React Emergency Response

Europaplein 20 5142 CH Waalwijk The Netherlands Tel: +31 6 54315756 Website:

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
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:

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:

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:

Principal Contact

Daniel Dettor

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:

Principal Contact

Director: Alex Pinto

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:

Principal Contacts:

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

RollDock Shipping B.V.

Fascinatio Boulevard 1242 2909 VA Capelle aan den IJssel The Netherlands Tel: +31 10 270 1450 Website:

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.

Sansha Haiping Rescue & Salvage

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

Sauvetage Maritime Ocean Inc.

105 Abraham Martin Suite 500 Quebec City GIK 8NI Canada Tel: +1 877 694 1414 Website:

Principal Contacts:

Gordon Bain
Jacques Tanguay

Sea Wolf Marine Transportation LLC

PO Box 269 Belmar New Jersey 07719 USA Tel: +1 201 339-7557 Website:

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:

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:


Paul Vermeulen, Commercial Director


97 Rue Anatole France France Tel: +33 (0) 2 98 20 77 20 Website:

Seawind Hellas P.C.


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


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
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:

Servimagnus S.A.

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

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.

Siri Marine BV

Gebr. Wrightlaan 2D 9615 TN KOLHAM The Netherlands Tel: +31 596 620997 Website:

Principal Contacts

Ed Nobel


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:

Mailing address:

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

Principal Contact:

Andreas Øgrey
Senior Vice President, Global Head Casualty and Major Claims


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

SMIT Salvage BV

20 Rosmolenweg 3356 LK Papendrecht The Netherlands Tel: +31 10 454 9911 (24 Hours) Fax: +31 10 414 9184 Website:

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:

Company officers/Directors

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

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:

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.

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:

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:

Principal Contacts:

Anton van Zyl, Managing Director

Tatham Macinnes LLP

1 Gracechurch Street London EC3V 0DD Tel: +44 20 7469 2957 Website:

Principal Contacts

Alex Macinnes
E-mail :
Sora Jeon


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:

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:

Principal Contact:

Ole Thalund, Director

The Admiralty Solicitors Group

Contact: Mark Lloyd Tel: +44 20 7667 9856 Website:

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:

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:

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.