The Salvage Forum reflects the views of the world’s hull and cargo insurers in the context of the development and operation of Lloyd’s Standard Form of Salvage Agreement (including SCOPIC) (“LOF”) and the wider treatment of salvage as it impacts upon marine property insurers.

The Forum consists of members from various countries, all with marine insurance experience.

Since its formation in 2011 the Salvage Forum’s members have represented marine property underwriters’ views in many contexts including:

  • Lloyd’s Salvage Group (responsible for monitoring the wording and operation of LOF);
  • The SCOPIC Committee (responsible for monitoring the terms and operation of the Special Compensation P & I Clubs Clause);
  • Comité Maritime International (“CMI”) sub-committee on the review of the York-Antwerp Rules on General Average;
  • The CMI’s Conferences in 2012 (Beijing) and 2016 (New York).

Code of Practice between the International Group of P&I Clubs and IUMI

  • Code of Practice between the International Group of P&I Clubs and IUMI

    Published June 2022

    A Code of Practice between the International Group of P&I Clubs and IUMI has recently been agreed in relation to future casualty situations that may give rise to the need for third party salvage services. The document sets out rules and procedures to be followed by property and liability underwriters in case of such incidents, including the payment of fees and disbursements to the Special Casualty Representative (“SCR”).


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Salvage Forum

  • CMI GA Guidelines and Security Forms

    Published March 2023

    In an effort to make the complex system of general average (GA) more accessible to parties not familiar with the subject the Comité Maritime International (CMI) has, through its Standing Committee (SC) on General Average, produced the following handbook which, in its annex, also contains recommended standard security forms for general average cases. The Guidelines as well as the security forms have also been approved by the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).


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Nick ColemanChair 

Gard AS Skipsbyggerhallen Solheimsgaten 11 5058 BERGEN Norway

Helga Gronlund HodneSecretary 

Skuld Assuranceforeningen Skuld (Gjensidig) Rådhusgaten 27 0158 Oslo Norway

Cedric Declercq 

AXA XL Singapore

Frédéric Denèfle 

GAREX 9, rue de Téhéran 75008 Paris France

Joseph G. Grasso 

Wiggin and Dana Two Liberty Place 50 S. 16th Street, Suite 2925 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102 USA

Jenna Hales 

Hiscox 1 Great St Helen’s, Lime Street London EC3A 6HX United Kingdom

Alistair Johnston 

Campbell Johnston Clark Floor 1-2, 59 Mansell Street E1 8AN London UK

Jiro Kubo 

Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. Ltd 2-1, Marunouchi 1-Chrome Chiyoda-Ku 100-8050 Tokyo Japan

Andrea Papaioannu 

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Piazza Raffaele de Ferrari, 4/3 16121 Genova Italy

Prof. Dr. Dieter Schwampe 

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein Grosse Elbstrasse 36 22767 Hamburg Germany

Eftychia Tsakou 

Norwegian Hull Club Solheimsgaten 5 5058 Bergen Norway