Archive for the ‘Claims’ Category

Update – The Longchamp

Update – The Longchamp
Insight / Update – 01 August 2016  Are expenses incurred during negotiation of a pirate ransom recoverable in general average? In The Longchamp [2016] EWCA Civ 708, the Court of Appeal has ruled on an issue that had not previously been considered by the English courts, namely, whether expenses...
August 1st, 2016 | Claims, Corruption, Disputes, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

North P&I Club explains how to avoid claims for self-cooking soya beans

North P&I Club explains how to avoid claims for self-cooking soya beans
Tony Baker North P&I Club has advised its members to be extra vigilant during loading and transport of soya beans to ensure they do not get blamed for cargoes that start ‘cooking’ at sea. The advices comes in the latest issue of its loss prevention newsletter Signals. According to North’s...
July 25th, 2016 | Claims, Disputes, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Foundering of a small pleasure yacht with subsequent loss of life

Foundering of a small pleasure yacht with subsequent loss of life
The incident A small pleasure yacht with three persons on board sailed in the evening, intending an overnight passage to the next port. In the early hours of the morning the vessel foundered on rocks that were close to the vessel and inshore. Two lives were lost in this incident. Observations The inquiry...
July 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Claims, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Reports, Safety and Security, Yachting | Read More

Crew health: Maintaining fitness on board

Crew health: Maintaining fitness on board
The ability to maintain a fitness regime on board a vessel can be challenging, especially in instances where a ship does not have sufficient or suitable facilities for sport. However, these limitations need not stop a seafarer from taking regular exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. Claims related...
July 21st, 2016 | Claims, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

The Swedish Club puts root cause of insidents into focus

The Swedish Club puts root cause of insidents into focus
The front cover of “Claims at a Glance” The Swedish Club has launched its latest publication,  Claims at a Glance, which provides an insight into the full range of claims the Club has handled over the last five years, and is intended as a tool to reduce the frequency of incidents for both...
July 11th, 2016 | Claims, Defense, Disputes, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Reports | Read More

The Shipowners’ Club onLoss Prevention: SOLAS Chapter VI Container Gross Mass Verifications FAQs

The Shipowners’ Club onLoss Prevention: SOLAS Chapter VI Container Gross Mass Verifications FAQs
With the amendments to SOLAS Chapter VI, container gross mass verifications, coming into force on the 1 July 2016, the Club has created a helpful infographic to answer any questions you may have on the new amendments, including why they have been implemented, what vessels they apply to and what qualifies...
July 1st, 2016 | Claims, Containers, P and I Clubs | Read More

The OW saga – UAE Federal Supreme Court decides that

The OW saga – UAE Federal Supreme Court decides that
The OW saga – UAE Federal Supreme Court decides that physical suppliers of bunkers have no right to recourse against Owners/Charterers In the first decision on the issue from the most senior court in the country, the UAE Federal Supreme Court has decided that physical suppliers of bunkers have...
June 27th, 2016 | Bunkering, Claims, Disputes, Legal | Read More

Could you handle a major PR crisis? Asks the Swedish Club

Could you handle a major PR crisis? Asks the Swedish Club
Julian Bray, Editor-In-Chief, Tradewinds speaking, Alongside him are Martin Baxendale, Managing Director MTI Network, Roger Harrabin, Environmental Analyst. BBC News, Sean Moloney, Managing Director, Elaborate Communications, Rob Grool, Director of Fleet Managament, Vroon If your ship sinks, can you...
June 16th, 2016 | Associations, Claims, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Events, Groundings, Health and Safety, HR, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

STOP PRESS – OW Bunker – Supreme Court Ruling

STOP PRESS – OW Bunker – Supreme Court Ruling
The UK Supreme Court has today given its eagerly anticipated judgment in the UK test case the “Res Cogitans”. The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the appeal and has upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal that a bunker supply contract between OW Bunker and Owners was not covered...
May 11th, 2016 | Bunkering, Claims, Disputes, Legal | Read More

HFW briefing – A victory for insurers: the YUSUF CEPNIOGLU

HFW briefing – A victory for insurers: the YUSUF CEPNIOGLU
Richard Strub Many jurisdictions around the world have legislation granting a victim the right to sue a defendant’s insurer directly and without first suing the insured. Such “direct action statutes” have been used in a number of recent cases to sue P&I clubs directly. The issue for clubs,...
April 20th, 2016 | Claims, Disputes, Groundings, Legal, Marine Insurance, News, P and I Clubs | Read More

North P&I Club warns shipowners of the risks of reduced generator capacity

North P&I Club warns shipowners of the risks of reduced generator capacity
Colin Gillespie North P&I Club is advising its members to be aware of the potentially severe consequences of poorly maintained or overloaded on-board generators being unable to meet the electrical demands of ships at sea. The warning comes in the latest issue of the club’s loss prevention newsletter Signals. According...
April 8th, 2016 | Claims, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Reefer Containers, Safety and Security | Read More

Court rejects €1.56m claim against marine surveyor accused of poor stowage

Court rejects €1.56m claim against marine surveyor accused of poor stowage
Charlotte Kirk International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has warned that the wording of instructions can potentially widen the scope of liability for marine service providers, citing the recent case of a marine surveyor sued for €1.56m for alleged poor onboard stowage of a cargo. The marine...
April 4th, 2016 | Associations, Claims, Disputes, Legal, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

New report from the Swedish Club shines light on vessel claims

New report from the Swedish Club shines light on vessel claims
The life of seafarers is never straightforward, and as a new report from the Swedish Club shows, the hazards and job complexities they face are very much dependent on the type of vessel they find themselves crewing. In P&I Claims Analysis, published this week, the Club has studied thousands of incidents...
March 16th, 2016 | Claims, Marine Insurance, News, P and I Clubs | Read More

As ships get bigger, so will the scale of incidents…

As ships get bigger, so will the scale of incidents…
More than a full house; at the far end on the centre at the podium Chris Adams delivers his speech As ships get bigger, so will the scale of incidents- but Lloyd’s Open Form will still cope In recent years, the salvage industry has tackled incidents involving some of the largest merchant vessels which...
February 7th, 2016 | Claims, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, London Shipping Law Centre, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

The Migrants issue continues…

The Migrants issue continues…
John Faraclas Without prejudice Anathema and Migrants: Human Aggression at its best! Why all this hypocrisy by all involved and in particular from the so called politically correct EU’s masters of colonialism? Do they have an idea what an… ism ending means and entails…? John Faraclas’s insight...
February 1st, 2016 | At the end of the day..., Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, P and I Clubs, Religion, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Captain Mangouras scapegoated again

Captain Mangouras scapegoated again
Captain Apostolos Mangouras – photo credit;huffingtonpost.es Spain wins Prestige appeal, branding Capt Mangouras a reckless criminal Spain’s Supreme Court has overturned the 2013 verdict of the Spanish court of first instance in La Coruna which had acquitted Capt Apostolos Mangouras, Master of...
January 29th, 2016 | Claims, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Intertanko, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Maria Mavroudi’s success continues in academia!

Maria Mavroudi’s success continues in academia!
Maria Irine Mavroudi Maria Irini Mavroudi, Business Development and Claims Executive at The American Club Piraeus office and BoD member of WISTA-Hellas has recently completed her LLM course at City University London. The graduation ceremony took place yesterday afternoon (14:00hrs)  at The Barbican...
January 29th, 2016 | Academia, Associations, Claims, HR, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

North and Shipowners’ P&I clubs warn of potentially lethal refrigeration gas risks on fishing vessels

North and Shipowners’ P&I clubs warn of potentially lethal refrigeration gas risks on fishing vessels
Craig McBurnie The 175 million GT, ‘A’ rated North P&I Club has joined forces with the Shipowners’ Club to publish a technical loss prevention briefing on how to minimise potentially lethal gas risks arising from poor operation and maintenance of refrigeration systems on fishing vessels. Both...
January 26th, 2016 | Claims, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Security Institute update

Security Institute update
Jonathon Bright Security Institute – a great time to join; an interesting letter received from Jonathon Bright: Dear John, Just a quick e-mail to wish you a Happy New Year and to highlight a few reasons why it is now a great time to join the largest membership organisation for security professionals...
January 15th, 2016 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Human Rights at Sea and IBA launch initiative to capture maritime abuses with eyeWitness app

Human Rights at Sea and IBA launch initiative to capture maritime abuses with eyeWitness app
David Hammond and Wendy Betts Today, Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) announced the launch of an initiative to use the eyeWitness to Atrocities App to record human rights abuses occurring at sea. Developed by the International Bar Association (IBA), the App, through its unique capabilities will enable those...
December 7th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, News, Person Profiles, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Lack of proper management systems prove costly for shipowners

Lack of proper management systems prove costly for shipowners
Main Engine Damage Report cover A new report from The Swedish Club shows that incorrect maintenance and repair continues to be the most frequent cause of main engine damage – a trend which has continued unabated since the Club began monitoring the issue nearly ten years ago. Main Engine Damage investigates...
November 11th, 2015 | Claims, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Reports, Shipmanagement, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Braemar SA Publishes Its Third Edition of “A Guide to Hull and Machinery”

Braemar SA Publishes Its Third Edition of “A Guide to Hull and Machinery”
Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association), (“Braemar SA”), the international multi-disciplinary marine surveyors and consultants, has published the third edition of its well-regarded Guide to Hull & Machinery. The publication is primarily designed to help those with a non-technical background...
November 4th, 2015 | Associations, Books, Chartering, Claims, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, News, Sales and Purchases, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Ship Demolitions, Technical | Read More

Arrests and prosecutions – a positive response to piracy

Arrests and prosecutions – a positive response to piracy
Captain P. Mukundan London 2 November 2015 – Despite an overall global reduction in serious piracy attacks this year, the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC) cautions against complacency in its 2015 report for the year to 30 September. Southeast Asia cracks down In Southeast...
November 2nd, 2015 | Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

UAVs and their detection – Transport Security Expo will address all the implications

UAVs and their detection – Transport Security Expo will address all the implications
UAVs and their detection – Transport Security Expo will address all the implications 2-3 December 2015 / Olympia London 29 October 2015 – The recent growth in the number of UAVs – from the highly sophisticated devices deployed by the military to low-cost recreational versions –...
October 30th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Pressurised market, risk complexity and digitalisation are three big challenges

Pressurised market, risk complexity and digitalisation are three big challenges
Dieter Berg on final day of IUMI 2015 conference. Photo courtesy GDV. Pressurised market, risk complexity and digitalisation are three big challenges, says IUMI president Dieter Berg By James Brewer Three main topics emerged from deliberations at the 2015 conference of the International Union of Marine...
October 27th, 2015 | Claims, Groundings, IT and Communications, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More