Proven search patterns and techniques are employed
to conduct a consistent and systematic search of an area to locate
a lost item. Actual search may originate with a witness account
of LKP or GPS coordinates. Metal detectors may be used for small
items or items buried in the sand.
The keys to any
successful S & R operation is a good LKP (last known position)
and a consistent, systematic search! Without a doubt, I have recovered more lost
items with the old “tried and true” circle search than any other
method. From as little as a special carburetor nut dropped overboard by a mechanic
to the above sea-buoy sunk in Oregon Inlet for the USACE. Rings, bracelets, watches,
wallets, prescription glasses, knives, boat brushes, tools, oxygen cylinders,
sailboat mast parts, propellers, lost mooring anchors, abandoned dredge pipe
just to remember a few
have all been successfully recovered for the owners in years past.
2 metal detectors
are on hand to find those really small or buried in the silt items.
down the web page to view photos of some of our
72" stainless steel propeller lost
in the ICW A/P canal off tug "Ms. Jennifer".
Car recovered for Law Enforcement.
Above pickup was located and recovered from Gardner's Creek in 2003.
The above seabuoy sank and was lost the day after it was placed in
service. We were called in by the USACE to locate and attach cables
mushroom anchor located and brought to dock in 2002.