SG SALVAGE Commercial Diving Branch achieves DNV Classification Society Approval for In-Water Survey

Djibouti – January 2022

SG SALVAGE – the only Commercial Diving Company in Djibouti and the Horn of Africa – has passed a comprehensive Audit by DNV to be awarded certification as recognised external specialists for In-Water Survey of Ships.

DNV Senior Surveyors visited SG SALVAGE Offices in Dubai and (remotely) Djibouti and conducted a thorough audit of the Quality Management System, diving procedures, equipment and facilities, having previously witnessed a ‘live’ practical demonstration on a DNV classed vessel in Djibouti.

This DNV Certification adds to SG SALVAGE’s ABS and RINA certifications for in-water survey specialists.  Both ABS and RINA certificates have been held since 2018 and both have recently been extended for another 3 years after successful recertification audits.  

As well as these new Class Certificates, SG SALVAGE has been certified to the latest Quality Standard ISO 9001:2015 since 2014 – a much sought-after international ISO standard awarded to well-organised, quality companies who successfully manage the risks & opportunities affecting their business, ultimately leading to improved services and cost efficiencies that are passed onto satisfied customers.

SG SALVAGE Commercial Diving

SG SALVAGE, and its owning entity Sovereign Global Djibouti, have been supplying Commercial Diving and Offshore Support Services in Djibouti and the surrounding Horn of Africa since 1999.  Over these years, they have built strong and trusting relationships with local businesses, shipowners and Djiboutian Authorities, enabling them to complete even the most difficult and complex tasks on time and on budget. 

With Djibouti being a strategic hub in the region, SG SALVAGE is able to serve customers throughout the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden regions.  Their unique position within the local market gives them an in-depth understanding of local business infrastructure & nuances, allowing them to develop efficient and cost-effective processes to get the job done with maximum client satisfaction.  

With an average of almost 50 vessels a day calling at Djibouti, SG SALVAGE offers comprehensive packages for shipping clients including offshore support services, underwater inspection, hull cleaning and propeller polishing, hull maintenance and search & recovery of lost items.  They also specialise in marine salvage, having removed several 200 plus ton shipwrecks from Djiboutian Ports, and re-sinking them to make artificial reefs, helping to protect the rich and diverse marine ecosystem that exists in the region.