When you need a diver to perform an underwater job, Soderholm Maritime Services Inc is there to answer the call of duty. Available for projects throughout Ontario, our divers provide service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and can be dispatched minutes after your initial phone call with us. As skilled, certified, and insured divers, we offer a comprehensive range of services, including:
Ship Inspections & Repairs
With rapid response times, we provide quality ship inspections and repairs for a diverse range of clients including shipping companies, agents and marine companies operating within the Great Lakes. Soderholm Maritime Services is recognized for in-water surveys by:
We have also worked with:
Our clients include all the domestic carriers working in the Great Lakes, all the local agents acting for foreign owners and some foreign agents and owners directly. We can travel to any location to meet the vessel. We have excellent working relations with the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority and all port authorities.
We have a very low turnover of personnel, and in conjunction with local ship owners, we conduct our own training program. This program consists of the use of our own training manual, visits to ships and shipyards and a tiered approach to working on ships. Because of this, you can be assured that the dive team that responds to your project is knowledgeable, experienced and professional.
Typical jobs that our crew perform are:
Water Intake & Outfalls
Our divers are available for routine or emergency service of municipal and industrial water intakes and outfalls. We can install underwater pipelines and facilitate cable laying as both marine and diving contractors. Whatever the case, we are experienced in all aspects of pipe laying and repair and can work with any type of pipe, including:
Typical diving jobs include:
Construction & Industrial Service
We provide underwater inspection and repair services for construction and industrial projects including, bridges, hydro-electric dams, water control structures, seawalls, wet wells and pipelines. Our divers are available for any type of construction or rehabilitation project.
Zebra Mussel Control
Zebra mussels are an alien species of shellfish accidentally introduced into the Great Lakes in the ballast water of a foreign cargo vessel.
Soderholm Maritime supplies divers for the cleaning of underwater structures and for the installation of permanent or temporary zebra mussel control systems. We have installed many such systems throughout the Great Lakes and in smaller Ontario lakes. The most common system involves a chlorine diffuser installed in the intake, a feed pipe from the shore and may also include a water sampling line. This may be installed externally, similar to a new construction, or may be installed inside the pipe itself. We have worked on such systems since the early days of the zebra mussel invasion.
Contaminated & Potable Water Diving
Our divers have the knowledge and equipment to work in contaminated and potable water. We have worked in sanitary and industrial waste and our inventory of Kool Suits allow us to work in extremely hot environments.
Soderholm Maritime Services is on-call to meet your diving needs. Get in touch with us now to have our team dispatched to your location in Ontario!