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Marine Casualty and Wreck Removal: AMSI's personnel and equipment are on standby 24 hous a day, 7 days a week. In the event of a casualty, AMSI personnel are trained to evaluate and execute the most favorable solution to prevent further damage to the casualty--and the enviroment. Marine Salvage
Pollution Control and Prevention: AMSI carries first-response pollution control equipment. We also have a close working partnership with an established, well-respected enviromental services company. Marine Pollution Control
Commercial Diving: AMSI is a full-service dive company with divers standing by 24 hours a day to repond to any of your diving needs, to include, but not limited to, damage assessment, emergency repair, underwater survey and videography. Commercial Diving

Marine Towing: AMSI has 4 tugs with crews standing by to handle any of you towing needs (emergency assistance, casualty or trip). Marine Towing


Key West Artificial Barbara Weibel

KEY WEST -- The 523-foot long USS Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg arrived from its previous berth in Norfolk, VA, where it had been languishing since being decommissioned in 1986, one of 25 retired ships often referred to as the “Ghost Fleet.” Now, rather than rusting away or being cut up for scrap, the WWII troop carrier will serve one final mission: it will be scuttled six miles offshore, where it will become the world’s second-largest artificial reef. Complete Story

USS Vandenburg Sunk Off Key West For Artificial Reef
by Barbara Weibel

In early May I wrote about plans to scuttle the USS Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, a WWII troop carrier and Cold War era spy ship, seven miles off the coast of Key West in order to create the world’s second largest artificial reef for divers. The sinking, which occurred on May 27, 2009, was done by Associated Marine Salvage and was documented by several videographers. Complete Story

Associated Marine Salvage, Inc. is a member in good standing of the American Salvage Association.Associated Marine Salvage, Inc. is a member in good standing of the Association of Diving Contractors International.

Artificial reefs are complex marine projects that require completion on schedule, on budget (with no change orders), and most importantly with no impacts to marine resources. Learn More

Marine salvage operation in Miami, Florida - Associated Marine Salvage, Inc.AMSI marine salvage jobs come in all sizes. After a storm caused the 55-foot yacht Class Action to sink in a storm in Miami's Biscayne Bay, its entire portside buried in sand, AMSI's team freed and refloated it without additional damage. Main engines and generators were treated with a preservative to limit salt-water damage. The vessel was cleaned and towed to AMSI's Miami facility, where it was stored until sold.

Marine towing emergency response project - Associated Marine Salvage, Inc.The Princesa casino ship, with 154 passengers plus crew aboard, lost its rudders off Miami and was drifting in 10-foot seas. While other companies were unsuccessful in their efforts to tow the ship back into port, AMSI principals were dispatched and successfully towed the vessel to safety with neither loss of life nor damage to property. We proved once again that we succeed where others simply can't get the job done.

Marine Salvage and towing project Fort Myers, Florida - Associated Marine Salvage, Inc.A 65-foot Trojan yacht, Obsession, sank in 17 feet of water at its berth in Fort Myers, Florida. AMSI principals installed cofferdams on all seaside openings and utilized a crane barge and pumps to refloat the yacht without further damage before towing it to a local marina for repairs. We have earned a trusted reputation for our ability to effectively respond following hurricanes and other disasters.

Marine extrication and towing Mississippi River - Associated Marine Salvage, Inc.When a caustic soda barge collided in the Mississippi River with a 750-foot bulk carrier, the barge became impaled on the larger vessel's rudder. AMSI principals responded and succeeded in the swift yet careful extrication of the barge and completed its safe delivery back to its berth without incursion of any additional damage - in keeping with our enviable track record of averting further damage to casualties.

Commercial diving and wreck removal operation - Association Marine Salvage, Inc.A 180-foot asphalt tank barge, Bayou Xavier, sunk 32 years earlier in the Mississippi River, was to be removed from its position buried deep in mud up to the hatch combing. The operation required AMSI principals to evacuate mud using long-reach track hoes and diver-operated jet pumps before the barge wan chain-cut into four pieces, three of which were lifted out with a 350-ton A-frame and the fourth pulled to beach with tackle. Another successful wreck removal operation.

Marine repair, commercial As the 455-foot Wayne Victory was taking on water off the Florida Keys while being towed to Brownsville, Texas, AMSI team members boarded it in 10 to 12-foot seas, finding it to have a 12-degree list. AMSI's dive master found two compartments taking on water; they were patched and the vessel dewatered at sea. The vessel arrived in Texas a week later without having taken additional water.
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