Our tugs are towing a disabled vessel to a discharging port after a successful refloating from rocky shore where she had run aground.
Our team of divers patched (by underwater welding) the damaged hull securing the casualty's water-tight integrity before de-watering the holds and engine room.
Our International communications guarantee a quality service to our clients vessels worldwide. Our Company keeps mobile salvage equipment ready to be sent to the disaster area.
Our Salvage Crews are extinguishing the fire on board a vessel fully laden with crude oil. Special foam carried on board our Salvage Tugs is used on oil fires. High capacity sea water pumps and lengths of hoses are usually carried on board to prevent the fire from spreading and in some cases even surrounding the vessel.
Fire-fighting is obviously a very dangerous salvage operation. In a recent case our Salvage team successfully extinguished a large fire after a three days combat. The fire, and subsequent explosions, were on board a laden container vessel and part of the cargo was toxic chemicals.
Salvage personnel containing the oil with floating booms deployed from our tug on site. Oil absorbing materials and various antipollution equipment are used to collect the pollutants from both the sea and onshore.
Special spraying booms extend sideways of salvage tugs to combat open sea pollution using special oil dispersants.
In 1992, S/T "MATSAS STAR" dispersed a large oil slick which had occurred after the collision of a Russian tanker. The large oil spill was heading towards tourist resorts and a huge ecological disaster was prevented.
Experience is very important for a successful outcome, as each case is unique. A combination of equipment and personnel are used as well as newly developed materials and methods for complicated or deepwater lifting. Salvage tugs are indispensable and provide the accommodation/work platform, and power for all the necessary equipment.
Again our Company are pioneers in this sector, as in 1992 we successfully cut in sections, raised and removed the wreck of an 8,000 GRT Passenger vessel which remained sunk for many years blocking the port facilities. This method was used Fot the first time in Greece and involved a specialised chain-cutting crane.
A disabled vessel is unloading its part cargo to a smaller vessel in open sea using our discharging equipment and special Yokohama fenders carried on board our Salvage Tug. Port authorities and shipyards are reluctant to accept damaged vessels with cargo to enter their facilities. Transhipment operations are common practice in many salvage cases.
A full range of services can be provided to vessels needing to be towed, for berthing/ unberthing, shifting at roads-cargo runs etc. Our head office operates 24 hours receiving instructions either directly from Masters or via Agents and Ship-owners.
The Company has maintained a presence in the port of Piraeus since 1880 which guarantees the high quality of services provided to our Customers. Our expansion into major Greek ports has enabled our customers to enjoy a full service.
A semi-submersible barge laden with a vessel which is cut in two pieces is being towed to a shipyard for re-assembly. Vessels or barges can be towed in tandem. Vessels or crafts with particular features may require specialized means of transportation. We propose to our clients the most efficient method depending on the priorities.
Cables for power and communication between the numerous Greek Islands/Mainland are essential for the Country's infrastructure. Our vessels are capable of performing this kind of special operation supervised by the project engineers. The cables are released from large reels placed on the main deck of our vessels and then connected onshore.
Our company provides sale and purchase brokering services to all types of second-hand Vessels, Demolition and New-buildings.
Experienced Divers and Diving apparel are available on 24 hour basis to perform difficult tasks, at all weather conditions. The maintenance of underwater facilities, the repair / patching of Vessel's hulls, the search and retrieval of valuable equipment. Salvage Tugs support any such operation as floating work - shops providing all the necessary back - up and supply of equipment.
Anchor Handling/Tug/Supply Vessels serve the offshore oil production platforms and installations. They transport personnel, spares, stores, drilling equipment and bulk cargo in special tanks onboard. These vessels are also equipped with high capacity fire fighting capabilities.
Our company is a leader in this area. In 1979 the first Hellenic owned Fleet of supply vessels was formed, and continues to serve offshore oil production platforms and installations.
The positioning of Oil-rig Platforms is performed by the assistance of our AHTS vessels. Once in position -in order to secure the installation- the Rig anchors are carried onboard our vessels then dropped and retrieved through their stern rollers. This highly specialized task has been one of our Companies main activities since 1979 when we entered the Offshore/Supply Market..