Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Marine works off Nim Wan January 19, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong For approximately 3 weeks, marine works involving sediment removal and diving operations will be carried out [off Nim Wan] in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent...
January 19th, 2015 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Entry into Force of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks Update

Entry into Force of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks Update
Latest Circular: Update: Entry into Force of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks The Circular published on the 5th November 2014 informed Members that the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks (“WRC”) enters into force on 14 April 2015. Pursuant to...
January 19th, 2015 | Associations, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Survey reveals operational issues are of greatest concern for ECA operations post January 2015

Survey reveals operational issues are of greatest concern for ECA operations post January 2015
Fathom launch comprehensive guidance tools for ship owners and operators as industry survey reveals operational issues are of greatest concern to ship owners and operators operating in Emission Control Areas post 1 January 2015. LONDON, January 19 2015: Fathom, the leading provider of market intelligence...
January 19th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Ports prepare for possible tropical cyclone January 18, 2015, Australia, Broome In preparation for a possible tropical cyclone, Broome Port was closed to shipping at 1700 hours local time today (18 January) and Port Hedland is considering port evacuation from Monday (19 January). A Tropical Low is...
January 18th, 2015 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

London marine insurance stalwart Simon Stonehouse…

London marine insurance stalwart Simon Stonehouse…
Simon Stonehouse London marine insurance stalwart Simon Stonehouse takes up Singapore appointment at Asia Capital Re By James Brewer One of London’s top marine insurance personalities, Simon Stonehouse, has taken up his new appointment with Asia Capital Re, which since its launch in 2006 has built...
January 17th, 2015 | Associations, Company Profiles, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Jobs, Marine Insurance, Person Profiles | Read More

Fire Safety on Passenger Ships…live

Fire Safety on Passenger Ships…live
You might recall that back in March 2014 we presented you an abstract from Mrs. Vassiliki Kalemi’s book “Fire safety on Passenger Ships”; today we present the live interview she gave to Mrs. Anna Nikolaidis of INPOINT Productions for their PROMOTE IT programme which was recently aired on SBC TV...
January 17th, 2015 | Associations, Books, Coastal Shipping, Communication, Cruise Industry, Dialogs and Debates, Events, Health and Safety, HR, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Person Profiles, Press and Media, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Technical, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Global Risk experts warn of turbulent decade ahead

Global Risk experts warn of turbulent decade ahead
Friday 16 January 2015 – A new report from the World Economic Forum identifies the biggest risks facing the world – and the important role insurance can play in mitigating them. (source: Lloyd’s of London) International conflict is the biggest threat to world stability in the next ten...
January 16th, 2015 | Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

British Marine Federation enlists security experts Datatag…

British Marine Federation enlists security experts Datatag…
l to r Howard Pridding, Chief Executive, British Marine Federation and Kevin Howells, Managing Director of Datatag, announcing their partnership at the CWM FX London Boat Show British Marine Federation enlists security experts Datatag to help tackle growing issue of marine theft The British Marine Federation...
January 16th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, IT and Communications, Marinas, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #4

NGO Shipbreaking Platform  publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #4
            Brussels,  16 January 2015 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the fourth South Asia Quarterly Update, a briefing paper in which it informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Providing an overview of vessels...
January 16th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

“BRILLANTE VIRTUOSO”: Judgment [HD-UKLIVE.FID2551190]

“BRILLANTE VIRTUOSO”: Judgment [HD-UKLIVE.FID2551190]
Rhys Clift The “BRILLANTE VIRTUOSO”  SUEZ FORTUNE INVESTMENTS LTD and PIRAEUS BANK SA v TALBOT UNDERWRITING LTD and others On 5th-6th July 2011, the vessel Brillante Virtuoso was taken by pirates off the coast of Aden, Yemen. The pirates ordered the vessel to proceed to Somalia, but after...
January 15th, 2015 | Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Disputes, Energy, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Seizures, Ship Finance, Shipfinance | Read More

Fugro provides third vessel to join search for missing flight MH370

Fugro provides third vessel to join search for missing flight MH370
The Fugro Supporter” An additional Fugro vessel has been commissioned to carry out underwater search activities for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Fugro Supporter, a multi-purpose offshore survey vessel, is currently on its way to the Southern Indian Ocean search area, having conducted...
January 15th, 2015 | Aviation, Environment, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Underwater Shipping | Read More

DNV GL certification helps Hapag-Lloyd prepare for MRV

DNV GL certification helps Hapag-Lloyd prepare for MRV
The DNV GL classed Hamburg Express is the 13, 200 TEU flagship of Hapag-Lloyd’s fleet Hamburg, 15th January 2015 – Hapag-Lloyd is preparing to become the world’s first MRV-Ready certified shipowner, working with classification society DNV GL on a verification programme that will prove their...
January 15th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Company Profiles, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Liberia is a party to the Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention

Liberia is a party to the Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention
LIBERIA acceded to the Nairobi International Wreck Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007, on 8 January 2015. It is thus far the largest flag state party to the convention. The Nairobi Convention covers shipwrecks that could have a potential adverse effect on the safety of lives and property at sea,...
January 15th, 2015 | Environment, Flags, Safety and Security | Read More

USA, Lithuania and Belgium αpprove ADP and e-NPs as SOLAS-Compliant

USA, Lithuania and Belgium αpprove ADP and e-NPs as SOLAS-Compliant
Over three-quarters of the global fleet now authorised to use ADMIRALTY Nautical Publications in electronic format in place of paper equivalents The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced that three more Flag States have approved the use of electronic-Nautical Publications (e-NPs) and...
January 15th, 2015 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

ClassNK releases updates to its Guidelines on Laser-Arc Hybrid Welding

ClassNK releases updates to its Guidelines on Laser-Arc Hybrid Welding
Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has announced that it has released Guidelines on Laser-Arc Hybrid Welding (Ver. 2). The updated version builds on the original guidelines which were developed in December 2009. Laser-arc hybrid welding is, as its name...
January 15th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Maritime Accidents, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Transport of Iranian oil via the United Arab Emirates

Transport of Iranian oil via the United Arab Emirates
We have been made aware that some tanker owners have recently fallen victim to attempts to export crude oil from Iran, in breach of sanctions. On several occasions, oil originating in Iran has been falsely described as of Iraqi origin and delivered to vessels in Khor Fakkan, UAE, by Ship to Ship (STS)...
January 14th, 2015 | Associations, Sanctions | Read More

VesselsValue.com – The Trumpet 14 Jan 2015

VesselsValue.com – The Trumpet 14 Jan 2015
Wednesday 14 January 2015 Generating 400, 000 valuations a year and rising. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. VV in the Press: Seatrade Global – Cemfjord wreck located The Hoegh Osaka in the solent. Photo taken from ferry by @mgilmour1985 By...
January 14th, 2015 | Company Profiles, Energy, Marine Insurance, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

ClassNK releases updates to Good Maintenance Onboard Ships

ClassNK releases updates to Good Maintenance Onboard Ships
Noboru Ueda Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has just released the latest version of Good Maintenance Onboard Ships (January, 2015). The comprehensive checklist is designed to be used by shipmasters, crew, shipowners, and other key personnel in order...
January 14th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Organisations, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Technology | Read More

Falcon key to diver safety in Concordia salvage

Falcon key to diver safety in Concordia salvage
A main objective was to minimise the environmental impact and protect thelocal economy and tourism industry With Concordia finally in dock, Italian marine contractor Micoperi reports that the Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV played a vital role in diver safety during the largest maritime salvage operation in...
January 14th, 2015 | Associations, Company Profiles, Consulting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Groundings, Health and Safety, Holidays, HR, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Tourism, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Technical, Technology, Tourism, Underwater Shipping | Read More

2014 Annual IMB Piracy Report

2014 Annual IMB Piracy Report
SE Asia tanker hijacks rose in 2014 despite global drop in sea piracy, IMB report reveals London and Kuala Lumpur, 14 January 2015 – Attacks against small tankers off South East Asia’s coasts caused a rise in global ship hijackings, up to 21 in 2014 from 12 in 2013, despite piracy at sea falling...
January 14th, 2015 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Intercargo calls again for continued Awareness and Vigilance to ensure the Safe Carriage of Bulk Cargoes

Intercargo calls again for continued Awareness and Vigilance to ensure the Safe Carriage of Bulk Cargoes
David Tongue The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo) again reminds all stakeholders of the continued dangers associated with the carriage of bulk cargoes that mayhave a potential for liquefaction. The recent capsize and sinking of the Bahamas flag Bulk Jupiter in the opening...
January 13th, 2015 | Associations, BIMCO, Dry Bulkcarriers, Intercargo, International Chamber of Shipping, Intertanko, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security | Read More

Case Study: Collision caused by radio failure on board harbour craft

Case Study: Collision caused by radio failure on board harbour craft
Category Operations Vessel type   Harbour Issue date 13/01/2015 Case number 107526 The incident During night time operations, in calm weather conditions and good visibility, a tug was assisting a vessel from its anchorage to a loading berth. The tug was fastened on the starboard shoulder...
January 13th, 2015 | Associations, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs | Read More

updated Rescue at Sea: A guide to principles and practice as applied to refugees and migrants now available

updated Rescue at Sea: A guide to principles and practice as applied to refugees and migrants now available
Updated Rescue at sea guidance now available to download The updated and revised Rescue at Sea:  A guide to principles and practice as applied to refugees and migrants​ is now available.  It has been prepared jointly by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Chamber of...
January 12th, 2015 | Books, IMO, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Hyperbaric Evacuation in the IMCA spotlight

Hyperbaric Evacuation in the IMCA spotlight
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has recently published the revised document ‘Hyperbaric Evacuation Systems (HES) Interface Requirements’ (IMCA D 051 Rev. 1); and an Information Note that demonstrates the importance of cross-industry collaboration of a topic as vital to safety...
January 12th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

IUA launches new Insurance Premium Tax

IUA launches new Insurance Premium Tax
Nick Lowe IUA LAUNCHES NEW INSURANCE PREMIUM TAX INFORMATION SERVICE AS RATES CONTINUE TO RAISE  A new insurance premium tax information service is to be launched by the International Underwriting Association as governments in Europe continue to use such levies to boost public finances. The IUA’s...
January 12th, 2015 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, Taxation | Read More