Call Sea-Help and take advantage of our long experience in Yacht Salvage and Sea-Assistance!
- Skippers are surprised more frequently by heavy storms.
- Those can last a couple of minutes only but the damages to the yachts are disastrous.
- Since our start in May 2005 we have added a salvage service to our service portfolio on the Adriatic coast.
- Every year there are about 150 stranded yachts, mainly due to dragging anchors or engine failures. More than 50 yachts sunk in the summer of 2006.
- Generally the salvages have to be paid by the owner. In case of a comprehensive insurance these costs can be reimbursed by your insurance company.
- There are Croatian fishermen or dive-centers offering their help. Those costs or damages can not be claimed through the insurance companies.
- Numerous Yachts did sink during the intent of a salvage and the insurance did not pay as the surveyor was not able to find out the reason of the damage.
- We are insured for possible damages or total losses that could occur during the salvage process to a sum of up to 10 mil €.
- If a fuel tank breaks or fuel runs out during the salvage (environmental harm) the liability is with the owner.
- Not through us! We are insured!
What to do during an emergency situation?
- Contact Sea-Help immediately. > Emergency call
(Sea-Help will get in touch with the authorities, SAR, Captain)
- Sea-Help will get to you as quickly as possible to keep the damage to a minimum.
(The owner is obliged to harm minimization)
- Information to the insurance companies (in case of comprehensive coverage)
- Preparation of a salvage report for the local port authorities.
- Sea-Help will prepare a non committing quote in writing.
- Salvage of the Yacht through the authorized company.
- Report of Yachts location to the insurances surveyor.
If Sea-Help carries out the salvage all costs be settled direct with the Insurers.
We have carried out all salvages without further damages since May 2005!
See also: Emergency Call – How we will be of help to you and what obligations do Sea-Help members have?