Successful salvage operation

28th January 2020

Maritime salvage is the process of rescuing a ship and/or recovering its cargo after a shipwreck, breakdown or other maritime casualty. Towing, re-floating a vessel, effecting repairs or transhipping the cargo are some of the needs required when called on in a crisis situation.

In Decemeber 2019, OLDENDORFF CARRIERS received the petition of supporting the MV Hispania Graeca (74,000 tdw) to salvage its cargo of 61,800 MT of Soya Beans on its way to China due to a major engine failure. Ensuring the safety and security of the crew and protecting the environment by avoiding any spillage of oil or other contaminants are our highest priority for any service we provide.

For this occasion, MV Georg Oldendorff (80,900 tdw and built in 2015) was prepared for the operation which was carried out successfully after calling Cape Town in South Africa and without any loss of cargo or pollution whatsoever. Right after concluding the salvage, the cargo continued its voyage to China onbord Georg Oldendorff.

This has been another successful salvage operation carried out by Oldendorff, which demonstrates how our “one-stop shipping” service and top-of-the-line equipment are ready to cater almost immediately for any bulk transportation requirement. Oldendorff’s wide array of maritime equipment includes 12 Transloaders fitted with side-mounted cranes with an extended outreach capable of unloading up to Capesize bulk carriers, hence the perfect solution for any bulk salvage operation worldwide.