Marine Salvage in Corfu and ionian islands.
We are a specialist in Emergency & Response, Wreck Removal and Offshore Decommissioning. We have raised many yachts and sailing boats, we have high response in extinguishing fires fron boats, and we deliver materials and fuels in the Ionian Sea.
We provide professional services with safety, economical and innovative solutions to our customers in the shipping sectors, and we aim to be your trusted partner in challenging circumstances.
We specialize in:
- Emergency response
- Marine salvage
- Marine towage
- Wreck removal
- Offshore decomissioning
Marine salvage is the process of recovering a ship and its cargo after a shipwreck or other maritime casualty. Salvage may encompass towing, re-floating a vessel, or effecting repairs to a ship. Today, protecting the coastal environment from spillage of oil or other contaminants is a high priority. Before the invention of radio, salvage services would be given to a stricken vessel by any ship that happened to be passing by, nowadays most salvage is carried out by specialist salvage firms with dedicated crew and equipment.
The legal significance of salvage is that a successful salvor is entitled to a reward, which is a proportion of the total value of the ship and its cargo. The amount of the award is determined subsequently at a "hearing on the merits" by a maritime court in accordance with Articles 13 and 14 of the International Salvage Convention of 1989. The common law concept of salvage was established by the English Admiralty Court, and is defined as "a voluntary successful service provided in order to save maritime property in danger at sea, entitling the salvor to a reward"; and this definition has been further refined by the 1989 Convention.