Brief description of events: Vessel grounded in the entrance channel of the Suez Channel on the Mediterranean side. Refloated successfully by three local tugs.

Date of incident:   August 25th, 2015
Location:   Port Said, Egypt

Brief description of events: An explosion occurred on board the vessel whilst the crew was conducting tank-washing operations. Owners entered into a LOF salvage contract with Greek based Salvors Tsavliris, whom in turn invoked the SCOPIC Clause.

Date of incident:   August 15th, 2015
Location:   Lomé, Togo

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Brief description of events: Barge capsized and sunk

Date of incident:   August, 2015
Location:   Cottica River, Suriname

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Brief description of events: The vessel incurred damage whilst being pulled onto a local slipway and partly sank.

Date of incident:   July 17th, 2015
Location:   Muang Mom, Laos

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Brief description of events: The vessel ran aground whilst heading for the Balintang Channel for the Chinese port of Lianyungang. The vessel experienced heavy weather and rough sea state conditions, which reportedly caused a shift of the nickel ore cargo. Salvors SEMCO and T&T Salvage were contracted under a LOF 2011, with the SCOPIC Clause invoked.

Date of incident:   July 17th, 2015
Location:   Luzon, Philippines

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Brief description of events: Whilst in transit from Gresik, Indonesia to Ulsan South Korea, the vessel encountered a container fire. The crew sent out a distress call and the Japanese Coast Guard was mobilised to provide assistance to the vessel. Salvors Svitzer were engaged by the Owners to assist in fighting the fire.

Date of incident:   July 11th, 2015
Location:   220 Nm of Kuchinoshima

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Brief description of events: The vessel encountered a cargo fire whilst passing through the canal. The affected containers were discharged in Algeciras, Spain and GSC was requested to assist dealing with part of the dangerous goods, which required to be disposed off sunk.

 

Date of incident:   May 1st, 2015
Location:   Suez Canal, Egypt

Brief description of events: Whilst on the way from the port of Palma de Mallorca to Valencia, a fire broke out on board. The ferry was carrying 170 people whom all had to be evacuated. Salvors SVITZER were engaged by the Owners and entered into LOF SCOPIC Salvage Agreement shortly after the incident occurred..

Date of incident:   April 28th, 2015
Location:   Off Mallorca, Spain

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Brief description of events: The vessel, laden with 3500 m3 of logs, collided with the barge DAEEUNG NO 7, whilst in transit from Incheon port to Pusan in Korea. Japanese based Salvors The Nippon signed a LOF 2011 salvage agreement with the Owners and invoked the SCOPIC Clause.

Date of incident:   March 4th, 2015
Location:   Off Gunsan, South Korea

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Brief description of events: Whilst in transit from Belfast to Skogn, Norway, the vessel grounded near Ardnamurchan Point in the West highlands of Scotland on the 18th of February. Dutch based Salvors SVITZER entered into a LOF salvage contract with the Owners and invoked the SCOPIC Clause.

Date of incident:   February 18th, 2015
Location:   West Highlands, Scotland

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Brief description of events: The vessel grounded near buoy 23, whilst entering the port. Dutch based Salvors SMIT were engaged by Owners to assist in refloating the vessel. Approximately 800 tons of cargo was shifted to optimize the refloating conditions. The vessel was refloated on the 20th of February.

Date of incident:   February 5th, 2015
Location:   Doula, Cameroon

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Brief description of events: Whilst approaching an emergency anchorage to rectify some technical issues prior to entering Tokyo Bay, the vessel grounded. Japan based Nippon Salvage agreed to enter into a JSE Open Form contract with the Owners. The vessel was safely refloated on the 14th of January.

Date of incident:   January 12th, 2015
Location:   Tateyama, Japan

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Brief description of events: The vessel encountered a main engine breakdown east of the Great Barrier Reef and commenced drifting. It was eventually towed to Gladstone by a SMIT harbour tug on the 13th of January 2015.

Date of incident:   January 11th, 2015
Location:   Great Barrier Reef

 

Brief description of events: The vessel developed a severe list shortly after sailing from Southampton port. Reportedly she was intentionally beached on the Bramble Bank off the Isle of Wight and settled with approximately 52° list to starboard side. The Coastguard rescued 24 crewmembers and a pilot. IJmuiden based Salvors SVITZER signed a LOF contract with the Owners and invoked the SCOPIC Clause.

Date of incident:   January 1st, 2015
Location:   Solent, United Kingdom

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Brief description of events:
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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