Archive for the ‘Salvage’ Category

“Nontank Vessel Response Plans and Other Response Plan Requirements” Final Rule

Monday, September 30th, 2013

The “Nontank Vessel Response Plans and Other Response Plan Requirements” Final Rule was published September 30, 2013 in the Federal Register. The regulations come into effect on October 30th, 2013 and NTVRPs must be submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard by January 30, 2014. The rule, in accordance with the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, […]

Alliance News Vol. 4, Issue 1 – March 2013

Monday, March 25th, 2013

We are pleased to share with you our latest issue of Alliance News. In this issue: DONJON-SMIT FROM JOHN A. WITTE, JR.’S PERSPECTIVE Donjon-SMIT Responds to Crippled Sealand Eagle Click the below link to download: DONJON-SMIT Alliance News Vol. 4, Issue 1 – March 2013

DONJON-SMIT, responds to, refloats grounded tanker in the Mississippi River

Monday, June 20th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 2011 Contact: Debra Colbert, 301/332-0813;   Alexandria, VA – On June 13, 2011, Donjon-SMIT, LLC, was notified that a client vessel was aground in the Mississippi River just above Cubit’s Gap, about 10 miles below Venice, Louisiana. Traffic on the Mississippi was not impeded by the grounded vessel. Donjon-SMIT, […]


Monday, July 19th, 2010

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2010 Contact: Debra Colbert, Donjon-SMIT, 301/565-5329; Click here for PDF version Alexandria, VA — Donjon-SMIT, LLC’s Board of Directors has announced that its new salvage, lightering and marine firefighting (SMFF) services package is now complete and includes an innovative new Coast Guard-approved and International Group of P&I […]

DONJON-SMIT Assists SMIT in Deep Sea Horizon Firefighting

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Donjon-SMIT is providing personnel to assist one of its parent companies, SMIT Americas, in the firefighting efforts onboard the MODU Deep Sea Horizon.


Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2010 Contact:  Debra Colbert, Donjon-SMIT, 301/565-5329; Alexandria, VA—On Monday, January 18, 2010, Donjon-SMIT, LLC, an OPA-90 Alliance, was notified by QI Gallagher Marine Services that a vessel required emergency towing assistance.  The Tavricheski Bridge, managed by UNICOM Ship Management, had broken a main engine camshaft and lost […]

Donjon-SMIT personnel assist in the salvage of the M/V Fedra

Monday, June 15th, 2009

On October 10, 2008, during a significant storm, the M/V Fedra grounded and subsequently sank off the eastern side of Europa Point in Gibraltar in approximately 20 feet of water. As a result of the grounding and pounding of the vessel due to sea conditions, the vessel separated in two pieces at the forward end […]

What Is Marine Salvage?

Friday, March 20th, 2009

From Wikipedia: “Marine salvage is the process of rescuing a ship, its cargo, or other property from peril. Salvage encompasses rescue towing, refloating a sunken or grounded vessel, or patching or repairing a ship. Today the protection of the environment from cargoes such as oil or other contaminants is often considered a high priority. “Salvors” […]

Welcome to DONJON-SMIT

Friday, March 13th, 2009

DONJON-SMIT is a unique provider of Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA-90) maritime emergency response services in which the nearly 200 years of corporate expertise of  DONJON and  SMIT is combined. The joint venture provides marine salvage, lightering and firefighting services for compliance and response related to OPA-90 requirements. We are one of the first […]