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7th Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response

Date: 7th September 2016 - 8th September 2016 Location: London - UK

Gaining Operational, Legal & Commercial Advantages From Practical Salvage Case Studies

Following 6 successful years of ACI’s Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response, the conference series will continue with the 7th edition to be held on 7th & 8th September 2016 in London.

With salvors having to conduct harder and more complex salvage operations with the cost of wreck removal spiralling out of control, the industry heads are looking at innovative ways to ensure a secure and profitable future. 2015 saw a number of developments in the salvage industry, including mergers in the salvage market, the entrance of the Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention, and the remarkable conclusion of the Costa Concordia wreck removal. Salvage contracts continue to be used with opinions differing between which contract is best; the battle between LOF Vs. other commercial salvage contracts continues to dominate the debate. But are the salvage companies equipped and prepared for these challenges of future? How will the issues in the current soft insurance market affect the salvage and shipping industry? Which salvage contracts are proving the most beneficial?

ACI’s 7th Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response Conference will aim to address both the technical challenges of salvage operations as well as the legal, insurance and commercial implications through recent case studies and expert views from senior level representatives in the salvage industry.

Key Topics Include:

  • 2016 Salvage Market Update
  • Salvage Case Studies Operational & Technical Challenges:
  • Salvage Case Studies: Legal, Commercial, Insurance & Contractual Case Studies
  • LOF: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Indepth analysis & case studies into LOF Contracts
  • Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention – what effects are we/can we expect to see from the implementation
  • Salvage Contracts in Detail
  • Insurance, H&M and P&I Claims ; overcoming the pressure in the Insurance & Claims business
  • The Role of Authorities, Coastal States & Ports/Port Authorities in Salvage & Wreck Removal
  • Mitigating the Difference between Salvage Capabilities, Technology, Crew Skills and the Needs of the Industry


7th September 2016
8th September 2016
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Dimitri Pavlyk – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 203 141 0610
Sam Cormack – Sponsorship
+44 (0) 20 3141 0609
Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036


Copthorne Tara London Kensington
Scarsdale Place
London, W8 5SY United Kingdom

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+44 (0) 20 7937 7211
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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
  • SCRs
  • Ship Owners
  • Ship Managers
  • P&I Clubs
  • Maritime Lawyers
  • Consultants

• Sam Kendall-Marsden, Head Of Division, UK & Americas, Standard Club

• Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Commercial Director, Five Oceans Salvage

• Matt Bierwagen, Naval Architect, Resolve Marine Group

• George Tsavliris, Principal, Tsavliris Salvage

• Zoe Lappa-Papamatthaiou, Legal Director, Danaos Shipping

• Jim Allsworth, Senior Admiralty Partner, C Solutions

• Jan De Boer, Senior Legal Officer, IMO

• Kjetil Aasebo, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Coastal Authority

• Simon Burnay, Director – Master Mariner, Cwaves

• Charles Anderson, Senior Vice President, Skuld North America Inc.

• John Dickinson, Head Of Delegation At IMO, Nautical Institute

• Simon Rickaby, Chairman,  Braemar Howells

• Peter Glover, Of Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright

• Grant Hunter, Chief Officer Legal & Contractual Affairs, BIMCO

• Ed Wollaston, Associate Director, LOC Group

• Manuel Campos Garcia, Operations Manager, OC Ingenieria – Asturias Underwater Solutions

• Alexey Karchiomov, Senior Associate, Advocate, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners


If you would like to be considered for a 30-45 minute presentation, participate in a panel, lead a roundtable or other thought leadership opportunities, please contact :


Joe Smith

Tel: +44 (0) 203 141 0612

Email: [email protected]

Cwaves Logo

Cwaves is an independent maritime and engineering consultancy based in the City of London offering a wide portfolio of services to clients in all sectors of the maritime industry. We provide a comprehensive, rapid and cost effective consultancy service, whatever the nature or location of the incident.

We have a multidisciplinary team of consultants, including Master Mariners, Naval Architects, Marine, Structural and Civil Engineers with extensive experience within all aspects of maritime casualty management.

The technical and commercial risk assessment, together with the management of tenders for complex salvage and wreck removal operations is included within our portfolio of
services. Our expertise is based upon a sound track record of managing and investigating maritime incidents around the globe.

We also offer independent, unbiased advice on maritime commercial disputes at all levels, from preliminary opinion and production of substantive reports to appearing as Expert Witness at Arbitration or High Court.

We welcome all enquiries and have the flexibility to respond to minor as well as major incidents. Please visit our website for further details www.cwaves.co.uk or for an informal discussion on how we can help you, contact us at any time on +44 (0)20 7083 7188.

MaxZee logo

MaxZee Sdn Bhd. is a Salvage and Marine Consultants company; MaxZee is a subsidiary of Max Engineering in the Netherlands and has been active in Marine Industry, Salvage and Wreck removal since 1995. By now MaxZee has become a medium size player in South East Asian marine salvage and wreck removal projects.

As a medium-sized company, Max Zee has a very strong network of professionals in Asia and Europe. Our team consists of Salvage Masters and Engineers, Naval Architects and Dive Masters.

Thriving on hands-on mentality in combination with innovative solution, MaxZee emphasizes the collaboration with local communities and companies; we can complement each other in undertaking large and complex projects. That way we combine efficiency with innovative and cost effective technologies to conserve the marine and ocean environment.

Everything at MaxZee is designed with one goal in mind – efficient and safe projects.

We advise regarding vessel refit and ship life-time extension programs, consultancy services as experts for marine and salvage arbitration and litigation.

MaxZee has the one of the best and most experienced team of professionals available to manage Salvage and Wreck Removal projects with respect to result, marine safety, engineering and project management.


Companies can gain direct access to our senior level audience and have an increased level of visibility through branding and networking at the conference.   For information on available sponsorship and commercial opportunities, please contact:


Sam Cormack

Tel: +44 (0) 203 141 0626

Email: [email protected]

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Confirmed Topics for Discussion:

  • 2016 Salvage Market Update
  • Salvage Case Studies Operational & Technical Challenges:
  • Salvage Case Studies: Legal, Commercial, Insurance & Contractual Case Studies
  • LOF: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly ; Indepth analysis & case studies into LOF Contracts
  • Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention – what effects are we/can we expect to see from the implementation
  • Salvage Contracts in Detail
  • Insurance, H&M and P&I Claims ; overcoming the pressure in the Insurance & Claims business
  • The Role of Authorities, Coastal States & Ports/Port Authorities in Salvage & Wreck Removal
  • Mitigating the Difference between Salvage Capabilities, Technology, Crew Skills and the Needs of the Industry

Professional Mariner magazine was founded in 1993 to serve owners and operators of commercial maritime vessels of all types in the U.S. and Canada.

The magazine is owned by Navigator Publishing LLC which also owns and publishes Ocean Navigator magazine. Head offices are in Portland, Maine, with key colleagues located across the U.S.

In addition to the print magazine which comes out 11 times per year, Professional Mariner publishes e-mail newsletters, this website and a digital replica of the print magazine which reaches readers around the world. Special issues called American Tugboat Review and American Ship Review cover shipbuilding while regular issues cover training and licensing, maritime casualties, technology, engineering and regulatory trends and issues.

Founded by Greg Walsh and Alex Agnew in 1984, Navigator Publishing is now managed by Alex Agnew and Mike Payson Jr. and owned by a friends and family investment group. The magazine’s lead editor is Dom Yanchunas ably assisted by Rich Miller.  Both are veteran newspaper reporters with careers spanning several decades. Click here to contact a member of our team.



SAFETY4SEA / GREEN4SEA foster Safety, Environmental Excellence & Sustainable Shipping including Leading Maritime Safety Portal www.SAFETY4SEA.com, Green Portal www.GREEN4SEA.com, World’s Largest Safety & Green Conferences, attracting 1000+ delegates each every year and print publications (SAFETY4SEA Log, GREEN4SEA Log, RISK4SEA Log and CSR4SEA Log) circulated in excess of 100,000 copies globally.

Visit us at www.SAFETY4SEA.com and www.GREEN4SEA.com


PortNews is the leading Russian media resource providing sea and river transport news. «Steering in information waves».


Harbours Review

The Harbours Review project of the Baltic Press publishing house stands for a completely free regularly updated on-line European ports database as well as E-zines distributed to over 15,000+ subscribers with expert views on the most important issues for Europe’s port sector.

Each E-zine contains a featured article tackling one of the most burning questions for the EU port industry, coupled with comments of the sector’s representatives and top national & EU officials.


Gulf Oil & Gas 2

Gulf Oil and Gas (GOG) is the gateway to the oil and gas markets in the eastern hemisphere. Gulf Oil and Gas attracts thousands of professional regular visitors each day. With 50% of our audience defining themselves as engineers and another 25% in managerial roles, we deliver a captive audience of professionals responsible for specifying projects and making purchasing decisions. GOG 3D Projects service tracks information for 2000+ projects across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. GOG career centre is dedicated to assisting organizations in building their engineering and technical resources.

Visit us http://www.gulfoilandgas.com/

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 portalwww.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.

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.



UAEBusiness.com – UAE & Middle East Business News. Main sections: Magazine, Events, Forex, Science, Trading, Business, Find Jobs, Travel.



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.


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.


Project Cargo Network PCN

Project Cargo Network (PCN) is an ISO 9001:2008 certified organisation established to provide a networking platform for the world’s top project cargo specialists. Our Members handle the transportation of oversized and heavy items or shipments that consist of complex components that must be disassembled, shipped and then re-assembled.  They offer project cargo management for engineering, procurement and construction companies servicing energy, mining, chemical, petrochemical, pipeline, infrastructure and other sectors. Our fast-growing organisation currently comprises of 130+ heavy lift specialists in 70+ countries.

Visit www.projectcargonetwork.com


Cargo Connections was formed in the summer of 2014 and offers Restricted Representation, which means membership will only be offered to a limited number of freight forwarders who offer air, sea and road freight services per country. With a cutting-edge website, Cargo Connections offers innovative membership benefits including a useful Smartphone Service.



Freightbook is a fast growing online searchable database containing profiles of 1000+ freight forwarders in 140+ countries. Each company can provide comprehensive logistics solutions through their experienced staff who have an in-depth understanding of their local market. To obtain rates and advice on a shipment, please complete our Get A Quote form. Our simple but effective system enables you to obtain advice and pricing from all registered freight agents in the country of origin, thus providing a variety of options. Alternatively, please search our database and contact companies directly http://www.freightbook.net/

Universal Freight Organisation (UFO) was formed in January 2000 and today the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association boasts representation in 120+ countries. UFO are proud to have maintained a ‘One Member per Country’ policy (with the exception of USA and China), making them one of the only remaining exclusive freight forwarder networks in the world.


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.


A Selection of the Feedback and Testimonials from 5th & 6th Editions of Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response

“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

“Great networking & topics” – Nick Sloane, Sloane Marine

“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


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