Fort Lauderdale, FL, February 15, 2011 – On February 2nd, 2011, a team of emergency responders from RESOLVE MARINE GROUP and PACIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL CORPORATION (dba PENCO)/AMERICAN MARINE CORPORATION, demonstrated their marine fire fighting capabilities in Honolulu Harbor. The highly trained crew of locally and internationally recognized professionals conducted an equipment deployment exercise, utilizing pumps and fire fighting monitors stored at the PENCO/AMERICAN MARINE facilities on pier 13, and operated from the deck of the M/V AMERICAN ISLANDER. The exercise was part of a vetting process, whereby the U.S. Coast Guard in Washington DC and in Honolulu approved RESOLVE and PENCO/AMERICAN MARINE as the only providers of OPA90 Salvage and Marine Fire Fighting services (SMFF) in the 14th Coast Guard District.
RESOLVE MARINE GROUP and PENCO/AMERICAN MARINE have previously teamed to successfully deliver timely response and “in-water” repairs to marine casualties in Hawaii, including the foundering M/V TONG CHENG and the grounded M/V VOGETRADER. Together, RESOLVE MARINE GROUP and PENCO/AMERICAN MARINE meet or exceed the criteria for SMFF providers enumerated in the new regulations, and continue to be proactive in meeting maritime industry needs in the Pacific.
RESOLVE Marine Group comprises RESOLVE Salvage & Fire, RESOLVE Marine Services and RESOLVE Maritime Academy. An innovative leader in marine salvage, fire & hazard response, and maritime training, RESOLVE Marine Group maintains operations bases in the USA, the UK and Singapore. RESOLVE Maritime Academy in Port Everglades, Florida, is accredited by the USCG, the Norwegian Maritime Directorate, Det Norske Veritas, and the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency. To learn more, visit www.resolvemarine.com.
PENCO is an OSRO in the 14th Coast Guard District, Honolulu, and is a well known marine, hazmat and emergency response contractor in the Hawaiian Islands and spanning the Pacific, south to American Samoa and north to Alaska. PENCO/AMERICAN MARINE works closely with Hawaii’s CLEAN ISLANDS COUNCIL and other local resource providers to meet or exceed requirements for trained response crews in Hawaii.