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James Drummond

Admiralty Manager London T +44 (0) 20 7481 0010
jamesdrummond@incegd.com

Department Maritime

James Drummond

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James is a Senior Marine Manger in the firm's Admiralty team. He travels widely on a variety of matters including collisions, groundings, salvage, total loss, fire and pollution incidents.

James joined the firm in 2003. Prior to that he spent eight years at sea with the Royal Navy specialising in navigation and pilotage, before coming ashore in 1996 to join the operations and claims department of a large London ship-owner. During the following seven years, James was involved with the commercial management of both tanker and dry cargo vessels and qualified as a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (MICS).

In 2006, James moved to our Singapore office and travelled extensively in the Far East dealing with a wide variety of casualties for owner, P&I and H&M clients. James returned to the London in 2015 and remains a senior member of our international emergency response team.

My matter highlights

  • Ever Smart – Collision off Jubail (Casualty investigation; liability/quantum; litigation up to the Supreme Court);

  • Usolie – Collision in River Scheldt (Casualty investigation; liability/quantum; case management);

  • MSC Madrid - Collision in River Scheldt (Casualty investigation; liability/quantum; case management);

  • Great Aspiration – Explosion (Casualty investigation);

  • Bulk Jupiter  - total loss in the South China Sea (liquefaction) (Casualty investigation; case management);

  • Vinalines Queen  - total loss off the Philippines (liquefaction) (Casualty investigation; case management);

  • Robert Oldendorff – Common Law salvage claim, Mozambique (Case management/arbitration);

  • MSC Ines – Multiple collisions in Durban (Casualty investigation; liability/quantum; case management);

  • Johannes Wulff – Grounding, River Plate - (Casualty investigation/GA/case management);

  • Bunga Kelana 3 - Collision (and 2,500 mt crude oil pollution claim) in the Singapore Straits (Casualty investigation; liability/quantum; case management).

My recent publications

Insights / Supreme Court collides with navigational rules

19-02-2021 / Maritime

Evergreen Marine (UK) Limited v. Nautical Challenge Ltd (Ever Smart c/w Alexandra I) [2021] UKSC 6

Supreme Court collides with navigational rules

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

News / Court finds ship operator can limit liability

01-06-2020 / Maritime

(1) Splitt Chartering APS (2) Stema Shipping A/S (3) Maibau Baustoffhandel GmbH (4) Stema Shipping (UK) Limited (Claimant) v. (1) Saga Shipholding Norway AS (2) RTE Reseau De Transport D’Electricitie SA and others (Stema Barge II) [2020] EWHC 1294 (Admlty)

Court finds ship operator can limit liability