casualty investigation and damage assessment

Hans Langsrud has been involved in and he has conducted a large number of accident investigations and HOL Maritime can:

  • Attend on site and conduct the initial investigation of cause including on board investigation, evidence collection and reporting with recommendations
  • Assess and report on the nature and extent of collision or grounding damage and advice on the repair cost
  • Assess and report on the nature and extent of cargo damage

24/7 emergency response +852 9855 3444

With our experience, HOL Maritime is able to provide Clients with comprehensive on-site casualty management. Some examples of the ways in which we can add value include:

  • Evaluation and advice on the salvage operations including methodology and the utilisation of crafts, equipment, and personnel
  • Estimation of the exposure based on the first info obtained
  • Estimation of salvage costs
  • Evaluation and advice on bunker and cargo removal operations. Liaise with ITOPF
  • Attendance on site to monitor and report daily on the operational progress, pollution prevention
  • Liaison with local and national authorities
  • Sourcing and negotiating with local manpower
  • Monitor and account for third party contractors
  • Supporting client representatives and crew

Salvage - first response

Lack of or wrong efforts made in the initial stages of a salvage operation can be huge cost drivers. Time will be lost which may cause unnecessary exposure for the stakeholders, and the salvage to escalate into a wreck removal. HOL Maritime Services can respond rapidly and effectively, and even before we attend on site we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by telephone and email to advise, assist and protect the interests of our clients. We will as soon as possible get in contact with the Salvor and start the evaluation of the emergency response required during the first stages of a casualty such as grounding, collision and vessels adrift, to enable our Clients to always be in a position to respond quickly and professionally to a casualty

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Lloyd’s Open Form (LOF)

When a LOF is awarded for a casualty, the Salvor is often invoking SCOPIC and at such time HOL Maritime has the necessary and required experience and qualifications to provide a Special Casualty Representative and a Special H&M or Cargo Representative

Wreck removal

  • Advice on the tendering process including preparation of the invitation to tender
  • Bid evaluation and advice on the wreck removal plan including methodology, project management, risk management, pollution prevention, utilisation of crafts, equipment, and personnel
  • Technical advice on contracts
  • Attendance on site to monitor and report on the operational progress, pollution prevention and costs
  • Liaison with local and national authorities


24-hour number +852 9855 3444 (Hans Langsrud)