• Tampa, FL
  • Phone 813-251-5100
  • 3670 S West Shore Blvd. Tampa FL 33629
26 Jan

Ship Dead in the Water? Dann Ocean Towing is Here for You

What to Do About a Dead Ship in the Water 

At some point in your waterborne occupation out on the water or in a harbor, you’re going to be dealing with a dead vessel. In some cases, the boat may be at the dock and in need of repair. But you may also be dealing with an emergency situation where your dead ship and its crew are stranded far out in the middle of the ocean. Today, we’re going to explain why Dann Ocean Towing is the only towing company you should call for marine rescue service. But first, let’s start with three things you need to do when you realize you’re dealing with a dead ship:

  • Whatever You Do, Don’t Panic! — If your dead ship is out in the middle of the water somewhere, the first thing you should do is remember not to panic. Even an experienced crew may be concerned and will look to you for guidance. You have rescue and salvage options, so it’s going to be okay.
  • Secure the Boat and the Crew — If your vessel is on the open sea, then it’s time to secure it as soon as you discover that it’s not operational. Start by dropping the anchor so that your ship will remain stationary. Then, pass out life jackets to every single member of the crew, just in case the situation worsens.
  • Contact Dann Ocean Towing — Whether your dead ship is in the harbor or far out on the ocean, you need to contact a marine towage company. Dann Ocean Towing has more than a century of experience in the ocean towing industry. This includes understanding what’s needed for a safe and secure marine rescue or salvage operation.

Why You Should call Dann Ocean Towing 

If you’re in need of marine rescue service, then the only name you should consider is Dann Ocean Towing. Here are some of the reasons why you should trust us to handle all of your towing, rescue, and salvage needs:

24/7 Emergency Services

A ship can become damaged at any time, which can cause a safety issue when you’re out on the water. Dann Ocean Towing is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for emergencies and project updates. If you find yourself in a precarious situation or otherwise need a dead vessel moved quickly, you can call our staff at any time, and we’ll respond accordingly.

Professional Affiliation

Dann Ocean Towing understands the importance of providing professional rescue and salvage services. That’s one reason why we’re a proud associate member of the American Salvage Association. The ASA has been instrumental in improving rescue and salvage response across the United States and beyond.

Fleet of Towing Vessels

Dann Ocean Towing has a 17-strong fleet of ocean tugs of varying shapes and sizes. These tugboats range widely in horsepower and bollard pull, which means that we always have a vessel available for every job. If you’re in need of marine rescue service, we’ll have a vessel ready to go in a very short period of time.

International Marine Rescue

Thanks to our years in business and our ability to expand professional relationships, we offer our marine rescue service in many parts of the world. Not only do we cover the U.S.’s East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico, but our towing services extend throughout Europe, Africa, and the Far East. If you have a dead ship in any of these areas, we can assist you.

Dann Ocean Towing can provide Marine Rescue Service

Dann Ocean Towing provides ocean towing, marine construction, barge towing, and other towing services. If you’re in need of our marine rescue service or have any questions, reach out to us at (813) 251-5100 today.