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I-5 Skagit River Span

Burlington, WA – Work on the temporary replacement span for the I-5 Skagit River Bridge was completed in June 2013. Pacific Pile & Marine crews cleared the debris of the fallen span to make way for the replacement span. Work to install the permanent span began in August 2013. A portion of the Skagit River […]

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Christy Lee Salvage

Cook Inlet, AK – In Mar 2012, an oil platform owned and operated by Hilcorp suffered mechanical failure causing the north fender to plunge into 80 feet of blackwater in the Cook Inlet. PPM was brought in to assist dive partners Global Diving & Salvage to recover from the sea floor and transport to Nikiski […]

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I-5 Skagit Bridge Collapse

Mount Vernon, WA – On May 23, 2013, a truck carrying an over-sized load struck several overhead support beams of the I-5 Skagit River Bridge causing an immediate collapse of the northernmost span. Three people in two different vehicles fell with the span. Fortunately they were rescued by boat and did not sustain serious injury. The […]

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Alaska’s Biggest Barge Crane

Cook Inlet, AK – Pacific Pile & Marine (PPM) utilized one of its heavy-lift derrick barges, the largest marine crane barge operating in Alaska, to lift a 180-ft steel fender from the Christy Lee oil platform when a mechanical failure caused the part to detach. The Christy Lee platform is unique in that it’s an oil […]

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Inlet Salvation

Cook Inlet, AK – Pacific Pile & Marine commissioned a high capacity marine crane to assist in the salvage and recovery of the Christ Lee oil-loading platform. A mechanical failure caused a 180-foot steel fender to detach from the platform on the west side of Cook Inlet near Kalgin Island. The crane barge, Derrick Barge […]

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Emergency Debris Salvage

Sequim, WA – Pacific Pile & Marine mobilized a crane barge to remove debris and large pieces of a shattered hull from the Sequim marina when a vessel exploded injuring a man and leaving him in critical condition. Click here to read full article.

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Sunken Vessel Recovery

Port Orchard, WA – Pacific Pile & Marine (PPM) successfully pulled a wrecked houseboat out of the water near Port Orchard’s Railroad Marina. PPM was assisted by a four-man crew from Ballard Diving & Salvage. A preliminary inspection of the wreck identified multiple holes punctured on one of the pontoons believed to have been damaged during high winds […]

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Sea Boar Tug

Seattle, WA – A 28-ft vessel sunk on Nov. 21. Pacific Pile & Marine salvaged the vessel where it sank near Terminal 5 with dive assistance from Ballard Diving. Click here to read the full article.

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