Brief description of events: On her final voyage to Chittagong, where she was supposed to be scrapped, the rig, whilst being towed, developed a list and subsequently capsized in the Bay of Bengal. After a few days floating in a capsized position the rig sunk. 

Date of incident:   June 19th, 2019
Location:   Bay of Bengal

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 handed over to her Owners.

Date of incident:   May 16th, 2019
Location:   Corsica, France

MV STOLI MV STOLI MV STOLI MV STOLI

Brief description of events: The casualty, a Diving Support vessel, grounded whilst approaching an anchorage in Palau and encountered hull damages. She required to be towed to a ship repair facility in the Philippines.

Date of incident:   April 29th, 2019
Location:   Republic of Palau

MV RYOMA 1 MV RYOMA 1

Brief description of events: The vessel, whilst on her way from Hamburg to Casablanca, encountered a cargo fire. Despite firefighting efforts of the crew and tugs in the vicinity, the casualty became engulfed in flames and subsequently sunk to a water depth of about 4,700 meters. Owners entered into a LOF salvage agreement with Salvors Ardent, whom invoked the SCOPIC Clause.

Date of incident:   March 10th, 2019
Location:   Gulf of Biscay, French Sec.

MV GRANDE AMERICA MV GRANDE AMERICA

Brief description of events: The casualty dragged anchor and beached on a breakwater. Owners contracted Greek Salvors Mega Tugs and signed a LOF salvage agreement. Salvors immediately invoked the SCOPIC Clause and managed to refloat the casualty and delivered her safely alongside.

Date of incident:   February 23rd, 2019
Location:   Bari, Italy

MV EFE MURAT MV EFE MURAT MV EFE MURAT

Brief description of events: The vessel made contact with the quayside and another vessel while anchored off Noro, New Georgia Island, A GSC Salvage Surveyor was appointed by the H&M Underwriters to conduct the on site damage inspections. 

Date of incident:   February 15th, 2019
Location:   Solomon Islands

Brief description of events: The vessel encountered a cargo fire whilst in transit from Shekou to Singapore. Salvors Ardent were contracted and signed a LOF salvage contract with the Owners. Once the fire was under control the casualty could proceed to Singapore where all containers were discharged in the Brani Terminal. 

Date of incident:   January 31st, 2019
Location:   South China Sea

MV APL VANCOUVER MV APL VANCOUVER

Brief description of events: The casualty became involved in a collision with MT ANTEA and incurred collision damages. The crewmembers decided to abandon and were reportedly rescued shortly afterwards. As a result of water ingress, the casualty lost its stability and subsequently capsized in relative shallow waters, about 10 Nm north of Pulau Bintan, Indonesia. 

Date of incident:   January 13th, 2019
Location:   Singapore Straits, Indo. Sec.

MV STAR CENTURION

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

MV JIN HUA MV Jin Hua 2 MV JIN HUA

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

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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