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What You Should Know About Boat Wreckage Removal

No one wants to think about their vessel sinking, but things happen. Accidents, boats running afloat, and damage due to severe storms. It is the legal responsibility of owners to clear away the boat and any debris in accordance with policy. Here’s what our team at S & S Insurance Services, Inc. in Oklahoma City, OK, wants you to know.

Initial Planning and Assessment

Step one in removing a wrecked boat is to assess the damage and develop a plan, which will likely require the services of a professional. They evaluate the damage, assess the possible environmental impact of the process, and make a plan that avoids as many risks as possible.

Preparation for Removal

With a plan, the salvage or removal company can prepare for the removal. This could involve stabilizing the wreckage to prevent further damage, removing hazardous materials and fluids, and getting the site ready for the arrival of equipment to get the job done.

Removal and Environmental Cleanup

It’s time for the actual removal of the vessel, and the method varies depending on the size and location of the vessel. Sometimes, the boat can be refloated and towed away, while it may be necessary to cut it up and remove it in pieces. If environmental cleanup is needed, it will be handled after removal.

Final Assessment and Closeout

A final assessment must be performed to ensure the work has been done safely. A closeout report is required indicating its removal and that the outcomes were satisfactory to all parties involved.

Get Your Boat Covered With the Right Insurance

At S & S Insurance Services Inc. in Oklahoma City, OK, we offer affordable boat insurance that covers you on the water and in incidents when wreckage removal is necessary. Contact us today for a quote.


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