Archive for the ‘Maritime Fraud’ Category

Maritime piracy report sees first Somali hijackings after five-year lull

Maritime piracy report sees first Somali hijackings after five-year lull
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 4 May 2017 – Pirates and armed robbers attacked 43 ships and captured 58 seafarers in the first quarter of 2017, slightly more than the same period last year, according to the latest ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) piracy report. The global report...
May 4th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

16th of March: Cyber Security – General awareness training

16th of March: Cyber Security – General awareness training
ΝΕW! Cyber Security – General awareness training DNV GL acknowledges that the maritime sector is in need of adequate cyber security to safeguard organizations, assets and information. To that end, Maritime Academy Hellas is offering on 16 March 2017, a 1-day general awareness Cyber Security...
February 13th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Corruption, Defense, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Cyber Security Risk to Shipping Industry highlighted in Steamship Mutual’s latest Loss Prevention DVD

Cyber Security Risk to Shipping Industry highlighted in Steamship Mutual’s latest Loss Prevention DVD
As part of Steamship Mutual’s loss prevention initiatives, the Club has released their latest DVD ‘Cyber Security: Smart, Safe Shipping’ highlighting the implications of a potential cyber security breach for a shipping company. All businesses rely heavily upon computer systems to sustain their...
January 20th, 2017 | Corruption, IT and Communications, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs | Read More

North P&I Club supports new international ‘Be Cyber Aware at Sea’ campaign

North P&I Club supports new international ‘Be Cyber Aware at Sea’ campaign
North P&I Club is continuing its drive to highlight the range of cyber threats facing shipowners through active support of the new international ‘Be Cyber Aware At Sea’ campaign. The campaign is a global maritime and offshore industry initiative to raise awareness of the increasing maritime...
November 4th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, IT and Communications, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs | Read More

Threat to seafarers remains despite piracy clampdown, IMB reports

Threat to seafarers remains despite piracy clampdown, IMB reports
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 31 October 2016 – Kidnapping and hostage-taking persists off the coasts of West Africa and South East Asia, despite a 20-year low in piracy on the world’s seas, according to new figures from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime...
October 31st, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Hill Dickinson LLP and The UK Chamber of Shipping hold Crime at Sea Seminar

Hill Dickinson LLP and The UK Chamber of Shipping hold Crime at Sea Seminar
Maria Pittordis The UK Chamber of Shipping in partnership with international law firm Hill Dickinson held a half-day Crime at Sea Seminar at Hill Dickinson LLP’s office at Broadgate Tower, London on the afternoon of 19th October.  This event discussed, amongst other things, how shipowners should...
October 24th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

New Marsh report: Switching From Paper to Electronic Bills of Lading

New Marsh report: Switching From Paper to Electronic Bills of Lading
Gordon Street London, 14 October, 2016 — Attached is Marsh’s latest report, “Switching From Paper to Electronic Bills of Lading”, which looks at bills of lading (BOL) fraud in the maritime and marine industries. The report covers: ·         How, as paper-based BOLs are replaced by...
October 14th, 2016 | Chartering, Claims, Corruption, Fixtures, IT and Communications, Maritime Fraud, Markets, P and I Clubs, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HFW Briefing – ATLANTIK CONFIDENCE: Cargo Insurers “break limits” in unprecedented judgment

HFW Briefing – ATLANTIK CONFIDENCE: Cargo Insurers “break limits” in unprecedented judgment
ATLANTIK CONFIDENCE: Cargo Insurers “break limits” in unprecedented judgment Following the fire and sinking of the bulk carrier ATLANTIK CONFIDENCE off the coast of Oman in April 2013, the owners...
October 11th, 2016 | Claims, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs | Read More

ABS Awarded Maritime Cybersecurity Research Contract

ABS Awarded Maritime Cybersecurity Research Contract
Howard Fireman ABS directs Joint Industry Development Project to determine the direction of cybersecurity in the maritime industry. (Houston) ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industries, has been awarded a research contract by the Maritime...
October 7th, 2016 | Awards, Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

IBIA welcomes Danish authorities’ clampdown on bunker fraud

IBIA welcomes Danish authorities’ clampdown on bunker fraud
  IBIA’S CEO Peter Hall The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) welcomes the fact that Danish authorities have investigated and sought to bring to justice alleged fraudulent activities perpetrated by a bunkering company in the country. On 22 September, a Danish court sentenced...
September 26th, 2016 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Bunkering, Legal, Maritime Fraud | Read More

British Marine and Datatag’s official COMPASS Scheme goes live

British Marine and Datatag’s official COMPASS Scheme goes live
Kevin Howells, Managing Director of Datatag and Sarah Dhanda, Membership & Services Director of British Marine British Marine and Datatag’s official COMPASS Scheme goes live to tackle marine theft COMPASS (the Combined Official Marine Protection and Security System) which is powered by Datatag and...
September 19th, 2016 | Associations, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security | Read More

Organised-crime expert Elman Myers to be ALARYS 2016 keynote speaker

Organised-crime expert Elman Myers to be ALARYS 2016 keynote speaker
Elman Myers Hamilton, Bermuda, September 12, 2016—Elman Myers, a former US Air Force special agent who is now a managing director at Hiscox, will be the keynote speaker at this month’s 2016 ALARYS Congress conference (www.alarys.bm) in Bermuda. Based in Miami as Managing Director at Hiscox Special...
September 12th, 2016 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Still a low dry market with the BDI@718…

Still a low dry market with the BDI@718…
John Faraclas Despite going over and above the 700 threshold the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) we are still in a very low dry market; Geopolitics as said in the past, and shipfinance scandals that will surface, will drive the stakeholders mad. John Faraclas warns of dangers again: With a dozen points plus...
August 25th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Immigration, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Religion, Sanctions, Shipfinance | Read More

HFW Briefing: Supreme Court defines the ambit of the fraudulent claims rule

HFW Briefing: Supreme Court defines the ambit of the fraudulent claims rule
Supreme Court defines the ambit of the fraudulent claims rule The fraudulent claims rule is well established in English law. It operates to bar a policyholder’s claim in its entirety when that claim is fabricated or fraudulently exaggerated. The leading case is generally regarded...
August 5th, 2016 | Claims, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud | Read More

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

TT Club warns of fraud issues faced by Customs Brokers

TT Club warns of fraud issues faced by Customs Brokers
            Kate Hollis, Senior Claims Executive at TT Club in Sydney, discusses the risks faced by licenced customs brokers and mitigation steps to take: “As the international trade regulatory landscape continues to change and the commercial environment becomes increasingly...
July 29th, 2016 | Corruption, Legal, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Sea piracy drops to 21-year low, IMB reports

Sea piracy drops to 21-year low, IMB reports
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, July 2016 – Piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa,  according to a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB). IMB’s...
July 25th, 2016 | Associations, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Seizures, Shipmanagement | Read More

North P&I Club highlights the need for increased cyber security vigilance

North P&I Club highlights the need for increased cyber security vigilance
Tony Baker North P&I Club has set out the growing range of cyber risks now facing shipowners in a new loss prevention briefing published today (09 June 2016). Entitled Cyber Risks and Shipping, the briefing outlines the increasing sophistication of cyber criminals and raises the need for mitigation...
June 9th, 2016 | Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Security Council statement highlights IMO capacity-building work in Gulf of Guinea

Security Council statement highlights IMO capacity-building work in Gulf of Guinea
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the Presidential Statement from the United Nations Security Council (S/PRST/2016/4) in which the Council strongly condemns acts of murder, kidnapping, hostage-taking and robbery by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea and encourages States in the region and regional...
May 3rd, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

A Cock-up with the BDI down at 703, or what…?

A Cock-up with the BDI down at 703, or what…?
John Faraclas The BDI ended the week down seven points since yesterday at 703 “reassuring” of tough times ahead; John Faraclas on the latest market …”twists and turns”: So, for a second day in row the BDI dropped enhancing our prediction for tough times ahead, but more importantly strengthening...
April 29th, 2016 | Banking, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Violent attacks worsen in seas off West Africa despite global piracy downturn…

Violent attacks worsen in seas off West Africa despite global piracy downturn…
Captain P. Mukundan Violent attacks worsen in seas off West Africa despite global piracy downturn, IMB reports London and Kuala Lumpur, 27 April 2016 – As piracy on the world’s seas continues to fall,  new figures from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB)...
April 27th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

UKHO warns of dangers posed by counterfeit ADMIRALTY products

UKHO warns of dangers posed by counterfeit ADMIRALTY products
Publications published since October 2014 include a grey graphic showing the UKHO crest across random pages. If photocopied, the words ‘ILLEGAL COPY’ will be visible. April 1, 2016 – The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has observed an increase in the number of counterfeit versions...
April 1st, 2016 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Technical, Technology | Read More

The Shipping Markets rebound: …so far away*

The Shipping Markets rebound: …so far away*
John Faraclas Earlier than usual due, to Christianity’s first** Easter Celebrations, comes our weekly market report; John Faraclas Writes: The BDI was up five points since yesterday at 406 points; that’s plus 11 since last week’s closing at 395 points – better than going down… The BCI 2014,...
March 24th, 2016 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

S.A.R and Immigration flow in the South Central Mediterranean Sea

S.A.R and Immigration flow in the South Central Mediterranean Sea
l to r: Commander Ian Millen, Rear Admiral Christiano Aliperta, and two student guests – Emma Buckels and Ainhoa Campas Velasco The Propeller Club’s first luncheon of 2016, held at The Naval Club, in Mayfair, proved to be a popular event with over 30 members and guests in attendance; Martine Frost...
February 12th, 2016 | Associations, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Immigration, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

NATO Ships on the way to The Aegean Sea to deter humane traffickers

NATO Ships on the way to The Aegean Sea to deter humane traffickers
BRUSSELS, Feb 11 (Reuters) – NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe, the alliance’s top commander said on Thursday. (source: thomsonreuters)  Hours after NATO defence ministers agreed to use...
February 11th, 2016 | Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Fraud, Military, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More