Salvage of Cargo from the War-Damaged Gaz Fountain(eBook)

Published Date

January 1985

Salvage of Cargo from the War-Damaged Gaz Fountain(eBook)

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This paper illustrates the opportunities for safe and successful salvage, using 'Gaz Fountain' as an example (10pp)

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The Iran/Iraq conflict has taken a large toll on shipping in the Persian Gulf. Up to this time the only gas tanker hit has been the 'Gaz Fountain'. This vessel of 40,232 m3 was operated by Naftomar Shipping and Trading of Athens. Originally named the Gay Lussac she was built in 1969 and can be considered as one of the first generation of fully refrigerated gas ships.

This is the first occasion that a liquefied gas carrier has been breached with ensuing fire and then successfully salvaged. The incident provides practical demonstration of the sound design concepts of these vessels and ability to survive. It also illustrates the opportunities presented for safe and successful salvage which is the subject of this paper.

Paper Delivered by:
Captain JA Carter (P & O Group, London)

Prepared for:
Gastech Nice 1985

For over 45 years, the Gastech Exhibition & Conference has been at the forefront of the international gas and LNG market. This world-renowned event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for gas and LNG professionals, where the global industry gathers to do business.

Gastech hosts major IOCs, NOC’s, global utility companies, EPC contractors, shipbuilders, pipeline companies, manufacturers, distributors, technology and service providers, all who play an active role in the global energy value chain.

Title: Salvage of Cargo from the War-Damaged Gaz Fountain(eBook)
Product Code: 4433g007
Published Date: January 1985

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