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A Guide to Mangrove Marina’s Top-notch Boat Salvage Services

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Marine salvage is a necessary service that can help recover disabled vessels, protect property, and prevent pollution and other issues from affecting the marine environment. When a vessel is in immediate or potential peril and is partially or fully disabled, a salvor can assist by removing the vessel and bringing the vessel and its contents to shore. Wrecking and salvage services have a long history in the Florida Keys.

This coral archipelago off the southeastern coast of Florida includes numerous islands, including Key Biscayne, which is a short distance from Miami, Key Largo, Key West, and the uninhabited Dry Tortugas. First named “Los Martires” by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513, this stretch of paradise was eventually rechristened as the Florida Keys, a name evolved from the Taino word “cairi,” which meant “small island.”

Just off the edge of the Keys is the barrier reef, which is responsible for the loss of as many as 1,000 ships, many of which remain in the brilliant cerulean waters of the Keys even today. Once a busy shipping port for not just the United States but also Mexico and the Caribbean, the Keys were bustling with vessels, which often struggled to navigate the shoals and reefs along the little islands. This led to numerous issues, which is why wrecking became a viable industry in the early 1800s.

We’ve come a long way since then. Building lighthouses and various advances in maritime technology have significantly reduced the number of ships running aground or sinking. However, there’s still a need for salvage work. Everything from small fishing boats to large liveaboard yachts occasionally run into trouble on the water. When they do, we’re close at hand to help in any way we can. At Mangrove Marina, we offer comprehensive salvage services to help you get back on track.

We work directly with a team of highly qualified professionals who can help determine the extent of the problem and develop a solution to get you back on track. Whether your vessel is partially or completely submerged, we can float, remove, tow, and inspect it, all at affordable costs.

Our services include:

Retrieving sunken or disabled vessels
On-site defueling service
Engine pickling
Barge and crane services
Haul out and dry gated storage
Repair services, including zincs and prop replacement, engine repair, generator repair, and fiberglass repairs

Boat and insurance surveys are also available, and we can work directly with your insurance company or the vessel owner to secure and protect any property. Check out our list of available services or contact us directly at 305-852-8380.

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