Marine service contracts

Protecting contractors – and sub-contractors

When there’s a complex operation, you often end up with a main contractor sub-contracting – and the sub-contractors sub-contracting again.

Often, too, the necessary vessels, personnel and equipment are sourced in a hurry. When the contract doesn’t align properly with the job that needs doing and if things do not go according to plan, you are at risk.

BIMCO’s SUPPLYTIME and WRECKHIRE & Marine Services Agreement and are the mainstay contracts in this industry, but they cannot fit every case. They also contains a lot of, lets say, small print. Our lawyers can check or draft your contracts to ensure that they are fit for purpose and that you’re not exposed to unnecessary risk or liabilities. It’s a simple step that could save you considerable distress, time and money.

And because these are complex contracts, you need to be confident that you are in safe hands – confident that your advisers have the skills to look after you when the inevitable problem occurs.

That’s when the TugAdvise team really bring their industry knowledge, seagoing and legal experience to the table.