A sunken ship is often an obstacle to shipping traffic and a threat to the environment; its cargo may also need to be retrieved. For these reasons, the hull or cargo from a shipwreck is pulled up out of the water.

The complexity and duration of the salvage operation depends on the size of the vessel and the state in which the ship has to be brought to the surface. Cutting or slicing a ship into pieces forms part of the salvage activities.

Herbosch-Kiere has the correct equipment and know-how to carry out all salvage work.