198 – Ship Salvage
Guest: Bram Sperling Host: Markus Voelter Shownoter: Stefaan Rillaert
When ships have an engine casualty, run aground or have a fire on board they need to be salvaged or their wreck removed. Specialised companies, like Ardent, focus on salvaging ships or removing wrecks. These tasks are sometimes challenging from an engineering perspective, and always interesting from the business side. In this episode we talk with Ardent‘s Bram Sperling, a senior salvage master, about both these aspects of salvage and wreck removal operations.
Bram Sperling and Emma Maersk | Ardent | Svitzer | Salvage master | Marine salvage
Reasons incidents at sea00:05:11
Emergency response versus wreck removal00:10:28
Svitzer video gallery | Constructive total loss | Shipwreck | Wreck removal | Protection and indemnity insurance | Bulk carrier wrecked by hurricane in Mexico | Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks | MV Flinterstar total loss off the coast of Belgium
Preparation of salvage operation00:29:51
ITT, invitation to tender | Naval architect | Oil Pollution Act | Oil Pollution Act and Ardent | Preparedness contract | Tugboat | Winch
Lightering | Crane vessel | Floating sheerleg | Anchor handling tug supply vessel | Anchor handling tug in action | Ship stability | Port and starboard | Different types of merchant ships | Barge
Hoegh Osaka salvage00:56:53
Bram Sperling and the Hoegh Osaka car carrier | Hoegh Osaka | Hoegh Osaka in Southampton | Salvage operation of the Hoegh Osaka | SOSREP in the UK | Cars driving off Hoegh Osaka
Republica di Genova salvage01:06:11
Republica di Genova in Antwerp salvage video | Republica di Genova photos (scroll down) | SMIT/Boskalis | Mammoet Salvage | Titan Salvage merger with Svitzer into Ardent
Costa Concordia removal01:15:09
Costa Concordia disaster | Micoperi | Micoperi partnership with Titan Salvage | Documentary on the raising of the Costa Concordia | Concordia wreck removal project website
CP Valour removal01:18:49
Svitzer video CP Valour wreck removal | CP Valour removal article on Maritime Journal
Baltic Ace removal01:22:37
Baltic Ace | Baltic Ace Removal | Smit Boskalis article on Baltic Ace
Thanks for a fascinating insight into the world of ship salvage.
Really interesting, thanks for sharing!
Reminded me quite a lot of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMgzpA1E__A
this when a harrier landed on a ship, and the ship owners provoked salvage laws!
Very interesting, thanks for doing and publishing this!
Thanks for this very interesting episode. I’m looking forward to see more eposides about shipping topics.
Thanks a lot for this episode – very interesting, and something I knew comparatively little about. I got a very good impression of the job and what it involves.
Wieder eine wundervolle Episode. Toller Gesprächspartner und sehr gute Fragen / Gesatltung der Sendung! Danke!
Very interesting again. I got onboard Omegatau for the space episodes, but these maritime/logistics episodes are also very fascinating. Keep up the good work!
We’ll try :-)