Shipping & Freight Forwarding Mediation

Piracy and War Risk related matters

I specialise in co-ordinating all issues that may arise from the moment a vessel is seized by Pirates until the vessel is released by the Pirates and all disputes resolved.

I provide a unique “hands on” service, whereby I act as the central pivot for Underwriters and Owners to ensure that the hijack and release is performed as smoothly as possible and that solutions are found to the many complex problems that may arise.



  • Support for families
  • Medical and Psychiatric assistance
  • Contracts
  • Compensation
  • Repatriation/Substitution

Negotiators – Security companies

  • Liasing
  • Ransom issues
  • Colletion/Dropping the ransom
  • Armed guards
  • Supply of bunkers and re-supply of provisions

Compliance Issues

  • Liasing with Solicitors
  • Legal ramifications of ransoms
  • OFAC
  • Due diligence

Port of Refuge

  • Suitable ports
  • Agents
  • Meeting released crew
  • General assistance to Owners


  • GA security
  • GA contribution
  • Settlement of claims


  • War risk
  • Kidnap and Ransom
  • Protection and Indemnity
  • Hull and Machinery