Photos: Cut Up Maersk Honam Heads to South Korea for Rebuild

The sound stern section of the fire-stricken Maersk Honam has been loaded onto a heavy lift ship in Dubai for its transport to South Korea where it will be rebuilt, Maersk said in an update Friday.  The section of Maersk Honam was successfully loaded aboard the heavy-lift vessel Xin Guan Hua on open waters outside Dubai (UAE) on Saturday, February 2nd. The vessels … [Read more...]

Killed by a Filing Cabinet

By Michael Carr - He braced himself against the ship’s starboard side and stared inward through the chartroom’s one porthole. He inhaled and exhaled, listening to his exhaust bubbles heading toward the surface 50 feet away. This was the only sound, his rhythmic inhaling and exhaling. He was transfixed. Inside the chartroom was the body of a drowned Coastie, floating eerily … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Salvage Team Completes Oil Removal from Former German Cruiser Prinz Eugen

A U.S. Navy-led salvage team has successfully removed 229,000 gallons of oil from the sunken World War II vessel ex-Prinz Eugen located in the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The project, led by the Navy's Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), which is part of the Naval Sea Systems Command, and sponsored by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command /Army … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Commences Oil Removal from Capsized German Cruiser ‘Prinz Eugen’ in Marshall Islands

The U.S. Navy, in partnership with the Army and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, have started the recovery of oil from the overturned World War II German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen in the Kwajalein Atoll. These recovery efforts will ensure mission capability of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command’s Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile … [Read more...]

Resolve Raises Sunken Derrick Barge DB1 from Gulf of Mexico, Setting New Salvage Lift Record in Americas

After several months of planning, engineering, and on-site preparations, Resolve Marine has successfully raised the sunken derrick barge DB1 from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The lift marked the heaviest salvage lift ever accomplished in the Americas. From the outset, a one-piece lift of the DB1 represented the most environmentally-friendly method for removal compared with … [Read more...]