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SMM Emergency Response Service
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One of the most Expensive Accidents categories is Navigational (ie: collision, grounding, etc.). No matter how well a ship is designed, constructed, operated and maintained, accidents still happen. No transportation system is totally safe. Therefore, as in other industries, planning for emergency response is a necessity.

SMM Emergency Response Service aims to cover your company and vessels, in times of crisis, when ship's crew and management quickly need precise technical information.

Why You Should Enroll Your Vessels?

To minimize the consequences of casualty at sea, a thorough assessment of vessel's Damaged Stability and Residual Strength is essential.

Salvage Plan Objectives

The Salvage Plan details work and resources required for restoring the water-tight envelope, repairing damage, de-watering and re-floating the ship.

A Salvage Plan Should Include:
  • Information compiled from the internal and underwater surveys
  • Engineering calculations of residual strength and hydrographic data ground reaction, freeing force, damage stability
  • Anti-pollution efforts
  • Results, recommendations and actions from the Safety Survey
  • Restoring water-tight envelope
  • Damage repair
  • De-watering by pumping, compressed air and gravity methods
  • Reducing ground reaction
  • Pulling system rigging
  • Towing analysis
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Ship Salvage Engineering Software HECSALV© (by Herbert Engineering Corp. (USA))

The role of a superior salvage response software is to provide the Salvage Engineer the resources for efficient evaluation, effective solution planning and clear communication / documentation for ship collision / grounding or other emergency situations. We use "HECSALV© Salvage Response Software» being the most Advanced and Internationally recognized Salvage Engineering tool, used by US Coast Guard, major Classification Societies and Oil Companies.

The following features of HECSALV© demonstrate the power of the program we use:
  • Calculation of damaged condition while free floating and comparison of alternative scenarios.
  • Evaluation of wind, wave and tidal changes on ground reaction, longitudinal strength and oil outflow.
  • Calculation of damaged condition while stranded on one or multiple pinnacles or a shelf.
  • Calculation of residual strength after user specified extent of damage.
  • Evaluation of partial or intermediate stage flooding based on soundings or tank pressure.
  • Towing Analysis.
We offer our service in two phases:  
  • Modeling Phase:
    We enter the data of each of your vessels in our computer, with an initial charge.
  • Response Phase:
    You enroll in our Emergency Response Service
    (on a 24 Hour Basis), with an annual fee.

Drills and Real Incidents
We prepare for Each One of Your Vessels Realistic Drill-Scenarios, based on the current loading condition. This makes the drills interesting and therefore successful.

During Service Period
We built Excellent Communication Channels With Your Company, for effective exchange of all vital information, with the aim of finding the best corrective action/response.

We Deliver Answers To All Vital Questions:
  • We provide Comparison Tables of "SMM Calculated Results" versus "Reported Data from Vessel" for the intact, initial damage and subsequent corrective actions taken.
  • We assess and report in writing, to your office Drafts, Trim, Damage Stability & Damage Strength (Shear and Bending Stresses) results, along with all necessary explanations to your staff.
  • In case of Bad Weather during a Collision at Sea, we additionally provide assessment of Hogging and Sagging Wave induced stresses.
  • In case of Grounding or Stranding, we also calculate Ground  Reaction and the "Force To Free" as well as, if applicable, Tidal Change influence etc.

Doing Business With Us Keeps Your Company Always One Step Ahead...
  • As an independent organization we serve exclusively owner’s interest.
  • We are available 24 hours a day and ready to monitor the condition of your ship in crisis within two hours.
  • Our highly trained personnel is always next to you, in order to serve you in the best possible manner. Our response team comprises of Naval Architects trained as Salvage Engineers.
  • Our involvement begins from the moment the incident is reported until vessel's refloating, towing analysis (if required) and passage to safe port.
  • The engineering model of your vessel, created by our response team, also offers an excellent prerequisite for your vessel's after incident claim support.
  • We guarantee high reliability, based on our experience of successful design work and plan approval by all Classification Societies.
  • We can organize emergency drills as per your ISM and SOPEP requirements.

SMM Possesses Enhanced Know-How & Experience for Successful Salvage Planning
  • We possess enhanced know-how and experience in salvage engineering which is the essence of this service.
  • We take a confidential approach to your problem, working in close cooperation with your Operation/Technical Departments.
  • We have been involved in real cases and have successfully performed our task.
  • We better handle all the information by having standard communication procedures among vessel, the shipping company and ourselves.

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