About Us

Hanson Maritime Company started in 1993 as Underwater Services, specializing in commercial diving and salvage. In 2000 we started towing and changed our name.  We have successfully salvaged over 100 vessels, and changed well over 100 propellers underwater.  We practice an almost forgotten method of salvage where we respond immediately to vessels in peril, often resulting in rescue rather than salvage. And always using our best endeavors to minimize further damage, and to preserve vessel and cargo value.

Hanson Maritime Co. is a privately held Corporation owned and operated by the Hanson family, life long residents of Sitka Alaska.

Lee Hanson is President of Hanson Maritime Co. and the primary Captain of the Tug Salvation.  Lee holds licenses as Master Of Towing vessels unlimited, Master Of Inspected Vessels 200 Gross tons, and Radar Observer Unlimited.  Lee is also Salvage Master and Lead Diver with 33 years of total diving experience, the last 17 years as a certified commercial diver.