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ITS 2022 – Istanbul

Simon Tatham gave a paper at this well attended conference at the end of September on “The salvage of alternatively fuelled vessels” and also accepted the invitation to give  the wrap-up speech on the conference’s final day in Istanbul. He comments: “It was good for the towage and salvage industry to gather once again after […]

Do not delay salvage contracting   »

by Simon Tatham Regular columnist Simon Tatham examines a recent maritime accident report to highlight the risks of not taking the offered LOF The International Group of P&I Clubs (IG) has been working on what it calls its Salvage Delay Project, an independent study into the increasing tendency for delays in the take up of emergency […]

Simon Tatham presented this month for BIMCO at their Offshore, Project and Heavylift Masterclass, providing a talk on deep sea towage contracts.   »

Simon Tatham presented this month for BIMCO at their Offshore, Project and Heavylift Masterclass, providing a talk on deep sea towage contracts.

Simon Tatham presents BIMCO’s Masterclass on Towage & Salvage in Rotterdam, 28-29 April 2022   »

Simon Tatham is to present BIMCO’s Masterclass on Towage & Salvage in Rotterdam on 28-29 April 2022. The masterclass presented by Simon Tatham will focus on a wide range of ocean towage and salvage agreements provided by BIMCO.


Chris Farmer joins Tatham & Co

Chris Farmer joins Tatham & Co One of London’s most highly respected Master Mariner solicitors, Chris Farmer, has joined the firm as a Partner to further strengthen our busy Wet practice. Senior Partner Simon Tatham comments: “Chris brings enormous experience of Admiralty work and will play a pivotal role in further developing this service to […]

Unlawful Detentions off Indonesia?   »

  The detention of vessels in and around the Singapore Straits by the Indonesian Navy in recent months (following an earlier cluster of cases in 2019) has presented challenges to the shipowners involved.  It raises difficult issues in respect to what constitutes “innocent passage” and the tensions between that fundamental right under the law of […]


Tatham & Co win Law Society’s Small Law Firm of the Year Award

Big news for the firm was that we recently won the Law Society Award for Small Firm of the Year 2021. This was mainly for our work around helping owners whose ships were attacked and hijacked during the last year and in previous years building on the success we had with the Chennai 6. The […]

How ultra-large ships pose high salvage challenges   »

A theme of this year’s London International Shipping Week was container ships, coinciding with the first visit to Felixstowe of one of the new class of ultra-large 24,000-TEU vessels. Even much smaller container ships pose a marine claims challenge when a voyage goes wrong. We are not infrequently reminded that Napoli, which was beached in […]

Cargo owners will shoulder Ever Given salvage payments   »

It has been more than two months since salvors unblocked the Suez Canal by refloating 20,000-TEU container ship Ever Given and yet the vessel remains in Egypt awaiting compensation payments and its release. If discussions do not result in a compromise, it is the receivers of cargo on board Ever Given that will continue to bear the brunt of […]

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