Thursday, August 29, 2013

Alaska-Based Magone Marine Services
Bought Out

Western Alaska-based Magone Marine Services has agreed to be acquired by Resolve Marine Group, a marine services company based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The newly formed business will be named Resolve-Magone Marine Services.

The partnership between the two privately held companies, which was revealed Aug. 27, is expected to be homeported at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, where Magone Marine is based. Founder Dan Magone is expected to continue overseeing operations.

Resolve has relocated two vessels to augment Magone’s fleet in Alaska: salvage tug Resolve Pioneer, with an 80-ton bollard pull capability, and the salvage barge RMG 300, which has a 450-ton capacity crane. Resolve Pioneer is an ABS class +A1, Ice Class 1C towing vessel that towed the crippled Carnival Triumph cruise ship from Mexican waters to Mobile, Alabama last February.

“With Resolve’s added capabilities of personnel and equipment, it will now allow us to handle the increased potential of environmental threats to our region created by the significant rise in maritime activity,” Dan Magone said in a statement.

Resolve Marine Group provides marine salvage, wreck removal, emergency response and OPA-90 SMFF services, as well as marine emergency response and safety training, naval architecture and marine engineering globally.

Magone Marine, which has operated out of Dutch Harbor for nearly 40 years, provides salvage, emergency marine assistance, and ship repair services in the Bering Sea region. It evolved from a diving services company and now provide local emergency response and vessel maintenance services.