Keesal, Young & Logan enjoys international recognition as the leading admiralty and maritime firm on the West Coast of the United States. With offices in Long Beach, California, San Francisco, California, Seattle, Washington, Anchorage, Alaska, and Hong Kong, we provide our maritime and transportation industry clients comprehensive legal representation throughout the Pacific region. Each of our offices has an Emergency Response Team available 24/7 to assist clients with maritime, environmental, criminal or other emergencies of any type or size.
The firm provides representation to businesses involved in the interstate and international transportation of goods and passengers. Ship owners, tug and barge operators, vessel managers, charterers, protection and indemnity associations and terminal operators rely on Keesal, Young & Logan’s expertise in matters ranging from environmental/oil spill incidents, casualty investigations, port state inspections, cargo claims, shipyard disputes, Jones Act and longshore litigation, charter party litigation and arbitration, and maritime lien disputes. The firm advises transportation clients regarding compliance with U.S. and international laws and conventions, and concerning dealings with various state and federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security (including Coast Guard, Customs, DEA, FBI and INS), Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Maritime Commission.
The firm’s transactional expertise includes preparation of charter parties, bills of lading, sales agreements, terminal lease agreements, stevedore service agreements, salvage agreements and wreck removal contracts.
Representative maritime industry clients include: Alaska Tanker Company; Americana Ships; American President Lines; BP; Carnival Cruise Lines; Central Gulf Lines Inc.; Chevron Shipping Co. LLC; CSAV; China Ocean Shipping Co. Ltd.; China Shipping Container Line; CP Ships; Crowley Marine Services, Inc.; Fairmont Shipping; Foss Maritime Co.; Holland America Line Inc.; Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.; J. Lauritzen A/S; Keystone Shipping Co.; Maersk Inc.; Marine Transport Lines; Matson Navigation Company, Inc.; Orient Overseas Container Line; OMI Bulk Management Corp.; OSG Ship Management, Inc.; P&O Nedlloyd; Pemex; Polar Tankers; Red Band Shipping; Royal Caribbean International/Celebrity Cruises; Sanko; Sea River Maritime, Inc.; Star Shipping Inc.; STX Pan Ocean; Teekay Shipping (Canada) Ltd.; Tohmei Shipping Co. Ltd.; Wah Kwong Shipping Agency Co. Ltd.; Wallem Ship Management; Yang Ming Maritime Transport Corporation; Zodiac Maritime; and Zim.
We also represent virtually all of the most respected shipping industry protection and indemnity associations including The American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association; Assuranceforeningen SKULD; Britannia Steamship Insurance Association Ltd.; Gard Services AS; The Japan Ship Owners’ Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association; Korea P&I Club; The London SteamShip Owners’ Mutual Insurance Association, Ltd.; The Standard Steamship Owners’ Protection and Indemnity (Bermuda) Ltd.; The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association Limited; The Swedish Club; The UK P&I Club; and West of England Insurance Services (Luxembourg) SA.