Marine Casualty Response

Saving Vessels, Cargo, and Habitat

Global has come to be known in the industry for our ability to adapt quickly and resolve a variety of unique and complex problems. We have decades of experience managing critical and technical projects in and around the water. We maintain specialized equipment and are able to handle a wide range of projects, as well as assembling teams, equipment and emergency response vessels as needed.

24-hour emergency response line: (+1) 800-441-3483

Emergency Response

24-hour emergency response line: (+1) 800-441-3483

Global is prepared to mobilize quickly, providing support in all aspects of emergency response. We have decades of experience in managing every aspect of response operations, while also ensuring efficiency and safety throughout complex projects. Our seasoned responders are prepared to aid distressed vessels with refloating, firefighting, fuel and cargo lightering, dewatering, emergency towing, spill containment and other specialized tasks. Global offers ICS (Incident Command System) integration and scalable solutions for any emergency response situation.


Global has extensive experience with wreck recovery and the removal of derelict vessels – managing all aspects of salvage operations and ensuring efficiency and safety throughout complex and challenging projects. We’re equipped to handle a wide range of projects including:deep-water vessel and cargo recovery, wreck and debris removal, heavy-lift operations, dead-ship towing and open-ocean scuttling. Our skilled project management team includes an on-staff naval architect; we can provide salvage engineering and scalable response assistance for any marine casualty.

Our specialized equipment includes: deck barges, ROVs, sonar survey tools, vessel-lifting and recovery equipment, roller bags, remote cargo-sampling tools, high capacity pumps, lift bags and more.

Derelict Commercial Vessel Removal


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

Kyle Watson

Salvage Officer


Bas Coppes

Director of Salvage & Wreck Removal


Kerry Walsh

Project Manager


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