Devine Marine Group has built a reputation of excellence in the area of marine salvage, with a comprehensive list of successful salvage operations to date.
These numerous and varied projects, often in remote and hostile locations, required the transportation of equipment, labour and supplies to areas considered inaccessible.
Our ability to complete projects on time and within budget, exposed to difficult terrain and conditions, makes our expertise and experience invaluable.
We have experienced naval architects and environmental engineers who work with our team on specialised sensitive salvage projects. Below are several examples of our best work:
LC1 Barge - Coffs Harbour
Wrecked during rough seas the LC1 barge was run aground at Coffs Harbour. Up to 25 Government Departments were involved
There could be no impact on the waterways and foreshore followed by a complete remediation of the entire surrounding operational area.
Devine Marine Group satisfied all government guidelines and regulations successfully removing all traces of the wreck and then renewed the foreshore area.
New Endeavor - Adelaide
Awarded the salvage contract by Transport South Australia, Devine Marine Group completed a difficult underwater salvage and removal of the ‘New
Endeavour’ using specialised equipment. The wreck was completely broken up and disposed of without incident to the satisfaction of all Government
Departments including the EPA, Harbour Authorities and Workcover. In The News
Zhou-Gan-Tou - Scotts Head
After the infamous ‘Zhou-Gan-Tou’ grounded at ‘Scotts Head’ with illegal immigrants onboard.
The Federal Government called upon Devine Marine Group to cut up and remove all traces of the ship.
Sending a message to other would be human traffickers that ‘this is what we will do to your vessels’.
Excalibur - Lost 300 Nautical miles at sea
The racing yacht Excalibur was lost in 2002, resulting in the death of four crewmembers.
Sydney Water Police hired Devine Marine Group to recover the vessel and return it to Sydney Harbour without any further damage being sustained, to ensure that forensic inspections would not be interfered with.
After several days of tracking, Devine Marine Group eventually located the vessel approximately 300 nautical miles East of Jervis Bay.
The vessel was virtually sailing upside down with all sails set. Operating under strict legal requirements, our divers swam over 20 meters to the vessel in order to search for missing persons who may have been on board, and to attach a tow line to the yacht.
We secured two air lift bags to the hull that gave sufficient rise to the vessel for it to be pumped out, and towed it to Sydney Harbour to be handed over to the authorities.