Barge operators

Barge charters, with or without an associated tug, tend to be lengthy jobs. It’s not just a matter of ocean carriage. Submersible or semi-submersible barges perform complex and potentially risky operations too. Cargoes may also be unusual.

Meanwhile, the safety of the vessel is usually in the hands of other people – and things do, inevitably, go wrong from time to time.

With our practical and legal experience (our team includes a former naval architect and class surveyor, a chartered engineer and two master mariners), we are well placed to help you to resolve any problems.

We can help at the pre-contract stage with our drafting experience, or we can be at your side if our negotiation and problem solving skills are needed, ensuring always that your best interests are protected.