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Our Track Record

  • Collision, cargo damage, wreck removal and pollution. In high profile cases we have managed the casualty from beginning to end including the  appointment of surveyors, taking interviews and statements,  Recovery of VDR data and VTIS tracks, security and jurisdiction, claims presentation and recovery, pollution clean-up and claims settlement. The cases were handled in Japan, PRC, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Germany and Cambodia in particular.
  • Salvage and Wreck Removal under various contract forms including LOF (with and without Scopic), Turkish and Japanese Open Forms, Bimco standard forms and bespoke contracts drafted by us. Notable examples include the successful defence of a US$10 million salvage claim made under a Bimco Tow-hire contract involving a loaded LNG carrier with a value of UD$350m where our bespoke ‘no salvage’ amendments proved crucial (South China Sea/Philippines) and a three month LOF (with Scopic invoked) service to a loaded Panamax bulk carrier following serious grounding, cargo discharge and on-carriage (arranged by us), complicated port entry negotiations with indemnities, sale of ship and cargo and settlement of salvage claims with considerable savings achieved to the benefit of our P+I Clients in particular. (Singapore, Malaysia, PRC).
  • At any time we are involved in 50+ marine casualties across our network from small incidents to multi-million dollar complex claims. (Global).
  • Dock damage claims throughout Asia and the Middle East and to the south in Australia and now New Zealand.
  • Cargo claims and C/P disputes on a Global basis.
  • Nickel and Iron Ore liquefaction cases. Loading and post event supervision and investigation including the two largest nickel ore total losses. (Indonesia and Philippines).
  • GA Recoveries. In various locations we have provided technical and legal resources to recover unpaid GA from cargo interests to include the only known recovery of a substantial GA Contribution from PRC insurers following a hijacking and release against ransom and before the ship had arrived at destination.
  • Defence of a US$5m claim on behalf of Owners and Club for damage to a cargo of sugar in UAE .
  • Advice following breakdown of vessel carrying politically sensitive cargo, involving charter of a new vessel and transhipment arrangements of cargo worth US$300m.