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