RENA Salvage – Braemar Howells

  • Braemar Howells (BH) awarded 2 major contracts to UNIMAR in the immediate aftermath of the RENA running around on the Astrolabe Reef 10th October 2011.

    • Management Services Agreement – Providing in-country turnkey support, management facilities and  services to the BH team
    • Marine Services Agreement – Chartering and managing all marine plant and equipment, personnel and developing methodology for recovery of distressed cargo from seabed and beach areas.

    Client: Braemar Howells & Swedish Club on behalf of Mediterranean Shipping Co.

    Project: RENA Salvage 
    Date: Commenced Q3 2011
    Date: Completed Q1 2013

    Personnel Employed: 12 UNIMAR Management & Up to 250 Contractors

    Man-hours Completed: 400,000 – Multi-disciplined Beach & Marine Crews

    Equipment Contracted: 

    • 13 Shallow Water Coastal Recovery Vessel Spreads’
    • 2 Fixed Wing Aircraft
    • 180t Crawler Crane x 1
    • 120t Crawler Crane x 1
    • Various Heavy Plant & Equipment
    • UNIMAR were a leading component of a multi-faceted response and recovery team. Working closely with Maritime New Zealand, local government and regional IWI; we quickly assembled our salvage management team and commenced recovery of distressed cargo mid-October 2011

    RENA Salvage – Braemar Howells

    Work Scope on the Project Included:

    • Establish quarantine facilities for receiving and processing recovered cargo
    • Develop and implement recovery plans for submerged distressed cargo
    • Charter and manage a multi-functional marine fleet for recovery operations
    • Hire in and manage heavy plant and equipment for beach recovery and clean up
    • Engage with all stakeholders and ensure smooth communications flow
    • Audit and manage an array of specialist sub-contractors
    • Develop and implement comprehensive HSSE which delivered zero LTI’s

    RENA Salvage – Braemar Howells