Marine Casualty & Salvage

A proven track record of safe, efficient and innovative marine salvage services has made Ballard Marine Construction an industry leader. We are a trusted United States Coast Guard Response Contractor. All of our internal systems are designed around our philosophy of providing rapid, efficient and safe response to emergencies. Full time maintenance personnel ensure that when an emergency arises all equipment utilized performs to maximum capacity and will do so for the duration of the project.

As a member of the American Salvage Association, Ballard’s teams of engineers, naval architects, commercial divers and salvage specialists are people you can trust during an emergency. Insurers, owners, marinas and government agencies rely on our reputation for fast, effective action. Ballard performs in all aspects and phases of marine casualty response and maintains specialized equipment for dewatering, fuel and cargo lightering, emergency tow, casualty containment and environmental mitigation.

All of our operations are conducted in accordance with all federal, state and local safety regulations. We are proud of the fact that countless operations have been performed with NO lost time injuries.

We offer the following services:

  • Salvage of commercial vessels (tugs, barges, bulk carriers, etc.)
  • Salvage of recreational vessels (yachts, houseboats, etc.)
  • Salvage of aircraft
  • HAZMAT services
  • Lightering operations
  • In-house naval architect
  • Compartment and confined-space entry teams
  • Rescue towing
  • Emergency upland and marine spill response
  • Underwater demolition
  • Barge and vessel repair
  • Bubbler curtain/boom installation
  • Sub-bottom profiling/hydrographic surveys