Brief description of events: The Casualty, laden with 25,739.312 MT of steel cargo bound for Callao, Chile collided with Bulk carrier BRIGHT CENTRY, fully laden with about 170,000MT iron ore with destination Bayuquan / Yingkou port, China. The BRIGHT CENTRY sank quickly while the casualty remained afloat. Yantai Salvage agreed to a LOF contract and managed to stabilize the casualty by off-loading her cargo.

Date of incident:   May 1st, 2010
Location:   Off Weihai, China

seasuccess

Brief description of events: Whilst on the way from Malaysia to Mainland China, the vessel encountered severs problems due to bad weather conditions and eventually sank between Taiwan and the Penghu Islands. The vessel had a load of 6,000 tons of round logs in both the two holds as well as stored on deck. Some of the wood has been recovered during the following days but the majority went missing. The wreck went missing and GSC was appointed by the P&I Club to search and locate it, which was successfully accomplished within 24 hours after arrival at the site by means of a well-equipped Survey vessel

Date of incident:   January 26th, 2010
Location:   Port of Lisbon, Portugal

seaangel

Brief description of events: These Mono Piles were towed from Zeebrugge to the wind farm location and kept afloat by special designed plugs. One of these plugs malfunctioned and the Mono Pile sank. Salvage Company Multraship based in Terneuzen, The Netherlands were contracted to recover the object. A sheerlegs was mobilized to execute the operation successfully.

Date of incident:   January, 2010
Location:   North Sea, Dutch sector

 

Brief description of events: Casualty ran aground on Woodhouse reef near the tourist place Sharm el Sheik. Rotterdam based SMIT Salvage refloated the casualty under a LOF contract.

Date of incident:   December 31st, 2009
Location:   Sharm el Sheik, Egypt

cscl hamburg

Brief description of events: Whilst in transit from Hai Phong, Vietnam to Taichung Taiwan the casualty grounded on the near Hou-wan, Taiwan after she was hit by typhoon Morakot. Initial Salvage Services were rendered under LOF with SCOPIC Clause invoked, by American based Titan Salvage. After the bunker removal was completed the casualty was declared a CTL and subsequently a local contractor removed the wreck.

Date of incident:   August 7th, 2009
Location:   Hou-wan, Taiwan

wo budmo

Brief description of events: The Casualty, a combined chemical and oil tanker laden with 17,000 tons of ethanol, ran aground whilst outbound from Port Esquivel. Salvors T&T-Bisso from Houston, obtained a LOF contract and successfully refloated her after part of the cargo was transferred during a STS operation.

Date of incident:   July 25th, 2009
Location:   Port Esquivel, Jamaica

mctbreithorn

Brief description of events: Whilst in transit from Hiroshima to Sri Lanka, the casualty was hit by Tropical Storm Lifna and beached on a rocky coastline. Several attempts to refloat the casualty failed and subsequently the casualty ended up as a wreck, which was removed by a local contractor.

Date of incident:   June 20th, 2009
Location:   Pingtung County, Taiwan

colombo queen

Brief description of events: Casualty under tow on maiden voyage, taking in water and required to be beached. Salvors managed to locate and stop the ingress of water, after which the compartments could be de-watered and casualty be refloated. Services provided by Multraship, Terneuzen, The Netherlands.

Date of incident:   May 8th, 2009
Location:   English Channel, UK

goliath

Brief description of events: Casualty sank during bad weather conditions to 80 meter of water depth. Salvage Company Multraship based in Terneuzen, The Netherlands were contracted to recover the casualty. A sheerlegs was mobilized to execute the operation and the casualty was raised successfully to the surface.

Date of incident:   Spring, 2009
Location:   Island Via, Croatia

marinero1

Brief description of events: The casualty encountered a fire in the accommodation between the boat deck and the bridge, whilst at anchor on the roads “Ria de Arosa” of Vilagarcia. After which the fire was extinguished by a local tug company and the casualty was towed to the port where Salvors further stabilized the situation. Casualty Services rendered under LOF with SCOPIC Clause invoked, by Greek based Savors Tsavliris Salvage.

Date of incident:   December 15th, 2008
Location:   Vilagarcia, Spain

doxa

Brief description of events: Casualty lost rudder in gale force conditions and required tug assistance. Tug MAHANUARA managed to make the towing connection and the casualty was towed to Kaohsiung for repairs.

Date of incident:   November 16th, 2008
Location:   Schiermonnikoog

stema barge II

Brief description of events: Casualty ran aground and smashed against Europa Point, the southernmost tip of Gibraltar following severe gale force winds measuring 12 on the Beaufort scale.

Date of incident:   October 10th, 2008
Location:   Europa Point, Gibraltar

fedra

 Brief description of events: Casualty lost rudder in gale force conditions and required tug assistance. Tug MAHANUARA managed to make the towing connection and the casualty was towed to Kaohsiung for repairs.

Date of incident:   May 5th, 2008
Location:   Taiwan Strait

cheng lu 19

Brief description of events: The Casualty ran aground whilst passing the deep-water passage east of Samsoe in the Great Belt. Loaded with 68979 tons of potash divided over seven holds. Salvors decided to conduct a STS operation and off loaded approximately 10.000 tons before the casualty could be refloated.

Date of incident:   Januari 27th, 2008
Location:   Great Belt, Denmark

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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