Emergency response

Ship’s salvage

Working for the maritime and coastal protection authorities, our fleet can carry out assistance to any sort of ship and can respond specifically to the situation. Our five emergency response vessels are ready to get underway in less than 40 mins 365 days per year. 

Our fast and powerful emergency response vessels, evenly spread around the French territory in order to cover the whole coastline, can be dispatched rapidly to a ship in distress (towing, drainage, fire-fighting). Our experienced professional teams will react as quickly as possible to the most urgent situations. We are capable to put together and send out a full salvage team, as well as its equipment in less than 6 hours

Discover our home ports and our CSR policy.

© Johann Guiavarch - Marine Nationale
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Grande America
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Ship re-floating – Wreck removal

For more than a century, the company Les Abeilles have carried out wreck removal operations. Thanks to the high quality training of our teams and our modern equipment, we can perform all sorts of wreck removal or re-floating operations whilst respecting environmental priorities.

ROKIA étambot découpé
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Rokia Delmas
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Rokia Delmas
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Sanguinaire II
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Sanguinaire II
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Sanguinaire II
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Pollution response

Our teams are trained to fight against pollution at sea or even ashore. The level of internal training and the quality of our equipment enables us to take action in hazardous environments. The equipment on board our ships, or stocked in two places in France, can quickly be dispatched to the scene of the emergency. See home ports 

We work with the French Navy and the experts of the antipollution department : the CEPPOL, as well as the National Research and Experimental Centre : the CEDRE. We are used to working together and so we can intervene quickly in a well-coordinated manner.

Whether the problem is : oil products, chemical products, large wastes, containers, we are able to fight against pollution in a professional, pragmatic and efficient way whilst respecting the environmental challenges of today.

Pampero Chimique
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Ulysse Virginia
© Les Abeilles - Sylvain Jean
Le conteneur est remorqué par l'embarcation rapide.
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Le 14 octobre 2018, le Jason récupère les déchets d'hydrocarbure du barrage flottant du bâtiment Italien Bonassola, à l'aide de sa tête d'écrémage.
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Sanguinaire II
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