SEATTLE, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OceanGate Inc., a global provider of manned submersible solutions for commercial, research and military applications, announced a strategic agreement with Global Diving & Salvage Inc., a leading provider of marine construction and offshore support services in the United States and an internationally recognized marine casualty responder. The collaboration will provide government and commercial clients with a broad array of technology, experience and expertise to address subsea missions in challenging marine environments. This innovative sales agreement will expand market opportunities for both companies. Global Diving & Salvage and OceanGate will work together on specific projects using a combination of saturation divers, manned submersibles, traditional Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and manned submersible fly-away ROV vehicles to support salvage, recovery and subsea assessments. The companies will focus on projects that include potentially polluting wrecks, salvage operations, restoration, surveys and inspections to help improve safety and cost efficiencies.
"OceanGate's expertise with underwater vehicles, and manned submersibles in particular, is exactly the kind of solution we believe could increase our rate of delivering safe and efficient services to our clients, especially in the areas of potentially polluting wrecks and difficult salvage operations. We look forward to building this new business line together and moving the industry to a new level of performance," said Devon Grennan, CEO of Global Diving & Salvage.
"Global Diving has an incredible reputation in the subsea market for delivering outstanding services for salvage, oil and gas, and first responder operations," said Stockton Rush, CEO of OceanGate Inc. "The markets in which Global Diving has traction are areas where we feel manned submersibles could provide considerable value. Devon and his team see the potential benefits of manned submersibles in developing specific use-cases for various subsea operations and new, enhanced solutions for their client base."
Under the agreement, both companies will pursue new sales opportunities by endorsing and utilizing each other's services and products. Global Diving & Salvage will be OceanGate's exclusive manned diving and salvage partner, and OceanGate will be the sole supplier to Global Diving & Salvage of manned submersible solutions. The agreement covers the East and West coasts of the United States, Alaska and Hawaii, and the Gulf of Mexico.
About OceanGate Inc.:
OceanGate Inc., a privately held company founded in 2009, provides manned submersible solutions for commercial, research and military applications. OceanGate solutions are designed to deliver an excellent return on investment in both time and capital resources for five principal markets: commercial enterprises, research and academic institutions, government and defense agencies, nonprofits and NGOs, and film and media content providers. Our expedition, charter and citizen science programs provide unique expeditions customized for each client experience. Through submersible solutions that leverage collaborative partnerships and the application of emerging technologies to specific oceanographic programs, OceanGate's team of professionals provides safe, efficient, and effective operations. The company is committed to opening the oceans while remaining dedicated to the sustainable use of marine ecosystems and the natural resources within them.
Visit us at www.oceangate.com
About Global Diving & Salvage Inc.:
Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., founded in 1979, Inc. is a leading provider of marine construction and offshore support services in the United States, and an internationally recognized marine casualty responder. Corporate headquarters are located in Seattle, WA with regional offices in the San Francisco Bay area, Gulf Coast, and the state of Alaska. Building on our heritage of professional pride and passion in our craft, partnership, and environmental stewardship, Global strives to provide our clients and partners with safe and effective solutions to complex problems even under the most difficult of conditions.
Visit us at: www.gdiving.com
SOURCE OceanGate Inc.