SG SALVAGE in Djibouti achieves ABS and RINA Classification Society Approval for In-Water Survey

SG SALVAGE – the only Commercial Diving Company in Djibouti and the Horn of Africa – has achieved their first Classification Society certificates as Recognised External Specialists for In-Water Survey for the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Registro Italiano Navale (RINA).   As the company continues to grow, other classifications, such as DNV-GL, CCS and ClassNK are planned in the near future.

ABS and RINA Senior Surveyors visited SG SALVAGE Offices in Djibouti and conducted a thorough audit of their Quality Management System and diving facilities before witnessing a practical demonstration and issuing the certification.  This class approval now means ABS and RINA surveyors are able to rely on SG SALVAGE’s in-water surveying expertise to make decisions affecting vessel classification and statutory surveys.


As well as these new Class Certificates, SG SALVAGE has been certified to the latest Quality Standard ISO 9001:2015 since 2014 – a much sought-after international standard awarded to well-organised, quality companies who successfully manage the risks & opportunities affecting their business, ultimately leading to improved services and cost efficiencies that can be passed onto satisfied customers.


SG SALVAGE – For all your Commercial Diving Requirements

SS SALVAGE has been supplying Commercial Diving and Offshore Support Services in Djibouti and the surrounding Horn of Africa since 1999.  Over these years, they have built strong and trusting relationships with local businesses, shipowners and Djiboutian Authorities, enabling them to complete even the most difficult and complex tasks on time and on budget. 


With Djibouti being a strategic hub in the region, SG SALVAGE is able to serve customers throughout the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden regions.  Their unique position within the local market gives them an in-depth understanding of local business infrastructure & nuances, allowing them to develop efficient and cost-effective processes to get the job done with maximum client satisfaction. 


With an average of almost 50 vessels a day calling at Djibouti, SG SALVAGE offers comprehensive packages for shipping clients including offshore support services, underwater inspection, hull cleaning and propeller polishing, hull maintenance and search & recovery of lost items.  They also specialise in marine salvage, having recently removed a 400-ton wreck from a Djiboutian Port, and re-sinking it to make an artificial reef, helping to protect the rich and diverse marine ecosystem that exists in the region.



  • Hull Cleaning
  • Propeller Polishing
  • Hull Inspection & Survey including UWILD
  • Salvage & Wreck Removal
  • Search & Recovery
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Thickness Readings
  • UXO Detection and Clearance
  • Underwater Cutting and Welding
  • Underwater Maintenance
  • Sacrificial anode installation
  • Keel cooler repairs and maintenance
  • Intake cleaning
  • Transducer replacements
  • Offshore Support Services
  • Offshore Supply
  • Passenger Transportation
  • Services for PMSCs


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SG SALVAGE contact details

Mobile 1: +253 77 34 15 67

Mobile 2: +253 77 14 83 20

Office: +253 21 35 77 90

SG Salvage is a Sovereign Global Solutions Company, ISO 9001:2015 certified and BIMCO member

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