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5 - 7 December 2018
Hilton Tower Bridge,

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

Thank you to all our speakers and attendees for joining us at the 20th Annual Salvage & Wreck conference.

Watch this space for upcoming details of the 2018 Salvage & Wreck conference.

Call for papers!

Take your place on the speaker panel! Submit an abstract for the Salvage & Wreck Removal London 2018 conference by 31 July 2018.

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.

Call for Papers

Do you have a new project, technology or service relating to maritime accidents and emergency response?

Join our speaker panel at this event – please send your abstracts to no later than 31 July.

Highlights from the December 2017 Agenda:

Facing Commercial Realities
  • A discussion of the recent ISU review on industry trends
  • The latest statistics on the frequency, size and cost of claims
  • Insurers’ roundtable discussions on contracts and claims handling
New Horizons for Salvage
  • What new areas of salvage work are likely to emerge in the future?
  • Is decommissioning a new frontier or a dead-end for the salvage industry?
  • What new skills will be needed to manage new types of casualties?
Follow Your Interests

Four special interest tracks:

1. ) Contracting and claims management: how to achieve the best contractual terms

2.) Managing oil and chemical spills: hear about new trends in spill management and response

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

4.) Emergency response: detailed examination of casualties and how to respond

Wreck Removal & Site Remediation
  • What impact has the Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention had so far?
  • How can risk analysis be used to decide whether to remove or leave a wreck?
  • How far do you go in cleaning up the wreck site – what was the original condition?
  • What are the risks of responding to casualties on reefs?
Detailed Case Studies
  • Analysis of the challenges for managing the Sewol casualty
  • Understand the UK authorities’ reaction to wreck removals with the Fluvius Tamar
  • Assess future threats from casualties such as LNG fuelled vessels
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's the perfect opportunity to build connections with key industry players, or to showcase your product or service to a receptive industry audience.

Key Facts & Figures

Attendees From Across The Globe
Speakers Discussing Industry Hot Topics
Hours Of Expert Content On Salvage

The Salvage & Wreck Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Salvage & Wreck awards for their outstanding contributions to the industry. The winners were as follows:

Environmental Protection Award: Awarded to the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF), and collected by Miguel Patel, Senior Technical Adviser (left).

New Technology and Innovation Award: Awarded to Siri Marine, and collected by Managing Director and Owner Albert Lenting (centre).

The Lifetime Achievement Award: Awarded to Hugh Shaw OBE, the Secretary of State's Representative (SOSREP), Maritime & Coastguard Agency (right).

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. 

VIP Relationship Management

VIP relationship management is a key part of what makes our events so unique and so valuable to our partners. 

For 2018, container and tanker shipping operators, cruise line operators and passenger vessel operators attend this event for free as VIP guests and as a result will make up a significant portion of our audience. T&Cs apply.

Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference Highlights From London, December 2016

Hear what some of our 2016 sponsors and attendees had to say in our highlights video...

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 : +44 (0)20 7017 7141 or

Video Highlights from Salvage & Wreck Asia

Ahead of the Salvage & Wreck conference, take a look at the highlights reel from its Singapore based sister event, Salvage & Wreck Asia

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