The navigator chart of the Pacific Ocean represents SALVOR's theater of operation. SALVOR's bow-on aspect is representative of the view those in peril on the high seas will have as SALVOR appears on the horizon to render rescue and salvage assistance. The bow wave is modeled after that of the Surface Warfare insignia, worn by those who have mastered the intricacies of a U.S. Navy surface ship. The Stato anchor, ideally suited to salvage operations due to its excellent holding power to weight ratio, is an appropriate symbol of the strength and stability on which salvage operations are based.
The crossed sword and cutlass represent the officer and enlisted crew members that proudly wear the Surface Warfare insignia. The MK V and MK 12 diving helmets symbolize the proven tradition methods of diving and the latest technological advances that have been applied to diving techniques. There are 94 links in the chain, one for every "plankowner" - those sailors comprising SALVOR's commissioning crew. The encirclement of chain represents the strength and teamwork inherent in a ship's crew.
Owner: Paul McWilliams