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6th Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response

Date: 2nd September 2015 - 3rd September 2015 Location: London - UK

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Streamlining Wreck Removal Operations & Controlling Salvage Costs

As the cost of wreck removals spirals out of control, and the inevitable growth of vessels past 18 000TEU, the salvage and shipping industry is at a critical level both in terms of complex salvage operations and the ongoing legal and insurance implications.

ACI’s 6th Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response will uncover the complexity of issues surrounding Wreck Removal and Salvage Operations, not just on an operational scale, but will also make the legal, insurance and contractual issues more transparent.

The conference will deliver the essential knowledge and experience from some of the best salvage professionals  in the business. Specific case study analysis from some of the largest and most complex salvage operations  will give ultimate guidance and best practice for future salvage incidents.

Key Topics Include:

  • Keynote Address – An overview of the Salvage Industry in 2015
  • A selection of salvage & wreck removal operational case studies
  • LOF – A user friendly contract? Challenging the volatility towards LOF.
  • Case Studies: Life after Costa Concordia ; Hoegh Osaka on The Solent and more!
  • Responding to the size growth of vessels & mega vessels
  • Concerns from the P&I/H&M
  • Increasing sensitivity of Local Authority & Coastal States in salvage incident
  • Encouraging good communication between Local Authorities & Salvage Parties
  • Equipping Salvage companies with correct technology to upkeep with complexity of wreck removal operations
  • Safety & Salvage; minimising risk in salvage operations
  • Legislative and Legal updates: Including SCOPIC, P&I perspectives, Places of Refuge and Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks 2007.
  • Communication & Synergy key to Effective Salvage Operations, including focus on oil spill response units.

7th edition of Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response Conference will be taking place on 7th & 8th September 2016 in London, UK – for more information please visit conference webpage.


2nd September 2015
3rd September 2015
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Copthorne Tara London Kensington
Scarsdale Place
London, W8 5SY United Kingdom

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+44 (0) 20 7937 7211

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  • Jason Bennett, Director of Projects, Ardent (Titan & Svitzer Salvage)
  • Nenia Adamidou, Legal Adviser, Insurance & Claims Manager, Gigilinis Salvage & Towage
  • Nick Sloane, Director, Sloane Marine
  • Georgi Yorgakiev LLM, General Manager, “K” Line Bulk Shipping (UK) Ltd.
  • George Tsavliris, CEO, Tsavliris Salvage
  • Hugh Shaw, SOSREP, MCA
  • Knut Arnhus, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Coastal Administration
  • Stephen Askins, Partner, Tatham Macinnes
  • Mike Lacey, Master Mariner Consultant,Tatham Macinnes
  • Funke Agbor, Partner, Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor & Segun (ACAS)
  • Ben Harris, Head of Claims (London Branch), Shipowners P&I
  • Captain Timothy Farley, Deputy Chief, Office of Investigations And Casualty Analysis, USCG
  • John Dickinson, Head of Delegation at IMO, Nautical Institute
  • Sam Kendall Marsden, Syndicate Director, Standard Club
  • John Simpson, Director, Master Mariner, SCR, Solis Marine Consultants
  • Rosalind Spink, Director, Solis Marine Consultants
  • Kevin Clarke, Manager Salvage Arbitration Branch, Lloyd’s
  • Jim Allsworth, Senior Admiralty Partner, C Solutions
  • John Noble, Formerly of ISU
  • Keynote Address – An overview of the Salvage Industry in 2015
  • A selection of salvage & wreck removal operational case studies
  • LOF – A user friendly contract? Challenging the volatility towards LOF.
  • Case Studies: Life after Costa Concordia ; Hoegh Osaka on The Solent and more!
  • Responding to the size growth of vessels & mega vessels
  • Concerns from the P&I/H&M
  • Increasing sensitivity of Local Authority & Coastal States in salvage incident
  • Encouraging good communication between Local Authorities & Salvage Parties
  • Equipping Salvage companies with correct technology to upkeep with complexity of wreck removal operations
  • Safety & Salvage; minimising risk in salvage operations
  • Legislative and Legal updates: Including SCOPIC, P&I perspectives, Places of Refuge and Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks 2007.
  • Communication & Synergy key to Effective Salvage Operations, including focus on oil spill response units.

“Great effort by all! Enjoyed meeting many new colleagues” – Paul Hankins, ASA/Donjon

“A good spread of subjects and a lot of positive engagement from the audience” – Morgyn Davies, MOD

“An array of topics covered along with thought provoking discussions – a good first experience” – Ralph Franjul, Svitzer

“Worth the trip from Florida” – Phil Reed, Reed Maritime LLC

“This conference gets better each year – well done” – Jim Allsworth, C Solutions

“Good conference. A pleasure to be sponsor and will return” – Richard Fryburg, Subsalve USA

“Very interesting, very good presentation and networking” – Paolo Cremonini, Fagioli

“A very detailed overview of many related topics, given by experienced, expert presenters” – Geoff Hunt, K Line LNG Shipping

ACI’s meetings are strictly end-user focussed. The programme is co-ordinated with the Salvage companies in mind.

  • Salvage Companies
  • Tug & Towage Companies
  • Local Authority Representatives
  • Ship Owners
  • Ship Managers
  • P&I Clubs
  • Maritime Lawyers
  • Consultants.

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SUBSALVE USA is the worldwide leader and innovator in the design and manufacture of engineered inflatables. Our underwater lift bags are specified to meet the toughest challenges in recreational, commercial, scientific, and military applications.

Since 1977, we have provided solutions and expertise for aircraft recovery, ship, yacht, and boat salvage, marine construction, offshore oilfield diving, and explosive ordnance disposal. We are proud to include the US Department of Defense, all branches of the US Armed Forces, NASA, and the FBI on our list of satisfied and ongoing customers, as well as leading companies in the private sector and the governments of more than 30 foreign countries.

SUBSALVE USA manufactures open-bottom, enclosed, and custom flotation devices. Standard bags are available in lift capacities from 25 to 100,000 lbs. Custom flotation devices and systems for special applications that exceed the capabilities of our standard products are available.

Each SUBSALVE USA product is tested prior to shipping, and must meet rigorous U.S. Department of Defense requirements and compliance with IMCA Standards.

Other products and brands include Mark V/Orca, Vehicle Recovery Systems, Water Load Test Bags, Aircraft Lifting Bags, Pipe Pluggers®, Inflat-A-Tank®, Fend Air®, Rapid Recovery Systems, Cable & Pipeline Floats, Propeller Bags and Bomb Recovery Systems.

Subsalve USA. Innovators in Buoyancy and Engineered Inflatables.

Visit us at www.subsalve.com

Contact: Richard G. Fryburg, President
Address: P.O. Box 2030, North Kingstown, RI 02852, USA

Tel: 1-401-884-8801
Fax: 1-401-884-8868
Email: [email protected]




Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor & Segun (“ACAS-LAW”), is one of Nigeria’s leading, integrated, full service commercial law firms with a network of offices in the commercial nerve centres of the country. With in-depth transactional experience of over 20 years, we are renowned for providing world-class legal and business advisory services across an array of legal practice areas to a diverse client base that includes blue-chip domestic and international clients, foreign government agencies and individuals.

At ACAS-LAW, our watchword is first-rate innovation in our practice approach. Our ability to provide our clients with innovative, integrated, tailor-made, practical and prompt solutions of a consistently excellent quality, which is key to achieving their goals and adding maximum value to their businesses, is what distinguishes us in the Nigerian legal industry.

As a full service corporate commercial law firm we offer a broad range of specialized services covering the broad spectrum of corporate and commercial law practice and which are aimed at satisfying our diverse clientele’s business activities. We are thus able to offer our clients a seamless one-stop service, provided consistently towards achieving their goals. This quality, amongst others, makes ACAS-LAW a wise choice for the prudent investor requiring direction through the labyrinth of Nigerian laws.

The Firm comprises 3 separate practice groups, which engage in the following major areas of specialisation: Energy & Project Finance Group, Corporate & Commercial Practice Group and International Trade & Shipping,Litigation Group. In addition to the above practice groups, the Firm also operates ADCAX Nominees Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary which provides dedicated service in the area of company secretarial practice to the clients of ACAS-LAW.

Our Presence

St. Nicholas House (9th Floor)
Catholic Mission Street, P.O. Box 55285, Lagos
Tel: +234-1-462 2093-4; 462 2480
Fax: +234-1-4613140

2nd Floor, Abia House, Michika Street, Central Business District, Abuja
Tel: +234-9- 461 3299
Fax: + 234-9-461 3217

Amazing Grace Plaza #52, Emekuku Street, D-Line, Port Harcourt
Tel: + 234-84-463438
Fax: + 234-84-233126

Email: [email protected]
Web: www.acas-law.com




We are Ardent, a new global marine services network. We have come together to build a more modern and effective service for businesses in the maritime sector.

In an increasingly risk conscious but uncertain world, we believe that businesses need a marine services partner that is both responsive and responsible. One that always remains focused on the long-term interests of its clients.

Building on the heritage of two respected salvage companies, Titan and Svitzer Salvage, our offer covers risk mitigation, emergency response, wreck removal, offshore decommissioning and underwater services.

If you are looking for an experienced maritime partner that has safety and sustainability at its heart, then please get in touch with us.

Web: www.ardentglobal.com



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Admiralty and casualty

In the three years since the firm we opened in the City of London in 2012 we have been instructed on casualties and other shipping cases from Australia to Venezuela.

Groundings, collisions, pollution, salvage, wreck removal, fire, General Average, stability issues and structural failures are our routine – we are professionals in wet work, related dry legal work, marine insurance and emergency response cases.

We believe experience counts. We have a highly experienced team, and supported by a good network of like minded foreign lawyers and experts we have the confidence to deal with any matter, wherever the jurisdiction.

We handle complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and casualties. We enjoy what we do and our aim is to provide sound, innovative and commercial advice to our clients.

We practice shipping law and nothing else. But we also understand the industry we serve: navigation, ship handling and operations, security at sea and technical issues are routine for us.

Our strength lies in that experience, our accessibility and our ability to deliver sound practical advice of a quality that you would expect from City lawyers but at fee rates that are competitive and realistic.

The firm’s legal team continues to grow and includes two ex-Master Mariners, a senior QC, a former Royal Marine and a former naval architect. Together we have the knowledge to deal with the most challenging cases.

Amongst us are people who have been instrumental in helping to develop key industry contracts such as GUARDCON, LOF & SCOPIC, TOWCON & TOWHIRE and wreck removal contracts.

Our expertise, dependability and commitment to providing value for money are at the heart of everything we do.

Tatham Macinnes LLP
1 Gracechurch Street

Tel: +44 (0)20 7929 2957
Web: www.tatham-macinnes.com


ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Jean Jacques Hermans

+44 (0)203 141 0608

[email protected]

Marine Insight

Marine Insight is one of the leading independent maritime news website that covers a wide range of marine topics.

Using the latest internet tools, Marine Insight has built an engaging online community of active maritime professionals, seeking and sharing knowledge.

With more than 300,000 unique visitors per month and growing, Marine Insight is the fastest growing online maritime digital magazine in Asia.


Maritime Market

Maritime Market is a full color magazine, with information and analysis as well as covering all aspects of the maritime industry in Russia. It is targeted at shipping company executives, managers, shipbuilding and research specialists, including visitors of marine exhibitions and also a wide range of audiences interested in marine issues.

Distribution area: Russia and worldwide.
Circulation: 3,000 copies, about 80 pages.
Languages: Russian and English (30%).


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The Shipbuilders and Shiprepairers Association (SSA) represents UK companies engaged in building ships of all sizes, converting them for other uses, repairing & maintaining them and ultimately in disposing of them. The membership also includes key industrial suppliers, essential elements of the maritime supply chain, consultants, sub-contractors and academics providing and representing a rich diversity of interests. We represent our members to UK Government departments, the European Community, Regional Development agencies and those developing and setting standards/international legislation.In order to deliver this the Association has well established relationships with UK Government Departments and agencies which include Department of Business Enterprise Regulation & Reform (BERR), Marine Industries Leadership Council (MILC), Community of European Shipyard Associations (CESA), Department Innovation University & Skills (DIUS), Technology Strategy Board (TSB), Defence Equipment and Support [DE&S], the Health & Safety Executive [HSE], SEMTA, Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [DEFRA], UK Trade & Investment and Regional Development Agencies (RDA’s) across the UK.Through our representation within CESA, members have access to business interest groups, technical, defence and R&D networks across Europe. Further to this SSA plays an active role in the Research & Development Group, securing EU research funding via Framework Programme 7 (FP7), the Ship Maintenance, Repair and Conversion Group and in helping to shape European shipyard policy through initiatives like LeaderSHIP 2015. http://www.ssa.org.uk/

Maritime Connector

“Maritime Connector” is the international Internet gateway to share maritime employment opportunities and broad maritime information. The pages were created through the collaboration with computer experts in order to start a professional and interactive place on the Internet where seafarers, maritime employers, centers for maritime education, maritime Universities and other institutions in the maritime sector could meet and share important information.

Maritime industry suffers a worldwide shortage of qualified seafarers and this web site activity is helping in communication between maritime subjects and partially helping to solve the maritime employment problem.



Global Energy World one of the ASD Media Group websites and brings news on the latest developments and contracts for professionals in the traditional and new (renewable) Energy market.

ASD Media serves professionals in markets like Energy, Aerospace, Life Sciences, and Defense by bringing them news, intelligence (market research reports and data, ASDReports), and interaction opportunities, like conferences and trainings (ASDEvents). Our news websites ASDNews.com for the Aerospace and Defense market and GlobalEnergyWorld.com for the Energy market are bringing the latest contracts and development news.

We started in 2002 and our mission is still the same: providing professionals with key market news, high quality market intelligence, and opportunities to meet people and to exchange information. ASD Media is managed by the founders Jol Hoeve, Hans Dijkstra, and Stefan Koopman. More information is available at the ASD Media website.


Global Maritime Hub

Global Maritime Hub is the gateway to information on the Global Shipping industry. We are an online resource where you will find the providers of shipping information, consulting services, shipping jobs, market reports, market data and analysis – all conveniently gathered for you into one ‘hub’.



InterManager is the international trade association for the shipmanagement industry. Its membership comprises in-house and third party ship managers, crew managers and associate members from throughout the shipping industry.

Collectively InterManager members are responsible for some 3,700 ships and more than 125,000 seafarers.

InterManager is the only organisation exclusively dedicated to representing the shipmanagement industry. It is a recognised and well respected organisation which represents its members at international level, lobbying on their behalf to ensure their views and needs are taken into account within the world-wide maritime industry.

In addition, InterManager is committed to improving transparency and governance in the shipping world and ensuring high standards are maintained throughout the shipmanagement sector by requesting its members to commit to its Code of Ethics and by developing a set of measurable and meaningful Key Performance Indicators.

InterManager is the voice of shipmanagement.


Marine Talk

MarineTalk has been at the forefront of the Internet revolution within the technical sectors of the marine industry since 1998. Our initial goal was to provide the best single Internet Gateway for the maritime technical and management community based on good understanding of the industry’s needs. MarineTalk is presently known as an effective information and marketing platform where marine professionals find information fast, and where companies promote their products and services directly to decision makers.



Safety4Sea is a PRO BONO concept to promote Maritime Safety and Environmental Awareness. Safety4Sea Mission is to make Safety and Environmental Excellence easy to understand for everyone in the industry, promote operational safety and Environmental awareness and best practices in a wide range of maritime aspects.

Safety4Sea is operating a portal updated daily with more than 30 posts covering a wide range of Safety, Environment, Seafarers, Security, Accidents, Technology, Alerts and shipping news and videos. A round up weekly e-mail is also shipped to subscribers and a number of Forums are organised on the above issues twice a year.

You may explore more at www.safety4sea.com or follow Safety4Sea in any social media

UAE Shipping Directory

UAE Ports & Shipping Directory is the most comprehensive Directory in Marine, Shipping and Offshore Industry with smart tools and services to support client’s business, through the portal you will have the chance to either reach broadly or locally depending on your specific needs or target groups. In either case, you will be certain to reach the top decision makers within the industry. The companies are listed under each relevant classification with a database of more than 15,500 companies making the directory user-friendly. Published once a year and distributed to Major companies within the Industry


Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute is the international representative body for maritime professionals and others with an interest in nautical matters.

We provide a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world.
Our work is available to the whole industry to help improve the safety and efficiency of shipping. Our monthly journal Seaways, books, web services and projects help to provide real solutions to problems facing the industry and provide mariners’ input to decision makers internationally and nationally.
Our aim is to provide the strongest possible professional focus, dedicated to improving standards of those in control of seagoing craft, while maintaining the Institute as an international centre of nautical excellence.


Cooperative Logistics Network

The Cooperative logistics network – A cooperative alliance of hand-picked freight forwarders who work together to grow their businesses and serve their clients worldwide.

In a market dominated by the multinationals, The Cooperative vision is to link together like-minded independent forwarders from all over the world in a freight forwarder network that will give them the tools necessary to compete on a global scale.

To learn how The Cooperative works, please follow the link below.



Conqueror Freight Network (CQR) is a group of carefully-selected freight forwarders in each major sea/airport which cooperate reciprocally and securely to expand their businesses, reduce costs and risks, and compete on more equal terms against the largest international companies.

Because CQR only accepts 1 agent per city the selection process is rigorous. An external auditor (COFACE) checks every potential agent (CQR is the only network in the world to do this).

Every CQR membership should be productive with members seeing significant inward business and this is monitored through a quarterly survey.
Carefully selected members coupled with disciplined cooperation provide the trust needed to form long-term business relationships.



Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils’ web portal www.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs, barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.



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