Marine Salvage and Recovery Diving Services
Underwater Marine Salvage & Recovery Services
RS Divers works very closely with most marine insurance companies. If a boat owner requires the use of our marine salvage and recovery services to salvage their boat or yacht, we can salvage through their marine insurance.
What Does Marine Salvage and Recovery Cover?
If you think that you may need to utilise our salvage and recovery service then you can count on us to be able to provide:
- Search and recovery services
- Cranes and underwater rigging
- Underwater cutting equipment
- Underwater inspection and maintenance
- Boat salvage diving services
- Debris and seabed clearing
Each of these services allows us to provide you with the best solution for your needs. We are on call 24/7 and ready to respond to any emergencies as well as providing planned recoveries or support for large projects.
Our Diving Experience
Here at RS Divers, we have over 30 years of experience and are a team that love what we do. We are based in Portsmouth but offer our inshore commercial diving, salvage, and marine civil engineering services across the UK so that you can get the high-quality help needed wherever you are located.
As an inshore company, we work in the sea whilst close to the shore and in any inland waterways where you may require support, including rivers, reservoirs, lakes and more.
Why RS Divers is the Best Choice
We know that an unexpected salvage or recovery job can leave you feeling concerned about cost. That’s why we offer a fair and consistent pricing structure so that you know how much your salvage and recovery needs will cost before we even start work. We operate 24/7 and are committed to the highest levels of customer service. Call us today to discuss your needs – we are here to help!
Frequently Asked Questions About Marine Salvage Operations
Through our years of operation in marine salvage operations and wreck removal, we’ve composed a compilation of frequently asked questions you may have on marine salvage.
In addition to recovering vessels that have sunk, we also provide our services when vessels run aground or other clearance salvage projects. Many clients require support to remove and reduce shallow wreckage so that navigational problems can be avoided and we can do this too. Because we run a 24/7 service, you can be certain that we can help whenever you need us.
Salvaging a sunken boat may require the skills and expertise of specialist marine salvage business. Marine salvage operations may involve the use of towing, floating or raising a sunken boat or saving a wreck.
When salvaging a sunken boat you must be aware of the Salvage Laws applicable. In the UK, if you salvage and recover wreck material from within UK waters you must report the wreck to the UK Government appointed 'Receiver of Wreck'. The Receiver is responsible for sourcing the owner and liaising between the owner and finder. The Receiver remit applies to tidal water in the UK, and therefore excludes inland, non-tidal lakes or rivers in the UK. Under UK Salvage Law, a person who recovers another person’s boat or cargo from danger at sea is entitled to a reward based on the value of the property saved.
- Jetsam refers to goods cast overboard to lighten a vessel in danger of sinking. The vessel may still perish.
- Flotsam refers to goods lost from a ship which has sunk or otherwise perished. Goods are recoverable because they remain afloat.
- Lagan refers to goods cast overboard from a ship which afterwards perishes. The goods are buoyed so they can be recovered.
- Derelict refers to property, whether vessel or cargo, which has been abandoned and deserted at sea by those who were in charge of it without any hope of recovering it.
Marine salvage is the process of recovering a ship, vessel or yacht which is deemed in danger at sea. The persons involved in the marine salvage recovery is entitled to a reward based on the value of the vessel saved.