Brief description of events: Whilst at anchor an explosion occurred at the forward deck area and caused subsequently a fire. The crew managed to evacuate from the burning tanker and was rescued. Salvors T&T Salvage from Galveston were awarded with the LOF Contract and decided to invoke the SCOPIC Clause.

Date of incident:   September 9th, 2016

Veracruz, Mexico


Brief description of events: Whilst departing from Bangka-Belitung port, the vessel grounded on a coral reef. The vessel refloated by her self due to increasing water levels, associated with the spring tides.

Date of incident:   September  20th, 2016

Pangkal Balam, Indonesia

Brief description of events: As a result of a collision the vessel capsized but remained afloat and could be towed to a designated sheltered anchorage in Singapore. SMIT Salvage was awarded the wreck removal contract and  removed the wreck.

Date of incident:   September 13th, 2016
Location:   Singapore Straits


Brief description of events: The double hull fuel oil barge, grounded north of Tuktoyaktuk, Canada, after the tow wire parted during severe weather conditions. Due to the fast approaching winter, attempts to refloat her were suspended. GSC was appointed in July 2017 to assist in the matter.

Date of incident:   September 2nd, 2016
Location:   Tuktoyaktuk, Canada

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Brief description of events: With a cargo of sand and aggregates stone from Tuticorn India, the vessel dropped anchor off Fuvahmulah, Maldives. Reportedly whilst waiting to obtain clearance to proceed to the port, her anchor started to drag and subsequently she grounded on a coral reef. SMIT Salvage was awarded the LOF contract The vessel was refloated and after all pollutants being removed, scuttled in the Indian Ocean.

Date of incident:   August  13th, 2016

Fuvamulah, Maldives


Brief description of events: Whilst maneuvering in the port of Malta the MV MARIA reportedly lost control and collided with the fishing vessel ANGELA ARCELLA. The fishing vessel was damaged and capsized alongside the berth.

Date of incident:   August 9th, 2016

Valetta, Malta


Brief description of events: Whilst on a voyage from India to Durban South Africa, a fight broke out between the crewmembers. One crewmember locked him-self in the engine room and shut down the main engine and auxiliaries. The vessel subsequently started drifting and grounded on the southeasterlycoast of Mauritius. Owners decided to sign a LOF contract with the Greek based Salvors Five Ocean Salvage. With no cargoes on board and a highly exposed location to the southeasterly monsoon winds and associated swells, Salvors decided to invoke the SCOPIC Clause.

Date of incident:   June 17th, 2016
Location:   Mauritius

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Brief description of events: Whilst entering the port, the vessel encountered a fire in two of its containers stowed under decks.

The local fire brigade eventually extinguished the fire. 

Date of incident:   June 15th, 2016
Location:   Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Brief description of events: The vessel on its way from Gabon, Africa to Le Havre in France started listing some 40 degrees whilst about 148 miles off Cape Ortegal, in the Bay of Biscay.
Salvors SMIT from the Netherlands were contracted by the Owner on a LOF and invokedthe SCOPIC Clause.

Date of incident:   January 27st, 2016
Location:   Bay of Biscay

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Brief description of events: Whilst on the way from Frederikshavn to Esbjerg, the wind farm installation platform ran aground after the tow wire broke during bad weather conditions. The 15-crewmembers were airlifted and transferred ashore. The platform eventually became a wreck and Belgium based salvage company DISA International were awarded the wreck removal contract.

Date of incident:   January 26th, 2016

Off the Danish coast

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Brief description of events: The vessel collided with the MT OCEAN OSPREYo n the 25th of January whilst at anchor near the Pilot station of Yangon River, Myanmar.Due to the incurred damage the vesselt started to take in water and subsequently sank. All crew members managed to abandon the vessel in time and no injuries were reported.

Date of incident:   January 25st, 2016
Location:   Yangon River, Myanmar

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Brief description of events: Vessel grounded whilst in transit from Sampit, Indonesia to Magdalla, India in Strait Karimata due to uncharted shallow patch. Singapore based SMIT Salvage assisted Owners in refloating the vessel, which could be accomplished without off loading or shifting any cargo.

Date of incident:   December 21st, 2015
Location:   Selat Karimata, Indonesia

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Brief description of events: The vessel sank after it collided with the LNG carrier AL-ORAIG in the North Sea off the Belgium coast near Zeebrugge.

Date of incident:   October 6th, 2015
Location:   North Sea, Belgium sector



Brief description of events: Vessel grounded in the entrance channel of the Suriname River whilst departing from the country. Some cargo required being off loaded prior to the refloating the vessel.

Date of incident:   October 5th, 2015
Location:   Suriname Rivers, Suriname

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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