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: The barge, loaded with two bulk gentry cranes grounded, near the Horsburgh Lighthouse during the early hours of the 30th of December. Singapore based Salvors Resolve Salvage & Fire were contracted by the Owners to salvage the barge and cranes. However the potential risk of the cranes toppling over and subsequently damaging the lighthouse resulted in a plan to pull the cranes to the seaside by a combination of two powerful tugs and explosives. The controlled demolition was successfully accomplish.

Date of incident:   December 30th, 2014
Location:   Pedra Brance, Singapore

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Brief description of events: Whilst manoeuvring in port the vessel collided with MV AL RIFFA, which was moored alongside in West Port. Subsequently a fire developed on board of both vessels. Both vessels were ordered to shift to the outer anchorage to stabilize the situation. Singapore based SMIT salvage were appointed to assist in extinguishing the fire and to off-load the affected cargoes.

Date of incident:   October 28th, 2014
Location:   Port Klang, Malaysia

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Brief description of events: The vessel ran aground whilst entering the port of Douala. The Lead H&M Underwriters appointed GSC to report and advise on the refloating operations. The vessel was successfully refloated on the 9th of October and continued her voyage.

Date of incident:   October 23rd, 2014
Location:   Douala, Cameroon

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Brief description of events: The vessel grounded and subsequently sank, turning into a wreck.

Date of incident:   August, 2015
Location:   Sa Rei, Boa Vista Isla

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Brief description of events: The vessel grounded on a reef near Summer Island, Maldives on the 31st of May 2014. The Master and his crew abandoned the vessel after it was taking water. Singapore based Salvage Company SMIT Singapore agreed on the terms of a LOF with the Owners of the vessel and decided to invoke the SCOPIC Clause.

Date of incident:   May 31st, 2014
Location:   Maldives

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Brief description of events: The vessel caught fire about 480 nautical miles south of Tokyo, Japan, while en route to China. The Master and his crew (11 Koreans / 13 Filipinos) abandoned the vessel shortly after. Dutch based Salvage Company Svitzer Salvage agreed on the terms of a LOF with the Owners of the vessel and decided to invoke the SCOPIC Clause.

Date of incident:   April 19th, 2014
Location:   Pacific Ocean off Japan

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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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