Buoyancy Solutions


MMO offers the Seaflex range of open and enclosed air lifting bags that are ideal for a wide range of salvage operations. From retrieving a stray anchor to the refloating of vessels weighing several thousand tons, we offer an extensive range of versatile salvage buoyancy bags for hire or sale.

MMO offers open and enclosed salvage bags in sizes from a few hundred kilos up to 50t capacity. All Seaflex water bags, whether parachute-style Air Lift Bags or enclosed Inflatable Buoyancy Units (also known as salvage pontoons) are available for either rental or purchase throughout Africa. No matter how simple or difficult the salvage task, there will be a Seaflex bags or combination of bags for you. These can be provided with all necessary accessories (slings, hoses, manifolds etc) so that all the salvor needs to do onsite is unpack and add air.

This all backed up with industry-leading depth of practical knowledge which allows us to support our customers all the way to a successful project conclusion including putting Seaflex technicians on-site to assist with the operation upon request.

Why MMO Salvage Bags?

We understand the challenges of subsea salvage operations. Our salvage bags are specially designed with those on the operational front-line; divers and subsea personnel. We aim to continue growing our well-earned reputation as the world leader of airlift salvage bags with superb attention to the following benefits:

  • Tested and Proven

    Seaflex salvage bags from MMO are subjected to rigorous load testing to ensure that they meet and exceed international industry standards.

  • Safety

    Seaflex Air Lift Bags are designed to provide a maximum amount of lift for the least overall height all with an engineered minimum safety factor of 5:1. Its wide hem aids in a swifter deflation of the bag in case of emergency inversion. The single attachment point aids in keeping the bags stable, regardless of load orientation or trim.

  • Durability

    Our salvage bags are made from tensile Trevira® Polyester base cloth and coated in heavy-duty PVC. Trevira is an extremely strong material designed for use in the harshest environments.

  • Convenience

    MMO’s salvage bags take up very little storage space relative to their lifting capacity.

  • Reliability

    Carefully designed, constructed and tested to meet and exceed demanding international standards. Seaflex Salvage Bags fully comply with IMCA D-016 guidelines.




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