Resolve Marine posts strong 2023 on U.S. West Coast

(DUTCH HARBOR, Alaska) — Resolve Marine, a global leader in ship and vessel salvage and rescue, emergency response and specialized marine services, has announced that business across its U.S. West Coast region ended 2023 on a high note, demonstrating substantial growth.

The region offers aviation services out of Anchorage, Alaska; shipyard, dry dock and marine services in Dutch Harbor, Alaska; and marine response and support services in Tacoma, Wash. In 2023, a 10,000-square-foot facility opened in Tacoma, expanding business across ship husbandry, marine construction, emergency firefighting and environmental response.

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From Dutch Harbor, dry docks, environmental remediation and machining, welding and painting jobs dominated business. The company’s Pilatus PC-12 turboprop, capable of transporting nine passengers or payloads up to 2,100 pounds, logged 603 hours of flying time serving commercial fishing fleets, crew transfers, remote lodge and business owners, and Alaskan villages.

Dutch Harbor highlights

• Twenty dry docks were completed, up 17 percent from 2022.
• Marine construction and general shipyard services increased 32 percent. Dry-dock repairs, machining (including in-house fabrication) salvage diving and military port service projects led to more than 330 jobs performed during the year.
• Environmental remediation work removed over 100,000 gallons of sewage and oily waste from the Aleutian Islands and surrounding areas. The company houses environmental response equipment in seven OPA 90 response depots in Alaska.
• One vessel removal operation and four emergency tows were conducted.

Pacific Northwest highlights

• In March, Resolve Marine’s salvage and marine firefighting strike team was first on the scene to respond to a fire on a fish processing vessel docked in Tacoma, Wash. The Resolve Marine team coordinated with the Tacoma Fire Department to cool the exterior hull and dewater the vessel ensuring it was stable. Six days later the fire was declared extinguished. Additional work performed included a dive inspection of the hull and removal of the remaining fuel on board.
• New work at the facility included ship husbandry projects, vessel salvage and underwater inspections jobs.

“Establishing the Pacific Northwest facility was essential to expanding business development opportunities,” said A.W. McAfee, U.S. West Coast region general manager. “The regional team of full-time and on-call contractors means we can respond to any marine emergency with skilled personnel and deploy specialized assets and equipment. Clients in the region continue to applaud our professionalism, commitment to safety and affordable, quality work.”

For more information about Resolve Marine’s Dutch Harbor facility, click here. For more information about our Pacific Northwest services and capabilities, click here.

– Resolve Marine

By Professional Mariner Staff