August 2019

A 45m superyacht, taking a direct hit from Typhoon Yutu, grounded off Saipan Island’s environmentally sensitive Micro Beach. Stranded in water approximately 2m deep, the superyacht’s predicament was complicated by waves and currents that gradually dug the skeg (a sternward extension of the keel protecting the propeller and supporting the rudder) into the coral bed. When the recovery bid went out, other salvage contractors proposed to cut the vessel into pieces on-site, creating a total financial and property loss. The Resolve Marine proposed an innovative and comprehensive refloat solution that safely redelivered the superyacht to the owners and minimized damage to the coral beds. The result was a Win-Win for the stakeholders and the delicate reef that was protected by the Resolve Marine grounding-site dive-survey ensuring a complete vessel debris clean-up and removal.

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About Resolve Marine 

For more than 35 years, Resolve Marine has specialized in Emergency Response, Salvage, Compliance, Wreck Removal and Marine Services. Resolve has continued to grow and support its core services and developed related services such as decommissioning, Oil Pollution Abatement and Response, Hurricane and Disaster Relief, Humanitarian Aid, and Environmental projects. Resolve’s in-house Engineering, offering naval architecture and marine engineering, support all the above services. Resolve now owns and manages floating assets around the world supporting our business activities. Resolve’s owned Resolve Maritime Academy is one of the largest training facilities in the US, offering specialized courses in world class facilities consisting of Bridge and Engine Room Simulators, and a four deck FireFighting training vessel.


The company maintains emergency response operations throughout all US Captain of The Port Zones as a USCG approved OPA 90 Salvage Marine FireFighting provider, and Alaska APC provider; 1-Call Alaska. Internationally Resolve provides SPRO services in China and has Depots, Offices and Warehouses in Singapore, China, India, U.K., Gibraltar, Rotterdam, and South Africa. U.S. Offices, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Alaska; Anchorage and Dutch Harbor.


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