Each year, there are several boats that capsize or sink in the Gulf of Mexico / Florida Coast / Panhandle etc... Most of our recoveries are do to Hurricanes and Storms in the area and is a matter of going through are safety / environmental check list to retrieve the boat back to safety. Other times searching for these submerged boats is often difficult due to natural and psychological factors. Wind, water currents and other environmental conditions can move a sinking vessel out of the initial accident zone. Pinpointing the exact location of the sinking boat is often complicated by the effects of emotional trauma on memory and by the general lack of quantitative data such as GPS coordinates. Once a sunken boat is located, specially trained commercial divers and underwater salvage equipment are needed to retrieve the boat to prevent unnecessary damage to the vessel. JRH Custom Enterprise prides our work in sunken boat search and recovery services. Recovering your vessel is the first step to getting your boat back in service for pleasure or business. Fast Salvage Service is a key to making this a less tragic situation.
We realize that this is not a normal insurance claim and that you may not know the best course of action for recovering your boat. We will help you work out these complicated details with your boat insurance company & adjusters.
The definition of salvage is “saving property in peril at sea and reducing environmental damage.” Salvage is also “all the actions taken aboard and ashore to resolve a marine casualty and to save property in peril at sea.”
There are four items that must be present for any situation to be considered a salvage: