Ship Casualties

A sea of experience in handling ship casualties

Our team of lawyers is has a wealth of experience in handling ship casualties, in conjunction with the casualty practitioners and master mariners with whom we work, and can advise you and assist you to ensure the best possible outcome for you.

We handle:

  • Groundings
  • Collisions
  • Allisions
  • Main engine breakdowns
  • Ship fires
  • General average disputes
  • Pollution claims
  • Wreck removal

We act for:

  • Shipowners
  • Ship operators
  • Charterers
  • P&I Clubs
  • Hull & machinery underwriters
  • Cargo traders
Recent Experiences
  • High Court General Average Claim

    Acting for a shipowner in a multi-million dispute with the cargo owners following a ship casualty concerning the recoverability of losses in general average and calculation of the ship’s contributory value.

  • Claims arising from Collision with a Bunkering Barge

    Acted for the owners of a Capesize bulk carrier in an indemnity claim against time charterers following the collision of the vessel with a bunkering barge off Busan which caused significant pollution and substantial claims against the owners.

  • Cargo Hold Explosion

    Acting for owners in a very substantial claim against charterers concerning a cargo hold explosion during a voyage from China to the United States caused by the shipment of undeclared dangerous cargoes.

  • The Sea Diamond

    Handled the Sea Diamond high-profile Greek case arising from the sinking of a passenger ferry at Santorini, Greece.

  • The Norman Atlantic

    Handled the Norman Atlantic high-profile case arising from a fire on board a ferry boat in the Adriatic Sea after sailing from Greece.

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