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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Global Diving Salvage Inc News

David DeVilbiss (Photo: Glosten)

DeVilbiss Joins Glosten

Glosten announced the hiring of David DeVilbiss, who will join Glosten’s Marine Construction group as a Senior Marine Consultant.Formerly Vice President of Marine Casualty & Emergency Response at Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., DeVilbiss oversaw all marine casualty and emergency response operations throughout all operating regions. He brings over 25 years of marine industry experience ranging from vessels, marine infrastructure, and the oil and gas industry.DeVilbiss attended Le Tourneau University (Mechanical Engineering)…

Mike Brown (Photo: Global Diving & Salvage)

Global Diving & Salvage Hires VP in Houston

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. has hired Mike Brown as Vice President of Energy Services, working from the company’s Houston office. In his new position Brown, will focus his efforts to increase Global's position in the domestic and international energy market and will be directly responsible for developing business opportunities and providing oversight on operations for these clients as well as oversee Global’s saturation and deep diving operations throughout the company. Brown brings with him more than 38 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas industry.

Immediate Past-President Paul Hankins congratulates new ASA President Todd Schauer (Photo: ASA)

American Salvage Association Names New Officers

The American Salvage Association (ASA) has elected a new slate of officers at its fall meeting on September 21 in Stamford, Conn. Todd Schauer, Resolve Marine Group was elected President, succeeding Paul Hankins, Donjon Marine Co., Inc., who served as President from 2013-2015. Jim Elliott, T&T Marine Salvage, Inc., was elected Vice President, and David DeVilbiss, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., was named Secretary/Treasurer. In addition, James Calhoun (T&T Salvage, Inc.), Samina Mahmood (Ardent)…

Global Diving & Salvage Opens California Office

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. announced the expansion of its California regional operations with the addition of a new office in Southern California. Located in Signal Hill near Long Beach, the new office supports Global’s core service lines: marine construction, casualty response and offshore support. Broadhurst continued, “As the largest diving company on the west coast, Global’s continued expansion of regional capacities will provide customers with the quality of service known as ‘The Global Way’.

Global Diving & Salvage Launches Training Initiative

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. announced the addition of a new service line, Global Technical Services (GTS), to broaden the array of services o¬ffered to its current and future clientele as well as support internal professional development, the company said in its April newsletter. This service line will provide training for Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Technicians, Quality Assurance (QA) and Control Oversight and NDT Field Inspection Work. GTS classes will cover Ultrasonics…

Jennifer Jensen

Jensen Joins Global Diving & Salvage

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. announces the hiring of Jennifer Jensen as the Vice President of the newly formed quality assurance group. Based in Global’s corporate headquarters in Seattle, Wash., she will direct the efforts of the company’s human resources, health, safety and environmental, claims and compliance and professional development groups. Jensen has held management positions in the airlines, higher education and retail industries. Prior to Global, Jennifer was a director in human resources overseeing talent, leadership development, organizational development and employee relations.

John Propeck: Photo credit Global Diving & Salvage

Propeck Joins Global Diving In Gulf Of Mexico

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. say they have hired John Propeck as General Manager for their Gulf Coast regional office, located in Houston, TX. The company adds that Propeck brings with him over forty-five years of multi-faceted experience in the commercial diving and maritime industry. He began his career as a commercial diver, logging over 1,000 days in saturation. He has over twenty years of program and project management experience, including business development, marketing, sales, purchasing and procurement management.

Devon Grennan

Grennan to Head Global Diving & Salvage

After more than 30 years as founders and owners of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., Tim Beaver and John Graham continue to remain excited about the future of the company. This month, they announced the newest chapter in Global’s history; Devon Grennan, President for the past four years, will now also take on the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Beaver and Mr. Graham will maintain ownership and continue to serve on the Board of Directors, but will step down from direct operational involvement.

Anita Mcgillie

McGillie Joins Global Diving & Salvage

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. announced the hiring of Anita McGillie to lead the Human Resources Group as the Human Resources Manager. Based in Global’s corporate headquarters in Seattle, Wash., she will direct Global Diving’s Human Resources Group in the development of HR policies and compliance, ongoing companywide recruitment efforts, spearhead the EEO and Diversity programs as well as administer Global’s employee benefit programs. Ms. McGillie joins Global Diving from the media and commercial printing business…

Paul Hankins: Photo credit ASA

ASA Names New 2013-2015 Officers

Paul Hankins, Vice President for Salvage Operations at Donjon Marine Co., Inc., was elected President, succeeding Tim Beaver, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., who served as President from 2011-2013. Jim Elliott, T&T Marine Salvage, Inc., was named Secretary/Treasurer. Paul Hankins has over 30 years’ experience in the marine industry after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981 with a Bachelors of Science in Naval Architecture and from George Washington University in 1991 with a Master’s degree in Environmental Management.

Jose Vindeola, Gulf Coast Region Business Development / Technical Support

Vindeola Joins Global Diving & Salvage, Inc.

New Addition to the Gulf Coast Region. Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. announces the hiring of Jose’ Vindeola, joining the Gulf Coast Region in the Business Development / Technical Support position. Mr. Vindeola will be essential in providing Global’s current client base with high quality solutions and also stewarding expansion both nationally and abroad. Ryan Smith, Gulf Coast Region General Manager, states “Jose’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made him a key addition to the Global family.

Stephanie Guerzon

Guerzon Joins Global Diving & Salvage

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. hired Stephanie Guerzon as the Senior Safety Specialist, based out of the corporate headquarters in Seattle. As part of the Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Compliance Group, Mrs. Guerzon will assist project managers with safety planning for projects company-wide, manage, develop, and maintain training schedules to ensure consistency with internal and external regulations and policies. “Stephanie’s education and experience in environmental…

ASA Names Committee Leaders

The American Salvage Association (ASA) has named the following as leaders of its Standing Committees for 2009-2010:   Jack Ringelberg, JMS Naval Architects and Salvage Engineers, Chairman, ASA Associate Membership Committee   Paul Smith, The Glosten Associates, Vice Chairman, ASA Associate Membership Committee   Matt Miller, The Glosten Associates, Chairman, ASA Membership Committee   Devon Grennan, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., Chairman, ASA Safety Committee   Tim Williamson, Donjon-SMIT, Chairman, ASA Security Committee Chairman              Todd Schauer, Resolve Marine Group,

Crumpton Global Diving & Salvage ROV Ops Manager

Seattle-based Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. has appointed Eric Crumpton as Operations Manager for its fleet of underwater vehicles. Crumpton, who will be based out of Global’s Seattle office, brings over 30 years of ROV operations and manufacturing experience to the job. Prior to joining Global, Crumpton worked for Deep Sea Systems, Oceaneering, Honeywell, Hydro Products and Alliant Techsystems. Crumpton will be responsible for the supervision and management of Global Diving’s ROV operations and related services for all groups within the GD&S family as well as the greater marketplace.

Global Diving & Salvage New Office in Calif.

Seattle based - Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. is expanding their operations in the San Francisco Bay Area by opening an office in Richmond, Calif., to augment their existing Rio Vista office. The Richmond office will expand Global’s existing diving services and offer additional  environmental and waterfront services which include ship husbandry, preventative booming, and fendering operations. The new location will  shorten the response time  for  diving, ROV, and salvage services by having personnel and equipment located in the Bay Area.

Wrecks of the World II: Evaluating and Addressing Potential Underwater Threats

Delegates and speakers from around the globe will converge on the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) in the Washington, DC area Linthicum Heights, MD) US to participate in the second Wrecks of the World conference being held June 6-7, 2011. This is a unique opportunity to meet with global experts to explore potentially polluting wrecks and recent incidents around the world. These wrecks have caused government agencies and responsible parties to look…

Tim Beaver, CEO of Global Diving & Salvage, and ASA President

ASA Announces New Leadership for 2011-2013

Tim Beaver, Chief Executive Officer of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., has been elected President of the American Salvage Association at its recent meeting in Arlington, VA, October 5, 2011. Beaver succeeds Mauricio Garrido, who served as President from 2009-2011. Paul Hankins, Donjon-SMIT, LLC, has been elected Vice President. Todd Schauer, Resolve Marine Group, has been named Secretary/Treasurer.“This new leadership team will serve to energize the ASA’s approach to the diverse fronts tackled by the ASA,” said Beaver.

ROV Sent to Determine Oil at 900 Feet

ROV will be used in an attempt to determine if oil is present on sunken WWII tanker. Global Diving and Salvage Inc. has been contracted by the United States Coast Guard to determine if oil is present aboard the sunken ship S.S. Montebello, which sits 900 feet below the ocean surface approximately 6.5 miles off the coast of Cambria, California. The S.S. Montebello sank after a Japanese submarine torpedoed the large oil tanker on December 23, 1941. The vessel broke apart landing upright with her bow separated from the majority of the wreckage.

Alaska Region General Manager Deirdre Daily

Global Diving & Salvage Welcomes New AK GM

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. Welcomes New Alaska Region General Manager Deirdre Daily. Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. is proud to announce the advancement of Deirdre Daily to General Manager of the Alaska Region. Throughout her time with Global as the Alaska Region Office Manager she has been involved in all aspects of the daily operations including assisting with estimating and project management. She has built strong relationships with clients, participating in industry associations and exhibiting at various tradeshows, and has fostered overall business development in the region.

No Oil Found on Sunken WW II Wreck

Physical sampling determined that no oil remains after 70 years. After 11 days of survey and sampling, using both the latest in technology and physical sampling it was determined that no oil remains on the SS Montebello. The on-scene assessment of the sunken World War II tanker S.S. Montebello is nearly complete off the coast of Cambria, CA. The unified command, led by the Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Game's Office of Spill Prevention and Response, has determined that there is no substantial oil threat from the Montebello to the surrounding waters and shorelines. The S.S.

Owner's Cargo Returned After Rolling Off Barge

Two Heavy Lift Derrick Barges used to raise 485 ton reactor off Cherry Point, WA. A 485 ton, 140 foot long stainless steel reactor vessel rolled off a barge into approximately 60 feet of water off Cherry Point, WA. The reactor was filled with nitrogen to prevent corrosion during transportation, one end rested on the sea floor, with the other end, just breaking the surface. Immediately after the incident, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. provided an inspection class ROV to inspect the reactor for damage and asses its orientation on bottom.

From left to right: John Allen, SCAA Executive Director; Mike Gallagher, Harry Bedrossian, Devon Grennan and Andrew Altendorf, SCAA President (Photo: SCAA).

Spill Control Association Names New Directors

The Spill Control Association of America (SCAA), a professional association representing oil spill removal organizations (OSRO), spill managers, qualified individuals, consultants, equipment and material manufacturers, distributors, insurers, and educational and governmental organizations, announced the appointment of three new SCAA Directors and the renewal of a fourth Director for another two-year term. The appointments were announced at the Annual Meeting on March 8 in Alexandria, Va.

Divers, working in a man basket, were lowered into 7 foot diameter casing to the various depths of work, from 120 feet to 170 feet.

Global Diving Assists Shore-Based Salvage Ops

Divers Assist in Successful Extraction of 170 foot Oscillator Casing. During the planning of the upcoming underground excavation extending San Francisco’s BART subway system and the proposed addition of a station for the future high speed rail network, city engineers worried about the possibility of destabilizing the foundation of one of the city’s tallest mixed-use high rise’s. Becho, Inc. was contracted to construct a buttress shoring wall detailing 207 secanted shafts  of connecting underground pilings (207 - 7 foot diameter by 250 foot deep)  using Oscillator Technology…

Global Diving & Salvage Appoints New Ops Manager

On  May 11th 2012, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. announced the promotion of Ben Daily to Dive Operations Manager - Alaska Region. Mr. Daily, with more than 10 years in the commercial diving industry, has been with Global since 2004. During his tenure, he has been involved in all facets of the commercial diving industry in Alaska, spending the majority of his time working in the Cook Inlet as well as throughout the state. Mr. Daily’s emphasis over the past few years has increasingly been in project management and supervision. In this new role, Mr.

F/V Deep Sea Refloated

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. successfully rigged and refloated the sunken 140-foot fishing vessel. The abandoned and derelict fishing vessel Deep Sea, while at anchor in Penn Cove, WA, caught fire and sank in 60 feet of water. The U.S. Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) responded and deployed boom to contain the leaking fuel oil in an effort to protect the world renowned mussel and clam fishery in the cove. Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. was contracted by the DOE to raise the 140-foot wreck and mitigate the pollution hazard from the cove.

Ryan Smith

Global Diving & Salvage Welcomes Ryan Smith

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. Welcomes Ryan Smith as new Gulf Coast Region General Manager. Global Diving and Salvage, Inc., based in Seattle, WA, announces the hiring of Ryan Smith as general manager for its Gulf Coast Regional office, based in Houston, TX. In this position, Mr. Smith will be responsible for the day-to-day operations as well as the development of business opportunities. “Smith understands our unique diving personality and company philosophy, and is someone who will be a good leader and manager for our Gulf operations,” states Devon Grennan, Global’s President.