Aberdeen – Evening Meeting Salvage UXO

The Sir Ian Wood Building, RGU, Garthdee, AB10 7QB

08 October, 2019




The seminar shall cover underwater intervention to recover unexploded ordnance and stricken vessels that pose a hazard to shipping and existing infrastructure, covering the operational decision making that often becomes necessary mid-project and touching on commercial aspects of a salvage job.

SMIT: Alexander Gorter, Sr Naval Architect

Wreck Removal of the TS TAIPEI

In March 2016 the 1600 TEU container vessel TS TAIPEI lost propulsion during stormy weather and ran aground at the shore of Shimen, Taiwan. The vessel suffered breaches which resulted in water ingress in its cargo holds and the engine room and the vessel broke in two. The ship’s bunkers from the damaged tanks polluted the shoreline.

SMIT successfully completed within 4 months the removal to the full satisfaction of the Client and local authorities. The presentation will outline the history of contracting this work, as well as the operational details and its challenges.

James Fisher Marine Services: Jennie Kevis-Stirling

James Fisher UXO Operations

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) cover a wide range of offshore services including salvage operations and UXO detection, identification & disposal effectively and with minimal disruption to sea life.

JFMS track record includes successful explosive ordnance disposal of over 400 safe disposals without incident, in challenging and varying offshore environmental conditions. This presentation will cover the types of operations required to deal with such hazards, including case study details.

Dr Jennie Kevis-Stirling has been recently promoted within James Fisher Marine Services as their Survey and UXO Manager. Prior to that she has held positions at Fugro and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

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