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Salvage & Wreck Removal Management

Salvage & Wreck Removal Management

Salvage & Wreck Removal Management

Salvage & Wreck Removal Management

When you find yourself in need of a specialist salvage and wreck removal management team, Brookes Bell Group acts fast to solve your problem efficiently and professionally.

Whatever your need, across the Group we provide a one stop shop for expert marine advice, consultation and project management, including:

  • On-site survey and damage assessment
  • SCR for LOF/SCOPIC contracts
  • Risk assessment
  • Cargo science
  • Pollution control and damage assessment
  • Preparation of ITT documentation and tender evaluation
  • On-site monitoring of salvage & wreck removal with comprehensive reporting


When you need salvage & wreck removal management experts Brookes Bell uses teams of marine specialists made up of highly qualified and experienced:

  • Master mariners and marine engineers
  • Naval architects
  • Scientists - metallurgists, cargo, fuel and chemical experts
  • Mechanical and offshore engineers
  • Fire experts - for fire fighting and investigation

As an Associate Member of the International Salvage Union you can rest assured that the Group has fulfilled the membership criteria of consistently providing successful salvage and pollution prevention.

Project Management

Recognising the need for advanced project management for casualty investigations and salvage/wreck removal operations, Brookes Bell can provide a wide and multi-disciplined service (Casualty Management System). Offering a Project Management approach to large casualties we use a range of in-house specialist expertise and management tools.

Stability Assessment Capability

Brookes Bell currently has Naval Architects who are trained and equipped to work at the site of casualties using NAPA Software at Primary Capability level. This is a flexible and robust naval architecture package that is not widely utilised due to the high licence costs. The business also has licence to use the HECSALV, which permits them to share models with other parties.

Flooding Simulations

The ‘Proteus’ flooding simulation software has been developed by Brookes Bell in-house over the past 15 years.

Developed as a design tool and verified against hundreds of design projects and accident investigations, it can be used to assist in checking and developing refloating plans by simulating pumping procedures.

The software has the ability to consider actual foundering situations, including the effect of progressive flooding, wind and waves, and external forces. With the import of NAPA models, this software can produce rapid model creations.

Finite Element Modelling

Our finite element capability includes the ability to analyse major structural failures such as collapse from buckling, large scale deformation from grounding or collision. An intelligent approach allows us to build informative models of the relevant area without the need to go through the expensive exercise of modelling entire ships or multiple holds.

Our finite element capability includes the ANSYS software suite with LS-DYNA for time-domain solutions of collisions, structural failure and hull girder collapses.

Our finite element capability is efficient and quick enough to allow us to assess structures during salvage and wreck removal.

UAV Surveys

UAV Surveys were initially adopted as a tool for Brookes Bell’s Special Casualty Representative’s (SCR’s) when on site, as a means of quickly providing an overview of a casualty, particularly where it may not be possible to gain all around access by land or sea.

Continued development and ruggedization by UAV manufacturers and the addition of optical positioning and obstruction sensors, alternative payloads such as high definition cameras, thermal imagers, and on larger UAV’s LIDAR make other applications possible.