Marine Casualty Handling & Investigation

​​​​We are experts in handling maritime casualty matters and investigations and have been involved in all major maritime casualty matters off the coast of South Africa for the last 20 years. Our dedicated and highly experienced team are quick to respond, ensuring that our clients feel supported from the moment they come to us for help. We have advised major international clients in relation to some of the largest high-profile casualties along the South African coastline, as well as in relation to collisions, groundings, recoveries, fire and explosions, salvage, personal injury claims, towage and pollution. We are involved in one of the largest maritime casualties in South African history by assisting Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) and its underwriters defend claims arising out of the grounding and total loss of the cape-size bulk carrier mv "SMART" which ran aground whilst departing from the Port of Richards Bay on 19 August 2013.