Salvage & Wreck Removal

IMG has experience confronting legal issues connected with shipping casualties and salvage operations, including environmental pollution, towage, wreck removal and ship recycling issues. IMG is prepared to act for salvors during and in the aftermath of shipping casualties and ensuing operations. Our team is familiar with multifarious types of salvage agreements, including Lloyd’s Open Form, SCOPIC and general commercial agreements. We work alongside diverse parties that may be involved in salvage operations, including owners, insurers, government, and local interests.

Emergency Response

IMG draws upon a wealth of experience when advising clients during a casualty investigation. We advise clients on the best forum in which to resolve disputes, as well as, on general average, claims calculation, and limitation and insurance claims. We also work with national and international authorities while we represent clients’ interests in formal inquiries and investigations.

Marine Insurance

IMG is a specialist in protection and indemnity insurance from both P&I Clubs and fixed premium insurers. Lending players in the market regularly instruct us not only in protecting and advising members and assureds, but also on issues ranging from the drafting of terms of cover and rules to coverage and the principles of mutuality. Such first-hand experience and in-depth knowledge give us a thorough understanding of the market from both an underwriter’s and an assured’s perspective.

Knowledge and Experience

What We Do

IMG is one of the only law firms in the Pacific Northwest that focuses on the transactional side of charter party agreements and the litigation side of charter party agreements.

The nature of the fishing industry often requires that matters be dealt with on an urgent basis and our legal practitioners travel widely and at short notice. We also advise on fishing company start-ups and business entity formation.

Many disasters, both at sea and on land, unfortunately involve either death and/or personal injury. At IMG, we have the necessary experience in defending and prosecuting companies and insurers in maritime and offshore energy cases.

IMG has experience in dealing with the legal issues connected with shipping casualties and salvage operations. IMG is prepared to act for salvors during and in the aftermath of shipping casualties and ensuing operations.

We frequently advise on the drafting and review of contracts, together with associated documents such as performance and refund guarantees, as well as the financing and insurance of new builds.

IMG’s team is involved in all aspects of selling and purchasing vessels including the negotiations between the buyers and the sellers. We regularly advise a diverse range of international clients including owners and operators.

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