Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

As powerful new quake hits Nepal, UN races to deliver aid to those affected

As powerful new quake hits Nepal, UN races to deliver aid to those affected
Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2015-1113/Anthony 12 May 2015 – A new earthquake measuring 7.3 in magnitude has struck Nepal today killing at least 40 people, according to information received by the United Nations, just two weeks after a powerful tremor killed more than 8, 000 thousand people and devastated much...
May 12th, 2015 | Associations, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons | 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

Dual-Fuel L35/44DF four-stroke engine moves towards market entry

Dual-Fuel L35/44DF four-stroke engine moves towards market entry
Classification societies award type approval At an official event in Augsburg representatives from all major classification societies awarded type approval to MAN Diesel & Turbo’s L35/44DF engine. The engine showed a perfect performance and is now certified for GenSet and Controllable Pitch Propeller...
May 12th, 2015 | Awards, Classification Societies, Safety and Security | Read More

An HRAS initiative on trafficked persons and migrants in the Malacca Straits

An HRAS initiative on trafficked persons and migrants in the Malacca Straits
David Hammond London.  12 May 2015. Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) has become aware through direct reporting to the organisation of the emerging issue of trafficked persons and migrants abandoned at sea predominantly comprised of the persecuted Rohingya people in the vicinity of the northern part of the...
May 12th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Legal, News, Organisations, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Campaign to protect jobs onboard the British Loyalty goes global

Campaign to protect jobs onboard the British Loyalty goes global
The ITF HQ’s in London The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has thrown its support behind the ongoing campaign to boost Australia’s fuel security and protect jobs onboard the BP oil tanker British Loyalty. An emergency motion was introduced at a meeting in Perth today of the...
May 11th, 2015 | Environment, ITF, Jobs, Safety and Security | Read More

Survey reveals need for seafarer HIV and wellbeing action

Survey reveals need for seafarer HIV and wellbeing action
The ITF HQ’s in London A survey released by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today highlights the need for continuing work on HIV/AIDS and wellbeing among seafarers. Available at http://goo.gl/L8AWxH the report A broader vision of seafarer wellbeing: survey of ITF maritime...
May 11th, 2015 | Health and Safety, ITF | Read More

GUARDIAN™ Anti-piracy barriers now available to lease

GUARDIAN™ Anti-piracy barriers now available to lease
A vessell protected by GUARDIAN Following its continued success as a passive solution against the threat of piracy, Guardian Maritime is delighted to announce that GUARDIAN™ anti – piracy barriers are now available to lease. GUARDIAN™ ship protection system provides worldwide 24/7 protection...
May 11th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

TT Club highlights the special nature of freight liability in Russia

TT Club highlights the special nature of freight liability in Russia
Kevin King International freight insurer TT Club convened a special seminar at the recent conference on transport and logistics, Trans Russia in Moscow. Lead by TT Club’s General Manager, EMEA, Kevin King and Kirill Berezov from the insurer’s long-established Russian network partner Panditrans, the...
May 11th, 2015 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance | 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

HFW Insurance Bulletin –

HFW Insurance Bulletin –
Welcome to HFW’s Insurance Bulletin, which is a summary of the key insurance and reinsurance regulatory announcements, market developments, court cases and legislative changes of the week. In this week’s...
May 7th, 2015 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

WISTA-UK aims to help combat corruption and bribery in the maritime industry

WISTA-UK aims to help combat corruption and bribery in the maritime industry
Jake Storey (LONDON 06 May 2015) Combating corruption and bribery in the maritime industry was the key topic of conversation at the WISTA-UK Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at Mazard LLP, Tower Bridge House in London last Thursday. It was an insightful evening providing an ideal platform for WISTA-UK...
May 6th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Engine as a weapon VI Symposium theme, programme and website launched

Engine as a weapon VI Symposium theme, programme and website launched
Ian Hassall Set against a backdrop of global change, increased legislation and tighter fiscal boundaries the marine environment is being called upon to constantly deliver more, which is why ‘Total Ship Integration?’ has been chosen as the theme of Engine As A Weapon VI (EAAW VI) the international...
May 6th, 2015 | Associations, IMarEST, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

IMCA publishes security measures and emergency response guidance

IMCA publishes security measures and emergency response guidance
Jane Bugler The threat to maritime security from piracy, terrorism, criminal acts, and hostage and kidnapping threats continues to pose challenges to ships’ owners, masters and crew members, and has resulted in  the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) (Booth S16 at OTC) publishing...
May 6th, 2015 | Associations, Books, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, News, Oil Spill, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Migrant distress key session at world maritime congress

Migrant distress key session at world maritime congress
London, Tuesday, May 5. Migrant rescue will be one of a range of important issues to be discussed at the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF)’s World Maritime Rescue Congress to be held from June 1-4 in Bremerhaven, Germany. Hosted by the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS),...
May 5th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, Immigration, Marine Insurance, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Health and welfare matter afloat

Health and welfare matter afloat
Alert!  Issue No.38 Health and welfare matter afloat Seafarers may be exposed to stresses caused by remoteness, loneliness, fatigue and other problems rarely experienced by those who work ashore. Nobody produces their best work when they are feeling off-colour, or struggling with personal problems,...
May 5th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Reports, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Health and welfare matter afloat – Alert! Issue No. 38

Health and welfare matter afloat – Alert! Issue No. 38
Seafarers may be exposed to stresses caused by remoteness, loneliness, fatigue and other problems rarely experienced by those who work ashore. Nobody produces their best work when they are feeling off-colour, or struggling with personal problems, or trying to deal with troubles in the close confines...
May 5th, 2015 | Education and Training, Health and Safety, Press and Media | Read More

The Swedish Club welcomes the world to its 15th Marine Insurance Course

The Swedish Club welcomes the world to its 15th Marine Insurance Course
Jacob Viero with delegates who have travelled from China to attend the course. The Swedish Club received a vote of confidence from its members this week when it opened the doors on the 2015 Marine Insurance Course, again held at the Club’s head office in Gothenburg. Delegates came from as far afield...
May 5th, 2015 | Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs | Read More

ICHCA publishes paper on safe handling and operation of platform flats and flatrack containers

ICHCA publishes paper on safe handling and operation of platform flats and flatrack containers
London, 05.05.15 – ICHCA International, the NGO association for the global cargo handling industry, has just released a major new addition to its Briefing Pamphlet series. ‘BP41 – Safe Handling and Operation of Platform Flats and Flatrack Containers’ provides detailed insight into...
May 5th, 2015 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical | Read More

LMAA publishes Guidelines on Procedures

LMAA publishes Guidelines on Procedures
Ken Mclean In an effort to control the spiraling delays and costs that can occur during the course of an arbitration the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) have issued new Guidelines on Procedures which LMAA arbitrators will apply in all but exceptional cases. Key amongst them are requirements:...
May 3rd, 2015 | Arbiitration, Associations, Comment, Legal, Regulatory | Read More

Transaid helps almost 1, 000 expectant mothers in Uganda to access healthcare facilities

Transaid helps almost 1, 000 expectant mothers in Uganda to access healthcare facilities
Motorcycle taxi scheme enables over 1, 000 women in Uganda to access vital healthcare Transaid helped almost 1, 000 expectant mothers in Uganda to deliver their babies at healthcare facilities in the last quarter of 2014 alone – and expects these numbers to increase throughout...
May 1st, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

May Day …err Mayday for the Shipping Markets…

May Day …err Mayday for the Shipping Markets…
John Faraclas Our eighteenth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, tonight Friday the 1st of May 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in Athens. The BDI was down four points since yesterday at 587 points and...
May 1st, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Consumers Market, Corruption, Energy, Environment, European Union, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance, UN | Read More

ABPmer’s metocean service extends to Baltic Sea

ABPmer’s metocean service extends to Baltic Sea
Image copyright ABPmer ABPmer, a recognised provider of metocean information to the offshore sector, has extended its SEASTATES service to include the Baltic Sea. As with their SEASTATES service for other regions, the Baltic forecast combines meteorological data with high resolution wave models and is...
May 1st, 2015 | Associations, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Weather | Read More

Individual RINA – LR Maritime Safety Award presented to Tom Allan

Dr. Tom Allan and Mr. Bruce S. Rosenblatt (President of RINA). The individual Maritime Safety Award for 2014, given jointly by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and Lloyd’s Register, has been presented to Tom Allan, in recognition of his work at the International Maritime Organization and elsewhere...
May 1st, 2015 | Associations, Awards, Company Profiles, Health and Safety, HR, Person Profiles, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Safety and Security | Read More

RINA – LR Maritime Safety Award recognises RCCL

Captain Patrik Dahlgren (Vice President, Marine Technical Operations) and Mr. Clayton Van Welter (Chief Officer Safety) of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd with Mr. Tom Boardley, Marine Director of Lloyd’s Register. The Maritime Safety Award for 2014, given jointly by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects...
May 1st, 2015 | Associations, Awards, Classification Societies, HR, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

theBRIDGE – Issue 8 , April 2015

theBRIDGE – Issue 8 , April 2015
Welcome to the latest edition of theBRIDGE from The Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI). In the eighth issue of our quarterly publication  we reflect on the latest issues from across the maritime security sector, as well as the work the Association and the wider membership has been...
April 30th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Immigration, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Press and Media, Safety and Security | Read More