A view of typhoon victim M.V. Rugeley from the seaward side. Taikoo Dockyard's crane barge alongside - this held diving equipment and provided cranage. The crane had a lifting capacity of 40 tons at 10'-6" and 7.5 tons at 25'-0".
On 1st June, 1964, the Salvage Tug Tai Koo sailed to Lantao Island where m.s. Madura (ex Rugeley) was surveyed, as she lay, after passage of Typhoon Viola, with a view to possible salvage. About a week later, it was agreed with the ship's owners to attempt salvage on the basis of Lloyds Open Form a