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Emessiene becomes Navy’s newest Heavy Lift Project Officer
September 13, 2023
Pictured are officers from the Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) Reserve Heavy Lift Team, (Left to right) Cmdr. Manny Sayoc, Capt. Sal Suarez, Lt Cmdr. Bomono “Bones” Emessiene, and Capt. Elmer Roman, after Emessiene qualified as a Heavy Lift Project Officer.

NEDU Saturation Dive Team Joins DPAA Recovery Mission
July 26, 2023
Members of the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) test the Saturation Fly-Away Diving System prior to a Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) underwater recovery mission in the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 25, 2023. DPAA personnel conducted an underwater excavation operation in an effort to find a U.S. aircraft crew lost over Papua New Guinea during World War II.

Hurricane Ida Salvage Support
October 6, 2021

U.S. Navy Recovers MH-60S Helicopter from Record Depth
March 22, 2021
An MH-60S on deck of contracted salvage vessel off the coast of Yokosuka, Japan on March 18, 2021, having just been pulled from the depth of 19,075 ft by NAVSEA Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, (SUPSALV) at the request of the Navy Safety Center to facilitate accident investigation.

SUPSALV supports NATO missions by clearing sunken dredge barge from the Port of Alexandroupoli, Greece
September 4, 2019
Hull Section Loaded onto Truck

Navy diving equipment tested by astronauts for space exploration missions
July 16, 2019
David Coan, extra vehicular activity lead for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Center dives at the Aquarius Reef Base underwater habitat.donning a Kirby Morgan-37 helmet equipped with the Divers Augmented Vision Device Generation 1.0 heads-up display during the 23rd NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations in June 2019.

Joint U.S. Navy/Army Team Removes Oil from Sunken WWII Ship
November 2, 2018

SUPSALV delivers temporary pumping capacity to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Season
July 11, 2018
Donjon's barge loaded with piping, CONEX boxes, pumps and spare parts prior to sailing from Morgan City, LA

EX‐USS SHADWELL Disposal – Wreck in Place
February 20, 2018
EX-SHADWELL at mooring

NAVSEA Assists with Hurricane Recovery
October 19, 2017
Image: Boat on a crane lift being maneuvered near Naval Air Station Key West after hurricane Irma.