Groundings and collisions within such close proximity to large banks often involves the unpredictable and often misunderstood hydrodynamic effect of vessel interaction with the banks and bottom of the Suez Canal.
We became involved whilst the vessel was listing heavily and taking on water. She had already signed LOF with SCOPIC incorporated and invoked, and she eventually capsized with half the vessel beneath and half the vessel above the waterline.
Tatham Macinnes undertook a challenging case whereby two major container vessels had suffered severe corrosion to various engineering machinery parts, including fuel pumps, plungers and purifier bowls. One of the vessels involved had experienced a blackout and a subsequent collision with a pier.
Tatham Macinnes undertook perhaps the most unusual assignment in its history. We were contacted by a television production company that had purchased a frozen humpback whale and wished to defrost it, tow it out to the Celtic Deep and then sink it.
Partner Alex Macinnes has previous experience of investigating and determining both the factual and legal position in relation to engineering issues that had arisen in a dispute concerning the commissioning and mooring system on an FPSO.