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Welcome to our latest edition of ALONGSIDE, Solis Marine’s regular Newsletter with views, news and updates from around the Solis Group.

Providing salvage and wreck removal consultancy services has been a core activity within Solis Marine since the Group was formed 10 years ago. Within this edition of ALONGSIDE we take the opportunity to focus on our expertise in these areas.

Within the Solis Group we have a team of Master Mariners, Naval Architects and Marine Engineers with extensive experience of providing support and consultancy services to salvage and wreck removal operations, including three Special Casualty Representatives (“SCRs”). We begin this edition of the Newsletter with an article by our Managing Partner and SCR Ros Blazejczyk looking at the role of the SCR in salvage operations.

Next, we include an article from the BBC looking at the many issues involved in dealing with the salvage and recovery of large-scale cargo ships, with technical contributions from Ros and Solis Marine Senior Partner John Simpson.

This is followed by news of a new office opening. Earlier this year we opened our latest office in Hull to enable us to better support our clients in the northeast of the UK and to build on the ongoing expansion of our services focused on the offshore renewables and clean shipping sectors.

Returning to the theme of casualties, Roland Orange is our China General Manager based in Shanghai and in the next article Roland offers some insights into investigating cargo loss and cargo damage.

In March we hosted a “lunch ‘n learn” session aboard HQS Wellington looking at the critical task of gathering evidence in any casualty investigation. If you weren’t able to attend, please note we will shortly be announcing a date when the session will be reproduced as a webinar.

At Solis Marine we don’t only become involved when things have gone wrong and we do also provide loss prevention services, including marine warranty surveys for heavy lift and project cargo movements. Through our own offices based in strategic locations, and with a network of Alliance partners, we can assist in the safe passage of project cargo from load-out to arrival at its intended destination.

We then end with news that Simon Hindley, Managing Director at Solis Marine Engineering, has been made a Partner of the Solis Marine Group, and finally we close with an interview with Fangxu Sun, our latest addition to the team in Singapore.

We hope you enjoy this edition of ALONGSIDE and please feel free to contact us if you would like to learn more about any of the items included.

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