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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 […]

Ship Being Towed
I need a tow – but on what terms?   »

Ships at sea have engine failures, and a tow to a port of refuge to effect repairs is needed. Such failures can occur in waters where towage facilities are readily available, or in much more remote waters where, perhaps, only a professional salvor is prepared to venture. There is usually no immediate physical risk to […]