The Firm has a long and rich tradition in shipping matters. With its cadre of experienced Admiralty and Shipping lawyers the Firm’s Admiralty and Shipping practice is the most extensive in The Bahamas and dates back to the very beginning of The Bahamas’ development as an international maritime centre. The Bahamas Registry currently boasts the world’s third largest fleet with in excess of 50 million grt.
Throughout that development the lawyers in the Firm’s Admiralty & Shipping practice group have been on hand, advising shipowners on a multitude of issues from crew contracts to registration requirements to advising lenders and owners on ship financing transactions. Additionally, the group’s shipping litigation work is unparalleled and there is virtually no major shipping litigation matter in The Bahamas which would not involve McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes.