Rescue 1 Marine Services

EST. 1990

Any Sea Any time....

Todays Date : June 1 1995


Around the Clock around the world....

A full Service Marine salvage and repair company headquartered on the beautiful Island of St Thomas USVI with locations across the globe to serve your needs.

Some of those Services Include:




*Dry Dock



*Design and Construction

+ Much more if you need it Just ask

St Thomas Weather: Sunny and 81F

Courtesy of The national Weather Service..

Updates From Proprietor : Chance Blackwell 

Hello everyone my name is Chance Blackwell and I am excited to bring you updates via this amazing new Technology called the internet. Here I will bring you news and info (as I get time ) about happenings around Rescue 1.

*April 1 1995

 Lots of funny things going on at Rescue 1 today. We are seeing horrible storms across the globe, the National Weather Service is reporting a serious storm vortex in the Sargasso sea. I do have good news from our shipyards in South Carolina the new tug Charlotte Amalie is nearing completion...

April 5 1995

*Captain Tigie of the Rescue Vacations catamaran reports that reservations are up this quarter

*Some storm last night we have two ships aground to save today..

*April 10 1995

Wedding plans are coming along nicely, we will be returning to my home state of Indiana for the ceremony.. did anyone catch that re-run of Seinfeld last night, cracked me up "These Pretzels are making me thirsty".....

April 19 1995

*Thanks to the efforts of engineer John "dusty" Smith we managed to raise the U-boat from the harbor, after a survey we feel she can be saved and is currently headed to the dry dock for repair and refit.

April 21  1995

*My fiancee former GNN correspondent Sheryl Best has decided to scare me by taking up sky diving--She also decided now she has her helicopter certification she is taking fixed wing flying lessons, ugh her driving is bad enough....... Did I tell you she dinged my new Viper......

*Looking at honeymoon options, I want to visit filming locations for The Romero flick Dawn of the dead, my fiancee is thinking a ski trip.... Ah soon to be Married life...

April 25 1995 

*We worked with the Coast Guard today on drug interdiction, always glad to help stop the cartel thugs--getting to be a real problem

*April 30

Leaving to pick up the tug in South Carolina today more updates when we return.

*June 1 

Good morning all, my associate Brad and I have just returned from a trip empty handed and had to leave the tug behind, serious bummer. My Fiancee managed to scare the hell out of me today. I have faced danger across the world and never batted an eye but bring a woman into my life and I am going to end up grey.......BTW  If your looking for a place to skydive don't go to Phoenix School..... Guys totally a putz..

     OK OK rant over I need to go Pack....

** Ok so my wedding was blown away but we are all safe and sound back on the island and planning the  wedding .......

** The new and battled hardened Tug Salvage Warrior has been ferried down from the Carolina's I offered her Command to my good Friend and former CO Dwight Beckum but he says he will grow old in the Coast Guard... I have another captain in mind if she will take the position.... 

****After our wedding Brad Sheryl and I will be looking into a obsession of mine might need to make a trip to Ireland.....

***After everything that's happened with the Storm Vortex where do we go on a honeymoon? 

Commander Beckum just received word my mini sub the Butterfly was found washed ashore on the coast of a Carolina island, seems strange. 

**** The U4004 has been raised and is now in Dry-dock for repairs.. 

**** After a lengthy and awkward Phone conversation with my dad The Connie is now a Member of the rescue 1 Fleet after a refit, perhaps a few mods are in order... 

**** Jet Shopping to replace the Cessna Citation but nothing is catching my eye... 

The USS Stack first ship built by Blackwell Mercantile LTD circa 1800

In memory of the Betty Lou and her crew lost six months ago..

Special thanks to Thomas Island Communications and AOL for making this speedy dial up internet possible. Not so many thanks to Microsoft for Windows 95 I think 3.1 was better..  


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