Brief description of events: En-route from Kaohsiung to Ulsan the vessel encountered engine problems during severe weather conditions and subsequently ran aground on the remote island Suwanosejim. Japan based Nippon Salvage Corporation was awarded the contract to remove the bunkers and refloat the vessel.

Date of incident:   February 11th, 2017
Location:   Suwanosejima, Japan

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Brief description of events: Whilst at anchor near the port, the vessel was struck in on of her Fuel Oil Tanks by MV WAN HAI 301. Part of the content released into the environment as well as inside the adjacent located Cargo Hold. Both vessels could be brought alongside the Johor Port Container Terminal the next day, where further stabilization works were conducted.

Date of incident:   January 3rd, 2017
Location:   Johor Port, Malaysia

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Brief description of events: The vessel sank in an oilfield, after a fire broke out and subsequently sank. GSC issued a wreck removal tender and the contract was awarded to a local entity.

Date of incident:   December 11th, 2016
Location:   Thousand Islands, Indonesia


Brief description of events: Whist en-route from Argentina to Yemen, laden with 26,389 tons of bulk cargo, the vessel encountered both a fire and water flooding in the engine room. The Master decided to abandon the casualty and the crew was saved by another ship in the vicinity. Greek based Salvors Mega Tugs were engaged and agreed to provide the services under a LOF. The casualty was towed to Cape Town after it had been stabilized and safely berthed on the 23rd of December.

Date of incident:   December 3rd, 2016
Location:   South Atlantic

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Brief description of events:The vessel grounded whilst maneuvering to come alongside a jetty. Japan based Salvors Nippon and Singapore based Salvors SMIT jointly agreed to a JSE Salvage contract the following day. The casualty was refloated on the 3rd of December.

Date of incident:   December 1st, 2016
Location:   Shen Ao Port, Taiwan


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Brief description of events: The tug grounded, due to severe weather conditions, whilst en-route from Oita, Japan to Port Klang, Malaysia. She was towing a cargo barge loaded with gentry cranes and straddle carriers. Japan based Salvors Nippon were engaged by the Owners on a LOF contract. The casualty was subsequently refloated on the 23rd of December and towed to Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Date of incident:   November 28th, 2016
Location:   Calverias Bay, Philippines

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Brief description of events: The ferry capsized shortly after it left the terminal at Labuan Bajo and started sinking.

Date of incident:   October 14th, 2016
Location:   Labuan Bajo,Indonesia


Brief description of events: Whilst passing through the Malawali Straits, the vessel grounded on a shallow patch off Pulau Jambogan, The vessel refloated by her self due to increasing water levels, associated with the spring tides.

Date of incident:   October 9th, 2016

Pulau Jambogan, Malaysia


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


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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