We are able to provide a full crew management service to clients. Which includes the entire employment process from recruitment to retirement and everything in-between. All our services are provided in accordance with the requirements of ISO9001:2015 and the Maritime Labour Convention 2006. Asset V also operates to the requirements of the DNV-GL standard 3.404 – Part II for Seafarer Recruitment and Placement.


Marine Inspections

We offer a broad range of inspection services focused on marine compliance and safety, covering cargo surveys, vessel condition surveys, pre-purchase surveys, regulatory gap analysis, ISM/ISPS audits and development, failure investigation, risk assessments, HAZIDs, HAZOPs, etc.


Marine Claims and Accident Investigation

Our unit of specialist consultants has built a solid reputation for its expertise across all aspects of shipping casualty work, and regularly receives instructions from leading underwriters, ship owners and operators. We provide unparalleled local expertise, dealing with all instances of cargo damage or loss, damage to fixed and floating objects, fines and criminal investigations, fires and explosions, collisions, grounding and salvage, persons overboard or missing, personal injury, crew illness and death, pollution, refugees and stowaways, stevedore damage or other damage caused by third parties, structural failures, including loss of propulsion or steerage, violent acts, piracy, robbery and others

We have a strong marine litigation practice actively involved in ship arrests and judicial sales by auction in Malta as well as vessel releases and counter-security measures.


Cyber Risk and information Security

We have developed a niche practice specialising in cyber risk and information security. In an age of increasing data usage and the risk of information security breaches and cyber-attacks, maintaining an adequate information security management system (ISMS) is of imperative importance. We implement and maintain ISMS with a view that we minimize the chance of such breaches occurring, whilst also reducing the costs associated with keeping information safe.



We have capacity to provide technical services for the through-life operation of luxury and superyachts. We manage projects from the initial concept through to delivery and thereafter provide complete technical and operational support. We cover Owner’s Representation, Pre-Purchase and Condition Surveys, Damage Surveys and Casualty Investigation, Refit and Project Management.

Key Contact

John Bugeja

John heads a dynamic and client-focused multidisciplinary team of marine and shipping specialists offer a full package of marine, shipping and superyacht services.

A qualified advocate in Malta, John advises on both “wet” and “dry” disputes with his primary focus being on issues arising from marine casualties as well as incidents involving personal injury and/or death.

In recent years, John has been involved in a number of high profile cases involving hijacking of vessels, pollution and carriage of undeclared dangerous goods. In doing so, he has acted for Owners and also for Charterers advising on all aspects of the casualty response including issues including of limitation of liability, jurisdiction, salvage and general average as well as the underlying liabilities, both in tort and related contracts of carriage. John has extensive experience in handling cross-border litigation within the EU and beyond.

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