Devine Diving & Salvage Co., the present day corporation, evolved
from a diving company started by Fred Devine in 1913.
The firm continues
to be recognized internationally as a premier heavy marine salvage
resource. The company owns a unique salvage ship the M/V "Salvage Chief",
specially designed to operate under conditions prevalent on the coasts of
the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Over the years our company has assembled
a very extensive inventory of salvage equipment,
most of it specially designed and built for use on salvage operations.
are staged and supported for a 6 acre site with river frontage and dockage
on the Swan Island Lagoon in Portland, OR. A warehouse and shop complex
containing 14,700 sq/ft is used to house diving and salvage equipment as
well as mechanical, paint and fabrication shops.
facility, the specialized equipment, the M/V Salvage Chief, a full
compliment of diving equipment and several construction and diving support
vessels, Fred Devine Diving and Salvage Co. is fully outfitted for all
major salvage operations, including marine construction and diving
Marine Salvage Consortium, Inc. is a Oregon Corporation operated by J. H. Leitz
& Associates. Inc., of Portland, OR, JGTB, Inc. of WA., and Dunlap Towing Co. of La Conner, WA. The Marine Salvage
Consortium, Inc. is doing business as Fred Devine Diving & Salvage Co. a
name known for outstanding performance in marine salvage for eighty nine