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Francis is since 2014 an Associate Member in GSC and based in Singapore. He started his diving career with the Royal Singapore Navy in the early seventies and moved into the salvage industry as a Diver in 1977. From 1983 to 1986, he pursued a career as off-shore Diver but decided to return back in the salvage industry in 1986. In 1988 Francis became Salvage Master and in 2008 he was promoted to Senior Salvage Master. In addition, Francis has been working from time to time as Project Manager for off shore installation projects.

Francis is bringing 40 years of salvage experience and has been involved in a number high profile salvage and wreck removal operations including SEA PRINCE, TWIN STAR and HYUNDAI 105. Since 2019 he resigned from the SCR Panel, however continues to be available to share his extensive knowledge and experience as Salvage Consultant.

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