Salvage – Search & Recovery

Vessel Salvage

Eastern Marine Services has been locating and retrieving items of value from the water since its inception. In fact, one of the very first jobs the company ever did was assist in the raising of a 46 foot vessel that sank in its home slip.

We work with your insurance company on any vessel salvage.  We have licensed captains with towing endorsements on staff.

Over the years our divers have retrieved items large and small in some of the murkiest and harshest diving conditions in the mid-Atlantic region. We have recovered items from ponds, rivers, creeks, the Baltimore Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. If you lose an item of value in the water, there is only one dive services company to call… Eastern Marine Services.

Here is a short list of just some of the items we have recovered over the past several years.

  • Engagement ring
  • Gold watch
  • Outboard Motor,
  • Golf Cart
  • Sunken Sailboat
  • Sunken Powerboat
  • False Teeth
  • Handbags, Wallets and Purses
  • Misc boat parts including railings, deck plates, windows etc…
  • Moped
  • Shotgun
  • Keys
  • Gold Charm
  • Eyeglasses

We’d like everyone to know that due to bottom conditions in the Chesapeake Bay region, it is important to call us ASAP after you lose your item. The faster you call us, the more likely it is that we can recover your item. Heavy items sink quickly into soft mud and nestle deeper in with each passing day. We know from experience that parts of the Baltimore Harbor have up to fourteen feet of soft mud before items come to rest on a hard bottom. We will give you an honest assessment of whether or not the item is likely to be findable. This may assist you in determining whether it is cheaper to simply replace the item or have us make a recovery attempt.

Let our team of professionals recover your items of value. We take great pride in the smile we see when we hand that item back to you. To be quite honest, that smile is always priceless.

Commercial Salvage

Recreational Vessel Floating