We possess the salvage skills, equipment and solutions for the transfer and recovery of all types of liquid cargo.
Inaccessible locations. Extreme climates. Heavy oils with ultra-high viscosities. These are the challenges faced during salvage operations on land or at sea. On top of that, there is the potential problem of spills, which not only cause serious environmental damage but are also expensive to clean up. This is where Pro Liquid comes in.
Whether at shore installations or offshore, we provide salvage support services to handle and recover any liquid cargo, even in the harshest conditions. Using proven Pro Liquid pumping equipment and our proprietary Pro Liquid P.U.M.P.S® (Portable Ultra-viscous Marine-fuel Pumping System), we safely, effectively and efficiently remove oil or any other pollutants to protect you from potential financial, economic and environmental liabilities.
Pro Liquid delivers fast, efficient and safe cargo recovery in aid of distressed tanker.
A 38,000 DWT IMO II chemical tanker carrying methanol was struck by lightning and engulfed by fire. The raging blaze and the vessel’s volatile cargo formed a deadly combination that could cause an explosion. To make matters worse, the tanker was a mere 150 metres away from a nearby methanol storage tanks and was drifting towards it. If the flames from the tanker ignited the storage tanks, it would result in massive destruction of the surrounding area. Throughout the night, offshore supply vessels tried dousing the fires with their water cannons to little effect. To prevent another catastrophe from happening after the fire was subdued, the cargo had to be quickly and safely offloaded.
With the understanding that this was an emergency where time was of the essence, Pro Liquid rapidly deployed a team of trained personnel and supervisors to the distressed vessel. Armed with emergency offloading equipment, such as nitrogen generators, explosion-proof power packs, chemical pumps, hoses and fenders, our team joined the crew in battling the incident. With the fire subdued, we were able to safely offload the tanker’s remaining cargo of methanol and decontaminate the vessel.
Thanks to the quick action of our team, we were able to safely and efficiently prevent further spillage of chemicals by offloading the remaining methanol from the tanker. As a result, we reduced the losses sustained from the accident and limited the severity of damage to the environment.
Other notable projects
- De-bunkering of HFO from a stranded bulk carrier in the Philippines, successfully preventing chemicals from leaking into the environment during a refloating operation.
- Emergency de-ballasting of a vessel with broken ballast pumps. We discharged about 2,000 metric tonnes of ballast water from five different tanks in just 12 hours at an average discharge rate of over 300 m3/hr. The entire operation, including mob and demob, was performed within 36 hours of contact.