Brief description of events: Whilst inbound on the Escravos River for Wari Port, Nigeria, and laden with a cargo of wheat, the vessel collided with MV ARVIKA. As a result of the collision the vessel encountered a flooded cargo hold and subsequently grounded. Owners entered into a LOF salvage agreement with Greece based Salvors Five Ocean Salvage, whom invoked the SCOPIC Clause. A SCR from the dutch GSC office was mobilised to the site to assist.

Date of incident:   November 18th, 2018
Location:   Escravos River, Nigeria

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Brief description of events: Whilst proceeding to the Pilot Station the vessel grounded. The Master and her crew managed to refloat the vessel without tug assistance.

Date of incident:   October 23rd, 2018
Location:   Bonny River, Nigeria

Brief description of events: The vessel with a capacity of 404 TEU grounded near the coast of Kaohsiung due to severe weather conditions. Owners engaged Taiwan based Asia Marine Salvage to remove the bunkers and refloat the casualty.

Date of incident:   August 23rd, 2018
Location:   Off Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Brief description of events: Whilst entering the approached of Surabaya port, under Pilot assistance, the vessel grounded. The vessel was refloated by the assistance of local tugs.

Date of incident:   June 7th, 2018
Location:   Off Gresik, Indonesia

Brief description of events: The vessel capsized whilst performing dredging operations. The vessel was towed by local tugs to the coast line. China based Salvors Guangzhou Salvage were contracted to parbuckle the vessel and redeliver her in a floating condition.

Date of incident:   March 21st, 2018
Location:   Off Batu Pahat, Malaysia

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Brief description of events: Whilst entering the port of Doula, laden with clinker, the vessel grounded. The vessel refloated without any tug assistance.

Date of incident:   March 8th, 2018
Location:   Doula, Cameroon

Brief description of events: The vessel collided with MV CF CRYSTAL whilst transiting through the East China Sea, about 130 Nm East from Shanghai. Both vessels caught fire and whilst the crew of the CF CRYSTAL managed to abandon safely, the SANCHI became engulfed in flames minutes after impact resulting in the loss of live of 32 crewmembers. Owners signed a LOF contact with Shanghai Salvage, whom invoked the SCOPIC Clause. Despite firefighting efforts, the vessel sank eight days after the incident occurred on the 14th of January.

Date of incident:   January 6th, 2018
Location:   East China Sea

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Brief description of events: Whilst loading a cargo of logs, the anchors started to drag and the vessel grounded on a sandy beach. Owners organized off loading equipment and the vessel could be refloated and continue operations.

Date of incident:   December 2nd, 2017
Location:   Solomon Islands

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Brief description of events: The vessel reportedly capsized near the Traffic Separation Scheme in Melaka Straits and remained afloat, whilst all crew managed to timely disembark. Singapore based Salvors SMIT Salvage was appointed by the Owners to tow the vessel nearer to the coast and further stabilize her.

Date of incident:   November 6th, 2017
Location:   Off Batu Pahat, Malaysia

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Brief description of events: The bulk cargo on board the vessel shifted due to severely deteriorating sea state conditions caused by typhoon DAMREY. The list increased to about 18 degrees and Owners decided to engage Nippon Salvage by agreeing to a LOF salvage agreement. Salvors managed to rectify the list and the vessel could continue her voyage.

Date of incident:   November 6th, 2017
Location:   Quinhon, Vietnam

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Brief description of events: The vessel, brand new at the time of the incident sank in Terán Bay, Chonchi Commune, Chiloé Chile. Ardent was contracted for the wreck removal operation.

Date of incident:   October 18th, 2017
Location:   Terán Bay, Chile

 

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Brief description of events: Whilst on her way from Hong Kong to Taichung, the Master decided to seek shelter from the approaching typhoon HATO, category 3. Due to the deteriorating sea state conditions the vessel started to drag her anchors and subsequently grounded on a small island called Zhuwantou, China. Owners signed a LOF salvage agreement with Guangzhou Salvage and subsequently the SCOPIC Clause was invoked.

Date of incident:   August 23rd, 2017
Location:   Pearl River delta, China

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Brief description of events: Whilst taking shelter from typhoon HATO at the Guishan Anchorage, the anchors started dragging and the vessel subsequently grounded on a rocky beach. The P&I Club appointed a GSC Salvage Consultant to assist with the wreck removal contract. The contract was awarded to Guangzhou Salvage and heavy floating lifting equipment swiftly removed the wreck.

Date of incident:   August 23rd, 2017
Location:   Pearl River delta, China

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Brief description of events: The vessel was taking shelter from typhoon HATO when the anchors started to drag. She subsequently grounded on a rocky beach on the Island Zhuzhou. The vessel was laden with gasoline at the time of the incident. Owners appointed Guangzhou Salvage by signing a LOF salvage agreement.

Date of incident:   August 23rd, 2017
Location:   Pearl River delta, China

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Casualty Name: MV EFI THEO
Brief description of events:
Whilst inbound on the Escravos River for Wari Port, Nigeria, and laden with a cargo of wheat, the vessel collided with MV ARVIKA. As a result of the collision the vessel encountered a flooded cargo hold and subsequently grounded. Owners entered into....

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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