APPENDIX B (SCOPIC)
1. (a) The SCR shall be selected from a panel (the "SCR Panel") appointed by a Committee (the "SCOPIC
Committee”) comprising of representatives appointed by the following:
3 representatives from the International Group of P and I Clubs
3 representatives from the ISU
3 representatives from the IUMI
3 representatives from the International Chamber of Shipping
(b) The SCOPIC Committee shall be responsible for a triennial review of the tariff rates as set out in Appendix A.
(c) The SCOPIC Committee shall meet once a year in London to review, confirm, reconfirm or remove SCR
(d) Any individual may be proposed for membership of the SCR Panel by any member of the SCOPIC
Committee and shall be accepted for inclusion on the SCR Panel unless at least four votes are cast against
(e) The SCOPIC Committee may also set and approve the rates of remuneration for the SCRs.
(f) Members of the SCOPIC Committee shall serve without compensation.
(g) The SCOPIC Committee’s meetings and business shall be organised and administered by the Salvage
Arbitration Branch of the Corporation of Lloyd’s (hereinafter called “Lloyds”) who will keep the current list of
SCR Panel members and make it available to any person with a bona fide interest.
(h) The SCOPIC Committee shall be entitled to decide its own administrative rules as to procedural matters
(such as quorums, the identity and power of the Chairman etc.).
2. The primary duty of the SCR shall be the same as the Contractor, namely to use his best endeavours to assist in the
salvage of the vessel and the property thereon and in so doing to prevent and minimise damage to the environment.
3. The Salvage Master shall at all times remain in overall charge of the operation, make all final decisions as to what he
thinks is best and remain responsible for the operation.
4. The SCR shall be entitled to be kept informed by or on behalf of the Salvage Master or (if none) the principal
contractors’ representative on site (hereinafter called "the Salvage Master"). The Salvage Master shall consult with the SCR during the operation if circumstances allow and the SCR, once on site, shall be entitled to offer the Salvage Master advice.
5. (a) Once the SCOPIC clause is invoked the Salvage Master shall send daily reports (hereinafter called the “Daily
Salvage Reports") setting out:-
•the salvage plan (followed by any changes thereto as they arise)
•the condition of the casualty and the surrounding area (followed by any changes thereto as they arise)
•the progress of the operation
•the personnel, equipment, tugs and other craft used in the operation that day.
(b) Pending the arrival of the SCR on site the Daily Salvage Reports shall be sent to Lloyd's and the owners of
the vessel. Once the SCR has been appointed and is on site the Daily Salvage Reports shall be delivered to
(c) The SCR shall upon receipt of each Daily Salvage Report:-
(i) Transmit a copy of the Daily Salvage Report by the quickest method reasonably available to Lloyd's,
the owners of the vessel, their liability insurers and (if any) to the Special Hull Representative and
Special Cargo Representative (appointed under clause 12 of the SCOPIC clause and Appendix C) if
they are on site; and if a Special Hull Representative is not on site the SCR shall likewise send copies
of the Daily Salvage Reports direct to the leading Hull Underwriter or his agent (if known to the SCR)
and if a Special Cargo Representative is not on site the SCR shall likewise send copies of the Daily
Salvage Reports to such cargo underwriters or their agent or agents as are known to the SCR
(hereinafter in this Appendix B such Hull and Cargo property underwriters shall be called "Known
(ii) If circumstances reasonably permit consult with the Salvage Master and endorse his Daily Salvage Report stating whether or not he is satisfied and