Our team has over 150 years’ combined experience of the full range of maritime casualty management and coordination, advising on crisis planning and response, investigation - including evidence collection, crew interviews, shoreside audits and other factual investigations - and legal issues arising. Our 24/7 emergency response line is manned at all times by an experienced lawyer.
We advise on the negotiation of all types of salvage, towage and wreck removal contracts and have wide experience of LOF and SCOPIC.
Our expertise extends to media management, training and PR in the aftermath of a casualty.
We act in a large number of the claims notified to the International Group Pool in the last 12 months.
Planning for a maritime casualty is vital to ensure that your interests are protected when things go wrong. As part of our service we are able to provide advice on casualty response planning and review and develop your established procedures.
Some examples of casualties handled by our international team follow. Others can be found in Track Record.
24/7 international casualty response
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Acting for Owners and Underwriters following a collision in Japan, including onsite evidence collection, AIS data collection and interpretation, negotiations on the subsequent wreck removal contract and complicated jurisdictional negotiations to maximise Owner’s recovery
Advice to Asia Pacific clients in respect of a salvage off West Africa, including negotiation of LOF salvage contract with capped award, a temporary repair contract with salvors outside the LOF, dealing with the special casualty representative and negotiation of terms with Contractors to allow speedy discharge of cargo and minimise delay to vessel
Advice to Owners and Underwriters following explosion and fire on a chemical carrier loading methanol, resulting in LOF/SCOPIC and CTL of vessel, multiple loss of life and extensive cargo damage