Resolve Marine Services Inc. dates back to 1980, when Joseph E. Farrell, Jr. founded one of the most effective salvage companies in the Americas. Focusing our efforts on the upper Caribbean Islands, Resolve successfully tackled scores of challenging salvage and wreck removal operations, including four deep-draft vessels which ran aground off the Jamaican coast. An unblemished success in the Caribbean forged a path of rapid growth and by 1990, an impressive record and solid reputation had been developed.
Resolve Marine Group, Inc. is a multi-faceted marine services group specializing in Marine Salvage, Fire & Hazard Response and Wreck Removal in North and South America and the Caribbean areas. Resolve Marine Group, Inc. is comprised of several independent companies including primarily Resolve Towing & Salvage, Inc., Resolve Marine Services, Inc.; and Resolve Fire and Hazard Response, Inc. Resolve Salvage, Ltd. are the companies that specialize in international marine salvage and wreck removal. Resolve Towing and Salvage, Inc. routinely undertakes a variety of salvage and lightering projects as well as wreck removal ventures. Resolve Marine Services, Inc. helps protect and improve our environment through complete remediation of vessels, cleaning, and scrapping or reefing of old vessels. Resolve Fire & Hazard Response, Inc. is our training division which teaches high level shipboard firefighting skills focused on mariners, professional fire fighters and port authorities by providing quality training to prepare these personnel to prevent and prepare for a maritime related disaster.
Resolve Marine Group has its own in-house fire strike team that provides immediate and full-scale marine firefighting response as well as complete salvage response anywhere in the United States. In addition to our in-house strike team that is staffed by our full-time marine firefighting instructors that are cross-trained as HazMat and salvage technicians, an additional team of 25 marine firefighters - salvage techs has been established in the center of the country.
Our firefighting response services include:
- Dedicated strike team of full-time marine fire fighters
- Fly away pumps and equipment
- Bulk foam capability for large event attack
- Bulk CO2 application equipment
- All personnel and equipment for full scale onboard attack
- Complete network of fire fighting tugs and fire boats
- World class fire fighting training centers
Marine Towing and Salvage
Resolve Marine Group has a proven track record of providing successful salvage services throughout the Americas. We have the personnel, equipment, and resource network to meet all salvage response needs throughout the United States. Our Naval Architects and Salvage Engineers (including Registered Professional Engineer qualifications) are available 24/7 to perform damage stability and residual strength calculations on the modern computer software either remotely or at the salvage site.
Our full spectrum of salvage response services includes the following:
- Initial assessment
- Structural / stability assessment
- Emergency towing, lightering, and transfer
- Damage control
- Diving services
- Specialized salvage services
- Wreck removal
Marine Firefighting, HAZMAT Response and Training
The Resolve Fire & Hazard Inc. (RFHR) training center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida provides the marine industry and professional emergency service personnel worldwide with the best marine firefighting and marine safety training available today.
Training includes multiple evolutions with hand held extinguishers, flammable liquids spill simulator (flange fire and open pit), foam application, de-watering, engine room fires, and a full scenario incorporating a multi-hoseline interior compartment fire attack, search & rescue operations, ventilation and student fire ground command responsibilities.
Wreck removals are projects where a vessel or object must be removed because it is an obstruction in a channel, harbor or a coastal zone where it can be a hazard to navigation or a source of pollution. Resolve is tasked in a wide variety of different challenges during these operations.
Wreck removal projects can come with other important tasks attached. One such operation was the recovery and removal of a commercial airliner that crashed in the Florida Everglades. This project entailed the recovery of the aircraft and its components in order to assist the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in identifying the cause of the fire aboard and subsequent crash. Additionally, we have also moved historic vessels that were blocking channels to other locations while maintaining the archeological significance and respect that these historical treasures require. Resolve has completed with exceptional results these projects by our team members in a safe and expedient manner.
Environmental & Artificial Reefs
Artificial reefs are a major benefit to governments that want to enhance marine habitats. Resolve is a leader in the construction and development of artificial reef sites along the East and Gulf coasts of the United States as well as the Caribbean. We have prepared and scuttled more ships for artificial reefs than any other company in the United States. Our most notable project in this area was the preparation, towing and sinking of the first vessel in the Navy’s Inactive Ship Program and the first U.S. Aircraft Carrier (ex-Oriskany CV-34) to be sunk as an artificial reef. The ex-Oriskany was scuttled off the coast of Pensacola, Florida in May 2006 and was the subject of a special documentary aired on the Discovery Channel.
Resolve’s current artificial reef project is the preparation and scuttling of the Texas Clipper which previously served as a training vessel for Texas A&M University. In addition to scuttling the vessel, Resolve will affix artificial reef modules to the main deck of the vessel and will transplant live coral to these modules to further enhance this new underwater habitat. Other vessels prepared and scuttled by Resolve range from small tugs to ocean-going cargo vessels.
OPA Response Services
Resolve has been providing OPA response services nationwide since its inception in 1990. We offer the full spectrum of salvage, firefighting, and emergency lightering services nationwide. Additionally, we meet all response requirements with our in-house salvage and firefighting teams working in conjunction with our resource network partners.
In addition to Resolve’s extensive network partnerships we have teamed with National Response Corporation to provide “1CALL” OSRO and Salvage Compliance Services. For more information on “1CALL” please contact Deborah Wick at email@example.com.