Marine Surveys and Insurance Assessor Accident List

PRINCIPLE GROUNDINGS/EVENTS SURVEYS

Since 1990 Russ Larkin & Associates Pty Ltd have attended to more than one hundred groundings or associated surveys; twenty of the principle groundings and salvages are listed below.

1. “CARAKA JAYA NIAGA III”
Vessel grounded on a coral reef near Cape Melville, Queensland, on 15 April 1990.
Salvaged by Jardine Shipping Pty Ltd on 17 April 1990.
Attended casualty on behalf of Hull & Machinery Underwriters, P.T. Asuransi Jasa Indonesia.

2. “ADHIGUNA NUGRAHA 1”
Grounded at Luk logging concession of Cape Monggii, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on 31 August 1991.
Salvaged by Pacific Towing of Port Moresby (Subsidiary of United Salvage),
13 September 1991.
Attended casualty on behalf of Hull & Machinery Underwriters, P.T. Assuransi Jasa Indonesia.

3. “PARADISE OCEAN”
Grounded off Nuakata Island, Papua New Guinea, on 20 February 1992.
Refloated by using ground tackle on 21 February 1992.
Attended casualty on behalf of Lloyds Agents, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

4. “PIXY MAY”
Grounded on a reef to the North West of Ampul Island, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, on 22 March 1992.
Salvaged by Pacific Towing of Port Moresby (Subsidiary of United Salvage),
on 26 March 1993.
Attended casualty on behalf of Britannia P & I Club, London, United Kingdom.

5. “HAND CHEONG”
Grounded at Karu Bay, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, on 07 May 1992.
Salvaged by Pacific Towing of Port Moresby (Subsidiary of United Salvage), on 23 May 1992.
Attended casualty on behalf of Ocean P & I Services Limited, United Kingdom.

6. “ARMSTRONG”
Grounded on a reef adjacent to Cape Bushing, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, on 29 July 1993.
Salvaged by Pacific Towing of Port Moresby (Subsidiary of United Salvage), on
17 August 1993.
Attended casualty on behalf of Sphere Drake Underwriting Management Limited, London, United Kingdom.

7. “TENYU MARU”
Grounded off Ampul Island, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, on 17 October 1993.
Salvaged by Pacific Towing of Port Moresby (Subsidiary of United Salvage), on 22 October 1993.
Attended casualty on behalf of the U.K. P & I Club (Thomas Miller & Co as Managers), London, United Kingdom.

8. “TRI MANUNGGAL NO. 6”
Grounded on Ragalapara Reef off Kupoiano, Central Pronvice, Papua New Guinea, on 23 February 1994.
Vessel declared a Constructive Total Loss and abandoned.
Attended casualty on behalf of Berdikari Insurance Company of Jakarta.

9. “SAMSUN BRAVE”
Grounded on Carteret Group of Islands (Tulun Islands), North Solomons Province, Papua New Guinea, on 05 March 1994.
Vessel was not salvaged, it eventually foundered and sank in about 1600 m of water on 11 March 1994.
Attended vessel on 11 March 1994, on behalf of The Ko Ryo Fire & Marine Insurance Co Ltd, Korea.

10. “KINABALU LINABELAS”
Grounded at Tungu Bay, Rendova Island, Western Province, Boloma Islands, on 15 March 1994.
Vessel was refloated by using a local tugboat and discharging cargo on 18 March 1994.
Attended casualty on behalf of The Salvage Association, Singapore.

11. “SHOE MARU NO. 2”
Grounded on a reef 15 nautical miles to the West of Maiji Bay off Saura, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, on 24 May 1994.
Vessel salvaged by daily hire of tug “KARLOCK” from Sealand Pacific Pty Ltd, Lae,  and discharging cargo, on 27 May 1994.
Attended vessel on behalf of Britannia P & I Club, London, United Kingdom.

12. “PAPUAN CHIEF”
Grounded at East Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea,
on 26 June 1994.
Salvaged by Pacific Towing on 29 June 1994.
Attended casualty on behalf of the Standard Steamship Owners Protection and Indemnity Association (Bermuda).

13. “DASA SEBELAS”
Grounded on a reef in Ward Hunt Strait, Papua New Guinea, on 06 October 1994.
Salvaged by Pacific Towing of Port Moresby (Subsidiary of United Salvage), on 11 October 1994.
Attended casualty on behalf of Berdikai Insurance Company, Jakarta.

14. “OCEAN YURI”
Grounded off Souren, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, on 07 January 1995.
Salvaged by Pacific Towing of Port Moresby (Subsidiary of UnIted Salvage), on 15 January 1995.
Attended casualty on behalf of the U.K. P & I Club, London, United Kingdom.

15. “GRAND FORTUNE”
Grounded off Alevo, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, on 25 September 1995.
Vessel salvaged by daily hire of tug “KARLOCK” from Sealand Pacific Pty Ltd, Lae, and removal of cargo, on 10 October 1995.
Attended casualty on behalf of the North of England Protection and Indemnity Association Limited, United Kingdom.

16. “TEMBAGA 1”
Vessel capsized and sank at Amamapare, West Irian, on 20 December 1995.
Vessel salvaged by Perrott Salvage & Construction of Cairns,
on 31 December 1995.
Attended vessel on behalf of HIH General (Marine) Insurance Limited, Sydney, Australia.

17. “LANKA STAR NO. 1”
Grounded during cyclone “Fergus” at Ranandi Beach, Honiara, Solomon Islands, on 25 December 1996.
Vessel badly damaged and considered to be Constructive Total Loss.
Attended casualty on behalf of Mitsui Marine & Fire Insurance Co, Japan.

18. “YEONG YU NO. 2”
Vessel caught fire and sank off Olu Malau Islands, Solomon Island Group, on 10 January 1997.
No salvage attempt, vessel a total loss and not recoverable.
Attended casualty on behalf of Mitsui Marine & Fire Insurance Co, Japan.

19. “NOL AMBER”
Grounded on Larpent Bank, Torres Strait, Australia, on 01 November 1997.
Vessel salvaged by daily hire of tugs from Jardine Shipping, and discharge ballast, refloated on 03 November 1997.
Attended casualty on behalf of the U.K. P & I Club, London, United Kingdom.

20. “WORLD DISCOVERER”
Vessel grounded at Roderick Dau Bay, Nguela Sule, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, after having struck mid-reef in Sandfly Passage on 30 April 2000.
Vessel refloated then abandoned on 08 June 2000.
Attended vessel as Temporary Scopic Representative from 01 May 2000 until
17 May 2000. On behalf of the Shipowners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxemborg).

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