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The power of the sea is unpredictable so no two days are the same for a salvage diver like you. After all, you never know when or where a ship will be in distress and what kind of (international) salvage or wreck removal project is next. One thing you do know is that you and your co-workers have to get to the scene of the accident as soon as possible to get the situation under control. As a salvage diver you will perform a wide range of activities both above and under the water. These activities include cargo handling, welding work and jobs on deck. Your duties will consist not only of diving but also performing maintenance on salvage and diving equipment. As can be expected from a leading global maritime services provider, your work with us will involve using state-of-the-art equipment. It is clear that the world is your workplace and that the job will not always be from 09:00 to17:00.

Emergency response and wreck removal

Your work as a salvage diver can take you to emergency response operations and wreck removals. Wreck removals may be less urgent but are equally important. After all, the wrecks will hinder shipping traffic or present a danger for the environment. In a nutshell, your job as a salvage diver is one with great impact.


USS Guardian

Removing a US Navy vessel from a reef in the Philippines.

Gelso M

Wreck clearance project in Italy.

MSC Flaminia

Firefighting on the Atlantic Ocean, towage and delivery to Wilhelmshaven, Germany as port of refuge.

Salvage jack-up work platform SEP Orion

In 2012 SMIT Salvage successfully removed the diesel oil from the grounded jack-up work platform SEP Orion at Sao Luis, Brazil. SMIT Salvage was also awarded the wreck removal contract.

Baltic Ace wreck removal

The salvage of the wreck of the car carrier Baltic Ace included the removal of the entire wreck, its cargo and fuel oil.