(Cairns, Australia, May 25, 2012) – Responding to changing market conditions and increased commercial vessel traffic in and around the Great Barrier reef, TITAN Salvage has enhanced its marine salvage, wreck removal and emergency response capabilities in the Oceanic region with the establishment of an equipment depot in Cairns, Australia, and the introduction to the region of response equipment specialized for the completion of heavy salvage and wreck removal jobs for large scale casualties.
The 20,000 square foot complex houses a long list of emergency response equipment including generators and pumps for dewatering, hydraulic power packs and pumps for fuel removal, diving equipment, floating line for maneuvering around the reefs, satellite communications equipment and TITAN hydraulic chain pullers, each with a 300 tonne pulling capacity.
The facility, located at 15 Knight Street, Portsmith, Cairns, is manned by Operations Manager Eric Shelley and is reachable by calling +61-7-40354987. In addition to being a former commercial diver, Shelley brings years of experience with logistics, client relations and knowledge of specialized salvage equipment.
“We feel Eric’s well-rounded background will work well in Australia. I know Eric looks forward to working with the other marine businesses in the area,” said TITAN Managing Director Rich Habib.
Over the last two years, TITAN has worked in northeast Australia alongside partner Ian Perrott of Perrott Salvage.
“Ian is an old hand on the Australian salvage scene and TITAN is proud to be associated with him,” Habib stated. “Together Perrott Salvage and TITAN Salvage Australia with its new facility will provide even greater salvage response capabilities for around the Great Barrier Reef and in Australia in general.”
TITAN is a proud member of the Marine Response Alliance (MRA), an association of emergency responders organized to provide ship owners trading in the U.S. with a full range of emergency services, including emergency towing, lightering and firefighting. TITAN is also a member of the American Salvage Association (ASA) and the International Salvage Union (ISU), with TITAN principals having served, or currently serving, as executive members and office holders.