Marine Casualty Response: Salvage Engineering


JMS Naval Architects & Salvage Engineers and the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) are proud to announce the joint publication of what may be the definitive handbook on commercial salvage. The book entitled, Marine Casualty Response: Salvage Engineering (MCR:SE) is a 710 page, hardbound book based on the US Navy Salvage Engineer’s Handbook. MCR:SE is a one-stop shop for naval architects, marine engineers, port engineers, ship captains, chief engineers, salvage foremen, tug operators and ship owner/operators. MCR:SE contains comprehensive appendices, engineer’s tables, detailed examples, and enough technical information to make it an indispensable, practical manual for engineers and operators alike.

MCR:SE addresses the following areas: naval architecture, structural engineering, environmental forces, salvage planning, stranded vessels, sunken vessels, rigging systems, buoyancy recovery, weight removal and explosives.




Maritime Salvage

“Marine Casualty Response: Salvage Engineering [MCR:SE] is an astonishing tour de force! There is, in short, an academic rationale for what the intelligent salvor does, and it is here in this book…It provides the academic background that any competent salvor ought to have available in this experience-based sector…It is a bonus that the book is well written and packed with illustrations, tables, formula, and essential data for the salvor.”

Lloyd’s List – UK
Michael Grey, London
June 27, 2003

“MCR:SE will be warmly welcomed by all those engaged in marine litigations from marine lawyers and underwriters, to expert witnesses and marine consultants. MCR is a very comprehensive volume dedicated to the science of marine salvage. If “Principles of Naval Architecture” (J. Comstock) was the Old Testament, this surely is the New Testament for salvage operators everywhere. The title is misleading as it covers not only salvage but also spans most subjects under the umbrella of naval architecture. MCR is detailed without the lengthy narration, straight to the point, cuts out the academic blurb, no nonsense guide, just the tools, answers, facts, formulas, for the practitioner. MCR is extremely readable, clear illustrations and user-friendly format. It is ideal for students, technicians, researchers and non-marine engineering disciplinarians.”

Maritime Asia
K.S. Tham, Director/Naval Architect, Anglo-Eastern Technical Services, Hong Kong
January 15, 2004 

“MCR:SE is claimed to be the definitive book on salvage – and probably is. A substantial hard-bound volume of 710 pages, it is based on the US Navy Salvage engineers Handbook. Produced jointly by the American Society of Naval Engineers and JMS Naval Architects and Salvage Engineers, this is a serious volume packed full of technical information, including graphs, charts, formulae, tables and detailed examples – an essential manual for anyone involved in the practice of marine salvage.”

International Tug & Salvage Magazine
Andy Smith, Editor, Norfolk, UK
November/December 2003

Maritime Law

“[MCR:SE] is directly concerned with the tools of maritime commerce – and thus with the subjects that maritime lawyers regularly address…lawyers who represent or depose maritime professionals or wish to rely on their expert testimony benefits from this handbook…”

Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce
Prof. Michael F. Sturley, Book Review Editor
University of Texas Law School, Austin, Texas USA
July 2003

Marine Engineering

“The Bible! Aimed at salvors, engineers, naval architects and crews. This enormous and incredibly detailed book covers almost every imaginable aspect of engineering in salvage situations. For anyone even remotely likely to be involved with salvage, this very well presented book will be a necessity.

Work Boat World
Asia Pacific Shipping
Neil Baird, Editor Baird Publications
Melbourne, Australia
July 2003

Naval Architecture / Ocean Engineering

“An authoritative and comprehensive reference work…”

The Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers – USA

“The definitive naval architecture & ocean engineering resource book…”

Ocean Technology Foundation – USA
John M. Ringelberg, P.E., President

“We use MCR:SE as a guide for junior naval architects involved in certain structural calculations, including pad eye design and simple, first principals beam bending calculations. Our engineers find Marine Casualty Response to be clearly written, but more importantly, the book is full of simple graphics that help convey the technical issues that our junior engineers are trying to grasp. Marine Casualty Response is a simple, practical engineering text and would be a welcome addition to any practical naval architect or marine engineer’s library. ”

Bristol Harbor Marine Design – USA
Greg Beers, P.E., President & Principal Naval Architect

Additional information

Weight 4.88 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 2.5 in