Full Members

Full members of the ISU are companies and organisations that are active as main contractors and have a track record of providing successful salvage services. The ISU has some 55 full members worldwide. Applicants for membership must be supported by at least two existing ISU full members.

Membership of the ISU confers a mark of professional respect and competence and ISU members may use the ISU logo on their corporate marketing and business materials.

Membership of the ISU demonstrates good standing with other salvors; shipowners and their insurers as well as with other marine professionals.

ISU members receive a listing in the ISU website and are entitled to have their news published in the widely distributed and well-regarded quarterly newsletter, Salvage World.

Members may attend the annual meeting of the association and help to shape policy regarding the business and legal frameworks and practice of salvage and wreck removal. It is also an excellent networking opportunity allowing members to meet and re-establish existing relationships and make new contacts.

ISU also produces an annual associate members’ conference with a programme of relevant speakers and the chance to meet other full members and associate and affiliate members at no cost.

Members are expected to abide by the ISU Code of Conduct and there is a disciplinary process to deal with issues and disputes.

Membership fees are kept as low as possible and are reviewed regularly.   

Associate Members

The ISU is also open to associate membership. Associate members are typically organisations which do not provide salvage services directly but which support the industry or have an interest in it. They include marine consultancies, liability and property insurers and brokers; marine law firms, national response organisations and others with an interest in salvage, pollution prevention and wreck removal services.

ISU associate members receive a listing on the ISU website and are entitled to have their news published in the widely distributed and well-regarded quarterly newsletter, Salvage World.

Two representatives of each associate member may attend the annual ISU associate members’ conference at no cost with the opportunity to hear about current issues and to meet and engage with full members.

Associate membership fees are modest and formal applications are considered by the Executive Committee.

Affiliate Members 

Affiliate membership is open to non-commercial organisations with an interest in marine salvage and are usually similar shipping industry trade associations. There is no fee for affiliate members and requests to join this category of membership are considered on a case by case basis with no formal application process.

There are some 80 associate and affiliate members of the ISU.

African Marine Solutions Group (Pty) Ltd (AMSOL)

PO Box 1339 Cape Town 8000 SOUTH AFRICA Tel: +27 21 507 5777 Fax: +27 21 507 5885 Website: www.amsol.co.za


Siphokzi Mbaba (Marine Operations Manager)

Clare Gomes (Manager Strategic Planning and Communications)

Graham Dreyden (Executive – Marine Services)

Alfons Hakans AS, Finnish Branch

Hevoskarintie 23 20100 Turku Finland Tel: +358 50 63304 (Salvage 24hrs) Tel: +358 400 521 919 Website: http://www.alfonshakans.com/

Principal Contact:

Capt. Joakim Håkans

Aras Salvage Enkaz Kaldırma Acil mudahale ve Deniz Teknolojileri A.S.

Sanayi Mh. Tekno park Blv. 10C 4th floor PC34906 Pendik/İstanbul Turkiye Tel: +90 216 446 53 09 Fax: +90 216 446 13 39 Website: www.arassalvage.com


Commercial & Operations Manager
24/7 Mobile : +90 531 307 1747

Ardentia Marine SL

Rua Amarras 5 15621 Cabanas (A Coruña) Spain Tel: +34 981 39 64 45 (24 Hour) Website: http://ardentiamarine.eu

Atlantic Towage & Marine Ltd

Contact: Sean Harrington West End Bere Island Ireland Tel: +353 8685 95701 Website: www.atlantictowage.com

Principal Contact:

Sean Harrington

Boa Management AS

Strandveien 43, Postboks 2968 Sluppen Trondheim 7067 Norway Tel: +47 73 99 11 99 Fax: +47 73 99 11 98 Website: https://www.boa.no/

Principal contact:

Ole T. Bjornevik

Boluda Towage & Salvage SL

Paseo de Caro s/n – Edificio Boluda 46024 Valencia Spain Tel: +34 96 306 03 83 (24 Hour) Fax: +34 96 399 38 40 (24 Hour) Website: http://www.boluda.com.es

Boluda Towage Europe

Waalhaven Zuiderzijde 21 Rotterdam The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0)10 3073599 Website: www.boluda.eu


CEO: Geert Vandecappelle

Boskalis Offshore Long Distance Towage B.V.

Rosmolenweg 20 Papendrecht The Netherlands Tel: +31 78 6969 000 (24 Hour) Tel: +31 6 51210066 (24 Hour) Website: www.boskalis.com

Principal Contacts:

Steve van Hulle
Email: steve.van.hulle@boskalis.com

Maurice Schreurs
Email: maurice.schreurs@boskalis.com

China Rescue & Salvage Bureau

11 Jianguomennei Ave Beijing 100736 China Tel: +86 10 6529 2217 (24 Hour) Fax: +86 10 6529 2235 (24 Hour) Tel: +86 10 6529 3201 Tel: +86 10 6529 2236 Fax: +86 10 6529 2235 Fax: +86 10 6529 3283

CPT Towage

Av. Vitacura 2939 20th Floor Las Condes – Millenium Building Santiago Chile Tel: +56223373800 Website: https://www.cpttowage.com

Principal Contact:

John Savignone
t: +41 76 5692623

Detek Offshore Technology Ltd. Co

Contact: Meric Karasu Rauf Orbay Cad. Yeni Cami Yolu Neşeli Sokak Istanbul Turkey Tel: +90 216 494 08 28 Fax: +90 216 392 11 12 Website: https://detekoffshore.com/

Directorate General Of Coastal Safety – DGCS

Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Mah Kemankes Cas. No:63 Karakoy Istanbul Turkey Tel: +90 212 292 52 80 (24 Hour) Fax: +90 212 292 52 97 (24 Hour) Tel: +90 212 292 5280 (7 lines) Fax: +90 212 252 1787 Website: http://www.kiyiemniyeti.gov.tr/

Donjon Marine Co., Inc.

100 Central Avenue Hillside New Jersey 07205 USA Tel: +1 908 353 2600 (24 Hour) Fax: +1 908 353 2710 (24 Hour) Website: http://www.donjon.com

Fairplay Towage Group

Ludwig-Erhard-Str. 22 20459 Hamburg Germany Tel: +49 40 31 70 68 221 (24 Hour) Website: https://www.fairplay-towage.group

Five Oceans Salvage SA

54 Amalias Avenue 10558 Athens Greece Tel: +30 210 325 8210 (24 Hour) Website: https://www.fiveoceansalvage.com

Fratelli Neri S.p.A.

Contact: Corrado Neri Via Pisa 10 57123 Livorno Italy Tel: +39 0586 234111 (24 Hour) Tel: +39 0586 234175 (24 Hour) Tel: +39 0586 234111 Fax: +39 0586 892025 Cell Phone: +39 338 1423689 Website: http://www.nerigroup.net

Fukada Salvage & Marine Works Co Ltd

Shibaura Renasite Tower. 3F 3-9-1, Shibaura Tokyo 108-0023 Japan Tel: +81 3 6627 0173 Fax: +81 3 6627 0176 Website: http://www.fukasal.co.jp

Principal contact

Hattori Hiroaki
e: hattori.hiroaki@fukasal.co.jp

Harbor Star Shipping Services Inc

2224 A Bonifacio Street Corner Sergio Osmena Highway Bangkal Makati City Philippines 1233 Cell Phone: + 63 918 906 9791 (24 hrs) Cell Phone: +63 918 939 9127 Cell Phone: +63 918 944 2300 Website: https://www.harborstar.com.ph/

Principal Contacts:

Geronimo P. Bella Jr.
Email: gpbellajr@harborstar.com.ph
Tel: +632 8553 1555

Ricardo Rodrigo Bella
Email: rpbella@harborstar.com.ph
Tel: +632 8553 1539

Capt. Rudiardo L. Arcellana
Email: rlarcellana@harborstar.com.ph
Tel: +632 8553 1569

Edwin G. Amejana
Email: eamejana@harborstar.com.ph
Tel: +632 8553 1565

Virginia May P. Bella
Email: attybella@harborstar.com.ph
Tel: +632 8553 1599

Hongkong Salvage & Towage Services Ltd

2/F, TYTL 108RP Sai Tso Wan Road Tsing Yi Island Hong Kong Tel: +852 2612 6800 (24 Hour) Fax: +852 2480 5894 (24 Hour) Website: www.hktug.com

Principal contact

Angelina Lei
E-mail: angelina.lei@hktug.com

Jadranski Pomorski Servis d.o.o.

Verdieva 19 Rijeka 51000 Croatia Tel: +385 51 355 000 (24 Hour) Fax: +385 51 313 161 Website: http://www.jps.hr


Paolo Visco, General Manager
Email: paolo.visco@scafi.it

Anja Maras, Chief Legal Counsel
Email: anja.maras@jps.hr

Kotug International BV

Visiting address: Las Palmas Building 3072 AR Rotterdam The Netherlands Postal address: PO Box 22002 3033 DA Rotterdam The Netherlands Tel: +31 10 217 0 246 Website: http://www.kotug.com


A J Kooren, President & CEO
Osman Munir, Vice President
Email: o.munir@kotug.com

Les Abeilles

6, rue Dupleix PO Box 546 Le Havre Cedex France Tel: +33 235 19 77 85 Website: http://www.abeilles-international.com

Principal Contacts:

Capt. Alexandre Motte

Malayan Towage & Salvage Corporation

18th Floor Equitable Bank Tower 8751 Paseo de Roxas Salcedo Village Makati City 1226 Philippines Tel: +63 2 885 7740 (24 Hour) Fax: +63 2 88181128 Website: http://www.salvtug.com

Principal Contacts:

Terry Watkins
e: tmwatkins@salvtug.com

Randal Gampong (COO)
e: rpgampong@salvtug.com

Capt. EG Tanada (Head of Philippine Operations)
e: egtanada@salvtug.com

Marine Masters B.V.

Jan van Galenstraat 66 3115 JG Schiedam THE NETHERLANDS Tel: +31 686 813 413 (24/7) Website: www.marinemasters.nl

Principal Contact
Henk Smith

Marshall Islands Towage

PO Box 6 Majuro 96960 Marshall Islands Tel: (692) 625-3122 Website: https://piimajuro.com

Principal contact:

Jerry Kramer

Med Marine

Contact: Recai Hakan Sen Orner Avni Mah. lnebolu Sok. No 21 34427 Setustu – Kabatas Istanbul TURKEY Tel: +90 212 31118 00 Fax: +90 212 252 16 80 Website: medmarine.com.tr

Mubarak Marine LLC

PO Box 7220 Dubai United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 4 266 0160 (24 Hour) Fax: +971 4 269 0203 Website: https://mubarakmarine.com/


Juma Mubarak
Capt. Vivek Bali
Navid Ahmad

Multraship Salvage BV

Schuttershofweg 1 P.O. Box 72 4530 AB Terneuzen The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0) 115 645000 (24 Hour) Website: http://www.multraship.com

Ocean Infinity Group Limited

6 Grosvenor Street London W1K 4PZ United Kingdom Tel: +01 1 346-330-7000

Principal contact

Shawntel Johnson

Pacific Ocean Marine Industries Co. Ltd

32 Haeyang-ro 117 Beon-gil Yeoungdo Gu Busan South Korea Tel: +82 51 414 9300 Fax: +82 51 413 0234 Website: http://www.podc.co.kr

Principal Contact
C.I.Kim (Director)

Pacific Towing

Pactow Berth – Motukea Island P O Box 701 Port Moresby NCD 121 Papua New Guinea Tel: (+675) 3211 206/ 278/ 143/ 289 Tel: (+675) 71992040/ 72001204 Cell Phone: (+675) (+675) 7200 1107 Website: www.pacifictowingmarineservices.com


Neil Papenfus, General Manager
e: NPapenfus@pacifictowingmarineservices.com

Remolcadores Ultratug Ltda.

El Bosque Norte 500, 19th Floor Las Condes 7550092 Santiago Chile Tel: +56 2 2630 1032 Cell Phone: +56 9 9237 8626 Cell Phone: +56 9 9346 3013 (24 Hour) Fax: +56 2 334 3043 Website: http://www.ultratug.com

Principal Contacts:

Carlos Bastias

Cristian Lyon

Resolve Marine

3301 SE 14th Avenue Fort Lauderdale FL 33316 USA Tel: +1 954 764 8700 (24 Hour) Website: http://www.resolvemarine.com

Principal Contact

Daniel Dettor
e: ddettor@resolvemarine.com

RN Salvamento

25 de Mayo 356 7th Floor C.A.B.A. Buenos Aires (P.C. 1002) Argentina Tel: +54 911 3522 0900 Fax: +54 911 5579 0699 Website: www.rn-salvamento.com

Principal Contacts:

Carlos L. Paz (Chairman)
Alberto E Rodriguez (Vice Chairman)
Juan Manuel Paz (Operational Manager)
Ing. Francisco Defferrari (Engineering)

Sansha Haiping Rescue & Salvage

Room 505, Xinpu Building, 9 Jipu Road Yangpu Economic Development Zone P.R. China Tel: (86)898-28821053 Website: http://sshp-salvage.com

Sauvetage Maritime Ocean Inc.

105 Abraham Martin Suite 500 Quebec City GIK 8NI Canada Tel: +1 877 694 1414 Website: https://www.groupocean.com

Principal Contacts:

Gordon Bain
Jacques Tanguay


97 Rue Anatole France France Tel: +33 (0) 2 98 20 77 20 Website: https://seaowlgroup.com

Servimagnus S.A.

Av. Ramon Castillo 850 Buenos Aires C1104 Argentina Tel: +54 (11) 4315–2008 Tel: +54 (11) 4312-5725 Website: https://servimagnus.com.ar/

Servimagnus is a leading company in salvage and wreck removal operations, scrapping, heavy lift, aids to navigations maintenance, dredging and hydraulic work throughout Argentina and the South American region. It provides innovative and high-quality services not only having a staff of professionals and highly trained crew committed to its activities, but also with a diversified fleet of large equipment like the two biggest floating cranes in the region, tugs, workboats and dredgers.

SMIT Salvage BV

20 Rosmolenweg 3356 LK Papendrecht The Netherlands Tel: +31 10 454 9911 (24 Hours) Fax: +31 10 414 9184 Website: http://www.smit.com

Principal Contact:
Richard Janssen, Managing Director

Solar Salvage Services Inc.

Ramazanoglu Mh. Cukurova Cd. No:21 Kurtkoy Pendik Istanbul Turkey Tel: +90 216 452 20 20 Website: https://solarsalvage.com/

Company officers/Directors

Chairman : Mr. Korkut Omur
Contact: Managing Director Mr. Emra Kizilay

Spanopoulos Group

Kato Pounta Ampelakia Salamis 18902 Greece Tel: +30 210 4674555 (24 Hour) Tel: +30 210 4670224 (24 Hour) Fax: +30 210 4620864 Website: https://www.spanopoulos-group.com

Subtech (Pty) Ltd

Warehouse 1, 20 Rustic Close Briardene Durban 4051 South Africa Tel: +27 82 619 0113 (24 Hour) Tel: +27 31 206 2073 Website: www.subtech.co.za

Principal Contacts:

Anton van Zyl, Managing Director

The Nippon Salvage Co. Ltd.

JRE Omori-eki Higashiguchi Building 5-1 Ohmorikita 1-Chome Tokyo 143-0016 Japan Tel: +81 3 5762 7177 (24 Hour) Website: http://www.nipponsalvage.co.jp

Principal Contact:

Sukekazu Shimonishi

Tidewater Salvage Pte. Ltd.

300 Beach Road #15-01 Singapore-199555 Website: https://www.tdw.com

Tsavliris Salvage (International) Ltd

10, Akti Poseidonos 185 31 Piraeus Greece Tel: +30 210 422 1000 (24 Hour) Fax: +30 210 422 1008 Website: http://www.tsavliris.com

Tug Malta Ltd

37 Sir Luigi Preziosi Square Floriana FRN 1154 Malta Tel: +356 9949 7749 (24 Hour) Tel: +356 2123 7888 (24 Hour) Fax: +356 2124 4906 Tel: +356 2124 7121 Tel: +356 2123 6841 Fax: +356 2122 3013 Website: http://www.tugmalta.com

United Salvage Pty, Ltd

32 Gloucester Blvd Port Kembla NSW 2505 Australia Tel: +61 1800 864 725 Website: https://unitedsalvage.com.au/

Wagenborg Towage BV

Contact: Marc Mazereeuw Marktstraat 10 Delfzijl Netherlands Tel: +31 596 636 230 Fax: +31 596 636 250 Cell Phone: +31 652 638 368 Website: wagenborg.com

ABL London Ltd

1st Floor, Northern & Shell Building, 10 Lower Thames Street London EC3R 6EN United Kingdom Tel: + 44 (0)20 7264 3250 Website: https://abl-group.com/

ABL Group is a leading global independent energy and marine consultant working in energy and oceans to de-risk and drive the energy transition across the renewables, maritime and oil and gas sectors, offering our clients the deepest pool of world-class expertise across marine and engineering disciplines from more than 300 locations worldwide.

Headquartered in London, the ABL Group has offices in all major marine and offshore energy hubs worldwide. We have 62 offices in 38 countries across Europe, Africa, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

The ABL Group is a publicly listed company on the Oslo Børs (ABL).

Ambipar Response

Victory House Churchill Court Manor Royal Crawley RH10 9LU United Kingdom Tel: +44(0)1202653558 Tel: +353(0)214351020 Website: www.ambipar.com

Principal contacts:

Martin Barnes – martin.barnes@ambipar.com
Martin Lehane – martin.lehane@ambipar.com
Tharsis Guido – tharsis.guido@ambipar.com

Ambipar Response are the largest privately owned marine incident response company in the world, operating from 500 bases on 6 continents in 40 countries providing salvage support services and anti pollution services to all types of marine incident. Ambipar Response have equipment strategically located around the world to support your requirements 24/7/365.

Ambipar Response provide waste disposal routes around the world and can provide a turnkey distressed cargo management service for all cargos including hazmat cargos and containers.

Ambipar Response provide crisis management services and crisis PR services with marine industry experts who will provide incident management support on site and from multiple crisis response centers around the world.

Andrew Moore & Associates

18B Casey Aberdeen House 38 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong (SAR) Fax: +(852) 2865 6571 Tel: +(852) 2861 3313 Website: https://andrew-moore.com

Prinicpal Contact
David Browne
Email: David.Browne@andrew-moore.com

Antipollution S.A.

57 Akti Miaouli Street Piraeus 18536 Greece Tel: +302104292426 Cell Phone: +302104292710 Website: www.antipollution.com


Giannis Alvertos, Head of Emergency Response Department

Antipollution is the leading one in the provision of Port Reception Facilities and one of the largest Waste Management companies in Greece and the Mediterranean. The company also provides immediate, effective, and reliable Emergency Response Services for both national and international incidents. Antipollution has the expertise and equipment required to undertake complex environmental protection procedures during oil spills and/or wreck removal operations. Its long-standing experience, highly qualified and fully trained personnel, along with its access to relevant state of the art equipment, allow the company to treat all kinds of waste even under extreme circumstances.

Atlantic UK Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers Ltd

1st Floor, 40 Gracechurch Street London EC3V 0BT United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 203 440 37 62 Website: www.atlanticinsbrokers.com


Richard Adler, Key Client Broker & CCO
Manuel Ferrández Pérez, CEO

Globally we work with all of the 13 P&I Clubs of the International Group (IGP&I). However in Spain we are exclusive representatives of the UK P&I Club, one of the largest clubs of the IPG&I. In any case, we always undertake a profound and bespoke analysis for each client in order to find the best matching Club to promote excellent service levels and long-term relationships.

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

82 Northbourne Avenue Braddon ACT 2612 Australia Tel: +61 2 6279 5700 Website: www.amsa.gov.au

Principal Contact

Mark Morrow
Executive Director – Response Division (MERCOM)
Chair – National Search and Rescue Council Australia (NatSAR)
e mark.morrow@amsa.gov.au

Baltic Taucherei- und Bergungsbetrieb Rostock GmbH

Alter Hafen Süd 3 D-18069 Rostock GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)381 660 966 00 Fax: +49 (0)381 660 966 10 Website: https://baltic-taucher.com

Principal Contacts:

Holger Sommer
(Commercial Project Manager/Tender Manager)


Principal Contacts

Caspar Blum
(Tender Manager)

Bernicia Marine Consultants Limited

Low Byrness Cottage Otterburn Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE19 11TF United Kingdom Tel: +44 191 645 0298 Cell Phone: +44 7437 408 663 Website: http://www.berniciamarine.com/

Principal Contact:

Captain John Owen


Rödingsmarkt 43 20459 Hamburg Germany Tel: +49 40 37 50 33 90 Cell Phone: +49 151 703 42256 Website: www.brand-marine.com

Principal Contact:
Dennis Brand
Managing Director
Mobile: +49 172 40 50145
Email: dennis.brand@brand-marine.com

We are ready to go whenever and wherever salvage and/or wreck removal is needed. We support our clients during the most complex casualty situations with a 24/7 emergency response service and complete aftercare. Thanks to the experience gathered from hundreds of casualty management projects and our global network we serve our clients with reliable response anywhere and at any time.
The team at brand MARINE CONSULTANTS has experience from its participation in hundreds of casualty investigations and damage surveys. This gives us the ability to investigate the cause of any marine and/or offshore casualty. We are ready to go 24/7 and are fully prepared to travel worldwide. We provide our clients with high quality and “straight to the point” reports that cover repair costs, root causes and regress opportunities.
We are prepared to advise our clients during the aftercare of a casualty. Our global network allows us to provide our clients with fast response surveys.
At brand MARINE CONSULTANTS we are prepared to support and advise our clients during complex and unique operations. This service includes risk assessment and risk management that comes hand-in-hand with an overview of technical and commercial topics. It is our goal to be a part of our client’s decision-making process, hereby ensuring high-quality service and positive results.
The team at brand MARINE CONSULTANTS has experience in assisting new businesses and restructuring existing businesses. We are in a position to support and to advise our clients during the complex process of starting or developing a new business within the Marine and Offshore sectors.“

Bridge Maritime Limited

C/O Adansonia Management Services LTD Suite 1, Perrieri Office Suites C2-302, Level 3 Grand Baie Mauritius Tel: +27 82 321 3669 Website: www.bridgemaritime.com


Neil Scott-Williams, Managing Director
e: neil@bridgemaritime.co.za

We offer rapid Marine Emergency Response, hydrography and deep water solutions.

Briggs Marine and Environmental Services

Seaforth House Seaforth Place BURNTISLAND Fife KY3 9AX UK Tel: +44 800 374 348 (24 hrs) Tel: +44 1592 872939 Fax: +44 1592 873779 Website: www.briggsmarine.com

Principal Contacts
Craig English
Jamie Campbell

Established in the 1970s, Briggs Marine and Environmental Services supply services including; vessel charter, salvage and wreck removal, oil and gas terminal operations, environmental consultancy and International 24 hour emergency oil spill response service.
Offering a holistic service and innovative cost effective salvage solutions our expanding and diverse fleet of vessels and services complement our marine salvage solutions, including; wreck intervention and removal, towage, emergency salvage, oil removal, wreck survey and management, diving and subsea services.
Our ability to immediately respond can mean the difference between a dry or wet salvage. Salvage services and our highly trained oil spill response personnel deal with over 500 incidents a year covering industrial, coastal and offshore installations. We provide a rapid and cost effective 24 hours a day, 365 days a year service through our unrivaled combination of response bases and stockpiles of well-maintained oil spill response equipment.
We are also a leading international provider of response training (accredited by the Nautical Institute on behalf of the MCA, DECC and IMO), with prestigious clients including UK and European government agencies, International oil & gas companies, power generation companies and maritime organisations.

Brookes Bell LLP

9th Floor, Walker House Exchange Flags Liverpool L2 3YL Tel: +44 151 236 0083 Fax: +44 151 236 2945 Website: http://www.brookesbell.com/

Principal Contact:

Adrian Scales


Founded in 1903, Brookes Bell Brookes Bell is a leading international, multi-disciplinary engineering and scientific consultancy serving the marine and energy sectors.

From humble beginnings in Liverpool, we now operate in London, Glasgow, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore and enjoy a reputation for being the ‘go to’ firm for expert witness, technical dispute resolution, forensic analysis and casualty investigation.

Our full time personnel have unrivalled expertise across a broad range of inter-related disciplines including Marine, Civil and Mechanical Engineers, Master Mariners, Naval Architects, Consulting Scientists, Fire Investigators and Metallurgists, enabling complex projects to be delivered through a single point of contact. This wealth of practical experience is combined with cutting-edge in-house technology.

We investigate, survey, troubleshoot, manage and advise on a broad range of marine and energy matters including, amongst others, SCR appointments, salvage and wreck removal projects, scientific cargo expertise, casualty investigation, litigation support, design support, superyacht services, bespoke software products and energy & marine loss adjusting.

Brookes Bell Group’s reputation for excellence is found upon integrity and proficiency and we are proud to call the world’s most eminent P&I Clubs, Shipowners, Charterers, Underwriters, Cargo Owners, Lawyers, Salvors, Shipyards, Average Adjusters and Government Departments our clients.

Calceus Cargo Solutions B.V.

Maasstraat 17 3016DB Rotterdam THE NETHERLANDS Tel: +31 10 4148314 Website: www.calceus.nl
Principal Contacts

Ronald van der Boor
Email: ronald@calceus.nl
Hans van der Boor
Email: hans@calceus.nl

Castalia Consorzio Stabile S.c.p.A.

via Leonida Bissolati, 76 00187 Roma Italy Tel: +39 06 515081 Fax: +39 06 5150835 Website: www.castalia.it

Principal Contact

Mr. Lorenzo Barone, General Manager
Email: lorenzo.barone@castalia.it

Centre D’Experties Pratiques de Luttes Antipollution (CEPPOL)

BCRM de Brest CC79 29240 Brest CEDEX 9 France Tel: +33 685 074 677

Principal Contact:

Captain Gauthier Dupire

Chatizigavrill Salvage & Towage

86th D.KARAOLI str. ALEXANDROUPOLIS 68132 GREECE Tel: +30 25510 82065 Fax: +30 25510 81872 Website: http://www.chatzigavriil.gr

The company TUGS CHATZIGAVRIIL is a family company, which was founded in 1993 in Alexandroupoli as a small enterprise with big however prospects and objectives.
Beginning from the harbour of Alexandroupoli, which the company serves exclusively, she accomplished it advances also in the towages of open sea inside and except Greece as also
and in Salvage successfully.

Allocating, the unique tug boat of salvage for open seas in all the Northern Aegean, which is found on 24 hours base available, it ensures thus direct intervention whenever and where exists need.

The company elected itself shortly in the space of benefit of shipping services, based on the suitable equipment, the sufficient know-how, the continuously accumulated long-lasting experience in the towages and rescues of boats and naturally in a very well educated personnel.

With stations at Alexandoupoli in Greece, we are able to rapidly respond to any emergency, along with performing routine operations, in the areas of The Mediterranean, the Black and the Red Sea. Our Operation Office is manned around-the-clock,24 hours per day, 365 days a year, ensuring reliable, effective and efficient port operations. We are ready to handle any Salvage request with an immediate response guarantee.

Clarksons Offshore and Renewables Limited

Commodity Quay St Katharine Docks London E1W 1BF United Kingdom Tel: +44 20 7645 5032 (24 hrs) Website: https://www.clarksons.com/

Principal Contact:

Adrian Goodger (Director)

Clyde & Co LLP

3 London Sq, Cross Lanes Guildford UK Tel: +44 (0) 20 7876 5000 Website: https://www.clydeco.com/



CStar Consultancy B.V.

Alkmaarderstraatweg 50 1901DC Castricum Netherlands Tel: +31 6244 666 86


Sylvia Tervoort, Project Manager / Sr Salvage Master
e: st@cstarconsultancy.com

Cwaves Limited

Suite 415 150 Minories London EC3N 1LS Tel: +44 (0) 20 7083 7266 (24 Hour Service) Website: https://www.waves-group.co.uk/

Principal Contacts:

Simon Burnay

Nigel James


We provide 24/7 technical support and advice on marine casualties, salvage and wreck removal projects worldwide. We assist a range of clients in:
– Casualty Response & Management;
– Special Casualty Representatives (SCR) and Client Representatives;
– Engineering & Naval Architecture support for salvage and wreck removals;
– Salvage consultancy;
– Wreck removal projects;


Halutzi Hatasiya 1 Ashdod 7710101 ISRAEL Tel: +972 8856 2295 Website: www.danchor.co

Principal Contact

Ohad Dahan

Deep BV

Johan van Hasseltweg 39D 1021 KN, Amsterdam The Netherlands Cell Phone: +31 (0)20 634 36 76 Website: https://www.deepbv.nl/

Principal Contact:

Sietse Bruinsma, Operational Director
e: SBR@deepbv.nl

Divetch Marine Engineering Services LLC

Al Wahda Commercial Tower 19th Floor, 1903, Hazza Bin Zayed Street PO. BOX 51675 Abu Dhabi UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Tel: +971 2 6353531 Tel: +971 2 6353532 Fax: +971 2 6422575 Website: www.divetechuae.com

Principle Contact

Ashok Kumar
e: ashok@divetechuae.com

Dutch Marine BV


Scottstraat 12, 4562 BH Hulst
The Netherlands
Tel: + 31 610994600
email: info@dutchmarinebv.com
Web: http://www.dutchmarinebv.com
Principal Contact
Paul Verschure

D’Arcy Thompson Simulator Centre Limited

Walter Bower House, Eden Campus, University of St Andrews, Guardbridge Fife KY16 0US Cell Phone: 07740 589916 Website: www.darcythompson.net


Mrs Moya Crawford
e: moya.crawford@darcythompson.net

The Company has three main activities: data fusion, simulation and visualization. On an abstract level our three main areas of focus are Sustainability Assurance, Rapid, Sustainable Innovation and System-Based Energy transition. We offer state of the art hardware and software that can be accessed remotely, including world class hydrodynamics. All work is conducted using the principles-based methodology, SIMULATION-LED, developed by Deep Tek Limited.

Fenech & Fenech Advocates

198 Old Bakery Street Valetta VLT 1455 Malta Tel: +356 212 41232 Fax: + 356 259 90645 Website: http://www.fenechlaw.com/

Principal Contact:
Dr. Ann Fenech
Email: ann.fenech@fenechlaw.com

Fenech and Fenech Advocates is Malta’s oldest law firm. It was founded in 1891. Over the years it has gone from strength to strength, offering services for private clients and multinationals. As a multidisciplinary law firm, all types of legal issues and disputes are dealt with, including shipping and international corporate matters.
Fenech and Fenech Advocates is the only law firm on the island with a designated Marine Litigation Department. This department handles at least 75% of all shipping casualties that take place around Malta and the same proportion of all shipping casualties involving Maltese registered vessels worldwide.
The Marine Litigation Department offers 24-hour service, with immediate access to other professionals, such as naval architects, marine engineers, fire experts and overseas lawyers.

Freight Wings PVT. Ltd.

309, Rex Chambers W.H. Marg Ballard Estate Mumbai 400001 India Website: http://www.fwpl.in/

Grand Ocean & Williams Co., Ltd

Room 01, 21/F, Prosper Commercial Building 9 Yin Chong Street Kowloon HONG KONG Tel: +852 6116 7147 Tel: +852 9068 9318 Tel: +86 (0)20 3831 5084 Fax: +86 (0)20 3831 5498 Website: www.gowlc.net

Principal Contact
Ms Lucy Lu (PA to General Manager)

Hill Dickinson


24/7 Emergency Response
Emergency response can be reached on the following numbers: –
Marine: +44 (0) 207 280 9300
Yachts : +44 (0) 7875 409 647
Hill Dickinson LLP
The Broadgate Tower
20 Primrose Street
Tel: +44 (0)20 7283 9033
Fax: +44 (0)20 7283 1144
Email: enquiry@hilldickinson.com
Website: www.hilldickinson.com
Emergency contacts:
Philip Haddon – philip.haddon@hilldickinson.com
Mobile:+44 7836 262859
Ian MacLean – ian.maclean@hilldickinson.com
Mobile:+44 7889 643956

No. 1 St. Paul’s Square
L3 9SJ
Tel: +44 (0)151 600 8000
Fax: +44 (0)151 600 8001
8 Shenton Way
AXA Tower
Singapore 068811
Tel: +65 6576 4747
Fax: +65 6576 4748
Emergency contacts:
Tony Goldsmith – tony.goldsmith@hilldickinson.com
Mobile: +65 9155 3153
Andrew Lee – andrew.lee@hilldickinson.com
Mobile: +65 9155 8404
2 Defteras Merarchias St
185, 35
Tel: +30 210 428 4770
Fax: +30 210 428 4777

Hong Kong
Room 2102, 21st Floor
Tower Two, Lippo Centre
89 Queensway
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2525 7525
Fax: +852 2525 7526
Emergency contacts:
Damien Laracy – damienlaracy@laracyco.com
Mobile: +852 9758 9825, direct: +852 2525 7528
Palais Saint James
5 Avenue Princesse Alice
MC98000 Monaco
Tel: +377 9770 0460
Fax: +377 9770 0469
Emergency contacts:
David Reardon – david.reardon@hilldickinson.com
Mobile: +33 643 867 373

Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

8 Bishops Gate London EC2N 4BQ UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7264 8000 Fax: +44 (0)20 7264 8888 Tel: +44 (0)20 7709 7702 (After Hours Answering Service) Website: https://www.hfw.com/

Offices also in Paris, Rouen, Brussels, Geneva, Piraeus, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth & Sao Paulo.


Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is a global law firm with over 600 lawyers working across offices in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. We specialise in advising clients in the aviation, banking, commodities, construction, insurance/reinsurance, logistics, mining, offshore, energy, oil & gas, ports & terminals, shipping, super-yachts and private aircraft sectors, specifically.

HFW’s shipping lawyers are listed in the Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories as a top-tier firm for shipping work, winning numerous global awards. We provide a comprehensive service to the global shipping and offshore business community, and have over 140 lawyers worldwide specialising in all aspects of maritime law. HFW has one of the largest Admiralty and Crisis Management practices in the world, serviced by over 35 lawyers including 15 ex mariners (of whom 11 are master mariners) based in our offices across the globe. The team deals with the full range of legal issues that arise from collisions, groundings, pollution, fire and explosion, salvage, wreck removal and towage.
The firm’s casualty response teams of lawyers and mariners operate 24 hours a day on a worldwide basis. Maritime crisis management is an area of work where the firm has developed a leading reputation.

Particular areas of expertise within the field of marine casualty work include:

Collisions, fire and explosions
General average, marine insurance and total loss claims
Salvage, towage, wreck removal, decommissioning and disposal of hazardous waste management and disposal
Personal injury
Damage to oil terminals, rigs and offshore structures
Pollution, environmental damage and clean up resulting from oil and non-oil pollutants including cargo debris
Complex Environment dealing with maritime security issues arising from kidnap and ransom, hijackings and the detention of vessels, cargo and personnel by hostile and/or politically motivated groups
Cyber Security advising on the management of cyber risks both pre and post cyber breach as well as the recovery of funds resulting from mandate fraud, denial of service (ransomware) and data theft incidents

Principal Contacts

Partner: Andrew Chamberlain Email: andrew.chamberlain@hfw.com
Partner: Dominic Johnson Email: dominic.jonhson@hfw.com
Partner: Richard Neylon Email: richard.neylon@hfw.com
Partner: Tom Walters Email: tom.walters@hfw.com
Partner: Jean Koh Email: jean.koh@hfw.com
Legal Director: Victor Fenwick Email: victor.fenwick@hfw.com
Partner: Claire Womersley Email: claire.womersley@hfw.com
Partner: Mike Ritter Email: mike.ritter@hfw.com

For a full list of contact partners, please refer to HFW’s website or click here.

ISAT Underwater Technologies

Maltepe, Sebboy sk Istanbul 34852 Turkey Tel: +90 232 277 16 62 (24hrs) Website: https://isat.com.tr

Principal Contacts:

Hakan Aykanat
(Head of ISAT Underwater Technologies)

ISAT Underwater Technologies, since its establishment, bases its services and completed projects on the principles of durability, reliability and quality. Continues to complete its activities in both under and above the sea structures, adds value to its competitors and stakeholders in the marine construction sector with an increasing momentum within the framework of an innovative and contemporary understanding.

As ISAT Underwater Technologies we aim;
• To expand the our field of activity within the principle of continuous growth
• To build enviorenmentally and humanly safe, economical and aesthetic structures
• To be a pioneer in the sector and to gain a respectable place in both national and international platforms.

ISAT Underwater Technologies; Headquartered in Izmir Balçova, had successfully completed projects of many state and private institutions both domestic and foreign. İSAT has made its name known in many important projects with its 20 years of experience, and our main fields of service are; Marine Constructions, Wreck Removal, Deep Water Operations, Sea Discharge, Power Lines Construction and Repair.

Liberty Gasturbine Holland BV

Baardmeesweg 23 3898 LD Zeewolde The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0)36 53 59 300 Website: https://www.libertygasturbine.nl


Michel Kooij
e: michel@libertygasturbine.nl
t: +31653204598

Liberty Gasturbine Holland specialises in gasturbine driven fire fighting technology. New technology to fight on board fires; high flow boundary cooling and unlimited inert gas supply. New maritime technology but well proven in the mining and chemical industry for over 25 years, applicable for first response salvers and for permanent installations. http://www.libertygasturbine.nl contact: sales@libertygasturbine.nl

Lloyd’s Salvage Arbitration Branch


One Lime Street
Tel: +44 20 7327 5408
Fax: +44 20 7327 6827
Website: http://www.lloydsagency.com
Lloyd’s Salvage Arbitration Branch (SAB) is responsible for the administration of Lloyd’s Standard Form of Salvage Agreement (or Lloyd’s Open Form – LOF – as it is more commonly referred to). LOF provides a regime for determining the amount of remuneration to be awarded to salvors for their services in saving property at sea and minimising or preventing damage to the environment.
SAB’s main duties include:-
• The collection of salvage securities, thereby allowing the vessel and cargo to proceed on the voyage
• The appointment of arbitrators in cases where parties are unable to reach an amicable settlement
• Publication and distribution of arbitrators’ Awards to the parties involved
• The collection and payment of Award funds.
SAB also collates LOF statistical information. It produces a digest of important legal issues which have arisen in LOF arbitrations since the introduction of LOF 1980.
To obtain up-to-date information on the latest LOF cases, as well as details on the background and workings of LOF and the digest, visit the SAB web-site: http://www.lloydsagency.com
Principal Contacts
Manager: Kevin Clarke Email: Kevin.clarke@lloyds.com

Marinsal Consultants BV

Contact: Arjan Herrebout Rooseveltstraat 8a13 2321 BM Leiden The Netherlands Tel: +31 6 11618392 Website: www.marinsal.nl

McGill and Partners Ltd

First Floor, 100 Leadenhall Street London EC3A 3BP United Kingdom Tel: 0203 985 1887 Website: www.mcgillpartners.com

We are the Insurance brokers for a number of ISU members and would assert that we probably have more experience in insuring salvage and wreck removal operations than any other insurance broker in the world: David Smith and Quentin Brooksbank have placed insurances on behalf of ISU members for over 100 salvage and wreck removal cases including of recent note the wreck removal of the “Costa Concordia”, “M/V Smart”, “Kea Trader” and the Norwegian frigate “Helga Ingstadt” .

MCS International Marine Services

Stadionweg 43A 3077 AS Rotterdam The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0)10 318 1080 Website: http://www.mcsi.nl/

Principal Contacts
Mario Seltenrijch
(Managing Director)

MCS International Marine Services BV was established in 1987. MCS are independent brokers and contractors. Main activities include services concerning: ocean towage and salvage; heavy lift transportation; project cargo shipments; chartering of tugs, barges (both submersible and non-submersible); crane barges, offshore equipment such as supply vessels, anchor-handling tugs, multicats, etc.; and sale & purchase.

MFB Solicitors

Fishmongers Chambers, 1 Fishmonger\’s Hall Wharf, London EC4R 3AE United Kingdom Cell Phone: +44 20 7330 8000 Website: https://www.m-f-b.co.uk/

Fax: +44 20 7256 6778
Emergency contact number: +44 20 7330 8099
MFB, formerly known as More Fisher Brown, is a specialist shipping law firm which was established in 1988. The firm has expanded to 26 fee earners, of whom 12 are partners, and we recently moved to a new riverside office on the north bank of the Thames.
Our Admiralty/Casualty Response team, comprising of legally qualified Master Mariners, has extensive expertise in responding to maritime casualties on a worldwide basis. The firm regularly advises P&I Clubs, other insurers and salvors in relation to all aspects of accident investigation and response, including collisions, grounding, salvage and towage, fires, wreck removal, container losses, pollution, unsafe ports and resulting general average. We offer advice on BIMCO Wreck and Lloyd’s Open Form salvage contracts, and we select and work with lawyers and experts in the relevant jurisdictions as required.
Principal Contacts
Mike Mitchell: +44 7799 898069

Miko Marine AS

Vollsveien 4B N-1366 Lysaker Norway Tel: +47 46 90 50 00 Cell Phone: +47 90 08 86 64 Website: https://mikomarine.com/

Office: Ruselokkveien 26
Mail: PO Box 1534
N-0117 Oslo
Tel: +47 46 90 50 00
Fax: +47 22 83 65 15
Mob: +47 94 14 44 73
email: info@mikomarine.com
Website: www.mikomarine.com

Munich Reinsurance Company


Königinstr. 107
80802 Munich
Tel: +49 89 3891-3438
Email: sfroehlich@munichre.com
Web: http://www.munichre.com
Principal contact
Stefan Froehlich

Next Rental Maritime BV

Bennebroekerdijk 218 2142 LD Cruquius The Netherlands Tel: + 31 06 10 28 25 31 Website: https://nextrentalmaritime.com/

We are a young independent rental company in the maritime sector, with a lot of experience in the rental business. In our rental fleet we have the best and safest NRM chain pullers and NRM saw winches available. Our goal is to rent out the best equipment for short and/or long term.

Oil Spill Response Ltd

Lower William Street Northam Southampton Hampshire SO14 5QE UK Tel: 02380 331551 Cell Phone: 07917 608756 Website: www.oilspillresponse.com

Contact: Steve Storey

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP


125 Wood Street
London EC2V 7AW
Tel: +44 (0)20 7457 3000
Fax: +44 (0)20 7457 3240

Web: http://www.penningtonslaw.com

Principal Contact:

Tony Riches, Solicitor
Email: tony.riches@penningtonslaw.com

Polygreen SA

24 Dervenakion str 18545 Piraeus Greece Website: https://www.polygreen.eco

Principal Contact
Sofia Falida, International Business Relations Director
Tel: +30 2104060081
Mob: +306942555746
Email: s.falida@polygreen.eco

Emergency Response Services / Oil Spill Response Services (fleet consisted of OSR Skimmer Vessels, Supply Vessels & OSR equipment), OSR Bases in Greece, Cyprus, UAE & Mauritius, Tank cleaning services, Inventory of Hazardous Materials, Distressed Cargo Management, Hazardous Waste Management, Asbestos Removal Services, Port Reception Facilities, Production of Alternative Fuels & Raw Materials for the Cement Plants, Rehabilitation of old industrial sites, Soil Remediation, Sludge Treatment

Prantik Bengal Salvage & Diving

Akhtaruzzaman Center, 7th Floor 21/22 Agrabad C/A Chittagong – 4100 BANGLADESH Tel: +88 031 710525 Tel: +88 031 716674 Tel: +88 0173 0004279 24hrs Fax: +88 031 710526 Website: www.prantik.net

Principal Contact:
Engr MD Golam Sarwar
(Managing Director)
Email: sarwar@prantik.net

Quest Marine Consultant Company Ltd

Room 1034/1035, R&F Goodrich Building No.2 Huaqiang Road Pearl River New City Guangzhou THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA Tel: +86 20 3831 5084 (24 hours) Tel: +86 20 3867 8106 (24 hours) Tel: +86 138 0273 4220 Fax: +86 20 38315498

Principle Contact

Hu Zhi Hui (General Manager)
e: hzh@qmccl.com

React Emergency Response

Europaplein 20 5142 CH Waalwijk The Netherlands Tel: +31 6 54315756 Website: http://www.REACTert.com

Contact: Dennis Kusters

Reed Smith LLP


The Broadgate Tower
20 Primrose Street
London EC2A 2RS
Tel: +44 (0)20 3116 3000
Fax: +44 (0)20 3116 3999
Website: http://www.reedsmith.com
Offices in: Hong Kong, Piraeus, Sao Paolo, Abu Dhabi, Paris, Beijing
The Shipping Group’s Admiralty Department is one of the leading “wet” practices, a number of the team being ex-Master Mariners. The international client base includes owners, hull underwriters, P&I Clubs, salvors and charterers.
We have been involved in many well known cases (including the Selendang Ayu, Hanjin Pennsylvania and Kariba/Tricolor). We advise on technical disputes, jurisdictional matters and disputes arising from collisions and groundings, fires, total losses, oil and HNS pollution, salvage and limitation, as well as providing casualty management services.
The Department operates a 24-hour casualty information line and members of the Casualty Response Team are available to travel at a moment’s notice.
We work regularly with independent surveyors and other experts in most maritime countries. We are able to advise clients on, and instruct, appropriate professionals at short notice. We also involve, as and when necessary, our own overseas offices with Admiralty law experience, to ensure proper co-ordination and handling of the case simultaneously in two or more countries.
Principal Contacts
Richard Gunn Email: rgunn@reedsmith.com

Richards Hogg Lindley (India) Ltd.

Mumbai Liaison Office #1007 Maker Chambers V 221 Nariman Point Mumbai 400 021 India Tel: +91 22 228 35851/52 Fax: +91 22 22835951 Website: www.rhlg.com

Principal Contact

Director: Alex Pinto
Email: alex.pinto@ctplc.com

RollDock Shipping B.V.

Fascinatio Boulevard 1242 2909 VA Capelle aan den IJssel The Netherlands Tel: +31 10 270 1450 Website: www.roll-group.com

Contact: Bastian Lenge

RollDock Shipping is an owner and operator of five “semisubmersible dock vessels” and three “open wide deck carriers”. All our vessels are tramping world wide. The HQ of RollDock is based in Capelle aan den Ijssel,The Netherlands. Further office hubs are in Houston, Hamburg, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, South Korea and Japan. RollDock’s semisubmersible dock vessels are suitable for the transportation of damaged and salvaged floating objects, which can be loaded and discharged by the so-called FLO-FLO method. We have been involved in well known cases and remain available with our services to the salvage industry in supporting and helping where required.

Sea Wolf Marine Transportation LLC

PO Box 269 Belmar New Jersey 07719 USA Tel: +1 201 339-7557 Website: https://www.seawolfmarine.com

Primary Contact:

Capt William Wittich

Mr Steven Reiss
(201) 852-1788
+1 201 628 5410 (mobile)


Sea2Cradle B.V.

Scheepmakershaven 59 Rotterdam 3011 VD The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0) 6 15864875 Website: http://www.sea2cradle.com

Main contact: Bert van Grieken, Commercial Director

Sea2Cradle is a maritime consultancy specialising in responsible ship and rig recycling and related services. We assist owners in ensuring their assets get recycled in a safe and environmentally sound way.

As experts in hazardous waste management, we have been involved in some high-profile salvage projects in the past years. In these projects we have overseen the handling and removal of hazardous waste and damaged or contaminated cargoes on behalf of the owner or the insurance company, ensuring compliance with the highest HSE standards and applicable legislation.


Visserijkade 95 4382 ZA Vlissingen Nederland Tel: +31 (0)118 410 520 Cell Phone: +31 (0)646 982 869 Website: www.seacontractors.com


Paul Vermeulen, Commercial Director
e: vermeulen@seacontractors.com

Seawind Hellas P.C.


Polytechniou 39 – 54626
Tel 0030 2310 511 161 | 0030 2310 512 002,

Email: seawind@rodmar.eu
Website: http://www.rodmar.eu

Principal Contacts:
Mr Spyros Rodopoulos
Cell: + 30 6938043255

Mr Charalampos Rodopoulos
Cell: + 30 6945921051

Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP)


Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Bay 1/14 Spring Place
105 Commercial Road
Hampshire SO15 1EG
Tel: +44 (0) 2380 329517
Fax: +44 (0) 2380 329321
Email: stephan.hennig@sosrep.gov.uk
Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency
The post of Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP) was established as part of the UK Government’s response to Lord Donaldson’s review of salvage, intervention and command and control.
On behalf of the Secretary of State, the SOSREP oversees, controls and, if necessary, intervenes to exercise “ultimate command and control”. He acts in the overriding interest of the UK in salvage operations in UK waters involving vessels or fixed platforms, where there is significant risk of pollution. Adoption of this approach represents an international first for the UK.
Whilst completely independent, the SOSREP is based at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Headquarters in Southampton and relies upon the resources provided by the agency. The MCA is responsible throughout the UK for implementing the Government’s maritime safety policy. This includes co-ordinating search and rescue at sea (through Her Majesty’s Coastguard) and ensuring that ships meet UK and international safety rules. The MCA works to prevent the loss of lives at the coast and at sea, to ensure that ships are safe and to prevent coastal pollution.
Principal Contacts
SOSREP: Stephan Hennig Email: stephan.hennig@sosrep.gov.uk

Siri Marine BV

Gebr. Wrightlaan 2D 9615 TN KOLHAM The Netherlands Tel: +31 596 620997 Website: https://www.sirimarine.com/

Principal Contacts

Ed Nobel
e: ed.nobel@sirimarine.nl


Safety of people, protection of the environment and the prevention of oil spills are the most important parts of almost every salvage operation. There is a distinct need for more information from a salvage site. In addition to motion monitoring and hull integrity assessment of the casualty, environmental data can provide important information during a salvage operation.
Our motion monitoring equipment provides the salvers with valuable information about the structural integrity and motion of the casualty. We measure, collect and interpret this motion data. If required we can provide independent advice and/or reporting to salvers, owners, authorities, P&I clubs and other parties involved. In addition to the motion monitoring equipment, we offer a “one stop shop” for related environmental services and measurements: wind and waves, currents, tide, subsea survey etc.


Rådhusgaten 27 0158 Oslo Norway Tel: +47 22 00 22 00 Fax: +47 22 42 42 22 Website: https://www.skuld.com/

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 1376 Vika
N-0114 Oslo, Norway

Principal Contact:

Andreas Øgrey
Senior Vice President, Global Head Casualty and Major Claims
e-mail: andreas.ogrey@skuld.com


Skuld is a world-leading marine insurance provider with a strong financial position and an ‘A’ rating with Standard & Poor’s. We cater to the needs of shipowners, the offshore and energy sector, charterers and traders and the superyacht community. Skuld was established in 1897 as a P&I club for Scandinavian shipowners. Since then, we have grown into a diversified marine insurer and now offer bespoke covers through Skuld P&I and Skuld Hull. With headquarters in Oslo and a worldwide office network of around 300 highly skilled employees, we provide our members and clients with service and competence they can rely on, 24 hours a day.

SmartDives LLC

Al Qusais Industrial Area 4 PO Box 48074 Dubai UAE Tel: +97142672844

Solis Marine Consultants LLP

Temple Chambers 3-7 Temple Avenue London EC4Y 0DA Tel: +44 (0)20 3794 3076 Cell Phone: +44 (0)7891 445599 Website: http://www.solis-marine.com/

Principal Contact:

John Simpson


Solis Marine was established in the UK and Singapore in 2012 to provide independent expert advice on maritime and shipping incidents. A third office was opened in Hong Kong in 2013 to expand on operations in the region and to extend the range of services and expertise provided by the organisation.

In 2017 Solis Marine expanded into China with an office based in Shanghai further developing our presence in the Asia Pacific region. Senior consultants have all given expert evidence in Court and Solis Marine also has three Special Casualty Representatives on the panel at Lloyd’s who have been heavily involved in a number of high profile and politically sensitive wreck removal and salvage operations. Naval architects all have practical salvage and wreck removal experience working both on behalf of vessel owners / insurers as well as for salvors directly.
Expert reports have been prepared for court and arbitration hearings on collisions, groundings, tugs and manoeuvring, unsafe ports and berths, cargo issues, passage planning, personal injury, vessel operations, prudent seamanship and damage to submarine pipelines.

Tatham Macinnes LLP

1 Gracechurch Street London EC3V 0DD Tel: +44 20 7469 2957 Website: www.tatham-macinnes.com

Principal Contacts

Alex Macinnes
E-mail : alex.macinnes@tatham-macinnes.com
Sora Jeon
E-mail: sora.jeon@tatham-macinnes.com


We are solicitors specialising in the law of salvage, wreck removal and related areas of practice.

On our team, we have lawyer with industry experience as Master Mariners and in the fields of naval architecture, surveying and engineering. We also have partners who have worked in house at large shipowners. We use the experience and understanding to guide clients through all forms of causalities including, collisions, groundings, salvage, wreck removal and fires.

Temporary Works Design BV

13F, Rotterdam Science Tower Marconistraat 16 3029 AK Rotterdam The Netherlands Tel: +31 10 294 03 74 Website: https://twd.nl/

TWD is an engineering design consultancy actively involved in salvage, offshore wind, oil and gas and heavy civil projects world wide for the past 12 years. Our team is comprised +150 engineers, naval architects and designers, with offices in Rotterdam, London and Athens. Typically, our projects are bespoke solutions for T&I of heavy components in marine environments. TWD has been working closely together with several members of the ISU on projects like Costa Concordia, Flinterstar and Kea Trader. Throughout our active areas we design seafastenings, lifting tools, lift operations design, afloat stability analysis and ballasting procedure design. We also offer procurement and fabrication assistance services world-wide. With the recent cooperation with several well experienced salvage masters, TWD strives to further support this industry. We comply with all requirements of certifying authorities. Our in-house expertise in mechanical and structural engineering and naval architecture allows us a reputation to rapidly respond to requests in a diligent manner.

Thalund Shipping ApS

Tinghusgade 43 DK-5700 Svendborg Denmark Tel: +45 62 800 123 (24/7) Website: https://otshipping.dk

Principal Contact:

Ole Thalund, Director

The Shipowners’ Protection Ltd

White Chapel Building, 2nd Floor 10 Whitechapel High Street London E1 8QS UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 7488 0911
Fax: +44 (0)20 7480 5806
Email: info@shipownersclub.com
Website: http://www.shipownersclub.com


The Shipowners’ P&I Club is the only member of the International Group to focus on smaller and more specialised vessels. The Club has a particular specialisation in offshore risks generally, including the cover of towage and salvage liabilities.

Principal Contacts

Chief Executive: Simon Peackock
Email: simon.peacock@shipownersclub.com

TMC Marine

66 Prescot Street London E1 8HG Tel: +44 20 7237 2617 Fax: +44 20 7231 8069 Website: https://tmcmarine.com/

Principal Contacts

Mr. Simon Burthem


TMC Marine was established 30 years ago in London. The company has grown substantially and its technical team includes specialists in naval architecture, marine engineering and nautical science.

TMC provides technical investigation and surveying services worldwide to marine insurers, shipowners, managers and operators, law firms, P&I clubs, underwriters, trading houses, salvors and shipyards. The services include investigation work and survey assignments.

TugAdvise / Tatham & Co

20 St. Dunstan’s Hill London EC3R 8HL UK Tel: +44 20 7929 0268 Website: https://www.tugadvise.com/ Website: http://www.tathamlaw.com

Principal Contacts

Simon Tatham
Tel: +44 7885 026554
E-mail: simon.tatham@tugadvise.com
Paul Haworth
Tel: +44 7810 641821
E-mail: paul.haworth@tugadvise.com


We are solicitors, with a team of 17, specialising in the law of tug and towage, salvage, wreck removal and related areas of practice.
Our team comprises some of the most experienced lawyers in the business, with over 250 combined years of practice and having handled over 500 LOF arbitrations. We have 4 ex-mariner solicitors one who was previously for 12 years in-house counsel at a major international tug and salvage operator based in the Netherlands, one King’s Counsel (KC) who was formerly a Lloyd’s Arbitrator and a former Royal Marine amongst the team.
We advise 24/7 a global client base of operators, insurers, P&I Clubs, brokers, charterers or hirers on contracts such as LOF / SCOPIC, SUPPLYTIME, TOWCON / TOWHIRE, UK Standard Conditions for Towage etc, BIMCO wreck removal agreements, BARGEHIRE and hybrid agreements, handling disputes in arbitration or court. We are well-known for our expertise in unlawful detentions, kidnap & ransom. Last but not least, we can advise on sale and purchase contracts.

Vanderpers Maritime B.V.

Contact: WJ van der Pers, Managing Director Edisonweg 8 3291 CK Strijen The Netherlands Tel: +31 78 674 72 91 24/7 +31 653 67 23 92 Website: http://www.consultingmarinechemist.nl

Governmental recognized and certified Marine Chemists/Chemical Analysts and Surveyors. General marine chemist services, issuing mandatory Health & Safety Certificates for tankers, global HSE emergency response to the salvage industry with respect to hazardous cargo incidents. On site salvage services to a salvage contractor including: sampling and chemical analysis of firefighting/waste/scavenge water and other liquids. Hot-work and safe entry permits, toxic/flammable atmosphere/gas testing, witness analysis and communication between shore laboratories and salvors. Contingency planning after marine accidents with dangerous cargoes. World wide deployment of correctly dressed and equipped certified HazMat Team(s) and salvage marine chemists.

Verein Hanseatischer Transportversichere e.V.

Herrlichkeit 6 28199 Bremen GERMANY Moenckebergstrasse 17 20095 Hamburg GERMANY Tel: +49 421 598110-1 (Bremen) Tel: +49 160 717 80 80 (Bremen 24hrs) Fax: +49 421 59811-18 (Bremen) Tel: +49 40 301009-0 (Hamburg) Tel: +49 (0) 162 138 88 13 (Hamburg 24hrs) Fax: +49 40 301009-18 (Hamburg) Website: http://www.vht-online.de

Principal Contacts:

Capt Ute Hannemann
(Head of Claims – Bremen)
Tel: +49 421 59811-15
Email: uha@vht-online.de

Marcus Kück
(Head of Claims – Hamburg)
Tel: +49 40 301009-15
Email: mku@vht-online.de

The VHT (Verein Hanseatischer Transportversicherer e.V.), is an association of marine insurance companies and underwriting agents in Germany. The VHT emerged in 2000 from the 2 former associations Verein Hamburger Assecuradeure (founded in 1797) and Verein Bremer Seeversicherer e.V. (founded in 1818).
VHT’s main focus is on independent claims handling on behalf of its members and of the insured in the areas of hull & machinery and loss of hire insurance. In addition the VHT provides technical expertise on cargo risks and claims as well as marine warranty surveys. The comprehensive claims management is taken care of by the claims managers from the the Bremen and the Hamburg office. In addition a staff of own surveyors (master mariners, naval architects and marine engineers) is taking care of major cases on a worldwide basis. This does include machinery damage as well as collision and salvage cases. Furthermore the VHT is maintaining a network of more than 300 average agents worldwide for local support in case of damage.
For non-member companies the VHT is providing its services via the VHT Service GmbH.

Vmax Marine Pte Ltd

Contact: Seva Vadiveloo 11 Woodlands Close, #09-45, Woodlands 11, Singapore 737853 Tel: +65 8028 8416 Cell Phone: + 65 8031 8864 (Singapore) Cell Phone: +971 50 182 9353 (Dubai, UAE) Website: www.vmax-marine.com

W K Webster & Co Ltd

Webster House 207 Longlands Road Sidcup DA15 7JH UK Tel: +44 20 8300 7744 Fax: +44 20 8309 1266 Website: http://www.wkwebster.com

The W K Webster group provides a total marine claims handling service to insurers, brokers, re-insurers or self-insured owners of cargo or vessels worldwide. Through wholly-owned offices in London, Singapore and New York we are able to assist our principals, and their customers within their respective time zones, on a round the clock basis.
We deal with all aspects of a claim, from physical survey through to determining liability and quantum, alternative disposal and recovery from the party responsible for the damage. Through our network of offices we ensure that each aspect is handled at the most appropriate location without the need to brief a third party. We focus on a commercial, cost-effective solution.
Cargo surveys are performed by our subsidiary International Surveyors & Adjusters, with five offices in the UK as well as Singapore, Rotterdam and Antwerp. Another subsidiary, Seawise Maritime Services, deals with hull surveys from offices in London and Singapore. Our surveyors travel worldwide at short notice. Dedicated subsidiaries in the UK handle carrier’s liability claims for P&I clubs, liability insurers and transport providers.

We retain a worldwide network of cargo and hull survey agents to provide local assistance and inspection. All claims handling and recovery work is concentrated in our own regional offices, to ensure that all technical and legal aspects are observed and consistently applied. The group is a partnership, free from external shareholder influence.

Principal Contacts
Mark Dawson (Associate Director)
Email: mdawson@wkwebster.com

Martin Terrell (Director)
Email: mterrell@wkwebster.com.sg

Association Mondiale de Dispacheurs

16 Avenue Royale 1330 Rixensart Belgium Tel: +32 495 77 97 17 Website: http://www.amdadjusters.org/


Marc Dekeukelaere, Liaison Officer

Association of Average Adjusters

Charles Taylor Insurance Services Limited The Minster Building, 21 Mincing Lane London EC3R 7AG Tel: +44 20 8156 6228 Website: https://www.average-adjusters.com/


161 Bagsvaerdvej 2880 Bagsvaerd Denmark Tel: +45 4436 6800 Fax: +45 4436 6868 Website: https://www.bimco.org/

BIMCO, established in Denmark in 1905, is the world’s largest international shipping association. BIMCO has some 2,550 members in 123 countries. The owner-members of BIMCO control a fleet of about 525 million dwt, representing 65 per cent of the world’s merchant fleet.

BIMCO is accredited as an official observer at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Among its many activities, BIMCO provides practical information and assistance to the maritime community. In May 2005 BIMCO’s centenary will be celebrated in Copenhagen.

Principal Contacts

Director-General: Truls L’orange Email: twl@bimco.dk
Senior Manager, Marketing/Sales/PR: Peter Grube Email: marketing@bimco.dk

China Diving & Salvage Contractors’ Association (CDSCA)

10 Hepinglidong Avenue Beijing China Tel: +86 10 6529 9810 Fax: +86 10 6529 9807 Website: www.cdsca.org.cn


Ada Wang (Vice Director Liaison Department)

European Tugowners Association

Rue de Colonies 11 1000 Brussels Belgium Tel: +32 2 517 60 26 Fax: +32 7 022 5222 Website: https://eurotugowners.com/

Since its foundation in 1963, the European Tugowners Association (ETA) has brought together and promoted the interests of the European owners and operators of tugs and tenders serving vessels using the ports of Europe and other continents.

The ETA’s mission is to: To be the voice of the European towage industry, to foster safety values and protection of the environment as well as to promote the interests and respond to the needs of the members.

Principal Contact

Secretary General: Anna Maria Darmanin
Email: am.darmanin@eurotugowners.com

Principal Contacts

Secretary General: Hugo Callens Email: h.callens@elegis.be

INTERCARGO – The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners

4th Floor 123 Minories London EC3N 1NT UK Tel: +44 (0) 20 8106 8480 Website: https://www.intercargo.org/

Principal Contact:
Dr Kostas Gkonis, Secretary-General
e: kostas.gkonis@intercargo.org

INTERCARGO represents the interests of more than 100 Full and 70 Associate members, who control more than 2,000 bulk carriers. Its objective is the creation of a safe, efficient, high quality and environmentally friendly dry cargo shipping industry. INTERCARGO promotes the interests of its members in regulatory fora such as IMO and IACS. INTERCARGO formulates its strategies based on the prime principle of free and fair competition in the dry cargo industry, to enhance the interests of its members and benefit not only dry cargo shipping but also the shipping industry as a whole.

International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)

107 Cheapside London EC2V 6DN UK Tel: +44(0)203 951 9615 Website: https://ibia.net/

The International Bunker Industry Association provides an international forum to address the concerns of all sectors of the bunker industry. It works, inter alia, to improve and clarify industry practices and documentation, to represent the industry in discussion with governmental and non-governmental bodies and, in addition, to assist members in the event of disputes (including the provision of mediation and arbitration).

Principal Contacts

Secretary General: Capt Peter Hall Email: peter.hall@ibia.net
Administrator: Anne Chambers Email: anne.chambers@ibia.net

International Group of P&I Clubs

3rd Floor 78/79 Leadenhall Street London EC3A 3DH UK Tel: 0207 929 3544 Website: https://www.igpandi.org/


Nick Shaw, Chief Executive

The thirteen P&I Clubs which comprise the International Group (the “Group”) between them provide marine liability cover (protection and indemnity) for approximately 90% of the world’s ocean-going tonnage.

Through the unique Group structure, the member Clubs, whilst individually competitive, share between them their large loss exposures, and also share their respective knowledge and expertise on matters relating to shipowners liabilities and the insurance and reinsurance of such liabilities.

International Ship Managers’ Association (INTERMANAGER)

12 Brisbane Street Douglas IM1 3JJ Isle of Man Tel: +44 7624 498266 Website: https://www.intermanager.org/

The International Ship Managers’ Association, founded in 1991, promotes excellence in ship management. It represents both third party managers and managing owners. The objectives of ISMA include: encouraging the highest standards of ship operation, providing a forum for discussion of matters of common interest and acting as the common voice of ship managers in international forums. ISMA publications include the ISMA Code and Guidelines on the implementation of ISO 9001: 2000 for Ship and Crew Managers (1st Edition, 2006). ISMA has NGO status at IMO. It is also affiliated to INTERTANKO, BIMCO, Intercargo and other organisations.

Principal Contacts

General Secretary: Kuba Szymanski Email: kuba.szymanski@intermanager.org

INTERTANKO – The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners

St. Clare House 30-33 Minories London EC3N 1DD UK Tel: +44 (0) 20 7977 7010 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7977 7011 Website: https://www.intertanko.com/

The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) has been the voice of independent tanker owners since 1970. It represents an industry dedicated to delivering reliable, safe, responsible and competitive shipping services.

Membership is open to independent (not oil company/state controlled) tanker owners and operators meeting the Association’s membership criteria. INTERTANKO has 245 members in 36 countries, with a combined fleet of 2,150 tankers (160m dwt). The membership represents 70 per cent of the world’s independent fleet. In addition, INTERTANKO has 290 associate members.

INTERTANKO is a forum where the tanker industry meets. It is also a valuable source of information, opinions and guidance for members and associate members. Governments and regulators have taken a closer interest in tanker shipping in recent years. INTERTANKO has responded by strengthening relationships with legislators at all levels – working with them to ensure a fair and reasonable distribution of the responsibilities and liabilities involved in carrying liquid energy by sea. INTERTANKO speaks out authoritatively and proactively at international, national and regional levels on behalf of the tanker community.

Principal Contacts

Managing Director: Katharina Stanzel
Communications & PR: Bill Box Email: bill.box@intertanko.com

IUMI – International Union of Marine Insurance

Große Elbstraße 36 D-22767 Hamburg Germany Tel: +49-(0)40-2000 747-0 Website: http://www.iumi.com
Principal Contacts

Secretary General: Lars Lange

The Admiralty Solicitors Group

Contact: Mark Lloyd Tel: +44 20 7667 9856 Website: https://www.admiraltysolicitorsgroup.com

Protecting and promoting high standards in the practice of English Maritime Law, the Admiralty Solicitors Group (ASG) was formed in 1972 to promote and preserve standards in the practice of maritime law in England. ASG member firms all have established reputations in maritime law and are committed to the continued development of England, and particularly London, as a maritime legal centre. Although the group was established principally with Admiralty Law matters in mind its interests now also embrace ‘dry’ matters: carriage of goods, sale and purchase, insurance and all other aspects of shipping law in which member firms play a prominent part.

Many if not most firms have among their practitioners Master Mariners or other ex-seafarers also qualified as lawyers. This industry ‘inside knowledge’ gives case-handlers a unique and thoroughly practical insight into the issues to be resolved in cases, resulting in a cost-efficient approach.

The Group meets regularly to discuss current issues that affect the efficient practice of English maritime law. Over the years the ASG has developed and agreed standard wordings: for instance, guarantee and jurisdiction wordings which are regularly accepted internationally in the shipping and insurance industries, thus saving time and money by avoiding unnecessary drafting and negotiation. The Group is represented on committees and working parties including the Commercial Court Users Committee and the Lloyd’s Salvage Group and is consulted by other organizations on shipping issues and the development of maritime law.

The ASG offers a panel of experienced practitioners to act as arbitrators in small collision and salvage cases and a panel of solicitor mediators.

The American Salvage Association

Contact: Richard Fredricks 107 South West Street, Suite 743 Alexandria VA 22314 USA Tel: +1 703 373 2267 Fax: + 1 703 373 2036 Website: http://www.americansalvage.org/

The American Salvage Association is an industry association with the aims of improving salvage response and discussing and resolving issues common to the membership.

Issues of safety, insurance, increased training, adequate salvage assets, and responder immunity are high on the ASA agenda. The ASA and its members are committed to working together in a co-operative manner. A review of membership assets, in order to create a database of asset availability throughout the country, complements each member’s capabilities.

ASA members have the physical assets, experienced personnel, financial strength, insurability and a record of past performance that guarantees that the very best effort is being made to protect the environment and assure success in the shortest possible time.

The Baltic Exchange Ltd

Contact: Jeremy Penn 77 Leadenhall Street London EC3A 3DE UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7283 9300 Website: https://www.balticexchange.com/

The Baltic Exchange is the world’s only maritime marketplace. It maintains professional standards, resolves disputes and provides market information – including the Baltic indices. With over 500 member companies from all parts of the world, its international members handle a very large proportion of all dry cargo and tanker fixtures.

More than half the world’s new and secondhand tonnage is bought and sold by Baltic members in a market. Commissions from chartering and sale and purchase in 2002 (latest available figures) amounted to more than US$0.5 billion.

The Baltic Exchange publishes: Baltic Dry Index, Baltic Capesize Index (11 routes), Baltic Panamax Index (seven routes), Baltic Handymax Index (six routes), Baltic Dirty Tanker Index (11 routes), Baltic Clean Tanker Index (five routes), Baltic Ship Valuation Assessment (four vessel types), Baltic Liquified Petroleum Gas (one route), Baltic Forward Assessment (four routes), dry cargo fixture list and market reports.

The London Shipping Law Centre

Quadrant House, 10 Fleet Street London EC4Y 1AU UK Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7936 3417 Website: https://www.shippinglbc.com/

The London Shipping Law Centre delivers continuing professional education in maritime law and related subjects. The Centre brings together experts from many areas which influence the practical and academic aspects of maritime law and so affect its development. It informs and advises on current legal issues and global problems concerning maritime safety, protection of the environment and security. The Centre promotes reform in the law and enables the concerns of industry to be heard openly at a neutral forum.

The maritime industry has an international character. Given the strict regulatory environment in which it operates, the industry always faces important issues in which both regulators and industry require education. The Centre has excellent relationships with the IMO, the EU, academic institutions and the London and international shipping communities. It will continue to play a pivotal role in education, research and in promoting dialogue between the industry and regulators.

Principal Contacts

Founding Director; Dr Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard Email: shipping@ucl.ac.uk
Executive Manager: Gerard Matthews Email: shipping@ucl.ac.uk

If you are interested in applying membership of the ISU then please contact James Herbert on +44 (0)7979 855126 or e: isu@marine-salvage.com