Capsize and wreck removal Angola

Tatham Macinnes were instructed for the owners and P&I underwriters of a fully laden container carrier which capsized in May 2014 at Cabinda, Angola.

Alex Macinnes negotiated the caretaker and wreck removal contracts which followed on from an LOF/SCOPIC and coordinated the establishment of a limitation fund whilst Simon Tatham negotiated with the Angolan authorities over the pollution fines and charges imposed, securing the eventual release of the 15 filipino crew and the cooperation of the authorities in and about the operation. Claims are in the order of $40-50m.