Salvage, SCOPIC & Wreck Removal Online Seminar

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    Dates: 22, 23 & 24 May 2023

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    Duration: 3 Online Sessions


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    Hours: 19:00 – 21:30 (GMT +3)


  • Fees: 400 EUR (Including tuition fees & reading material)

    ICS Members are eligible to a 20%discount on all HMC Professional Maritime Seminars




The Seminar analyzes the salvage and general average principles and explains the Lloyd’s Open Form (LOF) and Special Compensation P&I Clause (SCOPIC). Participants will get a profound understanding of the importance of wreck removal operations, contracts involved, marine insurance practices and recent updates. In addition, participants will get insight of the conventions and guidelines which are of paramount importance to everyone involved in marine salvage and wreck removal.


  • Salvage – First Aid Kit when a casualty occurs.
  • Lloyd’s Open Form (LOF) and Special Compensation P&I Clause (SCOPIC)
  • Principles of General Average
  • Understand why wreck removal operations have become increasingly important.
  • The impact of the Nairobi Convention.
  • Insurance for wreck removal – Who is responsible for what?
  • Review of wreck removal contracts.
  • Lessons learned from recent wreck removal incidents.
  • IMO guidelines on Places of Refuge.

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Salvage and Towage executives, Cargo owners, Underwriters, Insurance and Legal professionals, Average Adjusters, Ship owners and managers, Surveyors, Engineers and related technical professional.

Tutors & CVs

Mary Pothitos, Maritime Insurance & Claims handling consultant, Owner, PARALEGAL MARITIME SERVICES

Maria Pothitos finished school in the UK and graduated from the Law school of Wolverhampton University, UK. After working two years to gain practical experience in the City of London, in 1989, joint the family business of shipowning and shipmanagement in Greece, Pothitos Shipping Co S.A., as the Legal and Insurance Director and later in the same post, at N.A.N.E. Shipping Management S.A. until 2014. Experienced with handling cargo claims. Actively involved in the management and operation of the fleet. In 2014 was appointed Advisor on International Relations at Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association and Director of the Shortsea Promotion Centre (SPC) – Greece and served a two-year term. From January till December 2016, was a Member of the Board, of the European Shortsea Network (ESN). In 2016 she started PARALEGAL MARITIME SERVICES, offering professional assistance for efficient and cost-effective management of claims.


Ioanna Vitta, Partner, Tatham & Co.

Ioanna Vitta is Partner of Tatham & Co at their newly expanded office in Greece. Ioanna has 30 years’ experience in shipping litigation and dispute resolution and specialises in disputes arising from international trade and shipping, including Bills of lading; Charterparties; MoA; Shipbuilding disputes. Her practice regularly involves the handling of cases in London arbitration, mediation and litigation in the English Courts. Ioanna became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2018 (FCIArb). She has extensive experience in handling multi-jurisdictional disputes and often is actively involved in sale and purchase transactions with or without finance. She is a qualified lawyer in Greece since 1991 and qualified Solicitor of England and Wales since 2002. Prior joining Tatham & Co, Ioanna was a Partner at Penningtons Manches Cooper and she worked as in-house Legal Counsel for shipping companies as well as the Maritime and Transports’ Division of the European Parliament in Brussels and Luxembourg.  Ioanna holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of Athens and a Master of Laws (LL.M) on Maritime Law from the University of Southampton. Ioanna speaks Greek and French. She regularly provides clients with in-house training and presents seminars worldwide on a wide range topic including bunker claims, SCOPIC and General average, Bills of Lading and Letters of Indemnity and others. Ioanna has been highlighted in Global Chambers since 2008 annually and Chambers Europe who have commented that “her dedication to the industry and ability to get results are why she has a great reputation…” She is also rated among market sources for her “diligence, experience and spot-on advice”. Ioanna has been awarded the International Choice Client Award in 2018.