Resolve Marine concluded an epic project that will long be remembered for rejuvenating a fishing industry, cleaning and protecting a community and the environment, and putting a lot of people back to work. San Carlos Island, Florida, home to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico’s pink shrimping industry, was devasted when Hurricane Ian hit landfall as a Category 4 storm late September 2022.
The work site was hazardous with more than 40 vessels displaced ashore and smashed into mountains of debris. Each vessel represented a complex salvage operation requiring individual salvage plans. Access to the vessels demanded extensive work to clear debris pathways for personnel, rigging and roller bag access. Safety issues included fire safety, hazardous materials, working at heights, safe access to capsized vessels, and much more. The team also removed fuel and rotting shrimp from the vessels.