Member of the Month


Capt. Garry J. Gadikian started in the maritime industry April 21, 1991 after graduating from The Divers Academy of the Eastern Seaboard, working as a diver he was involved in inspection, repair, maintenance of Department of Transportation bridges working with various Engineering firms, shipping piers, ships, tug boats, fishing vessels, power generating stations including dams, pipelines, dredges, and salvage. He still does small dive jobs salvaging vessels, performing inspections, and maintenance to vessels and search and recovery.

In February 2000 Garry took a job with Shamrock Marine Towing & Salvage a Towboat US towing company. His responsibilities include towing and salvage of pleasure boats, barges, dredges, and commercial fishing vessels ranging in size from 8 feet to 250 feet using towing vessels from 20 feet to 105 feet. Along with towing he also documents conditions of vessels by taking notes and photography then reports to marine surveyor’s post salvage to give opinions of why vessels have sunk. He also was featured in the 1 season National Geographic TV show “The Yard” and is current President of Rolling Thunder CH 4 NJ a non-profit veterans advocate organization.

Gary currently holds a 200 GRT master’s license and 100 GRT license as Master of Towing Vessels along with Radar Observer Unlimited and Commercial Assistance Towing endorsements. Garry is now pursuing a new venue in the marine industry as a Marine surveyor and will be surveying as well as towing and salvage.

Capt. Garry J. Gadikian
USSA Member
810 Maple Ave.
Northfield, NJ 08225
Phone (609) 517-5451