Brief description of events: Whilst in transit through Strait Sunda, on the way to China with a load of 83000 tons of soya beans, the casualty ran aground on a reef and required to by lightered. Subsequently lightering tonnage was arranged and after part of the cargo was off loaded the casualty could be refloated.

Date of incident:   September 16th, 2012
Location:   Strait Sunda, Indonesia

ym virtue

Brief description of events: The vessel, whilst proceeding from Tanjung Priok, to Cilacap port ran aground at Karong Jong reef. Vessel subsequently refloated on the 11th of September.

Date of incident:   August 22nd, 2012
Location:   Thousand Islands, Indonesia

asumi xxvi

Brief description of events: Casualty caught fire due to lightening during cargo operations. Salvors were able to get the fire under control within 36 hours after the incident occurred. Five crewmembers lost their lives. The remaining cargo on board the casualty was transferred to a receiving vessel and sold to salvage buyers. The casualty itself was declared CTL and scrapped.

Date of incident:   July 26th, 2012
Location:   Labuan, Malaysia

bunga alpinia

 Brief description of events: Casualty in transit passing the Tunisian coast with 126.500 tons of coal on board, grounded at full steaming power near the Isle of Galite. STS operation had to be conducted prior to the refloating operation. The services were provided under a LOF 2011, without the SCOPIC clause being invoked.

Date of incident:   June 25th, 2012
Location:   Isle Galite, Tunisia

flash

Brief description of events: Casualty grounded in the entrance channel to the port of Alexandra whilst maneuvering to her berth due to a lack of sufficient water depth in the entrance channel. Vessel was refloated with the help of 3 harbour tugs and by adjusting her ballast condition. Vessel was redelivered to her owners after she was safely berthed alongside

Date of incident:   April 2012
Location:   Alexandria, Egypt

 

Brief description of events: The un-geared container vessel RENA was on a coastal voyage from Napier to the Port of Tauranga, North Island, New Zealand having on board some 1,368 containers, a number of them empty, the balance laden with cargo, stowed below and above deck. On board there was some 1,756 cubic meters of Marine Fuel Oil (MFO) 380 CSt and about 61 m3 of Marine Diesel as well as 160.55 m3 of Lubricants consisting of new, dirty and oil in use. The vessel, whilst en route to embark the Pilot and still some distance off to the East North East of the Pilot Station and at a speed of around 17 knots, ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef off Motiti Island at about 02:14 (local time) on 5 October 2011 in position 37 DEG 32’426 South; 176 DEG 25’747 East, about an hour after high water at the Reef.

Date of incident:   Januari 13th, 2012
Location:   Isola del Giglio, Italy

Brief description of events: The un-geared container vessel RENA was on a coastal voyage from Napier to the Port of Tauranga, North Island, New Zealand having on board some 1,368 containers, a number of them empty, the balance laden with cargo, stowed below and above deck. On board there was some 1,756 cubic meters of Marine Fuel Oil (MFO) 380 CSt and about 61 m3 of Marine Diesel as well as 160.55 m3 of Lubricants consisting of new, dirty and oil in use. The vessel, whilst en route to embark the Pilot and still some distance off to the East North East of the Pilot Station and at a speed of around 17 knots, ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef off Motiti Island at about 02:14 (local time) on 5 October 2011 in position 37 DEG 32’426South; 176 DEG 25’747 East, about an hour after high water at the Reef.

Date of incident:   October 5th, 2011
Location:   Tauranga, New Zealand

rena

 

Brief description of events: Casualty boarded by pirates off the Somali coast. The superstructure was set alight resulting in the casualty becoming a ‘dead ship’ requiring rescue towage and discharge of cargo and bunkers.

Date of incident:   September 21st, 2011
Location:   Offshore the Somalia/
Kenya border

Brief description of events: After completion of cargo operations in the port of Merak, the casualty with 93000 tons of gasoil on board unmoored and grounded on a shallow patch under Pilotage guidance. Internal transfer of cargo resulted in a successful refloating operation.

Date of incident:   August 16th, 2011
Location:   Port of Merak, Indonesia

gan dignity

 

 

Brief description of events: Casualty caught fire due to lightening during cargo operations. Salvors were able to get the fire under control within 36 hours after the incident occurred. Five crewmembers lost their lives. The remaining cargo on board the casualty was transferred to a receiving vessel and sold to salvage buyers. The casualty itself was declared CTL and scrapped.

Date of incident:   June 25th, 2011
Location:   Selat Dempio, Indonesia

sunny partners

Brief description of events: Casualty grounded whilst departing from the port of Xiamen with the draft of 15.5 meters. Bunkers were removed as well as 49 containers after which internal transfer of water ballast resulted in a successful refloating operation.

Date of incident:   June 17th, 2011
Location:   Port entrance Xiamen, China

cma cmg libera

Brief description of events: Casualty, whilst on the way from New Orleans, with 25,123 MT of wheat and corn bound for Barranquilla, Colombia, grounded after it was unable to turn onto the heading for entry into the very strong flowing river.

Date of incident:   May 19th, 2011
Location:   Magdalena River, Columbia

chios wind

 

Brief description of events: Casualty dragged both anchors during a severe gale and grounded near the eastern breakwater.

Date of incident:   December 12th , 2010
Location:   Hooghly River, India

costis

Brief description of events: he casualty departed from Muara Pantai anchorage near the port of Tanjung Redeb, East Borneo, where she had loaded a cargo of 51000 tons “Indonesian Steaming Coal”, with destination Chennai, India. After the pilot disembarked at the ‘Muara Pantai’ pilot boarding ground the vessel ran aground on the Coral Reef “Karang Malalungan” with a speed of 10 knots. The Master attempted several times during the periods of HW to refloat the vessel to no avail. A STS operation required to be conducted; prior to a refloating attempt was being successfully accomplished.

Date of incident:   January 3rd , 2011
Location:   Hooghly River, India

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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