Tunisian maritime lawyers expert in marine casualties

Marine casualties

Navigating international waters doesn’t come without its difficulties and neither does navigating admiralty claims or the after effects of marine casualties. Our team is on hand to guide you through the complex legalities in the specialist area of marine casualties.

The term marine casualties, marine casualty or accident includes any accidental grounding, or any occurrence involving a vessel which results in damage by or to the vessel, its apparel, gear, or cargo, or injury or loss of life of any person; and includes among other things; collisions, allisions, strandings, groundings, founderings, heavy weather damage, fires, explosions, failure of gear and equipment and any other damage which might affect the seaworthiness of the vessel.

We are well positioned to handle the inherent factual, legal, and procedural complexities in claims on behalf of ship owners which can be beneficial in the aftermath of major marine casualties, groundings, fires, sinkings, wrongful death or significant personal injury.

We have experience in drafting, executing, and foreclosing on ship mortgages or other maritime liens, in addition to facilitating vessel arrests throughout all Tunisian ports.  We are also well positionned to handle the inherent factual, legal, and procedural complexities in claims on behalf of ship owners which can be beneficial in the aftermath of major marine casualties, groundings, fires, sinkings, wrongful death or significant personal injury.

The firm resolves the various legal challenges that arise from maritime casualties, environmental casualties such as oil spills, coral reef damage, and sea grass and sea floor damage.  We assist clients with environmental compliance management and response planning.  With a focus towards preventative measures, the firm drafts or updates environmental compliance plans, procedures, and manuals for marine-related businesses, vessel owners, or governmental entities.

Our firm has successfully handled nearly every type of marine-related dispute. Today, we continue to provide practical legal advice regarding marine insurance, personal injury and wrongful death, maritime commercial disputes, shipping and cargo claims, marina and boatyard liability, recreational watercraft issues, environmental concerns and marine casualties.

In marine casualties, we can help you with:

Collision liability: Advice in relation to and assistance with pursuing or defending claims for loss and damage suffered as a result of a collision involving our client’s vessel.

  • Salvage: Advice on requirements for salvage, appropriate remuneration, provision of security and release of vessel
  • Obtaining security: advice on how and when to obtain security for a claim, arresting vessels to obtain security, quantum, guarantee wording, release of vessel.
  • Racing Rules issues: Advice in relation to and assistance with pursuing or defending claims for loss and damage suffered as a result of a collision involving our client’s vessel whilst racing.
  • Personal injury and fatality claims: Advice in respect of claims following injuries to passengers or crew on superyachts and leisure marine craft.

We’re here to help you through the complex process and advise on the relevant law and procedure concerning claims in marine casualties.

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