that was inundated with contaminated soil. The environmental drivers behind the wreck removal required unique methods of salvage. The second case study focuses on a Japanese Tsunami dock removal,located in a remote part of the Washington Coast within a National Marine Sanctuary. Invasive species,multiple agencies and stakeholders,and logistically challenging parameters all played a part in the planning and execution of the work.

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Grennan Talks Diving With Seattle Business Magazine

By Lara Mayer    October 1, 2013    0 comments

Devon Grennan, President of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. spoke with Seattle Business Magazine about marine construction, casualty response and how a simple commercial diving business has grown into the largest diving contractor on the West Coast. Deep down, Global Diving & Salvage knows what it’s doing

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Global’s Dive Crews Make Repairs Underwater at Horse Mesa Dam

By josh.h    September 24, 2013    0 comments

Global was called in to perform underwater repairs at Horse Mesa Dam outside Phoenix, AZ. The project involved repairing and improving an intake that had failed on a turbine. The team used saturation diving techniques, working around the clock to make the necessary repairs and get the unit back on line.

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Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. would like to thank those that played and sponsored in the 7th Annual Global Golf Tournament. We are proud to announce that this year’s event raised $75,000 for Seattle Children’s Hospital. The majority of this year’s proceeds will once again benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital ongoing endeavor to establish a hybrid surgical suite for their cardiac center. A portion of donations will also go towards outfitting the Children’s Hospital Emergency Response “Just in Time” Training Room with equipment and mannequins. It is the only space in the ER that is devoted to education and utilized by pediatric,family medicine,and emergency medicine residents for ongoing training and re-enforcing previously learned procedures. Download the attachment below to view this year's participants and sponsors.

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Now Online – August Newsletter

By administrator    August 29, 2013    0 comments

The August 2013 issue of the Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. Newsletter is now available online. Topics in this edition include: • ROV Group Assists NEHLA with Pipeline Repair in Hawaii • Divers Remove Debris after I-5 Bridge Collapse over Skagit River • Crews Scale Cliffs to Recover Kulluk Lifeboats • Maintaining the BART Transbay Tube • HSE & Compliance Groups • Introducing Jim Riedel • .. and more

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Global’s DeVilbiss on Salvage Technology

By Lara Mayer    August 1, 2013    0 comments

David DeVilbiss, Global’s VP of Marine Casualty Response, talks with Pacific Maritime Magazine about how salvage operators are finding new ways to utilize technology in their projects. Picking Up the Pieces

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Rick comes to Global with over 30 years of experience as a Commercial Diver,Project Manager and successful business owner. In his new role,Rick will provide oversight and management of marine construction projects as well as support the development of new opportunities within the Marine Construction service line.

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Global welcomes Tracy as the Dive Safety Specialist. He joins us with previous experience as a Commercial Diver,Dive Supervisor,and Project Coordinator. As part of the Safety Department,Tracy will focus on undertaking the task of creating and implementing practical training for dive personnel,managing dive safety-related manuals and policies,and addressing safety concerns as they relate to diving operations.

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WA Coast Cleanup: April 20th!

By administrator    April 19, 2013    0 comments

In celebration of Earth Day the Washington Coast Savers are organizing the biggest cleanup of the year. Help save your favorite beach from the harm of marine debris and enjoy a day of fun and great exercise on Washington's beautiful Pacific beaches. Sign Up Online!

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The Offshore Technology Conference organizes the world’s foremost events for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling,exploration,production,and environmental protection. OTC is held at Reliant Center in Houston,May 6-9. Be sure to visit us in booth #8639 to learn more about our company and visit the Global Motorcycle.

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Now Online – February Newsletter

By administrator    February 20, 2013    0 comments

The newest issue of the quarterly Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. Newsletter is now available online. Topics in this edition include: • Partnering for Long Term Success • HDPE Diffuser Installation • North Area Dive Bundle • Maximizing Valuable Bottom Time • News From Safety • Introducing Jose' Vindeola • .. and more

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Jose’ Vindeola Joins Global’s Gulf Coast Region

By administrator    February 10, 2013    0 comments

Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. announces the hiring of Jose’ Vindeola,joining the Gulf Coast Region in the Business Development / Technical Support position. Mr. Vindeola will be essential in providing Global’s current client base with high quality solutions and also stewarding expansion both nationally and abroad. Ryan Smith,Gulf Coast Region General Manager,states “Jose’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made him a key addition to the Global family. We view his appointment as a sign of our commitment to being a leading maritime service provider. Jose’ brings a diverse technical and business development background that will fit in well with Global. We are excited to have him part of the Gulf Coast team.” Jose’ Vindeola has cultivated an extensive background within the Maritime Industry,with over 30 years of diving experience in both the Offshore and Inland sectors. He comes to Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. having spent several years in Project Management and Business Development roles.

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Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. is supporting of the efforts of Team Seattle and their fundrasing. Once again,they are continuing the "Buy a Heart. Save a Life" Campaign. Contributions raised will go to support the effort to build a hybrid surgical suite at Seattle Childresn Hospital. To participate Click Here.

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Visit Global at Underwater Intervention, New Orleans – Booth 811

By administrator    January 8, 2013    0 comments

Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. would like to invite you to visit us at Underwater Intervention,January 14 thru 17th in New Orleans. Stop by booth #811 for an opportunity to meet with a Global staff member and learn the full range of commercial diving and regional services we provide.

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YMTA Maritime Educational Scholarships – Accepting Applicants

By administrator    November 27, 2012    0 comments

Global is pleased to support the Youth Maritime Training Association and encourages eligible individuals to apply for the Youth Maritime Training Association Scholarship Program. The 2013 Norm Manly Youth Maritime Training Association (YMTA) Maritime Educational Scholarships are available to students pursuing maritime training and education in community colleges,technical and vocational programs,colleges,universities,maritime academies or other educational institutions. Norm Manly YMTA Scholarships will be awarded in the amounts of $5,000,$3,000,$2,000,2-$1,000,and $500 in the spring of 2013 to help pay for tuition and books. For more information and an application form please visit the YMTA Website .

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Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. announces the hiring of Andrew Lawrence as Salvage Engineer,based out of the corporate headquarters in Seattle,Washington. As part of the Marine Casualty Response Service Line,Mr. Lawrence will develop salvage plans,provide detailed engineering support,and assist with project management during emergency and routine operations. Mr. Lawrence served as a Coast Guard officer for eight years,including 5 years at the Coast Guard’s premiere engineering office,the Marine Safety Center. At the Marine Safety Center,Mr. Lawrence served on the Salvage Engineering Response Team,providing rapid engineering support to Coast Guard field units in response to vessel casualties throughout the United States. Mr. Lawrence has a broad range of ship construction knowledge gained by reviewing hundreds of ship designs for stability and structural safety. “Global Diving and Salvage is pleased to have Andy as a part of the team and provide in-house salvage engineering expertise to the Marine Casualty Division,” states David DeVilbiss,V.P. Marine Casualty Response Service Line. “Global is now able to extend the level of service we can offer our customers,further providing custom solutions to the most difficult of situations.”

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Global Welcomes Stephanie Guerzon, Senior Safety Specialist

By administrator    October 18, 2012    0 comments

Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. announces the hiring of Stephanie Guerzon as the Senior Safety Specialist,based out of the corporate headquarters in Seattle,Washington. As part of the Health,Safety,and Environmental (HSE) Compliance Group,Mrs. Guerzon will assist project managers with safety planning for projects company-wide,manage,develop,and maintain training schedules to ensure consistency with internal and external regulations and policies. “Stephanie’s education and experience in environmental and safety compliance as well as her understanding of the maritime industry provide her with the skill set to educate our employees,and to provide training and support to our service lines and regional offices,” says Sarah Burroughs,HSE Compliance Group Manager. Mrs. Guerzon has spent the last eight years at American President Lines,five of those serving as the Safety Manager. Prior she had worked in other progressing safety,environmental and marine related roles within the industry. She has also sailed on her U.S. Coast Guard Third Mate License. She holds a Bachelors of Science,Business Administration from California Maritime Academy,and has multiple safety accreditations including an Advanced Safety Certificate.

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Global Golf Tournament Raises $60K for Seattle Children’s Hospital

By administrator    September 21, 2012    0 comments

We are proud to announce that this year’s event raised $60,000 for Seattle Children’s Hospital,funding the establishment of a blood draw clinic at the Autism Center and continuing the development of a cardiac hybrid surgical suite at the Children’s Heart Center. This and similar actions increase awareness and greatly advance funding for Seattle Children’s Hospital to achieve their honorable mission. We hope that you once again are able to include this worthwhile event in your charitable giving plans for the coming year. Please mark your calendars for the 7th Annual Global Golf Tournament scheduled for Monday,September 16,2013 at The Plateau Club in Sammamish,WA. Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. would like to thank those that played and sponsored this year’s event. Please download Global's Thank You Ad to view the 2012 participants,appearing in the Pacific Maritime Magazine in the October issue.

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The move is complete and both of the California regional offices have joined in the Mare Island facility. This new facility will house both the Rio Vista and Richmond staff and be the hub for all diving and environmental services. The new location has 3,400 square feet of office space,18,000 square feet warehouse,and an additional 6,000 square feet outside storage. Please take note of our updated California contact information: California Regional Office 1080 Nimitz Ave,Suite 440 Mare Island Vallejo,CA 94592 Office: (707) 561-6810 Fax: (707) 561-6811

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UnderWater Magazine Cover Story | 700 Feet Below New York

By administrator    August 29, 2012    0 comments

Global's work for the New York Department of Environmental Protection is the cover story in UnderWater Magazine in the July/August edition.

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Global Welcomes Ryan Smith, New Gulf Coast Region General Manager

By administrator    August 29, 2012    0 comments

HOUSTON,TX--- Global Diving and Salvage,Inc.,based in Seattle,WA,announces the hiring of Ryan Smith as general manager for its Gulf Coast Regional office,based in Houston,TX. In this position,Mr. Smith will be responsible for the day-to-day operations as well as the development of business opportunities. “Smith understands our unique diving personality and company philosophy,and is someone who will be a good leader and manager for our Gulf operations,” states Devon Grennan,Global’s President. “Smith’s extensive experience in the maritime industry,coupled with his knowledge of the Gulf Coast market,provides him a unique perspective into this emerging market.” Smith brings over 12 years of experience in the maritime industry in the Gulf Coast region. He comes from his previous position as the Vice President of Shipyard Representation at L&R Midland,responsible for managing the daily operations of the Shipyard Representation group. He was tasked with the cultivation,retention and growth of clients in the Houston shipping,drilling,and offshore construction market. Smith holds a degree in Marine Engineering Technology from the Maine Maritime Academy.

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HydroVision International is the world's largest gathering of hydro professionals and the value of attending this one-of-a-kind event is even greater with the addition of exciting new features.

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Global has been hired by the Washington State Department of Ecology to raise and remove a 140-foot fish boat that burned and sank in Penn Cove,WA. Washington Department of Ecology news FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 23,2012 12-152 Divers surveying Deep Sea wreck to aid salvage planning COUPEVILLE,Wash. – A salvage company dive team,hired by the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology),is surveying the submerged wreck of the former fishing vessel Deep Sea today in Penn Cover near Coupeville. Information from the dive will aid efforts to plan for the raising of the vessel,which sank on May 13,2012,after a fire. Ecology maintains a standing salvage contract with Global Diving and Salvage,Inc.,as part of the department’s spill response mission. The company will conduct the salvage operation for Ecology. The vessel rests on state-owned aquatic lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Plans for the salvage operation are still being developed,with no date set for raising the vessel. Ecology and DNR seek a prompt and safe removal of the wreck because it likely contains an unknown amount of oil and hazardous materials that could be released into the water as the steel structure rusts over time. Meanwhile,environmental response crews hired by Ecology continue to tend and monitor oil-spill containment boom placed around the site of the wreck. The crews are removing small amounts of oil – that periodically float up from the wreck into the boomed area – with oil-spill cleanup materials. Divers and other responders hired by the U.S. Coast Guard removed or recovered at least 3,600 gallons of diesel fuel from the wreck in the first five days after the sinking. The 128-foot vessel rests on its left side in about 60 feet of water.

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Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. is proud to participate in Clean Pacific 2012,in Long Beach,CA. This year we are presenting two sessions; Wednesday,May 16,from 3:00 - 4:30 PM,Montebello Case Study; presented with the United States Coast Guard,the session will discuss how we performed an assessment of a tanker that was sank on December 23,1941,with a cargo of 1.3 million gallons of crude oil onboard. The question was,was is still onboard or leaked out? Come to find out the answer. Thursday,May 17,from 3:00 - 4:40 PM,Tsunami and Natural Disasters,a talk on our involvement with the follow up efforts related to the aftermath of the Japanese Tsunami in Crescent City.

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The USSD (United States Society of Dams) is holding its annual convention in New Orleans from April 23rd to the 25. Please stop by booth #44 and say hello.

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Global President Joins SCAA Board of Directors

By administrator    March 15, 2012    0 comments

The Spill Control Association of America announced the new Board of Directors March 8,2012 at their annual meeting in Alexandria,Virginia. The new directors are Harry Bedrossian,SPC Brady; Michael Gallagher,CI Agent Solutions; and Devon Grennan,Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. Grennan states,“It is an honor to be part of such an important organization,I look forward to making an impact and to continue to foster the SCAA principle: to represent the collective interests,and professional experience and contributions of the spill response industry.” Full Press Release

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Global Raises $11K+ for “Buy a Heart. Save a Life!”

By administrator    January 30, 2012    0 comments

Global has been an ongoing champion for Team Seattle and their efforts to raise money in support of Children’s Hospital. Last week marked the monumental 50th year of the running of the 24 Hours at Daytona. The employees of Global have banded together to raise over $11,000 in sponsoring Team Seattle’s campaign “Buy a Heart,Save a Life” – with the goal to raise an incredible $100,000 to fund the development of a hybrid surgical suite. For more information and to donate to "Buy a Heart. Save a Life!" click HERE

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Visit Global at Underwater Intervention Jan. 24-26 in New Orleans

By administrator    January 20, 2012    0 comments

Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. wants to take this opportunity to invite you to visit us at Underwater Intervention,January 24 thru 26th in New Orleans. Stop by booth #811 for an opportunity to meet with a Global staff member and learn the full range of commercial diving and regional services we provide. We look forward to meeting you!

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Global Quarterly Newsletter, January 2012 Issue

By administrator    January 9, 2012    0 comments

Download the January 2012 issue of Global's quarterly newsletter - highlighting some of our current jobs and recent undertakings.

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Happy Holidays

By administrator    December 19, 2011    0 comments

We wanted to take a moment and wish everyone Happy Holidays. In addition,Global wants to recognize those who are unable to be with their families this year over the holidays. Thank you for your dedication and hard work.

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A six man team from Global Diving,cleverly coined Scuderia Global,participated in the Inaugural 6 Hours of Seattle G-Kart Race,with all donations going to benefit Team Seattle and the Children's Hospital. While Global faced stiff competition on the track,they blew away the field in fundraising,with a total of over $7,500 raised through the event!

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Beaver & DeVilbiss Elected to ASA Leadership

By administrator    October 10, 2011    0 comments

Global is proud to announce the new American Salvage Association executive leadership now includes Tim Beavers,CEO and David DeVilbiss,Alaska Regional Manager. Beaver has been elected as the new President and DeVilbiss has risen into the ASA's Executive Committee. “This new leadership team will serve to energize the ASA’s approach to the diverse fronts tackled by the ASA,” stated Beaver. He adds,“This year and beyond,ASA will remain focused on the OPA 90 salvage and marine firefighting regulations for tank vessels,pending regulations for non-tank vessels,responder immunity,Arctic response,the ongoing Quality Partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard,as well as continuing to strengthen our industry’s commitment to the marine environment.”

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Triumph Over the Guemes Channel

September 22, 2011

Congratulations to Jean Andrich and Kara Fox on their successful swim across the Guemes Channel on Sunday morning,September 28,2011. The 33 minute swim through strong currents and near 50 degree temperature was truly an accomplishment. We are extremely proud of their recent endeavor and were happy to be able to be involved. Click here to read more about this adventure in an article published about them on the Go Anacortes website.

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Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. would like to thank those that played and sponsored this year’s event. We raised $50,000 towards Team Seattle's efforts to furnish a hybrid surgical suite at Children's Hospital! Thank you to all for supporting the life saving accomplishments that happen every day at Seattle Children’s Hospital,your contribution to this important cause makes a difference in children’s lives. We look forward to seeing everyone on the green next year on Monday,September 17,2012. Please download Global's Thank You Ad to view the 2011 participants,appearing in the Pacific Maritime Magazine in the October issue. Click here to watch one of many miraculous accounts of a Seattle Children's Hospital patient.

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ROV group sponsors UW’s Human Powered Submarine Team

By administrator    June 28, 2011    0 comments

Our ROV group sponsored the University of Washington's "Human Powered Submarine" team again this year. We are proud to support our local educational groups in the advancement of marine technology. Team Blog International Submarine Race Homepage

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Award Recognizes Local Entrepreneurial Excellence Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. is proud to announce founders Tim Beaver and John Graham have been named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Pacific Northwest Award winners. Seattle,WA – Global Diving & Salvage,Inc.,is pleased to announce that Tim Beaver,CEO and John Graham,Chairman were recently made proud recipients of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Pacific Northwest Award in the Transportation and Logistics category. Selected by an independent panel of judges,they were presented this honor at a gala on June 10,2011 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers. Ernst & Young LLP established this award to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation,financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. "My partner of 30 years,Tim Beaver and I are truly honored to have received this award",explained John Graham of Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. "The real credit however goes to the men and women at Global. Their hard work and dedication have not only made Global the largest diving contractor on the west coast; they have taken to heart our message of hard work,safety and satisfaction in a job done well. We work in a hostile environment which makes our occupation challenging; their focus and diligence are tested every day." The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Past award winners include Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company,Pierre Omidyar of eBay,Inc.,Maxine Clark of Build-a-Bear Workshop,Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone Inc,and last year’s national winner,Howard Lutnick,Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Capital Partners,Inc. Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. congratulates Tim Beaver and John Graham for their inclusion into this prestigious group of business leaders and recognizes their hard work over the past thirty years,elevating Global as a leading provider of marine construction and infrastructure support services in the United States,and an internationally recognized casualty responder. ### About Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. is based in Seattle,WA with additional offices in the San Francisco Bay area (Rio Vista and Richmond),Anchorage,Alaska and Houston Texas. Founded in 1979 as a diving and marine contractor,services include; Commercial Diving,Marine Construction,Casualty / Emergency Response,Upland Remediation,Marine Environmental Services,and Offshore Energy Support. Capabilities include saturation dive systems (to 1,000 feet),mixed gas / surface diving,remotely operated vehicles,marine salvage and emergency response. About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential,and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision,leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind,Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful,growing and dynamic businesses,recognizing them through regional,national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries. Sponsors of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP,the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor. In the Pacific Northwest,local sponsors include ADP,Union Bank,Seattle Business,The Big Picture Film Video & Arts,and Scherzer International. About Ernst & Young Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance,tax,transaction and advisory services. Worldwide,our 141,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people,our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential. Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited,each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited operating in the US. For more information about our organization,please visit www.ey.com.

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Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. is pleased to announce that John Graham and Tim Beaver have been selected as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Pacific Northwest finalists. They are part of a group of outstanding entrepreneurs that have been selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners,leading CEOs,private capital investors,and other regional business leaders. “These finalists create jobs in our area,encouraging community development and innovation in our broader economy,” said Tim Tasker Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Northwest Program Director. “No matter who wins,the Pacific Northwest is enriched by every one of these finalists.” This year,the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Program celebrates its 25th anniversary. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world. Awards are given to entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation,financial performance,and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. "It is a great honor for both my partner,Tim M. Beaver,and I to be nominated for this prestigious award" says John S. Graham,Chairman of Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. "We are proud of the business we have developed over the past 30 years through maintaining an exemplary safety, quality,and growth standard from day one. We owe this to the diligent men and women who work for Global and our outstanding partners / clients throughout the Pacific Northwest and around the world."

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Global’s #41 Team Seattle Car finishes 4th at Memorial Day Classic in Lime Rock

By administrator    May 31, 2011    0 comments

LIME ROCK,Conn. (May 30,2011) – James Gué and Dane Cameron scored their second-straight GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series fourth-place finish in the No. 41 Team Seattle/Global Diving & Salvage Mazda RX-8 GT in the Memorial Day Classic at Lime Rock Park on Monday where teammates Patrick Dempsey and Joe Foster ran well before a late-race retirement in the No. 40 VISIT FLORIDA/ModSpace/Construct Corps/Trina Solar Mazda RX-8 GT. Dempsey was making his first career race start of any kind at Lime Rock while Gué and Cameron were hoping to match or improve on last year’s then team-best second-place finish in the No. 41. At times in the time 2-3/4-hour sprint race on the tight 1.50-mile road course,it looked like Gué and Cameron just might pull it off. “Overall I was really happy with the day,” Gué said. “We basically got a bit behind in qualifying after we fixed a brake caliper issue and track position is everything here. It took a long time to get to the front in my stint after we qualified lower than we would have liked,but we eventually got there,it just took a little more time. Strategy wise,Dane did a great job at the end,very pleased with the weekend,it’s just a little frustrating we can’t seem to get back on the podium. We are so close,but it will come.” After starting seventh,Gué raced to as high as third 45 minutes into his opening stint and pitted in that position to hand the car over to Cameron 20 minutes later. Cameron continued in fifth but quickly moved back to third and challenged for the podium through his second and final pit stop before a slight miscue on track. “I made a mistake at the end and hurt something,which I am not real happy about,” Cameron said. “I feel like we could have been on the podium,but I got the chicane wrong,hit the curbs wrong and might have damaged something,I don’t know exactly,but I just kind of had to hang on for the last little bit of it.” Despite the podium near-miss,Cameron was still pleased with the No. 41’s result. “Obviously it is great to be in the top five again,pleased to be fourth,and one race ago we were very happy to be fourth,” Cameron said. “This time we were a little bit disappointed to be fourth and,as you might expect,we were looking for a little bit more. It was a very good day for points,and we should be quite solid,but it is such a physical race track and it is so difficult with the traffic. For us to just stay clean and not really have any contact or big incidents was kind of the name of the game. We just tried to mind our own business and stay out of trouble.” Dempsey stayed out of trouble all day long in his Lime Rock debut. A unique one-day format,Dempsey practiced in the No. 40 in a steady morning rain shower,later qualified the Mazda in 11th and didn’t put a wheel wrong when he drove more than the first full hour of the race. “It was great to finally get a chance to race at Lime Rock,” said Dempsey,who is a native of Maine. “I have been here before with Joe,but never to race,and it is tough,very physical. It really requires a lot of attention,but I just focused on consistent lap times and worked hard on learning all of the turns and unique characteristics of the track. I could feel something a little wrong with the car during the stint and it is a real shame for everybody and the guys that we couldn’t get to the finish. They have all worked so hard,these things happen,but still a good day,for both Dempsey Mazdas.” Foster took over from Dempsey and ran competitive laps before slowing with mechanical problems in the race’s final 30 minutes. “The car itself was very fast today,” Foster said. “In the end we had a bearing issue in the transmission,certainly not a preparation thing,as usual the VISIT FLORIDA/ModSpace/Construct Corps/Trina Solar Mazda was very well prepared,but we just had a rare issue inside the transmission. Patrick first noticed it and commented on it early in the race and we had a vibration that just got progressively worse and worse and worse.” Foster,Dempsey’s driving coach and racing business partner,was pleased with his debuting teammate’s performance at Lime Rock. “This is the first time Patrick ever raced at Lime Rock Park,” Foster said. “He showed up in the rain this morning,did a fantastic job,qualified well,started well,passed cars and really did a great job. Our overall objective,honestly,was to have a car we could take to Watkins Glen,based on what happened to us last year in this race,where we had a pile of parts,so we are pretty darn happy.” Lime Rock kicked off a tough,back-to-back stretch if races that has the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series schedule back on track again on Friday for the opening day of Saturday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. Dempsey and Foster will be joined by Charles Espenlaub to reunite three of the four drivers who finished a career-best third in the No. 40 in the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona. Tom Long was also part of that Rolex 24 podium effort. “We are grateful,given the unique nature of this event,to have both cars in one piece,” Foster said. “The No. 41 Team Seattle/Global Diving Mazda is now the highest Mazda in the points,so a good day for that car and team.” The No. 41 Team Seattle/Global Diving & Salvage Mazda RX-8 GT team has jumped to third in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series GT Team Championship standings with 128 points. They trail the second-place team by just five points and are only 13 markers out of first. The No. 40 Mazda RX-8 GT team is 11th in the championship race with 104 points. Next up for Dempsey Racing and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series is next Saturday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. The six-hour endurance race starts at 1 p.m. ET and can be seen in same-day coverage at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT,Saturday,June 4. Noteworthy - Patrick Dempsey arrived in Lime Rock fresh from yesterday’s Indianapolis 500 where he was part of a race-morning press conference announcing a new charity initiative with industry leading,global solar panel manufacturer Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL). The company has become a sponsor of Dempsey Racing and Trina Solar logos were displayed on the No. 40 in today’s race. Together,Trina and Dempsey Racing will establish a solar charity initiative in the near future. Trina was also an associate sponsor of the 500 pole-winning Sam Schmidt Motorsports entry of Alex Tagliani as well as the team car driven by Townsend Bell. “The 2011 season has already been a fantastic year for Dempsey Racing,and it continues to get better as we join with Trina Solar in the pursuit of excellence on and off the track,” Dempsey said. “The future of our sport and our world lies in clean,renewable energy,and we’ve been looking for partners who can help myself and the team actively promote these technologies on a worldwide scale. We are excited to be allied with Trina Solar.” - Gué and Cameron extended the No. 41 team’s top-10 finishing record to 16 straight races,dating back to last year’s Grand Prix of Miami. About Dempsey Racing A fulltime and year-round enterprise,Dempsey Racing is a professional sports car auto racing team based in the greater Atlanta area in Norcross,Georgia. Owned by actor/driver Patrick Dempsey,the team races in support of the Team Seattle Guild to benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital Heart Center and the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in Dempsey’s hometown of Lewiston,Maine. Dempsey Racing Partners Dempsey Racing is an official Mazda Racing Team and has competed exclusively in Mazda RX-8 GTs since 2007. Additional team partners include Global Diving & Salvage,Inc,the largest diving contractor on the West Coast,VISIT FLORIDA,the official tourism marketing corporation for the State of Florida,ModSpace,a North American leader in temporary and permanent modular buildings and portable storage,Construct Corps,a leading provider of temporary skilled workers for the construction industry,and Specialized Bicycle Components,a manufacturer and worldwide supplier of technically advanced bicycles and related components.

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Please stop by our booth,#655,at the IOSC (International Oil Spill Confrence 2011 in Portland OR. "The International Oil Spill Conference contributes to and enables a culture of preparedness within the oil spill response community,the broader field of incident management,and society as a whole. It provides a forum for professionals from the international community,the private sector,government,and non-governmental organizations to highlight and discuss innovations and best practices across the spectrum of prevention,preparedness,response and restoration."

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Please come to Seattle Maritime Festival 2011,sponsored by the Seattle Propellar Club,enjoy many events,Career Day,Chowder Cook Off,Survival Suit Races and the world's largest tugboat race along Seattle Waterfront. Please visit the Seattle Propeller Club website for more information or view a video of the tugboat parade.

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Global Diving and Salvage,Inc. announces the hiring of Mike Cargol as general manager for its Gulf of Mexico region,based in Houston,TX. In this position,Mr. Cargol will be responsible for the day-to-day operations as well as the development of business opportunities. “The recent opening of our Houston facility staffed with experienced personnel shows that Global is committed to our clients in this region.” states Bruce Humberstone,Global’s Regional Manager. “Cargol’s operations,marketing,and business management background,complimented by his knowledge of the GoM market,will help Global meet our objectives for service,quality,and growth” Humberstone added. Cargol joins the company with a diverse resume from the oilfield and offshore sectors. His experience in all facets of the service market makes him the ideal choice to lead Global’s Gulf Coast growth initiatives. Cargol was previously employed by Houston based Wild Well Control,Inc.

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Please come by and visit us at booth #81 to meet our staff.

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#41 of Team Seattle / JG Sport / Dempsey Racing raised over $250,000 for Seattle Children's Hospital at Daytona over the weekend. They ran hard for 24 hours logging over 2,500 miles and finishing in 10th place,gaining valuable points for the upcoming Rolex GRAND-AM Series. Thank you to all of you who supported the effort,the races will continue throughout the year,please come back for information on the next race and how you can continue to support the efforts at Children's! For more information on the race and results please visit Team Seattle

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The Team Seattle Guild at Seattle Children’s Hospital The Team Seattle Guild was founded in 1997 by professional race car driver Don Kitch and his wife,Donna,to prepare to race in the 1997 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona endurance Race. The Kitch’s invited other race car drivers and racing enthusiasts,and launched a pledge campaign for each lap the team completed in the 24-hour race. The first race resulted in $80,000 for Children’s. The team's continued participation in the annual race has been one of the top fundraising events for Children’s Hospital. Over its 15-year history,Team Seattle has placed first and second twice and raised over $3.5 million dollars for Children’s Heart Center. In 2009 Team Seattle was invited to the 24 hours at Le Mans. The team finished in a respectable 9th place. JG Sport was formed shortly after which allowed the Team Seattle to participate in the entire 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Series of races. The Team had several podium finishes through the inaugural season with the highlight coming in Watkins Glen where drivers Lee Keen and James Gue’ brought the Team their first victory. The 2011 season offers greater promise with new driver Dane Cameron. The season gets kicked off in January,at their 14th running at the 24 Hours of Daytona. No. 41 Team Seattle/Dempsey Racing Mazda Team Raises Record $540,000 For Seattle Children's Hospital

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Visit the Global Team at Underwater Intervention 2011

By administrator    January 21, 2011    0 comments

Stop by booth 711,learn the new and exciting things Global Diving & Salvage has going for 2011,meet the staff of our newest Regional Office in Houston and get your picture taken with our newest piece of equipment,keeping with the traditions of commercial diving,a custom motorcycle. Look forward to seeing you in New Orleans! www.underwaterintervention.com

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Global’s New Houston Office Hosts Open House

By administrator    January 13, 2011    0 comments

We proudly invite you to share refreshments with our executive board and senior management team,tour our 2.78 acre facility,and view our current regional assets on Wednesday,Jan 19,2011. Lunch will be served approx. 11:30 am and Texas Style BBQ will be served starting 4:30 pm. President of Global,Devon Grennan stated it best,“The opening of this new office will allow us to offer our core service lines to this dynamic market,namely casualty response management and operations,marine construction support services,and marine environmental operations.”

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Global Diving & Salvage,Inc. has announced the opening of a new facility in northeast Houston,TX. The property has 2000 sq. ft. of office space and another 20,000 sq. ft. of warehouse capacity on 2.5 acres. This new regional office will allow Global Diving & Salvage,Inc to support their existing and future Offshore Energy Clients in the Gulf of Mexico. “The new facility provides us the ability to maintain personnel and equipment in the local area”,said Bruce Humberstone ,Manager of Global Diving & Salvage’s Gulf of Mexico Region,“This allows us to better serve our existing customers as well enable us to respond more timely to emergent opportunities”. Devon Grennan,President of Global Diving & Salvage,added that “the opening of this new office,not only increases our capabilities to service our existing clients,but will also allow us to offer our other core service lines: casualty response management and operations,marine construction support services,and marine environmental operations to this dynamic market. This further cements our commitment to Region.”

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Please come visit Global's booth at the 31st Annual RDC Conference. This year's conference will be hosted at the Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center. Topics Include: - Improving Alaska's Investment Climate - Progressing a Sustainable Oil & Gas Business in AK - Eni Petroleum and Nikaitchuq Project Update - Arctic Exploration - An Outlook for Global Energy and North American Gas - Alaska Oil & Gas Industry: Challenges to a Sustainable Future - National Oceans Policy

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Renee Gowdy has joined Global's team as Lead Estimator for the Marine Construction Division. In this position,she will be responsible for developing estimates and proposal production for Federal,State,Local and civil customers as well as other key markets. Renee joins the department with an extensive educational and professional background in the estimating and pre-construction development process. "Renee’s addition to the Marine Construction Division not only strengthens our abilities to estimate work within the division,but will also allow us to expand business development and customer services in this dynamic market" says Mike Langen,Manager of the Marine Construction Division.

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Join Global at AAHP (Association of Alaska Harbormasters and Port Administrators)

By administrator    October 22, 2010    0 comments

The Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators annual conference is from October 25-29,2010 in Wrangell,Alaska. Check out the AAHPA website at www.alaskacleanharbors.org for more information.

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The largest oil spill training event & exhibition in North America. Please stop by our booth,#211,to say hello and see the latest in oil spill response and clean up technologies. Please visit www.cleangulf.org for additional information.

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Global's Alaska region has expanded their operations with the addition of a new office building and warehouse. Please come by and visit our new facility! The original office and warehouse at 5400 Eielson will remain as warehouse and storage. Office: 5304 Eielson St Anchorage,AK 99518 (907) 563-9060 Warehouse: 5300 Eielson St Anchorage,AK 99518 (907) 563-9060

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Congratulations to Fishing Vessel Owners Marine Ways,Inc. for winning Global's 4th Annual Golf Tournament and to all of those that contributed to this year’s event benefiting Seattle Children's Hospital. This year’s tournament raised $50,000 for Team Seattle and their goal to fully fund a Hybrid Surgery Unit for the Cardiac Center.

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Global Diving & Salvage was proud to participate in this years Maritime Festival. This years participation included the first entry of Global in the Survival Suit Races as well as our yearly participation in the races with the M/V Prudhoe Bay.

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Global Diving’s expertise is not limited only to supporting the offshore market in the Gulf of Mexico. While offshore containment and cleanup efforts continue Global has trained personnel and equipment poised and ready to assist in the next phase of the Deepwater Horizon spill response.

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Global Hosts Open House at New Richmond, CA Office

By administrator    April 26, 2010    0 comments

Global's new Richmond,CA office will be hosting an open house with refreshments for people to see the facility and meet with employees.

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Global Diving & Salvage,Inc is pleased to anounce the opening an office in Richmond,CA. This new location will increase our presence and expand our services into the San Francisco Bay Area. The new Richmond office will be working hand in hand with our Rio Vista office to ensure that our standards of excellence in performance,safety,and customer service are delivered above expectations to existing and new clientele. The office will be headed by Kyle Watson. Kyle Watson,CMA Class of ’99,has been with Global,in the Seattle office for seven years. He currently holds a USCG 3rd Mate’s unlimited license,40hr HAZWOPER certificate,and ICS 400 level certification. Kyle’s experience includes serving as an Officer in the USCG Reserve as well as working on and supervising a wide variety of preventative environmental services including; oil spill and casualty response,vessel salvage,derelict vessel removal,demolition,marine fendering,and other marine services.

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Congratulations to Team Seattle on their 3rd place finish at Grand Prix Miami on March 6th: http://www.teamseattle.com/2010/03/round-two-%E2%80%93-miami-homestead/ Please help support Seattle Children's Hospital through Team Seattle at 24 Hours Daytona. Click here to visit www.teamseattle.com.

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Global will be attending the 12th Annual Maritime Career Day

By administrator    February 25, 2010    0 comments

Career Day provides a unique opportunity to take a glimpse into the working world of trade,transportation,fisheries,government and career training. Representatives of these sectors will be present to offer information and insight into the growing and varied maritime job market,one of the largest and often least understood employment sectors in Washington State.

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Please help support Seattle Children's Hospital through Team Seattle at 24 Hours Daytona. Click here to visit www.teamseattle.com. March 5/6 - Grand Prix Miami,3rd Place

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Thank you for stopping by our booth at the Meet Alaska show in Anchorage on January 22.

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Thank you to everyone who came to visit us at the Underwater Intervention Conference in New Orleans,LA. We enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you next time.

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Global attended the Clean Gulf Conference in New Orleans from Nov 17-19. We thank everyone who came by and visited our booth.

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