Associated Underwater Services (AUS) was invited speak at the Spokane Public Schools' Career Fair. Kirk Neumann, AUS General Manager, discussed the diving industry and shared his extensive experience in the diving world with 2,500 local 5th graders. Mr. Neumann spoke about the important role divers play in maintaining our critical infrastructure. He also discussed the positive
AUS conducted a sonar survey at Enloe Dam, situated on the Similkameen River. AUS, teaming with ASI Marine, utilized two different sonar systems to perform the survey. The first portion of the survey was done with a multi-beam sonar system mounted on the bottom of the work boat. The second portion was done with a
AUS Diving was contracted to retrieve four aluminum environmental sample sleds along the Brightwater Treatment Plant Marine Outfall. The Brightwater Treatment Plant Marine Outfall, located in King County, extends a mile off of Point Wells into Puget Sound. The outfall consists of twin 600-foot-deep pipes, each with approximately 250 feet of diffuser at the offshore
AUS was contracted through a Master Services Agreement to conduct an underwater condition survey at Boundary Dam. The survey was of the forebay north wall and the mouth of the six intake tunnels to identify any spalls, cracks, and general concrete erosion. AUS investigated interfaces between the concrete structures and river bottom for scouring and
AUS was deployed for an emergency call out to survey concrete and debris inside the intake structure for the turbines at Diablo Dam. Utilizing an 8-man crew, AUS removed concrete debris from inside the intake tunnel, downstream from the trash racks, at depths of 120’ – 150’. AUS completed a hydrographic survey to inspect the
AUS dive crew salvaged two vessels on Lake Washington which sank after catching fire. The vessels salvaged were a two-story house boat and a power boat. AUS divers skillfully attached lift bags to the sunken vessels and raised the vessels from the bottom of the lake.
AUS was contracted by American Cruise Lines to remove a mooring line that had been wrapped up in the ship's propeller. An AUS diver successfully removed the line so the American Pride could resume its way to Clarkston, Washington. AUS crews regularly perform ship husbandry on cruise vessels in various ports throughout the U.S.
AUS responds to an emergency call at the Dalles Marina as a fire raged through, burning house boats and docks. AUS mobilized an emergency response team to mitigate environmental damage from the fire and monitor docks for spot fires. AUS subsequently salvaged and disposed of burned docks. AUS deployed environmental protection booms
AUS provided diving services on the Icicle River near Leavenworth, Washington. AUS’ efforts are part of the Ecology’s Office of Columbia River and Chelan County aimed at water conservation. These efforts include improvements of water conservation, groundwater augmentation, fish passage, habitat improvements and Tribal Fishery Enhancements. AUS assisted with the Supersack installation, pump installation, and