Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. Welcomes New Addition To the Marine Casualty Response Service Line


Seattle— 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 Diving & Salvage, Inc. is based in Seattle, WA with additional offices in the San Francisco Bay Area; Houston, Texas; and Anchorage, Alaska. Founded in 1979 as a diving and marine services company it currently specializes in deep diving to 1,000 feet. Core service lines include; marine construction, casualty response, and offshore support service activities. Diving capabilities include saturation dive systems, mixed gas surface diving, remotely operated vehicles, 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, perform salvage projects internationally, and support the offshore oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico and Cook Inlet. For more information please visit:

By Professional Mariner Staff