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Conference: Marine Salvage



This course in Marine Salvage is a practical guide to all the various aspects involved in a professional salvage scenario. It covers the major players in the worldwide salvage industry and links these with a concise summary of the legal and commercial aspects involved in today’s modern salvage environment whilst also looking at how salvage has evolved over the years. Salvage contracts in use today are looked at and the future for salvage in the era of ever larger vessels transiting the oceans.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Introduction

  • Marine Salvage principles

  • The international convention on salvage

  • Marine Salvage claims

  • Towage and salvage

  • Role of the salvage master

  • Role of the special casualty representative


  • Place of safety and re-delivery to the owner

  • General average and marine salvage

  • Other important roles in marine salvage

Targeted Audience:

  • Operation Managers

  • Technical Managers

  • DPAS and other shore-based personnel involved in port state control issues 

  • Perticular all the officers on board a vessel 

  • Senior port authorities and officers who need to understand the importance of marine safety, its relation to port operations and the need for training and education of port operations’ personnel
  • Port operations personnel who conduct end-to-end operations daily, working on heavy machinery and complicated systems

Course Outlines:

Unit 1: 

  • Territorial waters

  • Innocent passage

  • Shipping casualties that resulted in a change

  • The outcome of the casualties

Unit 2: 

  • The coastal state

  • Marine salvage companies

  • Obligations of the salvor

  • Development of the emergency towing vessel

  • IMO guidelines on places of refuge

Unit 3: 

  • Salvage operations

  • Background

  • Casualties

  • Structural failures

  • Fire at sea

  • Salvage in the polar regions

Unit 4: 

  • Salvage operations part II

  • Heavy weather

  • Cargo problems

  • Stability problems

  • Casualty management guidelines

  • The equipment and the personnel

Unit 5: 

  • Salvage law background, sources & concepts

  • Salvage law in the context of a salvage operation

  • How the salvage award is assessed and paid

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