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Seatrade Maritime Salvage & Wreck
30 November - 1 December 2022
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Tower of LondonLondon, UK

30 November - 1 December 2022
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Tower of London,
London, UK

Seatrade Maritime Salvage & Wreck
Future Shipping, Sustainability & Risk Prevention

The leading in-person meeting place for shipping, salvage, insurance and legal professionals.

Sponsorship & exhibition opportunities for 2022 are available!

Make sure you're seen at the next edition of Seatrade Maritime Salvage & Wreck by contacting us today to secure your package.

Agenda Highlights 2022

Maritime is evolving faster than ever in light of a clear mandate to decarbonise, digitalise and automate. Risk management is vital, particularly with regard to future fuels, safety, salvage and legal considerations. The revamped Seatrade Maritime Salvage & Wreck conference connects the dots between shipping, salvage and services.

Salvaging Autonomous Ships of the Future

  • What should ship designers of the future keep in mind to ensure safe salvage of autonomous vessels? 
  • Will greater onboard technology change the required skill set of the salvor of the future? 
  • What legal considerations must be considered for compliance and liability? 
  • Will we see changes to the operational imperative for salvage?

Emergency Response, Pollution Prevention and ESG

  • Should owners and operators take a greater interest in ESG?  
  • How to navigate the call for greater transparency, accountability and managing reputational risk when involved in high profile salvage projects? 
  • An update on Lloyds Open Forum 
  • How can the salvage community proactively stimulate that interest?  
  • Do we need Poseidon principles for ship recycling?

Education and Training

  • What new skill sets are required for salvors of the future?  
  • How will training and education need to adapt?  
  • How can the salvage sector remain competitive? 
  • What measures must be taken to address diversity, equity and inclusion? 
  • How can we showcase the industry’s great environmental benefit as an attraction for new talent?

Sanctions, War and Salvage: Lessons learnt and future challenges

  • What lessons and best practices have been learnt throughout past and present conflicts?  
  • What opportunities traditionally present themselves for salvage work? 
  • What are the commercial, political and humanitarian landscapes to carefully navigate? 
  • If geo-political differences result in significant increases in sanctions, what does that mean for the salvage industry?

Safe Refuge for Damaged Vessels of the Future

  • What lessons can be learnt from X-Press Pearl? 
  • What are the key safety concerns being faced by ports of refuge? 
  • Will there be riskier salvage operations in the future that have to take place in deeper waters?  
  • Is there a need for an update on international processes and regulations that govern ports of refuge?

End of Life For Vessels: Considerations for the present and future

  • The transformation of salvage practices for green vessels  
  • Best environmental practices in salvage for the next generation of vessels 
  • How salvage can bolster the ability of the maritime industry to stay green  
  • New considerations of the disposal of waste and contaminants from next gen vessels 
  • Vessel recycling now and in the future and the adoption of the Hong Kong Convention

Discounts and free passes

Free shipowner tickets

Select industry operators can attend Salvage & Wreck 2022 as our guests. 

Find out if you are eligible and apply for your complimentary pass.

Government rate

Government employees are entitled to a 40% discount. 

To secure your place at this rate, please email Ian Beattie.

ISU discount

The Salvage & Wreck Series is kindly supported by the International Salvage Union. Full ISU members are entitled to a 40% discount. Associate ISU members are entitled to a 25% discount.

To apply for the ISU discount, please contact by clicking the link below. 

R Janssen


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