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Call for papers

This is your chance to shape the Salvage & Wreck Removal 2020 agenda!

We would love to hear from you – whether you work in industry or academia, or work outside the maritime sector and want to share your experiences with the community.

Abstract guidelines

If you wish to participate in the Salvage & Wreck Removal 2020 agenda, please send your abstracts no later than Tuesday 30 June.

Abstract information should include:
Abstract information should include:
  • Paper title
  • Authors
  • Outline of paper (abstract between 150 and 300 words for review by the committee)
Abstract criteria
Abstract criteria
  • Technical originality
  • Discussion of challenges faced, including what went wrong and how these problems where addressed
  • Papers accepted on technical merit, not commercial promotion of new products
  • Papers which offer innovative solutions
Please note
Please note
  • Speakers will be allocated timings once the agenda has been confirmed
  • Sending an abstract does not guarantee you a speaking slot at the conference

Papers should be relevant to the following issues:

  • Salvage contracts
  • Salvage operations
  • Wreck removal contracts
  • Wreck removal operations
  • Oil spill response and management
  • Insurance: claims, trends, liabilities, premiums, risks
  • Environmental salvage operations and technologies
  • Training and qualifications for salvors
  • Using new technology for salvage and wreck removal
  • Places of refuge
  • Salvaging vessels of the future
  • Managing containership fires
  • Managing the media/social media during a casualty
  • Arbitration and legal disputes
  • Tug innovations and design
  • Tugs: to buy or to hire?
  • Salvage engineering
  • Case studies


Authors presenting the paper on the day will be automatically registered to attend the event free of charge.

Co‐authors will receive a 20% discount on the registration fees.

Speakers/ authors/ co‐authors are responsible for any costs associated with attending this event (travel, accommodation, general expenses, etc.).

Sponsorship opportunities

Our sponsorship and exhibition packages can be tailored to meet your strategies, objectives and promotional budget, giving your organisation access to the key industry makers.

To obtain further information, please contact Marina Pospelova on +44 (0) 20 7017 7205 or email at