Cargo disputes

We provide expert advice at all stages of the marine claims and disputes process, including marine accident investigation. We have developed a broad spectrum of expertise, with many of our technical team having provided oral and written evidence at court and arbitration proceedings.

Marine Accident & Investigation

Galileos can offer a fast and cost-efficient service for clients that need an accurate presentation of any collision, allision, grounding or stranding overlaid onto a chart, site plan or other geo-referenced image that uses a single source or amalgam of different sources of data, typically from VDR and AIS , or ECDIS and VTS .

P&I Hull & Machinery

Hull & Machinery (H&M) insurance covers damage to the vessels structure, machinery and equipment while P&I insurance covers for shipowners liability to others.

Insurance, in general, covers damage as a result of an unforeseen and unexpected event.

Collisions & Grounding

Galileos is frequently instructed to assess the damage resulting from vessel collisions and groundings on behalf of the vessel’s owners or insurers. Our experienced master mariners, marine engineers and naval architects can attend the vessel to investigate the cause of the incident, assess the stability and strength of the vessel in its damaged state, and provide independent advice in relation to salvage operations.

Pollution & Salvage

Galileos’s technical experts have attended major pollution incidents, and have also provided marine pollution prevention advice to a range of clients. Marine pollution is a frequent result of groundings, strandings or offshore casualties and can be caused by fuel, chemical and also dry cargo spillages.