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Pim is since 2011 an Associate Member in GSC and based in Cape Town South Africa. He started his sea going carrier in 1965 as Apprentice on general cargo and reefer ships and went through the ranks obtaining his Master Mariners. In 1975 he joined the tug division of Safmarine, becoming involved in the salvage industry and was appointed CEO in 2002 after the company went through a number of take overs. After ten years being an active SCR, Pim decided to retire from the Panel in 2019, however continues to be available to assist the Salvage Industry.

Pim has been involved in more than 200 salvage and wreck removal cases, as Salvage Master, General Manager and SCR. More recent involvements are RENA, SMART and YUSOF CEPNIOGLU.

Latest Involvement


Casualty Name: Barge TRIAS
Brief description of events:
Whilst under tow, the tow line parted during bad weather and sea-state conditions. Subsequently the barge grounded in a nature reserve. Finnish based Salvors Alfons Hàkans were awarded the LOF...

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