General Average

Service Description:

1. Incident Management

Incident Investigation

Ascertain facts and circumstances of the incident, instructing and supervising competent surveyors as needed  
Assist Master in liaising with local Authorities  
Take statements from crew and other relevant witnesses  
Collect relevant documentation


Advise on procedure to declare GA validly in China  
Assist Master in procedures


Assist in collecting Average Bonds  
Assist in collecting data relevant to the GA adjustment Vessel

Arrest or threat thereof  

Recommend steps to avoid an arrest  
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 (documentation, statements, inspections, etc.)  
Instruct, monitor and assist competent lawyers as needed

2. 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