Blake Marine Group’s dive teams consist of the most skilled and experienced salvage divers in the industry. They are the backbone of our Salvage and Wreck Removal operations – they excel in demanding conditions including zero or near zero visibility.
BMG dive teams conduct Salvage / Wreck Removal operations via:
- Surface Supplied Air
- Saturation Diving at extreme depths
BMG divers can effectively make clean cuts in zero-visibility and high current environments. BMG dive teams specialize in sub-sea cut up wreck removal and demolition.
BMG dive safety plans include strict protocols to protect divers from possible underwater explosions due to cutting gas build up.
Heavy Lift Rigging
BMG divers are capable of directing multiple cranes to set rigging for heavy lifts while operating in zero or near zero visibility conditions and contending with harsh environments. BMG dive supervisors coordinate with divers, topside personnel, and crane operators to safely achieve rigging objectives.
BMG salvage divers are familiar with basic naval architecture and can effectively survey hull damage and casualty disposition. From these surveys, salvage plans and damage reports are developed.
Penetration and Tunneling
BMG salvage divers regularly cut access holes and penetrate sunken casualties to perform air-lifting, underwater burning, and welding. BMG divers are also experienced in “tunneling” underneath casualties using high-pressure water jetting in order to properly place rigging. BMG dive supervisors and salvage masters closely monitor and coordinate the above operations to ensure diver safety.
BMG salvage divers are also capable of the following:
- underwater welding
- search and recovery
- patch installment
- fuel lightering
- hot tapping