Archive for the ‘Claims’ Category

London P&I Club says digital cameras can provide vital evidence in defending claims

London P&I Club says digital cameras can provide vital evidence in defending claims
THE London P&I Club has recommended that ship owners and operators keep a good-quality digital camera on board their vessels as part of their attempts to collect and preserve evidence in the event of claims arising, particularly as a result of damage to fixed or floating objects. The club points...
October 22nd, 2015 | Claims, P and I Clubs, Photography | Read More

Climate change threatens to wreak havoc on stored cargo and on marine infrastructure

Climate change threatens to wreak havoc on stored cargo and on marine infrastructure
IUMI loss prevention committee chairman David Taylor and speakers’ panel. Climate change threatens to wreak havoc on stored cargo and on marine infrastructure, experts warn at IUMI gathering By James Brewer Loss potentials have reached new dimensions as natural catastrophes increase dramatically in...
October 21st, 2015 | Claims, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Oceanology, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

EU states are making good progress towards agreement on places of refuge for stricken ships…

EU states are making good progress towards agreement on places of refuge for stricken ships…
Dr Lemonia Tsaroucha. EU states are making good progress towards agreement on places of refuge for stricken ships, Lemonia Tsaroucha of European Commission tells IUMI By James Brewer A European Union co-operation group will meet shortly to finalise guidelines for what is hoped to be a more effective...
October 18th, 2015 | Claims, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

NORTH P&I Club strengthens its Greek office claims team

NORTH P&I Club strengthens its Greek office claims team
Dev Lajmi The 170 million GT, ‘A’ rated North P&I Club has significantly strengthened its Mediterranean-based claims team with the transfer of Dev Lajmi (53), one its most experienced senior claims executives, from the UK head office to its regional office in Piraeus North’s local director...
October 15th, 2015 | Claims, Company Profiles, HR, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

Underwriters fall out with expert witness over valuation of fire-damaged vessel

Underwriters fall out with expert witness over valuation of fire-damaged vessel
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has reported a case in which hull & machinery insurance underwriters instituted proceedings against a marine consultancy firm for alleged negligence in failing to properly review shipyard quotes in respect of the cost of repairing a fire-damaged...
October 12th, 2015 | Associations, Claims, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Cargo scams are on the rise in Europe…

Cargo scams are on the rise in Europe…
Wim Dekeyser. Cargo scams are on the rise in Europe as criminals cash in on transport industry woes, IUMI audience is warned  By James Brewer Europe’s leading economies are among countries plagued by huge amounts of cargo theft – some of it carried out via freight exchange websites and some facilitated...
October 11th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Disputes, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud | Read More

Another success of the Hellenic Coast Guard in Crete

Another success of the Hellenic Coast Guard in Crete
the “Grot-Yug” under arrest in the Port of Souda, Crete, Greece A small freighter, the “Grot-Yug” under the Sao Tome flag was arrested in the early hours yesterday in Crete and her six member crew too for smuggling cigarettes. The vessel  is now at the Port of Souda in Chania. This is yet another...
September 30th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Seizures | Read More

The Mediterranean Migrant Mess

The Mediterranean Migrant Mess
Captain John B. Dalby Captain John Dalby (Captain), AFNI, CEO, Marine Risk Management Ltd and Globalert Airborne Reconnaissance and Surveillance report on  The Mediterranean Migrant Mess (with no apologies for the absence of tear-jerking images)… I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again....
September 16th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Civil Unrest, Claims, Communication, Company Profiles, Corruption, Defense, Groundings, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Religion, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Major hull claims and ro-ro fires are on the rise again…

Major hull claims and ro-ro fires are on the rise again…
Helle Hammer Major hull claims and ro-ro fires are on the rise again, warn Norway’s Cefor insurers  by James Brewer  With total and major merchant ship losses on the rise, the first half of 2015 brings the impact of these claims back to the expected level, Cefor (the Nordic Association of Marine...
August 26th, 2015 | Associations, Claims, Groundings, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Where it all began: Arbitration in New York

Where it all began: Arbitration in New York
Clay Maitland Where Arbitration Began:     Maritime Arbitration in New York by Clay Maitland,  Managing Partner, International Registries Inc. and Chairman, NYMAR  In March 1656, Andrew Kilvert brought suit against Jan Geraerdy in the Court of Burgemeesters of the colony of New Netherland, demanding...
August 25th, 2015 | Arbiitration, Associations, Claims, Disputes, Legal | Read More

Offshore Case studies: Avoidable Claims

Offshore Case studies: Avoidable Claims
The Shipowners’ Club has always focused on smaller and specialist vessels and, as a consequence, has always had a very significant involvement in the offshore sector – currently covering 5, 000 vessels providing support services to offshore production and explorations facilities. While it is difficult...
July 28th, 2015 | Associations, Claims, Marine Insurance | Read More

SPNL Event weighs in on Maritime Claims

SPNL Event weighs in on Maritime Claims
Jack Hatcher, Senior Associate & Mariner at Hill Dickinson LLP. The next generation keep abreast with the latest developments in maritime claims aspect of insurance. The Shipping Professional Network London (SPNL) treated guests to another fascinating evening as it held one of its many networking...
July 9th, 2015 | Associations, Claims, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

MV Seaman Guard Ohio Crew to stand trial in India after 625 days in detention

MV Seaman Guard Ohio Crew to stand trial in India after 625 days in detention
Paul Towers The Mission to Seafarers has been informed by the crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio from India this week that they will not be released to leave, as they had eagerly anticipated. Instead, the Supreme Court Judge in Delhi has referred the case back to the Magistrate Court in Tuticorin, to go to...
July 6th, 2015 | Associations, Claims, HR, Legal, Safety and Security | Read More

AKD completes rapid auction of containership in Aruba after bank arrest

AKD completes rapid auction of containership in Aruba after bank arrest
Haco van der Houven van Oord ROTTERDAM-based law firm AKD has completed the sale at auction of the container vesselCaribbean Sea in the courts of Aruba following its arrest by Rabobank for outstanding mortgage debts in excess of $28m. The entire arrest and auction process was completed in just 20 days,...
May 12th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Associations, Claims, Legal, Shipfinance | Read More

European Parliament Committee sets the tone for Europe’s debate on multinational transparency

European Parliament Committee sets the tone for Europe’s debate on multinational transparency
Koen Roovers AMID PUBLIC OUTCRY ON TAX DODGING, PARLIAMENTARIANS RESPOND WITH CONCRETE MEASURES TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD In another move that places Europe at the forefront of the financial transparency wave, the Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee of the European Parliament voted in favor of a Shareholders...
May 7th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, European Union, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

London P&I Club issues recommendations on bauxite cargoes

London P&I Club issues recommendations on bauxite cargoes
The London P&I Club has issued a list of recommendations to owners contemplating the carriage of bauxite cargoes in the wake of renewed concerns about the dangers of cargo mis-declaration and potential liquefaction. In the latest issue of the club’s StopLoss Bulletin,  Dr Martin Jonas, of international...
April 27th, 2015 | Claims, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

2015 GREEN4SEA Forum – One of the best ever global events

2015 GREEN4SEA Forum – One of the best ever global events
A panoramic view of the centre stalls One of its best ever events, an excellent conference/debate and a small exhibition, took place yesterday in one of Greek shipping’s modern temples: The Evgenidion Foundation. A full house witnessed and participated in all sessions issues, a very unique situation....
April 23rd, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Charity, Claims, Clubs, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consulting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Defense, Disputes, Emissions, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Organisations, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

ITF ramps up pressure over scapegoated Russian air traffic controllers

ITF ramps up pressure over scapegoated Russian air traffic controllers
Roman Dunaev, Svetlana Krovtsun and Alexander Kruglov face criminal charges The ITF has ramped up the pressure to drop criminal charges against three air traffic controllers at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport who it says were unfairly scapegoated for the tragic accident which killed the head of oil giant...
April 9th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, Claims, Corruption, Disputes, ITF | Read More

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Med unless EU…

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Med unless EU…
Large scale rescue -Picture credits: Stolt Tankers B.V. THOUSANDS OF LIVES WILL BE LOST IN THE MEDITERRANEAN UNLESS EU GOVERNMENTS TAKE URGENT ACTION,  SAY SHIPOWNER GROUPS AND SEAFARER UNIONS  European and global operators of merchant ships have joined forces with seafarers’ unions to urge EU Member...
April 8th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Associations, BIMCO, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Defense, European Union, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, IACS, ILO, Immigration, IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, ITF, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

Bad Faith round-up…

Bad Faith round-up…
Michael Thompson, Ann Waite and Joseph Grasso. Bad Faith round-up: law firm Wiggin and Dana offers advice to insurers seeking to avoid bad news from US courts By James Brewer London underwriters have been warned that coverage dispute lawsuits in the United States could bring heavy financial consequences...
April 7th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Disputes, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, News, Seizures | Read More

On Sanctions…

On Sanctions…
Nadia A. Zormpa Marine Insurance threatened by Sanctions? Nandia A. Zormpa* writes: Sanctions.  A phenomenon that until recently seemed to have only political aspects. The great impact of sanctions is not only illustrated on financial results for the sanctioned countries but it expands in shipping industry ...
April 7th, 2015 | Associations, Claims, Comment, Corruption, Disputes, Finance, Legal, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Shipfinance | Read More

Making deviation claims

Making deviation claims
12 March, 2015  View pdf    Download pdf Category             Operations Issue date          12/03/2015 Area                       Worldwide We would like to notify Members of an updated ‘diversion expenses claim form’ to enable swift settlement of claims when a vessel...
March 12th, 2015 | Associations, Claims, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

IACS to act on MOL Comfort report

IACS to act on MOL Comfort report
The fore part of the former “MOL Comfort” on fire and a fire fighting tug trying to put the fire off – photo credits The Indian Navy The International Association of Classifications Societies (IACS) has received the final report issued in Japan by the Committee on Large Container Ship...
March 6th, 2015 | Associations, Claims, Classification Societies, Container shipping, Containers, Health and Safety, IACS, IMO, Maritime Accidents, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Technical, Technology | Read More

Legacy asbestos and environmental exposure claims remain big headache for insurers globally

Legacy asbestos and environmental exposure claims remain big headache for insurers globally
Panel discussion: from left David Wynn of Clyde & Co, Bob Howe of AXA Liabilities, Paul Corver of IRLA and Ian Harvey of Aviva. Legacy asbestos and environmental exposure claims remain big headache for insurers globally, Clyde & Co conference spells out By James Brewer A London conference has...
February 21st, 2015 | Associations, Claims, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Marine Insurance, News, Safety and Security | Read More

“Copenship” Insolvency, February 2015

“Copenship” Insolvency, February 2015
Steven Paul 4 February 2015 saw Copenship A/S, a significant charterer of bulk vessels, and its subsidiary Copenship Bunkers A/S, file for bankruptcy in the Copenhagen Maritime and Commercial Court. The bankruptcy of Copenship marks the latest in a series of recent high-profile shipping insolvencies,...
February 12th, 2015 | Banking, Bunkering, Chartering, Claims, Dry Bulkcarriers, Legal, Shipfinance | Read More