Subtech’s Salvage Division has established itself as a reliable and cost effective emergency response service provider with standby teams on call 24/7 to assist with emergencies. Our geographical “response” footprint is superimposed on the Subtech “operational” footprint and beyond (refer to Bases & Operational History) with regional operations teams, network, local knowledge and experience in place and ready to respond to any marine emergency.

In an industry where lost time often equates to an enormous financial loss, Subtech takes pride in having the resources, manpower and experience to attend to all marine casualties promptly.

To improve our product offering and service excellence through Southern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean, Subtech has formed a Joint Venture (for salvage related activities) with Ardent ( the entity formed through salvage giants, Svitzer Salvage and Titan Salvage. This JV combines the unbeatable response capacity of the Subtech Group with the technical experience and record that comes from Ardent.

The collective capacity offered through the Ardent-Subtech Joint venture places us in an unrivalled position to support any marine emergency.
Ardent-Subtech offers a comprehensive range of services, including:
• Marine emergency response
• Wreck removal
• Hydrographic surveys
• Environmental care/pollution control
• Diving services
• Underwater bunker/cargo removal
• Underwater survey/video Inspection
• Underwater demolitions
• Marine salvage consultancy
• Towage
• Cargo lightening
• Ships husbandry
• Pumping services

Over and above the Joint Venture, our ongoing operations have allowed us to form strong relationships with a cross-section of the maritime industry throughout our region, adding further to our ability to respond quickly with the right skill set.