September 12, 2016

Salvage Operations

Some Definitions Salvage : The voluntary saving of a ship and/or her cargo from imminent danger. Salvor : The company involved in providing a salvage service to a ship in danger and/or saving cargo. Casualty : A ship that is in danger Lloyd’s Open Form (LOF) : This means that […]
September 12, 2016

South African Salvage Operations

Harbour tugs that were designed to work in South African harbours had also as salvage tugs when required. However, their design was not really suitable for heavy seas, especially as their foredeck was short and they did not have a raised fo’c’sle. When they headed into heavy seas, they took […]
September 12, 2016

The Salvage Operation

A specialist marine services company is appointed to have an Emergency Towing Vessel on standby at all times. Such a company must have the following for a salvage operation: Expertise (i.e. people with knowledge and experience of salvage) Equipment (Tug, pumps, generators, compressors, pipes, …….and much more) Large amounts of […]