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Date: September, 2014
Title: Dam Safety 2014
Press: Ballard Marine Construction is proud to be exhibiting this month at Dam Safety 2014 is one of the leading conferences in the United States dedicated to dam safety engineering and technology transfer.
      
 
Date: February, 2013
Title: Shaft diving for the Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel, in Vancouver, Canada
Press: Work is progressing on the challenging Port Mann Main Water Supply Tunnel, in Vancouver, BC, with the recent completion of the project’s South Shaft. Operations required Ballard Diving & Hyperbaric Services’ commercial divers to descend inside the shaft and perform difficult work in challenging conditions.
      
 
Date: November, 2012
Title: Foster Dam: Divers cleaned trash racks and mapped out design plans for devices to cover water outlet pipes once the construction project gets under way, said Scott Clemans, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Press: Divers from Northwest Underwater Construction, Vancouver, Wash., spent Monday and Tuesday working along the face of Foster Dam, preparing for the development of a new Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fish handling facility. The divers cleaned trash racks and mapped out design plans for devices to cover water outlet pipes once the construction project gets under way, said Scott Clemans, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
    
 
Date: August, 2012
Title: Tsunami Dock Removed From Oregon Beach
Press: NEWPORT, Ore. – The final piece of a concrete dock that floated from Japan to an Oregon beach is on its way to be salvaged. BDS crews cut the dock, which broke free from a Japanese fishing port during last year's tsunami, into five pieces and hauled them away by truck. They worked with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to confirm that no invasive species were inside or under the 188-ton dock. Thousands of people visited the beach this week to see the dock and watch the salvage effort.
        
 
Date: July, 2012
Title: Sternwheeler Crashes into Pirate Ship and BDS team responds to inspect ship and completes temporary repairs.
Press: ST. HELENS, Ore. – A steam wheeler came close to rolling over a pirate ship at a festival in St. Helens on Friday. In the attached video, you can see the Sternwheeler Portland backing in to dock in St. Helens. But as it backs up, it knocks against a replica pirate ship docked nearby. Shuhe Hawkins was dressed in full pirate garb on his boat when the sternwheeler backed in. He had just docked his boat and was having pictures taken to celebrate its first sailing when he noticed something wasn’t right. He turned around and saw the 20 foot tall steamboat backing towards him. As the boat continued moving closer it pinched his pirate ship against the dock. The boat started taking on water and he was convinced it was going to sink. Nobody was hurt and eventually the sternwheeler started pulling forward again. Ballard Diving & Salvage crews worked on the pirate boat on Saturday to make sure it can sail after the festival ends on Sunday. The Coast Guard is investigating the collision. Hawkins said the crew on the steamboat was apologetic and that the captain felt horrible about the whole thing.
        
 
Date: June, 2012
Title: Ocean Power Technologies announced that the company finished testing of a key power device and shipped it off for installation in the wave energy buoy that will be deployed this summer.
Press: Ocean Power Technologies announced Monday that the company had finished testing of a key power device and shipped it off to Oregon Iron Works for installation in the wave energy buoy that will be deployed this summer off the coast of Reedsport. During testing Ocean Power (NASDAQ: OPTT) simulated a variety of wave conditions and the device, which generates electricity from wave activity, performed as company officials expected it would. "We expect the PowerBuoy to be ready for deployment off the coast of Reedsport late this summer and look forward to an ocean demonstration that can pave the way for additional units in the region — with the eventual goal of a wave power station serving thousands of local residents and businesses," said Charles F. Dunleavy, CEO of Ocean Power, in a press release. OPT officials said the Portland office of the U.S. Coast Guard has approved the buoy's towing plan. Knutson Towboat Company of Coos Bay and Northwest Underwater Construction of Vancouver, Wash., will also play a role in the test buoy's deployment.
      
 
Date: May, 2012
Title: Puget Sound Crab Boat Fire
Press: A derelict 128-foot crab fishing boat that's been moored in Penn Cove for months was ravaged by fire late Saturday evening. According to Chad Michael, battalion chief for Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue, the blaze was first reported at 11:08 p.m. The boat, the fishing vessel Deep Sea, is moored just outside of Penn Cove ShellFish's mussel rafts just west of Coupeville. The inferno raged unchecked for about two hours before fire boats from Camano Island Fire and Rescue and the U.S Coast Guard arrived and began hitting the vessel with water.
      
 
Date: January, 2012
Title: Davy Crockett Liberty Ship Salvage Video! A seven minute video with animation documenting the 2011 BDS project.
Press: Camas, WA - The final section of a once proud WWII Liberty Ship was removed from the Columbia River by Ballard Diving & Salvage under the direction of the United States Coast Guard and unified command consisting of both Washington and Oregon Department of Ecologies
    
 
Date: January, 2012
Title: Tunneling Journal - High Pressure Interventions
Press: As technology for closed face TBM's improves, so clients and engineers dare to go deeper. A key issue for these projects is deciding on the optimum strategy for interventions. - Ballard Diving projects are highlighted in this comprehensive article by Tunneling Journals Kristina Smith.
    
 
Date: December, 2011
Title: The Washington Department of Ecology and the U.S. Coast Guard are working to contain oil leaking from a sunken vessel on Shaw Island
Press: The Coast Guard has opened the federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to hire a contractor - Ballard Diving and Salvage - to perform the work. Ballard's dive team will remove fuel that remains on the vessel or plug openings to prevent further discharges. The Coast Guard is overseeing all of today's activities.
    
 
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