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Francis is since 2014 an Associate Member in GSC and based in Singapore. He started his diving career with the Royal Singapore Navy in the early seventies and moved into the salvage industry as a Diver in 1977. From 1983 to 1986, he pursued a career as off-shore Diver but decided to return back in the salvage industry in 1986. In 1988 Francis became Salvage Master and in 2008 he was promoted to Senior Salvage Master. In addition, Francis has been working from time to time as Project Manager for off shore installation projects.

Francis is bringing 40 years of salvage experience and has been involved in a number high profile salvage and wreck removal operations including SEA PRINCE, TWIN STAR and HYUNDAI 105. Since 2019 he resigned from the SCR Panel, however continues to be available to share his extensive knowledge and experience as Salvage Consultant.

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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