Salvage of Stricken Vessel

May 2023

In February of this year a large storm struck a fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean causing it to capsize.

The insurers contacted Maast to conduct a recovery and retrieval of the vessel which was eventually secured off the coast of Madagascar. With the support of the Kenya Ports Authority, Maast secured the vessel at its private port facility before righting it for inspection and scrapping.

Salvage work has been in our DNA since the company’s inception over 50 years ago. We were more than happy to take up the offer from the P&I club to secure the vessel and work with Kenyan parastatals to return the vessel to Mombasa where it could be safely disposed of ensuring minimal risk to the maritime industry and preventing any further environmental damage.

The machinery from the vessel was donated to the local maritime academy to further support the development of the Kenyan students and pave their way into the Maritime Industry.

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Key Takeaways

  • Maast Maritime can offer salvage solutions with a range of vessels and equipment.
  • The project strengthened our relationship with the club, Kenyan parastatals and gave us an opportunity to support and collaborate with our neighbours at the academy.
  • The project shows that behind every successful operation is a huge amount of communication and collaboration. Bringing stakeholders together from across the world to make our seas a little safer is no mean feat.

If you are looking for a company to support your salvage operation, contact us today. We have the expertise and equipment to get the job done safely and efficiently.

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