In recent years Ince & Co has been involved for owners and their insurers in most of the major ferry and cruise ship accidents outside US waters.

At short notice we can field a team at the scene or in the owners’ offices to deal with any incident, however large or small.

We know how important commercial reputation is in this industry. Applying practical lessons learned from intense media involvement in some of the world’s biggest maritime disasters, Ince is uniquely placed to assist with incidents involving passenger vessels where commercially sensitive as well as legal issues are involved.

Our international emergency response team, which includes crisis communication experts, is available 24 hours a day to assist clients following any disaster.

In addition to casualties and the enquiries and investigations which follow, we have expertise in dealing with passenger and crew claims, drafting charterparty, crewing and management agreements and ticket conditions, handling the disputes that arise under these contracts and advising on shipbuilding and repair, ship purchase and finance as well as corporate acquisitions and shareholder agreements.