The Office of the Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), or 00C as it is known in the Fleet, reports to the Commander,
Naval Sea Systems Command. SUPSALV is located at NAVSEA HQ at the Washington Navy Yard. SUPSALV is responsible for all aspects of ocean engineering, including salvage,
in-water ship repair, contracting, towing, diving safety, and equipment maintenance and procurement.
SUPSALV consists of a front office staff, five functional divisions, a field activity and two reserve components. The front office includes a Diving Medical Officer to
manage the Navy's deep submergence biomedical research and development program and the U.S. Navy's Admiralty Attorney. Direct SEA00C staff consists of 10-12 military and 30 civilian personnel.
SUPSALV supports the Navy through its Navy Experimental Diving Unit field activity and across five divisions; Management Support, Salvage Operations, Diving Programs,
Diving Certification, and Underwater Ship Husbandry.
The Navy Experimental Diving Unit provides a wide range of diving research and development capability. The reserve components provide critical support to SUPSALV in the areas of diving, salvage, towing, underwater ship husbandry and marine heavy lift.
The Management Support Division prepares and tracks contractual and financial documents for the other divisions in SEA 00C.
The Salvage Operations Division handles ship salvage, towing, and marine heavy lift, deep ocean search and recovery, and oil spill control and recovery operations.
The Diving Program Division is responsible for setting diving policy, approving U.S. Navy Diving Equipment, and acquiring diver life support equipment for the Fleet.
The Diving Certification Division serves as the System Certification Authority for shipboard and portable hyperbaric systems.
The Underwater Ship Husbandry Division develops techniques, procedures, and equipment to perform ship repairs waterborne and conducts these repairs worldwide.
Routine and emergency contact information is found on the Points of Contact page and can be forwarded to the Supervisor of Salvage and Diving via the Feedback page.