Salvage was established in Singapore on 12th July 1995
by Carl Rainer Kasel,
a seasoned veteran of the salvage and shipping industry.
Rainer and his compact team of dedicated experts bring
more than 70 years of combined experience in the business
into the company.
Rainer Kasels maritime roots go down deep and far. His great grandfather
sailed from Germany to North America in the 1800s to seek his fortune in Californias
gold fields. Eventually, the sea proved irresistible and he enlisted in the
U.S. Navy. After serving several years, he was honourably discharged. He then
to his fatherland where he was promptly called to serve in the German Navy.
He later started his own sail-making company.
Rainer Kasel continues this maritime legacy. Born and raised in Hamburg,
Germany, he started off his career as an apprentice with the local Harbour
1960. In order to expand his opportunities, he joined a shipping line and sailed
around the world. His ambitious nature soon led him to pursue another call,
one he considered to be the greatest challenge to be a marine salvor.
1967, Rainer joined a major salvage company, Ulrich Harms
of Hamburg, and later Smit International. Various jobs
with an assortment of salvage operators saw him working
on a vast variety of projects around the globe, including
Cuba and Argentina. Within a few short years, Rainer
attained the status of Salvage Master and later Senior
Salvage Master. He continued to amass his world-wide
experience and contacts in the business.
Towage and Salvage was formed by Rainer Kasel and industry
associates in 1987. This company enjoyed tremendous success
in its 9 years of operation in South Asia and Pacific
Ocean regions, investing heavily into acquiring its own
fleet of vessels including tugboats, lift barges and
a 400-ton floating sheerlegs, it became a leading salvage
In 1995, Rainer Kasel struck out on his own and this resulted in the formation
of Kasel Salvage. He has not looked back since.
Kasel Salvage, the company, best reflects the wealth of experience accumulated
over the years by Rainer Kasel who has successfully completed over 200 salvage
operations world-wide. He brings these skills and abilities to shipowners,
underwriters and P&I clubs. Rainer offers a wide range of services which,
besides salvage, includes heavy lift rescue towage, wreck removal, refloating,
underwater inspections and surveys, machinery preservation, ship-to-ship transfers
and the laying of heavy moorings.
Kasel Salvage has come a long way since it set up
operations in Singapore in 1995. Over the years,
Kasel Salvage has expanded and invested
in4 well-equipped salvage vessels which
can immediately be mobilised for all types of casualties.
Today, it is the only internationally recognised,
privately owned independant salvor in this part
of the world.
Kasel Salvage has had to work hard to get to where it is,
using ingenuity and creativity to provide cost-effective,
time-efficient solutions for its clients. The company has
managed to successfully complete technically challenging
and demanding jobs. But
it is not content to rest on its laurels. Kasel Salvage
continue to invest its time, energy and resources to
ensure that it keeps on meeting the needs and expectations
customers whose support it does not take for granted.
The companys dedicated team in Singapore and around
the world has the versatility, flexibility, experience,
know-how and persistence to provide tailor-made solutions
to any job be it salvage, wreck removal, machinery
preservation, oil pollution control or other related