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Ian is since 2018 an Associate Member of GSC and based in Durban, South Africa. He started his seagoing career with Safmarine in 1972 and sailed on general cargo vessels and tankers. He jointed the salvage tugs In 1977 and became a Master of the ETV's JOHN ROSS and WOLRAAD WOLTEMADE in 1995. He served in this position until 2005. During this period and when on leave, Ian conducted several salvage projects as a Salvage Master. After he resigned as Master from the ETV’s, he continued working as a Salvage Master / Project Manager until 2017.

Ian is one of the few in the industry holding an Extra Master, part A&B. He has been involved in a large number of salvage and wreck removal cases like the JOLLY ROBINO, CAPE AFRICA and SMART. Since 2019 he is a member of Lloyds SCR Panel.

Latest Involvement

MV Stoli

Casualty Name: MV STOLI
Brief description of events:
Whilst on the way from Sardinia to Saint-Tropez, the yacht went aground and started to take water. The Skipper decided to beach her and requested for salvage assistance. The yacht was refloated and towed to Propriano port, where she was....

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GSC opens office in Taipei

GSC beeldmerk logoGSC opens an office in Taipei to better serve its clients in Northeast Asia. The office will be headed by Julian Lee, who has been a GSC partner since 2018 and started his career in this field as a commercial and operational senior executive for an internationally operating salvage company in Singapore. He achieved an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Phoenix, US and is a native Mandarin speaker. 


In addition to Julian, GSC has employed Neil Lin, as a Salvage Surveyor. He brings a decade of experience with local salvage, wreck removal and offshore experience to the team. For instance, he was involved in the salvage of the MV MORNING SUN, THOR ACE and the SANCHI, to name but a few. Lin is also a native Mandarin speaker. 


The new office address: 


Taiwan Office
Global Salvage Consultancy Co. Ltd
12F, No. 107, Sec.4 Zhongxiao Road,
Da’an District, Taipei
10690, Taiwan