Maritime Casualty Response & Pollution

Emergency response capability for monitoring, controlling and organising an immediate and appropriate response having regard to safety of crew, vessel and environment including medivacs, appointing surveyors and casualty management. We have an extensive network of contacts in the South Pacific region to give advice and practical assistance.

We have experience dealing with marine casualty responses in Australia and the Western Pacific including collision, groundings, wreck removal, pilotage, damage to fixed and floating objects and salvage. Such experience involves defending criminal prosecutions arising from fatalities, oil pollution, collisions and groundings. Our experience includes Coroner’s Inquests and other government enquiries in Australia.

Acting for underwriters and international owners with respect to oil pollution, salvage and groundings on and around the East Coast of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef and responding to environmental implications in Australia and the Western Pacific.