Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. Responds to Tsunami Destruction in Crescent City

Richmond, CA—On Monday, March 14, 2011, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. was engaged by the US Coast Guard to respond to the destruction inflicted to Crescent City, CA by the 8 foot tsunami tidal surges generated by the 8.9 magnitude earthquake near Japan. The after effects of the tsunami impacted the several areas along the west coast of the United States causing significant damage to marine facilities and vessels unable to escape the onslaught. 
Global has been tasked to assist with the removal of fuel, lubricants, and other pollution threats from several of the stricken vessels that were sunk or severely damaged during the event. In response Global has mobilized diving and pollution mitigation equipment from their two California offices. Should conditions warrant Global has the ability to cascade additional resources and personnel from several other company locations
“While this is a significant loss, Global is bringing its variety of assets and people to the project to limit the environmental impactâ€, says Kyle Watson, Operations Manager, Richmond, CA. “Once we remove the threat of pollution, we will work with the agencies to assess each vessel in order to assist with planning the next steps to takeâ€. 
Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. is based in Seattle, WA with offices in the San Francisco Bay area (Richmond, Rio Vista), Houston, Texas, and Anchorage, Alaska. Founded in 1979 as a diving and marine services company, Global currently specializes in deep diving capabilities up to 1,000 feet, casualty response, and marine construction activities. Capabilities include saturation dive systems, mixed gas surface diving, remotely operated vehicles, marine salvage, and emergency response
Global also offers a variety of environmental services as well as engineering support for projects requiring technical underwater procedures and tooling. Global is currently involved with marine construction projects throughout the United States and is performing salvage projects in the Gulf of Mexico and worldwide. For more information visit
By Professional Mariner Staff