Role Of Salvor in Southern Africa Waters

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Presented by: Capt Dave Main at the 2009 Railways and Harbours Conference in Cape Town.

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Role Of Salvor in Southern Africa Waters

  1. 1. Railways & Harbours Conference 2009 │ Role of the Salvor 6 March 2009 │ Dave Main
  2. 2. Ship Salvage Is a science of vague assumptions, based on debatable figures, from inconclusive instruments, performed with equipment of problematical accuracy, by persons of doubtful reliability and of questionable mentality.
  3. 5. Ships Aground Grounding
  4. 6. Fire & Explosions Fire & Explosion
  5. 7. Fire & Explosion
  6. 8. Betelgeuse Bantry Bay UK Explosion
  7. 9. Tankers in Distress Tankers in distress
  8. 10. Fire & Explosion
  9. 11. Structural damage to Tankers Structural damage to tankers
  10. 12. Structural damage to Bulk Carriers Structural damage to bulk carriers
  11. 13. Threat posed by bulk carriers 659 active Cape-size bulk carriers out of a total of 5500 bulk carriers worldwide
  12. 14. The threat posed by Bulk Carriers
  13. 15. Container Ship Carla missing part of her bow!
  14. 16. Katina P Katina P
  15. 17. Functions of a Salvor <ul><li>Salvage Services </li></ul><ul><li>Liaison with Owners </li></ul><ul><li>Operational techniques </li></ul>
  16. 18. 1. The Services The Services <ul><li>Emergency response </li></ul><ul><li>Wreck removal </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Care </li></ul>
  17. 19. ‘ Jolly Rubino’ Jolly Rubino
  18. 20. Jolly Rubino
  19. 21. Jolly Rubino
  20. 22. Jolly Rubino
  21. 24. ‘ BBC China’ BBC China
  22. 25. ‘ Nino’ Nino
  23. 27. ‘ Sealand Express’ Sealand Express
  24. 28. Tuesday August 19 th ‘ Sealand Express’ runs aground on Sunset Beach
  25. 32. Refloating Operation - 13 September
  26. 33. ‘ Cape Africa’ Cape Africa
  27. 38. Mighty Servant 3 - sinking
  28. 39. Mighty Servant 3 - recovery
  29. 40. Umfolozi
  30. 41. <ul><li>Reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Local knowledge & expertise, equipment & personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity to casualty/rate of response </li></ul><ul><li>Network - Contact with owners / underwriters / P& I club </li></ul>The sooner you appoint a salvor, the less risk you are exposed to. How is a salvor appointed?
  31. 42. IN THE BEGINNING …... THE CALL FOR HELP
  32. 43. PRIMARY INTERACTION: GENERAL EXPECTATIONS
  33. 44. MAKING IT FIT AND WORK! <ul><ul><li>Where experience and networking counts! </li></ul></ul>
  34. 45. ‘ Sealand Express’ (Cape Town, 2003) Rapid Decision Making
  35. 46. salvage/ wreckremoval external lifting inducing air/IG Cutting into liftable pieces Basic Techniques
  36. 47. ‘ Mighty Servant 3’ External lifting & introducing air
  37. 48. ‘ Tricolor’ Cutting into liftable pieces
  38. 49. Salvage & Wreck Removal/Reduction Salvage & Wreck Removal/Reduction
  39. 50. Salvage Equipment & Resources
  40. 51. “ Hot Tap” Hot Tap
  41. 52. Dyneema
  42. 53. International Cooperation: <ul><li>International Salvage Union </li></ul><ul><li>International resource network </li></ul><ul><li>R & D advantages </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dyneema </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hot Tap </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diamond Cutting Wire </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recovery of Oil from Depth </li></ul></ul></ul>International Cooperation
  43. 54. <ul><li>Inter-governmental cooperation (eg: SA Government, DEAT) </li></ul><ul><li>Pooling of resources and vessels </li></ul><ul><li>African Union – maritime policy wip </li></ul><ul><li>Training & Development </li></ul>Regional Cooperation
  44. 55. Any Questions?

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