One of our earliest large salvage projects was performed for the Port of San Diego under challenging conditions and limited resources. Our young company proved its innovative approach to problem solving and work ethic over a course of months of planning and execution in the removal of the wreck of the 140’ tuna boat Victoria from San Diego Bay. We employed the use of the heavy-lift crane barge Wotan and a dive team to prepare the vessel for a single-pick. However, the original estimated weight of the wreck was incorrect, and a single lift was not possible. Unphased, we developed a plan to “saw” the vessel in half longitudinally using the Wotan in a fifteen-hour operation that resulted in a clean, safe cut and the ability to lift the wreck out in two sections. The Victoria was a major eyesore and navigational hazard for years. The safe removal and “can-do” attitude proved the value and capability of our Company and set us on a course for continued growth.