Boskalis to acquire US salvage firm Ardent Americas

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Royal Boskalis Westminster has confirmed its acquisition of maritime emergency response specialist Ardent Americas.

Under the OPA90 program, there is a statutory requirement from the US Coast Guard that shipowners trading in US waters must have an agreement in place with approved emergency response companies for the provision of salvage and marine firefighting services. The Ardent Americas OPA90 program covers approximately 500 shipowners encompassing over 4,000 vessels.

Ardent Americas was established in 2015 following the merger of Svitzer Salvage and Titan Salvage. It operates from Houston, Texas, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida and was a subsidiary of Ardent Global Marine Services, headquartered in IJmuiden, the Netherlands.

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