Brief description of events: The vessel encountered an explosion inside cargo hold no 2, whilst in transit from Pipavav, India to Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing one Chinese crewmember. The Master decided to proceed to Mumbai outer anchorage where he dropped anchor and wait for professional assistance to arrive. Singapore based SMIT Salvage were contracted by Owners to provide the required assistance and expertise.

Date of incident:   April 7th, 2014
Location:   Off Mumbai, India


Brief description of events: The vessel collided with full container vessel PEGASUS PRIME near Tokyo. Eleven of the crewmembers could be rescued and eight were reported missing. The vessel sunk to a water depth of about 92 meters

Date of incident:   March 17th, 2014
Location:   Tokyo Bay, Japan

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Brief description of events: Fully laden containership YUSUF CEPNIOGLU, en-route from Nemrut Bay to Bizerta with 14 crew members on board, ran aground on the north-west side of Mykonos Island, Greece at around 04:00 hours, on the 8th of March. Owners agreed on LOF terms with Greek based Salvors Tsavliris, whom decided to invoked the SCOPIC Clause.

Date of incident:   March 8th, 2014
Location:   Mykonos Island, Greece


Brief description of events: The casualty was involved in a collision off the South Korean coast and caught fire. Japan based Salvage Company Nippon Salvage was awarded the LOF 2011 contract and invoked the SCOPIC Clause.

Date of incident:   December 29th, 2013
Location:   Off the South Korean coast


Brief description of events: SMIT Salvage BV signed a LOF 2011 and invoked the SCOPIC Clause. The 5000 mtons of HFO cargo were transferred ashore. The casualty subsequently was refloated on the 14th of January 2014 after which she was towed to Las Palmas where Owners accepted redelivery on the 21st of January 2014.

Date of incident:   December 23rd, 2013
Location:   Tan Tan port, Morocco


Brief description of events: The casualty and MV HUARUN DIANLI 2 collided and required salvage assistance as it suffered substantial damages resulting in flooded compartments. A STS operation was conducted and the casualty refloated.

Date of incident:   December 5th, 2013
Location:   Yangtze River, China


Brief description of events: While transiting through the channel, collided with MT CORAL IVERY. The MV SIDERLY was in danger of sinking and listing 45 degrees to port. Both lock pairs in Kiel and Brunsbüttel were closed after the accident. The bulbous bow of the tanker had caused two leaks in the MV SIDERLY. The vessel was pushed onto the embankment and Salvors tried to stabilize her. Singapore based Salvage Company T&T Salvage obtained the LOF Contract together with German based Bugsier.

Date of incident:   October 28th, 2013
Location:   Kiel Canal, Germany


Brief description of events: Loaded 8,000 tons of iron ore the vessel was sailing to China after it left the Sagar anchorage in India on Friday the 11th of October. It went missing the day after and the crew were rescued on Monday the 14th of October. The vessel sunk in rough seas caused by cyclone Phailin. An oil recovery tender was issued by the Owners and their P&I Club. Contract awarded to Singapore based SMIT Salvage.

Date of incident:   October 14th, 2013
Location:   Hugli River approached, India


Brief description of events: Casualty grounded at Iturup, one of the Kuril Islands in the Russian Far East. The casualty stranded during severe stormy conditions while it was attempting to seek shelter from typhoon Wipha.

Date of incident:   October 2013
Location:   Iturup Island, Far East Russia


Brief description of events: Vessel experienced problems upon leaving the port of Richards Bay, drifted passed the breakwater, struck bottom and grounded. She broke into two sections within days. The stern section was removed on the 8th of October and subsequently sank in the ocean. A wreck removal tender was issued by the Owners and their P&I Club for the remaining wreck removal. Wreck removal Contract awarded to USA based JV TITAN and TT Salvage.

Date of incident:   August 19th, 2013
Location:   Richards Bay South Africa


Brief description of events: Vessel collided with the general cargo vessel HAI DONG DA. As a result the HAI DONG DA sank and a wreck removal operation was conducted. The picture is showing the HAI DONG DA.

Date of incident:   August 7th, 2013
Location:   Yangtze River, China


Brief description of events: Vessel capsized due to stability issues in deteriorating weather conditions.

Date of incident:   August 2nd, 2013
Location:   Lam Dam, Cambodia



Brief description of events: Vessel caught fire after one of the containers stored below deck exploded, while she was on a voyage from Singapore to Durban. Five Ocean Salvage and SMIT Salvage B.V. agreed on LOF 2011 terms and managed to extinguish the fire. The casualty was towed to Mauritius where she was redelivered.

Date of incident:   July 15th, 2013
Location:   Indian Ocean 200 Nm off Mauritius


Brief description of events: Vessel carrying HFO cargo grounded and spilled substantial amount.

Date of incident:   July 2013
Location:   Balhaf port, Yemen


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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