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Shipbuilding – TM advises on contract for world’s largest cruise ferry

Tatham Macinnes (James Hickland) has advised Irish Continental Group Plc (“ICG”) on negotiation and drafting of a shipbuilding contract for construction of a cruise ferry which when delivered will be the largest in the world in terms of vehicle capacity. ICG announced on 2 January 2018 that it had entered into a contract with Flensburger […]

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Caution is needed when agreeing provisions that amend the knock-for-knock position   »

There is one good reason why there are many more solicitors dealing with marine claims than in the offshore and energy sectors. In traditional shipping, the parties are frequently in dog-fights over damage to cargo, demurrage, unpaid or disputed hire, general average and, of course, the occasional unexpected bump, towage or salvage. Conversely, offshore and […]

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Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference   »

Tatham Macinnes LLP spoke at the Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference. Simon Tatham talked about LOF , Alex Macinnes and Sora Jeon held a workshop on wreck removal, and Stephen Askins discussed  various global security risks facing salvors.  

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Stephen Askins – Lawyer of the Week   »

Partner, Stephen Askins, is The Times’ Lawyer of the Week following his work in helping to free the Chennai 6.   Stephen Askins acted pro bono for six British former soldiers — the “Chennai Six” — who had been guards on a US anti-piracy ship off the Indian coast. They won an appeal against their convictions […]

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Seaman Guard Ohio – Captain’s case reaches Supreme Court

The captains plight has reached the Supreme Court  as his application to be given treatment in a private hospital or be repatriated is considered. This in the context of extending the constitutional right to life. It is hoped that this will have a knock on effect on crew’s appeal currently being “reheard” after a year’s […]

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Trading to Yemen?   »

Does UNVIM’s order for ship’s to leave Hodeidah and Saleef make those ports unsafe or dangerous?  In an embarrassing U-turn (which surely undermines their credibility as an autonomous body) the United Nations Verification and Inspection Mechanism for Yemen team (UNVIM) admitted on 7th November that the security directive issued the day before was actually an […]

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British Tugowners Association Safety Seminar

Simon Tatham addressed the British Tugowners Association Safety Seminar in Edinburgh on 9 November 2017. He addressed issues on tug capsize cases in the light of recent reports MAIB accident reports.   BTA Photography winner (2014) – Rough Weather Svitzer Trimley in rough weather on the River Humber Sam Willis, Svitzer  

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Tug losses – Communication vital to offset risk   »

This article argues that over-reliance on the ability of a tug and its crew to be able to prevent the vessel from capsizing is common to many incidents. I have not been on board a girting tug, nor want to be. I do know that when a yacht broaches in high winds or a dinghy gybes […]

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Ransoms revisited   »

US Executive Order signals change of approach to payments to terrorists, in contrast to UK’s Counter Terrorism and Security Act. On 24th June 2015 President Obama issued an Executive Order which set out the conclusions to the recent US review on dealing with hostages. Like the UK, the US had a strict policy against even […]

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