Pollution Hydrocarbons carried as cargo, bunkers, lubricants or other polluting substances.

Formal Name

P&I Pollution Service

Incident Management

Incident Investigation

  • Ascertain facts and circumstances of the incident, instructing and supervising competent surveyors as needed
  • Assist Master in dealing with local Authorities
  • Take statements from crew and other relevant witnesses
  • Collect relevant documentation
  • Collect samples of pollutant substance from vessel and affected areas


  • Ascertain nature of the spill and extent of the affected area, instructing and monitoring competent surveyors as needed
  • Deal with local ¬†Authorities

Clean up

  • Design clean up plan, obtaining necessary approval from competent Authorities
  • Hire, instruct competent clean up contractors,¬†and monitor their performance on site
  • Direct and manage clean up effort on site (Clean Up Master, Beach Master)
  • Process invoices and bills and process payments

Vessel Arrest or threat thereof

  • Ascertain circumstances of the arrest or threat thereof
  • Negotiate nature and amount of security
  • Issue LOUs on P&I underwriters' behalf and authority
  • Assist in setting up other types of security
  • Assist in satisfying other demands from claimants (documents, statements, surveys, etc.)
  • Instruct, monitor and assist competent lawyers as needed

Claims Management

Out of Court

  • Act as Focal Point for claims submission
  • Claim inventorying, indexing and reporting
  • Claim analysis
  • Propose strategy to handle claim
  • Reject claims or negotiate settlement
  • Arrange settlement & obtain relevant releases

In Court

  • Ascertain circumstances of the legal action
  • Attempt to stay proceedings and continue handling amicably
  • Instruct and monitor competent lawyers as necessary
  • Assist appointed lawyers with facts and technical advice
  • Monitoring legal proceedings
  • Assist with settlement payments

Recovery Actions

  • Identify possible liable third parties
  • Recommend steps to protect recovery actions
  • Assist in conducting recovery actions in Chile

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