Salvage & Towing
Salvage, where there is the existence of “peril.” Salvage is any attempt and/or successful rescue of a boat and/or its cargo from a peril at sea. These days this also includes avoiding or reducing damage to a marine environment.
We can provide salvage service to vessels hard aground, on rocks, taking on water or sunk as well as rescues necessitated by collisions, fires, breakaways or other types of immediate peril. We can provide specialised equipment such as pumps, air bags, divers, oil spill response, safety and watch (if required) even if the boat is at the dock.
When there is very little or no peril or damage to a vessel. Towing can be done in place of salvage when there is minimal peril. A typical example is when you run out of gas or have a dead battery, and have subsequently dropped anchor to await assistance. Waters are calm, you’re no threat to navigation, and your crew and boat are fine.
We are often available at short notice
If you need assistance at sea:
Pacific7 is based in Tauranga but we can operate out of every small port in the Bay of Plenty & Coromandel.
We work a lot at Great Barrier Island also.
Pacific7 can provide Barge transportation for stock, building materials, gravel, vehicles, machinery, containers, just to name a few.
We are able to load and unload materials across most sounds, beaches & waterways and in most cases transport them direct to the required site. We have plenty of machinery for unloading trucks and with extensive winching and anchoring gear we are set up for most requirements.