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5 – 7 December 2018
Hilton Tower Bridge,

Collaboration, cooperation and risk management for casualty response and wreck removal


Save up to £400 on your place by booking before 21 September! 


Focus on changes in contracts and casualty management
  • Hear from the ISU and Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality on the latest statistics for casualties and claims 
  • Debate draft proposals to amend LOF and the Salvage Convention
  • Examine an evolving case study with P&I and H&M insurers
  • Discuss whether claims management is changing due to the rise in bigger claims
Understand cargo claims and salvage issues
  • What is the charterer/cargo owner's role in a salvage situation?
  • How can cargo interests be kept in the loop?
  • How to deal with general average
Choose from 4 special interest tracks

1) Current legal and insurance issues: examine how H&M and P&I approach casualty management and wreck removal

2) Management of oil and HNS spills: learn about dealing with new types of chemicals and removing bunkers from casualties

3) Dealing with wreck removal challenges: prompt and effective removal of hazardous wrecks in the EEZ

4) New technology for salvage operations: practical demonstrations of new equipment

Developments in casualty management and ports of refuge
  • Hear a case study on successful incident management – the ''M/V Betanzos'
  • Review prioritisation of steps necessary to allow incident management to be driven by best operational decisions
  • Understand authorities' responses to port of refuge requests
Future proofing salvage
  • Discuss what the future holds: more collaboration, more consolidation?
  • Hear from a new generation of salvors on their views of the industry
  • Debate how technology is changing the salvage operations 
  • Analyse what are the new hazards and how can these risks be managed?
Who will you meet?

Salvage & Wreck London attracts an international audience of over 200 attendees from across the salvage value chain, including salvors, insurers, legal professionals, P&I correspondents and shipowners. 

It is the perfect opportunity to build connections with key industry players and to showcase your product or service to a receptive industry audience.

Key facts and figures

Attendees from across the globe
Speakers discussing industry hot topics
Hours of expert insight and analysis on salvage

The Salvage & Wreck Awards

The Salvage & Wreck Awards aim to recognise the contribution that the maritime industry is making towards improving marine salvage. The Awards are presented for the most innovative technology and services in the past year which show a benefit to the marine salvage sector and which have made most contribution to protecting the marine environment.

The categories are:

  • Environmental Protection Award
  • New Technology and Innovation Award
  • Plus The Lifetime Achievement Award

Judging panel
The judging panel is made up of representatives of the international salvage community.

Nominations open on 31 August and close on 12 November 2018. 

Nominate an individual who you think has made an outstanding contribution to improving marine salvage during their career.

Salvage & Wreck Removal 2017 conference highlights

Hear what some of our sponsors and attendees had to say about the Salvage & Wreck Removal 2017 conference, relive the best moments and see what you may have missed! 

Discounts Availlable

ISU discount

The Salvage & Wreck Series is kindly supported by the International Salvage Union. Full ISU members are entitled to a 40% discount. Associate ISU members are entitled to a 25% discount.

To apply for the ISU discount, please contact Vanessa Darnborough by clicking the link below. 

Free VIP shipowner tickets

Select industry operators can attend Salvage & Wreck London 2018 conference as VIP guests and as a result will make up a significant portion of our audience. 

Find out more details about your eligibility and apply for your VIP pass.

2 events under 1 roof

Introducing the Maritime Accidents and Emergencies Summit

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our first dedicated one-day Maritime Accidents and Emergencies Summit, taking place alongside the main conference on 5 December. 

This summit will deliver practical and actionable takeaways for effective planning, prevention and response to maritime incidents.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

Sponsoring the Salvage & Wreck Removal conference 2018 is a fantastic way of raising your company’s profile within this market and creating greater awareness of your brand. Want to know more?

Please contact Dorina Burileanu on +44 (0)20 7017 7141 or email at

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