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Marine Salvage



This course in Marine Salvage is a practical guide to all the various aspects involved in a professional salvage scenario. It covers the major players in the worldwide salvage industry and links these with a concise summary of the legal and commercial aspects involved in today’s modern salvage environment whilst also looking at how salvage has evolved over the years. Salvage contracts in use today are looked at and the future for salvage in the era of ever larger vessels transiting the oceans.

Studying this Diploma is a great way to boost your career prospects. Many students study to develop themselves in their existing role, while others study with a complete change of career in mind.



The course consists of 10 modules. All students are required to successfully complete and pass the module assignments. Diploma students will also be required to sit and pass a final examination.

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“The course provided me a valuable insight on the highly complex legal and commercial technicalities and ramifications that come attached to the marine salvage universe.” 

Sergio Garcia, General Manager at Aequora Marine Consulting.


This is a practical guide to the law of salvage and the commercial aspects of the industry and is intended for those in the industry or practitioners in the legal/insurance industries that would like a more general overview of the legal aspects of international salvage together with the more commercial aspects that a pure legal consideration would not necessarily provide.

This Course has 10 modules

Maritime Course Author - J. Hadley-Piggin

Meet the Course Director

Jonathan Hadley-Piggin

BSc (Hons), MA, Dip Law, MNI, MRIN, ACI Arb, Solicitor

Jonathan Hadley-Piggin is a solicitor and consultant in the marine and shipping department at Keystone Law a commercial law firm based in London. Jonathan attended Warsash Nautical College in Southampton sponsored by BP Shipping, where he gained a Class III Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer). Following time at sea with BP (including during the Iran/Iraq war) he later gained a commission in the Royal Navy and attended Britannia Royal Navy College, then, sponsored by the Navy read for a degree in Maritime Law and Economics at Cardiff University.

In the Royal Navy he specialised in navigation serving in frigates and nuclear submarines before leaving the Navy to pursue a career in law. Jonathan trained with the City firm Stephenson Harwood where, following qualification he specialised in commercial charter disputes, collision and salvage. He later started to concentrate on the leisure sector both in the UK and abroad particularly in the super yacht arena where he is involved in drafting and negotiating a range of build and repair/refit contracts for super yachts for both builders and owners. Jonathan is a regular speaker at industry events and lectures (where he is also a marker) on the MCA Master Yacht qualification course and for the British Marine Federation.

If you would like to complete this as a Classroom based course, click here for more information.

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MTA Dip MSalvage

Supported by:

Keystone Law
Global HR & Payroll Expertise (CESG)
British Marine
PYA - The Professional Yachting Association
Ocean Independence
MYBA - The Worldwide Yachting Association
Marine Society
Lead Yacht Underwriters Limited
IASA - The International Association of Ship Repair Agents