Kasel Track Record
The Leuser was struck on her starboard side by a log carrier. She sustained
a serious gash and was left lying on her side with a 75 degree port
list in about 16 metres of dark muddy water fraught with strong currents.
The job involved carrying out collision repairs, construction and erection
of cantilever arms, the laying of anchors, uprighting and patching of
the hull as well as pumping, dewatering and towage preparations. A 350-ton
floating crane, two pulling barges and four tugs were deployed on site.
Some 100 people, including 12 divers, were involved in this massive
job. The entire salvage job took just 63 days.
All stages of the salvage, comprising temporary collision repairs, construction
and erection of cantilever arms, laying of anchors, uprighting and patching
of the hull, pumping and dewatering and towage preparations, were carried
out in a competent and professional manner. Everyone concerned worked
extremely hard under difficult conditions. John Nixon of the
This job shows that Kasel Salvage can compete with the big boys in terms
of major salvage contracts. It also demonstrated that we can react quickly,
we are flexible and that we have a level of expertise which is second
to none in the region. Rainer Kasel.
here to view The Salvage Association letter regarding this job
here to view the text version of the Lloyd's List article, published
Monday May 4, 1998
here to view the Endah Lestari>>