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KASEL’S TRACK RECORD
Kasel has chalked up an impressive track record in a whole range of salvage jobs around the world.

Kasel’s Record Performance Record - Salvage Master/Salvage Manager for SMIT International, Singapore Rainer Kasel -
Wreck Removal Record

• Hock Hai Lee
When: July 2006
Where: Kuantan Port, Malaysia
Project: Removal of 1,000 tons coaster which sank 16 years ago in mid-channel approaches to Kuantan.  Wreck was cut into 3 pieces by “Kingpin”, applying “chain-cutting” method.  Wreck sections were dumped into deep water to create artificial reef.
Contract: Lumpsum “No Cure No Pay”.

• Sinar Andalas
When: December 2005
Where: Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Project: Floating Sheerlegs “Kingpin” dispatched to assist in removal of 4,000 dwt cement carrier, which sank after tsunami.
Contract: Daily Rate (Subcontracted).

• Komatsu PC3000 Excavator
When: October 2005
Where: Samarinda, Indonesia
Project: Brand new excavator weighing 250 tons, sank into mud.  Floating Sheerlegs “Kingpin” in tow of tug “Erna” and personnel were dispatched from Singapore.  Excavator was lifted out of mud pit and placed onto landing craft.
Contract: Lumpsum “No Cure No Pay”.

• Lok Pragati
When: September 2004
Where: Shanghai, China
Project: Machinery Preservation undertaken as soon as sunken casualty was raised by local salvors.
Contract: Daily Rate.

• Iran Ardebil
When: August 2004
Where: Aden, Yemen
Project: Vessel ran aground on coral reef.  Kasel Salvage’s AHTS “Erna” was chartered by salvors.
Contract: Daily Rate.

• Hual Europe
When: March 2003
Where: Izu Oshima, Japan
Project: The 54,000 grt car-carrier ran aground during typhoon, fully laden with cars, cranes, excavators, helicopter, and spare parts.  Several days later, casualty caught fire and broke her back.  Salvage barge, Floating Sheerlegs, tugs, equipment and personnel were dispatched from Singapore.  Wreck was cut into pieces and scrap disposed at Yokohama.
Contract: Lumpsum.

• Singapura Timur
When: October 2002
Where: Malacca Straits, Malaysia
Project: This Motor Tanker sank after collision.  Salvage barge, tug and personnel were dispatched to removel all remaining bunkers on board.
Contract: Lumpsum (Charterer IOPCF).

• Blissful Reefer
When: April 2002
Where: Telok Ramunia, Malaysia
Project: The 4,000 dwt refrigerated vessel sank after collision and had to be cut down to ensure safe navigation.  Salvage barge, tug and crew dispatched from Singapore.  Wreck was cut down using “chain-cutting” method.
Contract: Lumpsum “No Cure No Pay”.

• Haci Hilmi Bey
When: December 2001
Where: Off Tioman Island, Malaysia
Project: The 24,000 dwt motor bulk carrier was disabled in South China Sea and in danger of running aground off Tioman Island, Malaysia, in adverse weather conditions.Tug Simoon was despatched to render assistance. The casualty was towed to Singapore and redelivered to owners.
Contract: LOF 2000.

• Audacious
When: November 2001
Where: Java Sea, Indonesia
Project: The 27,000 dwt cargo vessel was fully loaded with 23,100 tonnes of bagged rice when it grounded and was disabled. Assistance was rendedered to the vessel, which was then towed to Singapore.
Contract: Subcontracted.

Melfi Ecuador
When: July 2001
Where: Kingston, Jamaica
Project: The 4,000 tons container vessel ran aground on coral, off Kingston, Jamaica. Salvage tug and team from Singapore, were dispatched to render assistance.  The casualty was refloated after removal of bunkers and redelivered to Owners.
Contract: LOF 2000.

Neolla No. 7
When: July 2001
Where: Kingston, Jamaica
Project: This Fishing vessel ran aground off Kingston, Jamaica.  Salvage tug and crew dispatched and refloated at next high tide.
Contract: LOF 2000.

• Britoil 45
When: April 2001
Where: Brunei
Project: Tugboat grounded and sank at Kuala Berlait, Shell, Brunei. Refloating operations carried out using a tugboat and crane barge. Machinery preservation was also undertaken. She was redelivered to owners at North Shipyard, Singapore
Contract: Wreckfixed 99.

• Elevit
When: July 2000
Where: Indonesia
Project: This 14,000 dwt bulk carrier, laden with 11,000 tonnes of steel billets, bars and plate, ran aground off Helen Mar Reef, Indonesia,. She was refloated with the aid of two tugboats. Her hull was then patched, before she was redelivered to owner.
Contract: LOF 1995 salvage operation.

• Thethis 1
When: May 2000
Where: West Malaysia
Project: The 50,000 dwt cargo ship was fully loaded with palm kernel when she ran aground at the Pulau Angsa Lighthouse. She was refloated with the help of tug Sumatras.
Contract: Subcontracted.

• Graceous
When: October 1999
Where: Singapore
Project: The 60,000 dwt cargo vessel was fully laden with iron pellets. After collision, 18,000 tonnes of cargo was discharged onto barges.
Contract: Daily hire rate.

• Armada Satya
When: May 1999
Where: Indonesia
Project: This 2,347 dwt containership ran aground on the Tamboli Reef in Ujung Pandang, Indonesia. All her containers were discharged onto lightering barges
Contract: Daily hire rate.

• Kapetan Martin
When: January 1998
Where: South China Sea
Project: The 8,569 grt cargo vessel was disabled in the South China Sea. Kasel carried out the rescue towage and delivered her to Singapore.
Contract: Daily hire rate.

• Sunwind
When: December 1997
Where: Straits of Malacca
Project: The 50,000 dwt cargo carrier fully loaded with bagged rice lost her bow after a collision in the Straits of Malacca. The vessel was anchored by the stern and standby services were provided until the cargo was discharged.
Contract: Daily hire rate.

• Bosta Kayung 5
When: November 1997
Where: Indonesia
Project: This motor tugboat capsized after a collision off Palembang, Indonesia, with a loss of three lives. Uprighting, dewatering and machinery preservation were carried out by Kasel Salvage.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Gichoon
(Also listed under Wreck Removal highlights)
When: October 1997
Where: Horsburgh Lighthouse, South China Sea
Project: The 4,000 grt containership grounded and sank near the Horsburgh Lighthouse. Bunker oil, hazardous cargo and super-structure were removed.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Asayama Maru 22
When: September 1997
Where: Singapore
Project: This tugboat sank off Singapore in 22 metres of water. She was refloated with the aid of airbags and machinery preservation services were provided, before she was delivered to a shipyard.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Big Fair DB1
When: June 1997
Where: Malaysia
Project: This 180 ft Barge capsized off Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Kasel Salvage uprighted and refloated her.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Arun MBM
When: December 1996
Where: Indonesia
Project: The Multiple Buoy Mooring system was completely overhauled and reinstalled. The existing sub-sea pipeline end manifolds were modified and upgraded at the Arun, Lhokseumawe L.N.G. facility for owner, PT Humpuss Aromatik.
Contract: Lump sum with progressive payment

• Ocean Earth
When: January/February 1995
Where: Raffles Lighthouse
Project: The 22,716 dwt motor vessel was fully loaded with bagged cement when she collided off Raffles Lighthouse. She sustained extensive collision damage and was leaking oil, polluting the waters. The vessel was patched and pumped dry.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Alam Tenteram
When: January 1995
Where: Singapore
Project: An engine room fire disabled the 16,902 dwt general cargo motor vessel, while she was in the Philip Channel. Kasel Salvage used tugs to tow her into Singapore.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Toba 157
When: January 1995
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 522 grt barge, which was transporting granite, grounded at Batu Besar. Her cargo was jettisoned, before tugs refloated her. She was then redelivered.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Ever Terror
When: January 1995
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 48 grt tug was grounded at Batu Besar, Indonesia. She was refloated by tugs for redelivery to Singapore.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Hawaiian Prince
When: January 1995
Where: South China Sea
Project: Tugs refloated this 97,078 dwt fully loaded motor tanker after she ran aground in the South China Sea.
Contract: Daily hire rate.

• Maju Terus
When: November 1994
Where: Malaysia
Project: This general cargo motor vessel was fully laden when she became disabled off Penang. She was towed to Palembang, Indonesia.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Man Wei III
When: November 1994
Where: Indonesia
Project: Tugs refloated this 111 grt motor fishing vessel after she grounded near Pulau Takong Besar, Indonesia.
Contract: LOF 1990 salvage operation.

• Nikolay Ogarev
When: November 1994
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 14,170 dwt motor general cargo vessel was loaded when she ran aground near Pulau Takong Kechil. After partial cargo discharge, she was refloated.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Merlin Star
When: September 1994
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 70 grt tug sank near Karimun Besar. She was raised and refloated by a 350-ton floating sheerlegs.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Hyundai Duke
When: August 1994
Where: Singapore Straits
Project: The engine room of this 61,152 dwt motor containership was flooded after a collision. The salvage and diving team patched the damaged area and pumped out the water in the engine room.
Contract: LOF 1990 salvage operation.

• Nusa Pejuang
When: July 1994
Where: Malaysia
Project: Machinery on this 6,757 GRT passenger-ro/ro motor vessel broke down while she was at Port Klang. She was towed to Singapore.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Ocean Wave I
When: July 1994
Where: South China Sea
Project: Salvage works were carried out on this fire-stricken 1,760 dwt motor chemical tanker.
Contract: LOF 1990 salvage operation

• Horng Yuan No. 2
When: July 1994
Where: Indonesia
Project: A tug refloated this 356 grt fishing vessel after it grounded at Pulau Pelampong.
Contract: LOF 1990 salvage operation.

• Horng Yuan No. 1
When: July 1994
Where: Indonesia
Project: This 356 grt fishing vessel also grounded at Pulau Pelampong. She was refloated by a tug.
Contract: LOF 1990 salvage operation
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• Melisa
When: May 1994
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 2,477 grt containership was fully loaded when she capsized and sank alongside the Berlian Wharf in Surabaya. Her cargo was discharged, before the wreck was cut and removed.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Petrogas Supply 3
When: April 1994
Where: Indonesia
Project: This 474 grt motor supply tug grounded at Nipa Shoal and was refloated by a tug.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Ever Tough
When: April 1994
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 55 grt vessel sank off Batam Island. A 350-ton floating sheerlegs was used to lift and refloat her.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Baltico
When: April 1994
Where: Vietnam
Project: A machinery breakdown disabled the 7,350 dwt motor ship while she was in loaded condition. She was towed to Singapore from off the Vietnamese coast.
Contract: Daily hire rate.

• Erowati
When: March 1994
Where: Berhala Straits
Project: This laden 3,901 dwt motor tanker was disabled in the Berhala Strait. A tug towed her and redelivered her at Tanjong Priok, Indonesia.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Fantasy
When: December 1993
Where: South China Sea
Project: The 11,393 dwt general cargo ship was flooding due to seawater. It was towed from the South China Sea for redelivery in Singapore
Contract: Daily hire rate.

• Mahkutai
When: December 1993
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 3,518 dwt motor vessel was on ballast when she was disabled in the Berhala Straits, where a tug towed her to Singapore.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Melaka Jaya III
When: December 1993
Where: Singapore
Project: The 2,234 dwt motor vessel was loaded with cargo when she ran aground at Terumbu Pandan. A tug, Perwira, refloated her.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Pacific Lady
When: November 1993
Where: South China Sea
Project: The engine room of this 6,235 dwt container vessel was flooded due to a seawater leak. A tug and a salvage/diving team attended.
Contract: LOF 1990 salvage operation.

• Kurnia Dewi
When: October 1993
Where: Indonesia
Project: Laden with bags of cloves, the 3,049 dwt motor vessel caught fire and sank at Semarang. A sheerlegs was deployed to refloat her.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay

• Itabo
When: September 1993
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 27,265 dwt fully loaded motor bulk carrier grounded near Pulau Takong Kechil. Three tugs, with a total of 16,000 bhp, were used to refloat her.
Contract: Daily hire rate.

• Bukit Mas
When: April 1993
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 5,669 dwt motor vessel sank alongside a jetty during cargo discharge in Perawang. Salvage team members discharged the rest of the cargo, then cut and removed the wreck.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Benja Bhum
When: January 1993
Where: Singapore
Project: Fire fighting services were provided to this 10,782 dwt motor container vessel, which had caught fire off Singapore. It was later towed to the dock in Singapore.
Contract: LOF 1990 salvage operation.

• Wieniawski
When: October 1992
Where: Singapore
Project: Two tugs refloated this 1,820grt motor container vessel, which grounded near Pulau Retan Laut.
Contract: LOF 1990 salvage operation.

• Ocean Countess
When: October 1992
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 140,000 dwt motor bulker was fully loaded with coal when it ran aground near Pulau Takong Kechil. She was refloated using 5 tugs, with a total pull of 27,000 BHP.
Contract: LOF 1990 salvage operation.

• Petro Vantage
When: October 1992
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 3,595 dwt motor tanker was in loaded condition when she grounded near Pulau Jangkat. She was refloated by tug Perwira.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Matsu Maru 38
When: October 1992
Where: Indonesia
Project: The tug, Perwira, refloated this 193 grt motor fishing trawler which ran aground near Pulau Takong Kechil.
Contract: LOF 1990 salvage operation.

• Enfield
When: October 1992
Where: Singapore
Project: This 1,149 grt motor vessel sank in 47 metres of water after a collision at Singapore’s Eastern Anchorage. The wreck was cut into three pieces and removed by floating sheerlegs Perkasa II for the Port of Singapore Authority.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Brahms
When: August 1992
Where: Singapore
Project: The 33,700 dwt motor bulker sustained extensive collision damage at the Eastern Anchorage. Underwater patching was carried out by the salvage/diving team.
Contract: Daily hire rate.

• Pacific Sunrise
When: August 1992
Where: Thailand
Project: The 5,884 dwt motor tanker sustained explosion damage at Sri Racha. She was towed to Singapore for redelivery.
Contract: Lump sum towage contract terms

• Renaissance IV
When: May 1992
Where: Indonesia
Project: The passenger launch sank near Anak Karatua, Sunda Straits. Tug Perwira was engaged to search and locate the wreck.
Contract: Daily hire rate.

• Nen Jiang
When: April 1992
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 12,760 dwt motor ro/ro cargo carrier, disabled in the Karimata Straits, was towed to Singapore for redelivery.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Benares
When: February 1992
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 6,065 grt motor general cargo ship was underway when it grounded near Pulau Takong Kechil. She was refloated.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Huang Long Shan
When: January 1992
Where: Straits of Malacca
Project: The 8,860 dwt motor general cargo vessel, disabled in the Malacca Straits, was towed to Singapore.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Su Yu
When: January 1992
Where: West Malaysia
Project: The 9,722 dwt motor cargo vessel was disabled in the Malacca Straits, off Port Dickson. She was towed to Singapore.
Contract: No cure, no pay

• Arktis Sky
When: December 1991
Where: Singapore
Project: This fully loaded 2,680 dwt containership was stranded at the Cyrene Shoal. The salvage team and tug Perwira attended to the casualty and refloated her.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Waris Cipta
When: November 1991
Where: Malaysia
Project: The 5,785 dwt motor cargo vessel ran aground off Kuala Paloh in Sibu, East Malaysia. Patching and pumping were carried out to refloat her.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Polynesian Link
When: October 1991
Where: Fiji
Project: The 4,950 dwt motor containership capsized at the King’s Wharf in Suva. The wreck was cut into sections and removed to onshore and offshore dumping sites.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Kekanui
When: October 1991
Where: Fiji
Project: This old wreck, lying in the Suva harbour, was cut into sections and dumped into deep water.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Poh Rin Hai No. 4
When: October 1991
Where: Malaysia
Project: The 750 dwt flat-top piling barge, which sank off Tioman Island in the South China Sea, was raised and refloated by sheerlegs Perkasa II and tug Pertiwi. She was later towed to Singapore for redelivery to owners.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Lam-Aan

When: October 1991
Where: Indonesia
Project: This old wreck had sunk at Pontianak in Kalimantan, obstructing port development work. Sheelegs Perkasa II was engaged to cut her into two sections – one of about 220 tons and the other 330 tons. Each wreck section was then lifted and dumped ashore for breaking up.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Vaship
When: September 1991
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 20,015 dwt motor bulk carrier, fully loaded with chrome ore, grounded at Batu Berhanti. She was patched, pumped and refloated.
Contract: LOF 1990 salvage operation.

• Mary Gold

When: September 1991
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 11,775 dwt bulker ran aground on Admiral Stellingwerf Reef while she was partly laden with bulk barite. Her cargo was discharged from this heavily damaged ship to a barge, before she was refloated and delivered to Singapore for repairs.
Contract: LOF 1990 salvage operation.

• Cipta Mulia
When: August 1991
Where: Indonesia
Project: This 1,100 bhp tug capsized and sank in the Jambi River. Floating sheerlegs Perkasa II refloated her, while tug Pertiwi towed her to Singapore.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Kuo Kwang
When: July 1991
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 8,945 dwt ro/ro containership was disabled off the Banka
Straits. She was towed and redelivered to Singapore.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Siau
When: May 1991
Where: Indonesia
Project: This 7,052 dwt motor general cargo vessel had caught fire and was abandoned in the Java Sea. She was located aground and still on fire off Banjarmasin. The fire was extinguished, before the casualty was refloated and towed to Tanjong Priok for redelivery.
Contract: LOF 1990 salvage operation.

• Rengas Dengklok
When: April 1991
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 900 dwt motor cargo carrier sank in the main faiway of the
southern approaches to the Makassar Strait. The wreck was refloated upside down by tugs Pertiwi and Perwira with the salvage team in attendance. She was then moved to the designated beaching area for redelivery to owners.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Maradonna 88
When: February 1991
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 600 dwt motor cargo vessel ran aground and was partly flooded off Kota Bahru in Kalimantan. Tug Pertiwi and salvage crew attended to her. The casualty was patched, refloated and redelivered to owners.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Waru
When: February 1991
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 750 grt cargo carrier sank together with a floating
dock as a result of an accident at P.T. Dok in Surabaya. A cofferdam was built around the casualty’s No. 1 and 2 hatches. The Waru was stabilised with a floating crane and refloated clear of the dock. The shipyard subsequently refloated the dock.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Sibolangit
When: February 1991
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 1,700 dwt cargo vessel, loaded with drummed asphalt, was disabled off Pulau Takong Kechil. The casualty was towed to Singapore by tug Perwira.
Contract: LOF 1990 salvage operation.

• Vietranscimex-02
When: December 1990
Where: Singapore
Project: The 1,800 dwt motor cargo carrier, fully loaded with general cargo, was stranded off Selegi Beacon. She was refloated by tugs Pertiwi and Perwira, with a salvage team attending.
Contract: LOF 1990 salvage operation.

• Hye Glory
When: December 1990
Where: Andaman Sea
Project: The 8,725 dwt cargo ship, disabled in the Andaman Sea – off Penang, was towed to Singapore.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Wisun
When: October 1990
Where: South China Sea
Project: The 8,534 dwt motor cargo carrier, loaded with general cargo, caught fire north of the Karimata Straits. Her crew abandoned her after explosion. After initial fire fighting, the casualty was towed to the South China Sea for scuttling but exploded and sank before arrival at designated scuttling location.
Contract: LOF 1990 salvage operation.

• Ko Kin Mei
When: October 1990
Where: Malaysia
Project: The 278 grt fishing vessel was disabled south of Penang. She was taken in tow by tug Perkasa and delivered to Singapore.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Wanea
When: September 1990
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 1,908 dwt motor tanker was fully loaded with palm oil when she was stranded on an open beach at Susoh, Sumatra. The casualty was refloated by tugs Perkasa and Perwira. A salvage team attended.
Contract: LOF 1990 salvage operation.

• Kota Machan
When: September 1990
Where: South China Sea
Project: The 8,518 dwt motor cargo carrier, partially loaded, sustained rudder damage off Sibu. She was towed from the South China Sea to Singapore.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Bach Dang No. 10
When: September 1990
Where: Phillip Channel
Project: The 1,039 grt cargo vessel was carrying general cargo when she was disabled in Phillip Channel. She was towed by tug Perwira to safe anchorage in Singapore.
Contract: LOF 1980 Salvage Contract.

• Pioneer Elegant
When: August 1990
Where: Singapore
Project: The engine room of this 4,450 dwt motor cargo vessel flooded while she was alongside a wharf at Pasir Panjang. A salvage team and divers attended to her to patch the leaks and pump out the water.
Contract: Contract salvage services.

• Alrazi
When: June 1990
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 8,334 dwt motor cargo carrier was stranded off Bangka Island. She was self-refloated but subsequently lost her rudder. Tugs Pertiwi and Perwira towed her from the Java Sea to Singapore.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Kota Pelangi
When: June 1990
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 4,660 dwt motor cargo ship was stranded at Ceribon while she was in loaded condition. After trimming, she was refloated by Pertiwi and redelivered to a safe anchorage.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Prosperity No. 18
When: May 1990
Where: Indian Ocean
Project: The 347 grt fishing trawler was disabled and was taking on water in the Indian Ocean, south of Java. Tug Pertiwi towed and delivered her to Tanjong Priok where the leakage was sealed and the water pumped out.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Fuh Cheng 301
When: May 1990
Where: South China Sea
Project: The 299 grt motor fishing trawler, disabled in South China Sea, was taken in tow by Perwira and delivered to Singapore.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Mototama

When: May 1990
Where: Malaysia
Project: The 257,467 dwt tanker was in ballast when she was stranded off the Johore buoy. She was assisted and refloated by tug Perkasa.
Contract: Lump sum – no cure, no pay.

• Seawise

When: April 1990
Where: South China Sea
Project: The fully loaded 9,915 dwt cargo vessel was disabled in the South China Sea, north-west of Natuna Island. She was taken in tow by Perkasa I & delivered to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Contract: LOF 1980 Salvage Contract.

• Shi Bao
When: January 1990
Where: South China Sea
Project: The laden 5,202 dwt motor cargo carrier, disabled off Trengganu, was towed by Perkasa I and delivered to Kaoshiung, Taiwan.
Contract: Lump sum.

• Ambarawa
When: November 1989
Where: Singapore Straits
Project: The 900 dwt motor cargo vessel was carrying cargo when she collided in the Singapore Straits. Badly holed and leaking, she was rendered emergency assistance, patching, pumping and diving services by Perwira and a salvage team .
Contract: LOF 1980 Salvage Contract.

• Mahasra
When: November 1989
Where: Telok Remunia
Project: Fully laden with sawn timber, the 3,143 grt motor general cargo carrier sustained bottom damage and was flooding. She beached off Telok Remunia to prevent sinking. Part of her cargo was removed, while her damaged tanks were pressurised with air and dewatered. Her cargo was trimmed and she was refloated by Perwira. The casualty was then redelivered to Singapore for docking.
Contract: LOF 1980 Salvage Contract.

• Bayani Spirit

When: October 1989
Where: South China Sea
Project: The 49,974 grt motor tanker was on ballast voyage when she was disabled in the South China Sea. She was taken in tow by tug Pacific Chieftain and delivered to Malaysia Shipyard and Engineering in Johore.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Niaga XXX
When: October 1989
Where: Indonesia
Project: The accommodation section of the 1,598 grt general cargo carrier was on fire while the vessel was off Banka Island. The crew kept the fire under control. Tug Perwira towed the casualty for delivery to Singapore for repairs.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Sphinx
When: October 1989
Where: South China Sea
Project: The 14,924 dwt motor general cargo ship was disabled in the South China Sea. Tug Omega 801 towed and delivered her to Singapore.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Hardwar
When: October 1989
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 44,415 dwt bulker was transporting coal when she was stranded at the Kent Rocks. The casualty was attended by a salvage team. Part of her cargo was discharged onto a barge to lighten her before refloating by Perkasa I and Omega 808. The cargo was then reloaded and she proceeded on her voyage. Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Buana III
When: September 1989
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 1,930 dwt motor landing ship and fuel oil carrier was stranded off Batu Berhanti, after sustaining bottom damage. The attending salvage team carried out underwater repairs before the casualty was refloated by Perkasa I. The casualty was then redelivered under tow to Singapore.
Contract: LOF 1980 Salvage Contract.

• Barge IB-908

When: September 1989
Where: Bangladesh
Project: The large jack-up construction and crane barge was stranded off Elephant Point, Bangladesh. Tug Omega 801, with the attending salvage team, refloated her. The barge was then towed to Singapore for repairs
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Ying Chien Hsiang
When: March 1989
Where: Singapore
Project: The 299 grt motor fishing trawler was stranded off Singapore. She was refloated by Perkasa I, with the diving and salvage teams attending.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Hong Song No. 1
When: March 1989
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 295 grt motor fishing trawler, stranded at Ratan Laut, was refloated by tug Alexanderturm and the salvage team.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Brantas & Gurame

When: February 1989
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 2 motor tugs were stranded and subsequently sank off Sibolga, North Sumatra. Both wrecks were patched, raised and dewatered before they were moved to deep water for scuttling as directed by the Indonesian authorities.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Dwima-1
When: January 1989
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 2,551 dwt motor tanker, laden with 1,900 tonnes of methanol, was disabled off Natuna Islands in monsoon weather. Ocean rescue towage services were provided by tug Alexanderturm for delivery in Singapore.
Contract: LOF 1980 Salvage Contract.

• Cruise Muhibah

When: January 1989
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 8,093 grt motor cruise vessel and ferry was stranded at Pulau Jankat. She was refloated after trimming by motor tugs Ravensturm, Sudertor and Puma.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Boni
When: December 1988
Where: Bay of Bengal
Project: The 254,693 dwt tanker was transporting crude oil when she was disabled after catching fire in the Bay of Bengal. Her crew abandoned her.Attended by tug Alexanderturm, salvage services were performed. The casualty was then towed to Singapore where she was delivered for discharge.
Contract: Daily hire rate.

• Hai Lang
When: November 1988
Where: South China Sea
Project: The tanker, disabled in the South China Sea – north of Natuna Eilanden, was towed by tug Alexanderturm and delivered to Singapore
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Frinton
When: October 1988
Where: Singapore
Project: The 15,412 dwt bulker, fully laden with cotton bales, caught fire in Hold Nos. 2 & 3, while she was off Singapore. The fire in the holds were extinguished. The cargo was discharged onto barges to be segregated and surveyed. All undamaged cargo was reloaded onto the casualty.
Contract: Daily hire rate.

• Gold Orli
When: August 1988
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 15,229 dwt motor general cargo carrier was stranded off Pulau Takong Kechil. Tugs Alexanderturm and Ostende refloated her.
Contract: LOF 1980 Salvage Contract.

• Binta Yar Adua
When: June 1988
Where: South China Sea
Project: The 17,373 dwt motor container/break-bulk cargo vessel was carrying general cargo, sawn timber, containers and ingots. She was stranded off Horsburgh Lighthouse after sustaining heavy damage. The casualty was refloated after a partial discharge of cargo. She was then towed from the lighthouse and redelivered in Singapore.
Contract: LOF 1980 Salvage Contract.

• Pratiwi
When: May 1988
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 2,300 dwt motor general cargo carrier was part loaded when she was stranded in the Riau Strait. She was flooding as she had suffered grounding damage. The casualty was refloated by tug Puma and redelivered to owners off Singapore after underwater repairs were completed.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

• Eastern Venture
When: April 1988
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 6,013 dwt bulker, loaded with sawn and packaged timber, was stranded in the approaches to Pontianak in East Kalimantan. Part of her cargo was discharged to a chartered barge, before she was refloated by tugs Osa Panther and Osa Puma
Contract: LOF 1980 Salvage Contract

• World Rainbow
When: March 1988
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 49,724 dwt LPG carrier was fully laden when she was stranded off Pulau Takong Kechil. Part of her cargo was transferred to LPG carrier Tatsuta, before she was refloated by tugs Osa Panther, Osa Puma and Omega 801.
Contract: LOF 1980 Salvage Contract

• Niaga XL
When: October 1987
Where: Indonesia
Project: The 1,630 grt bulk cargo/lumber carrier had sunk off Pulau Karimun Kechil and was lying in 47 metres of water. Her hull was cut into sections and totally removed using a 350-ton floating sheerlegs.
Contract: No cure, no pay.

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