Australia | South Pacific
Anchor maintenance and class inspections are a requirement for vessel operations. CDS can provide efficient surface support equipment consisting of modular road transportable barges capable of supporting anchor and chain during the inspection process which also may involve cleaning prior to inspection and work vessels for assisting with replacement or servicing of main anchor and main chain.
Having previous experience in replacing and servicing shipping anchors and chain you can be assured of our professionalism and safety.
Commercial Diving Services can locate lost anchor and chain from commercial shipping and assist in recovery through the use of diving operations or ROV.
With over 55 years of experience and a specialised equipment range required for tracking and recovering, our state of the art GPS & Structure scanning equipment on board out purpose build dive boats tracking and finding objects on the sea bed floor have become much easier.
Our new and advanced ROV equipment have the capacity of diving to depths greater than 200m and can mitigate the need for divers in some circumstances. Though if required our qualified dive team services can assist in the off shore recovery process.
Commercially viable salvage of the lost anchor and chain is very much dependant on water depth and vessel’s schedule as often the anchor and chain is lost during heavy sea conditions which take some period of time to abate before a salvage attempt can be made and often the vessel may only be visiting the salvage location once in this case a salvage attempt may not be possible due to time constraints. The salvage becomes more commercially viable if the vessel periodically returns to this salvage location port so the salvage can in the meantime can be underway in anticipation of the vessel s next return to port salvage location.
In order to start a salvage operation we first require two accurate GPS locations of the vessel bow and the anchor drop point along with accurate water depth.