• 16 Aug

    “Billion Dollar Wreck”

    Defiant’s Founder, Tim Ferris, had the opportunity of a lifetime to join long time friend Martin Bayerle in the search for The Republic. Their adventures were documented in the History Channel Program, Billion Dollar Wreck.

  • 02 Nov

    New York City Subway System

    On November 2, 2012, a Defiant Marine crew was mobilized by SMIT Salvage to assist in the dewatering of the New York City subway system. Defiant Marine was tasked with pumping out the Montague line N and R subway tubes to their deepest point under the East River. An estimated 38,000,000 gallons of water was pumped out. After 7 days of pumping 24hrs a day, the task was completed early Friday morning the 9th of November.
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  • 21 Aug

    Vega Sagittarius – 13km west of Nuuk, Greenland

    On August 21, 2012, a four man emergency response team was dispatched to assist SMIT Salvage on the lightening and refloat of the grounded motor vessel Vega Sagittarius 13km west of Nuuk, Greenland. In spite of significant damage to the double-bottom tanks, the casualty was refloated on Thursday morning August 30 and safely redelivered to her owners dockside on Friday, August 31.


  • 10 Mar

    Gelso M

    On March 10th, 2012, the combined chemical and oil tanker, Gelso M, ran aground on the rocks in Santa Panagia, Italy due to bad weather.  SMIT Salvage was called upon to respond and work with the Italian Coast Guard and local Harbor Master for the inspection and potential salvage.  After inspection, SMIT called upon Defiant Marine to provide a five-man crew for the remediation of any potential environmental threats, such as hydrocarbons or hazardous cargo.  Defiant Marine’s team worked with SMIT to provide efficient and effective emergency response and the job was successfully completed to the satisfaction of Italian authorities.


  • 19 Jan

    M.V. Aristeas P

    Defiant Marine assisted SMIT Salvage on the refloating of the M.V. Aristeas P grounded in Argentina on the Parana River.  Defiant Marine had the pleasure of working with SMIT salvage master Captain Jeroen Mooij and Naval Architect, Chris Law, from Martin Ottaway.

  • 01 Dec

    Defiant Marine puts finishing touches on the distillery

    Tucked into a quiet hollow of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, in Golden Valley, North Carolina, Blue Ridge Distilling Co. is coming to life.  The distillery is the vision of Defiant Marine, Inc.’s President, Tim Ferris.  Home from recent international projects, the Defiant Marine crew is working hard to put the finishing touches on the distillery that will produce premium single-malt vodka and whiskey, as well as seasonal fruit brandies. For pictures of the distillery, go to

  • 03 Oct

    Associate Member of the International Salvage Union

    Defiant Marine, Inc. was approved as an Associate Member of the International Salvage Union.  The International Salvage Union (ISU) member salvorsprovide essential services for the world’s maritime and insurance communities. Members are engaged in marine casualty response, pollution defense, wreck removal, cargo recovery, towage and related activities. Visit for more information about the ISU.

  • 03 Oct

    Defiant Marine, inducted into (ASA)

    Defiant Marine, Inc. was inducted into the American Salvage Association (ASA) as a Corporate Associate Member during its annual meeting on October 3rd, 2011 in Arlington, VA.  The American Salvage Association represents the interests of the marine salvage industry.  The American Salvage Association works to educate the public and government about the role of the marine salvor in protecting life, the environment, and property from the consequences and perils of water transportation.  Defiant Marine, Inc. is proud to be able to contribute to the goals of the American Salvage Association.  Visit to find out more about the ASA.