AUS dive crews successfully installed structurally reinforced pile jackets at the Port of Everett. Using surface supplied air and mounted helmet cameras, AUS divers repaired the piles from the mudline to the top of the piles. Dive depths reached 54 ft and water temperatures hovered just above 50 degrees on this project.
AUS dive crews assist with salvaging a 45ft 1948 Morning Star vessel. The salvage took place off the coast of Blind Bay, Washington. Utilizing floatation bags, riggings, and trash pumps, AUS divers successfully salvaged the large vessel.
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.
In the winter of 2014, AUS spent 10 weeks in Great Falls, Montana, overhauling the waste gates at Ryan Dam. The crew removed the gates and gate stems, installed new gate guides, and replaced the reworked gates and stems. Utilizing Nitrox breathing mixture throughout the project, divers made 194 dives to a depth of 66′,