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Donal Keaney

Senior Marine Manager London T +44 (0) 20 7493 6151
donalkeaney@incegd.com

Department Maritime Education (University) Cork Institute of Technology – B.Sc.(Hons) Liverpool John Moores University – M.Sc. BPP University – Graduate Dip in Law Languages English

Donal Keaney

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“I continually strive to deliver the best results for my clients, offering practical, succinct advice and cost-effective solutions.”

Donal has more than 20 years’ experience in the shipping sector, 7 of which have been spent in a legal environment. Donal has a broad range of experience, which includes casualty management and investigation, as well as advising clients on both wet and dry shipping matters.

Donal’s clients include ship owners and operators as well as P&I clubs and insurers. He regularly advises clients in the aftermath of collisions, groundings, fire and other major casualties. Donal also handles both salvage and GA matters, as well as unsafe port claims and a broad range of ‘dry’ disputes.

Donal served at sea up to the rank of chief officer on vessels trading world-wide, including gas carriers, container vessels and RoRo and RoPax ferries. Donal has also worked ashore in both ship management and commercial roles.

URLs to online publications

https://www.incegd.com/en/knowledge-bank/supreme-court-has-no-jurisdiction-over-hull-underwriters-claims-against-mortgagee-bank-in-vessel-scuttling-case

Professional associations & memberships

  • Member of The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
  • Subscriber of the Association of Average Adjusters

What you may not know about Donal

Donal has enjoyed a varied career which has allowed him to travel extensively. He has visited over 100 different countries and lived and worked in Hong Kong for a time.

In his spare time, Donal enjoys rugby (mostly as a spectator these days) and hiking. He has also completed a number of marathons and other long-distance running events.

My recent publications

Insights / New rules on witness evidence: is your statement compliant?

15-02-2021 / Maritime

Significant changes to the rules governing the preparation of witness statements will come into force on 6 April 2021. They will apply, with a few exceptions, to all trial witness statements signed on or after that date in Business and Property Court proceedings, although they will not apply to Admiralty Court proceedings until at the earliest 1 October 2020.

New rules on witness evidence: is your statement compliant?

Insights / Court finds state had no immunity in respect of salvage claim

23-12-2020 / Maritime

Argentum Exploration Limited v. The silver and all persons claiming to be interested in and/or to have rights in respect of the silver [2020] EWHC 3434 (Admty)

Court finds state had no immunity in respect of salvage claim

Insights / ICLG - United Kingdom: Shipping Laws and Regulations

20-08-2020 / Maritime

United Kingdom covers common issues in shipping laws and regulations - including marine casualty, cargo claims, passenger claims, arrest and security - in 40 jurisdictions.

ICLG - United Kingdom: Shipping Laws and Regulations

Insights / Court finds marina can limit liability

10-07-2020 / Maritime

The Admiralty Court has held that the owners of a marina could limit their liability for damage to property, including vessels, pursuant to s.191 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.

Court finds marina can limit liability

Podcasts / 'Collisions: why are they still happening?' webinar series

01-07-2020 / Maritime

Webinar series, 'Collisions: why are they still happening?', hosted by the Ince Admiralty team. The series of four webinars explore the COLREGS and why collisions are still happening, and considers calls for changes to the COLREGS to accommodate autonomous ships. These webinars use a combination of case studies, Q&A and technical insight.

'Collisions: why are they still happening?' webinar series