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December 2019

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

And that's a wrap!

Thank you to everyone who attended Salvage & Wreck Conference in 2018 and made it a huge success. A big thank you to our speakers, sponsors and partners for their valuable contributions.

What was discussed in 2018:

Proposals for LOF2 and changes in casualty management
  • Have your say on the draft proposals to amend LOF:  LOF2 or LOF 'light'
  • Examine how P&I and H&M insurers manage an evolving casualty and wreck removal 
  • Discuss whether claims management is changing due to the rise in bigger claims
  • Hear from the ISU and Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality on the latest statistics for casualties and claims 
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
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 environmental risks in salvage: learn about dealing with salvage and wreck removal inside environmentally sensitive areas 

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
Practical one-day workshop: Scenario-based salvage and wreck removal case management

Led by Alex Macinnes & Simon Tatham of Tatham Macinnes and Daniel Dettor, Resolve Marine Group, attendees will examine salvage and wreck removal scenarios based on real-life cases:

  •  A vessel fire case in the North Atlantic

  • A derrick barge wreck removal case in the Gulf of Mexico

  • Apply the technical and legal options to a developing situation and discuss the best solutions to be implemented

Who attends?

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

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.

Free VIP passes available

Members of national coastguards, representatives from search and rescue organisations and navies are entitled to a free pass.

To book your complimentary place, please contact Ellen Minshull on or +44 (0) 20 7017 7257.

Exclusive discounts and free places

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.

Special government rate

Government employees are entitled to a 50% discount. 

To secure your place at this rate, please email Viktoriia at

Maritime Accidents & Emergencies Summit

A limited number of FREE passes is available for members of national coastguards, search and rescue organisations and navies.

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. 

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 winners for 2018 were:

  • Environmental Protection Award:   Ardent
  • New Technology and Innovation Award:  Royal Roos
  • Plus The Lifetime Achievement Award:  Jeremy Russell QC

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! 

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 Marina Pospelova on +44 (0) 20 7017 7205 or email at

Conference Badge Sponsor

Conference Bag Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

Water Bottle Sponsor

Networking Lunch Sponsor

Day 1 Drinks Reception Sponsor

USB Sponsor

Maritime Accidents & Emergencies Summit Sponsors

2019 Badge Sponsor