A graduate of the Maritime Institute de Ruijter in Vlissingen with a double bachelor degree in Nautical Science and Engineering, Bas Coppes is the new Commercial Director for the Americas.
After graduating at MIR spent several years on board salvage tugs and hopper dredgers of the HAM. Upon returning to shore worked for Damen Shiprepair in Rotterdam as Estimator. The inevitable return to sea came in the way of joining SMIT Salvage as a salvage master.
Later in 2007, joined the salvage start-up from heavy lift engineering company Mammoet as their commercial manager and three years later established Mammoet Salvage Americas Inc, located in Houston.
In 2017 joined Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. and was involved the hurricane recovery works and wreck removal contracts.