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EMR Shipbreaking

We are the world’s leading sustainable marine recycling company, with 60 years' experience.

We handle projects of any size, from small tugboats and offshore supply vessels, to the largest commercial and military vessels in the world. We have the capacity to decommission and recycle in excess of 300,000 tons of ships and vessels each year, ensuring the highest safety and recycling rates possible, while maximizing returns for our customers.

Our services include:

  • Ship breaking
  • Remediation
  • Investment recovery
  • Decommissioning and recycling of redundant vessels and oil and gas assets
  • Barge breaking
  • Third-party towing
  • Heavy-lift services

Each of our marine recycling facilities has several formal best management practices in place to ensure regulatory compliance. We are committed to keeping our people safe and minimizing the impact our processes have on the environment, by continuously monitoring and improving upon our pollution prevention measures on land and water.


We have been recycling ships and marine structures since the end of World War II. Past customers include the US Navy, US Maritime Administration, Royal Australian Navy and numerous multi-national ship owners. Being awarded these contracts highlights our impeccably high standards and confidentiality measures.

We have arranged and successfully completed the towing of many vessels and marine structures using our in-house expertise and a network of trusted and experienced third-party tow companies.

In 2015, we managed and completed the tow of ex-USS Ranger all the way from Bremerton, Washington, down the west coast of the Americas, through the Straits of Magellan and up the east coast of the Americas to Brownsville, Texas; a journey of over 16,000 nautical miles.


We have three strategically located facilities across the Gulf of Mexico equipped to handle platform and rig decommissioning. Our waterfront facilities in Texas and Louisiana are all equipped with heavy lift cranes capable of individual lifts of up to 350 tonnes. With over 3,000 feet of collective bulkhead available across our facilities, receipt of floating material is our speciality.

With a long track record in the industry, we can handle all required remediation either in-house or through a network of trusted third-party contractors.

Services that we offer include:

  • Waste and fluid remediation
  • Mercury remediation
  • NORM removal
  • Asbestos abatement and secure destruction


We have been recycling barges in the US Gulf South for around 60 years and have grown to become the largest wrecker and recycler in the United States. We operate five strategically located facilities equipped to handle these vessels in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas.

We can handle purchases ranging from one barge to 100, offering pickup or receiving services for a very competitive price.

Remediation of barges can be handled using in-house expertise or through a network of trusted third-party contractors.

Barge remediation services we offer include:

  • The removal of naturally occurring radiative material (NORM)
  • The capture and removal of oily water and bilge water
  • The removal of hydraulic fluids
  • Foam removal
  • Styrene removal
  • Asbestos abatement
  • Concrete removal


Contact our Buying Team to find out how we can recycle your marine structures and vessels.