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Last GSC Special Casualty Representative leaving New Zealand.

After 182 days, Special Casualty Representative - Mr. Zandee departs from Tauranga. GSC has been involved from the onset of the grounding until the termination of the LOF – SCOPIC contract by providing two SCR's. Salvors Svitzer Salvage B.V. from The Netherlands signed the contract with the Owners of the vessel on the 6th of October 2011, the first day that a GSC SCR attended the vessel. The RENA LOF SCOPIC contract is believed to be the longest SCOPIC case since the introduction in 1999 of this Clause.


Salvage Expert engaged in grounded bulk-carrier.

A GSC Salvage Expert was contracted by Underwriters for a grounded bulk-carrier off the coast of Tunisia


GSC deploys a Salvage Master for a chemical tanker on fire.

GSC assisted Salvors during the fire on board a Chemical Tanker in the port of Labuan, Malaysia by providing a Salvage Master


Busy month for GSC

Chemical Tanker aground in Indonesia: GSC mobilized a Salvage Expert to assist during the refloating operation.

One week later a bulk-carrier grounded in Selat Sunda a GSC Salvage Master was deployed to conduct an Inspection and made his recommendation to the Salvage Company.

Furthermore, the South African based SCR was appointed for a LOF SCOPIC case related to a container vessel on fire in the Indian Ocean


GSC setting foot on Japanese ground.

For the first time since its existence, GSC was requested to provide a Salvage Consultant to assist the P&I Club in a grounding case near Omeazaki port in Japan. The vessel ran aground after it was hit by Typhoon no 21 by the end of September and could be classified as a typical "Typhoon Casualty". Several salvage attempts were made by a local salvage company but only the off-loading of the cargo resulted finally in a successful floatation of the casualty.


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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