Vigilant Maritime through principal Mike Mitchell can assist with legal issues arising from shipping casualties involving:   salvage, wreck removal, collisions, unsafe ports, oil pollution, fixed object damage, fire/explosions, associated general average disputes, heavy lift and towage contracts, bunker disputes and oil and chemical tanker contaminations.  Mike’s focus is on salvage and wreck removal, particularly advising on the most appropriate contract for the situation.  This might be Lloyd’s Open Form, one of the BIMCO ‘Wreck’ contracts or a bespoke marine services contract.  Mike has been involved in some of the biggest and high profile salvage and wreck removal cases over the past years.   The coupling of Mike’s sea-going experience with extensive experience dealing with the considerable number of casualties results in pragmatic contractual solutions.