He has worked on salvage operations all along the U.S. East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, and the North Sea, in varied and hazardous environments from shallow water to the deep ocean, in strong currents, and in crowded harbors. He has overseen diverse projects including the raising and removal of tugboats, a sunken Liberty ship, and tankers, efforts that required pollution abatement, cargo transfer, and detailed pumping schemes. Mr. Witte received his BS (management) from Lehigh University and his JD from Villanova University School of Law.

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