OSV operators

We have since we set up in 2012 followed closely this changing market. Offshore support vessel operators often work in politically complicated places, using sophisticated equipment. Operating costs may be high but they cannot always command high daily rates and may be employed under complex charterparties with onerous contractual responsibilities imposed.

We’re specialists in sale and purchase contracts, new-build contracts and offshore and marine service contracts, including SUPPLYTIME. And our experience means we can go beyond the legal niceties to bring an in-depth understanding of day-to-day charterparty issues, knock-for-knock, the underlying insurance background and the commercial realities of OSV operators and their clients.

Our highly experienced casualty lawyers and consultants, including some with seagoing backgrounds, can work with you and your insurers in a crisis.

We also have a former OSV operator on our staff who was also chairman of Bimco’s SUPPLYTIME 2017 drafting committee and ran a sizeable offshore vessel fleet. Another has command experience in the North Sea. So when it comes to dealing with operation or technical issues, we offer more than just an understanding of the law. You’ll be glad they’re on your side of the table.