FRED DEVINE DIVING AND SALVAGE COMPANY

6211 NORTH ENSIGN · PORTLAND, OR 97217

Telephone: (503) 283-5285 · Email: devinesalv@msn.com 

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Bell 157 capsized and sank in San Pablo, Bay CA. while under tow. Two Crewmen working below decks perished during the sinking The vessel Bell 157 capsized and sank in San Pablo, Bay CA was lightened with two heavy lift derricks and 38 - 9 ton lift bags. The SALVAGE CHIEF then winched the dredge on bottom approximately 2000 yards into 17 feet of water at mean low tide. With the decks out of the water our salvage crew was able to pump and re-float the dredge. Due to the vessels age and conditions, it was declared a total loss and scraped.

The tanker Sansinenea  exploded burned andThe tanker Sansinenea exploded burned and sank at berth # 46, Los Angeles, CA sank at berth # 46, Los Angeles, CA. The M/V SALVAGE CHIEF was dispatched to undertake this major harbor clearance task. The principal dimensions of the wreck were 810 feet overall length , 104 ft breadth and 60 feet deep. A total of 16,414 long tons of steel was removed. Approximately 30,000 bbls. of bunker oil was also removed from the wreckage and the bottom of the harbor. The entire tasks was completed in 104 workings days.

The cargo barge ZB 304 grounded during heavy weather near Alsek River in the Gulf of AlaskThe cargo barge ZB 304 grounded during heavy weather near Alsek River in the Gulf of Alaskaa 38 miles east of Yakutat, the result of a parted towline. A salvage crew was dispatched by air to the casualty to evaluate the situation and prepare the barge for re-floating.  The SALVAGE CHIEF responded from Astoria, OR. Salvage specialized gear was transferred by helicopter from the SALVAGE CHIEF and connected to fittings previously installed. Three six ton salvage anchors were deployed  and three tow lines were connected to the stranded barge. The heavily damaged barge was re-floated and towed towed to Yakutat, AK. The cargo was transferred to a second barge and delivered to its destination by Dunlap Towing Co. The barge was declared a total loss but in excess of  $3 million dollars worth of cargo and equipment was saved