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Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

The Work of SOSREP Maritime Casualty Intervention Seminar

2:00 - 3:00
31 October 2012
Nuffield Lecture Theatre A

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Mikis Tsimplis at .

Event details

Institute of Maritime Law Research Seminars

This programme was designed for students studying maritime law options at postgraduate level. However, undergraduate students and members of the public are welcome to attend the seminars upon request.  Please contact the Institute Secretary.


Speaker information

Hugh Shaw, SOSREP - UK Secretary of State's Representative. Hugh's role is to represent the Secretaries of State for the Department for Transport (in relation to ships) and for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (in relations to offshore installations) by removing or reducing the risk to safety, property and the UK environment arising from accidents involving ships, fixed or floating platforms or sub-sea infrastructure. His powers extend to UK territorial waters (12 nautical miles from the coast/baseline) for safety issues and to the UK Pollution Control Zone (200 miles or the median line with neighbouring states) for pollution. Hugh is empowered to make crucial and often time-critical decisions, without delay and without recourse to higher authority, where such decisions are in the overriding UK public interest.

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