A longstanding member of the International Salvage Union, Multraship handles many salvage operations each year, involving all types of casualties, including those that require environmental care services. Multraship’s salvage teams consist of experienced salvage masters and crews who have wide experience of complex salvage and wreck removal operations. They have been responsible for the safe recovery of vessels and cargoes worth millions of dollars and for extensive action to safeguard the marine environment.
Multraship operates a large fleet of tugs, floating sheerlegs, multi-purpose vessels and rescue tenders, equipped with modern salvage and fire-fighting equipment. A range of salvage equipment, including pumps, hoses, fire-fighting equipment, patching equipment, hydraulic cranes, etc. is held both on board and in store.
Multraship has a large network of suppliers of additional equipment and services that may be required for any kind of salvage operation, such as oil spill responders, divers, (STS) discharge capacity and HazMat experts.
Multraship is highly committed to Emergency Response Salvage, maintaining dedicated salvage stations and holding a standby agreement with the Zeeland Safety Region for the provision of fire-fighting tugs along the River Scheldt. The company holds a long-term contract with the Dutch government for the provision of Emergency Towing Services with the ETV ‘Guardian’, based in Den Helder. When wind conditions reach Beaufort 5 and above, the ETV will put to sea and make itself available to provide emergency assistance to drifting vessels or ships in distress, and to deliver life-saving services. In addition to its use as an Emergency Towing Vessel, the vessel can also be used as a platform for Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.