Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

Royal Marines use Port of Grimsby as a base for Humber Estuary exercise

Royal Marines use Port of Grimsby as a base for Humber Estuary exercise
539 Assault Squadron Royal Marines brought 75 personnel to the Port of Grimsb 14 July 2014 – A group of 75 Royal Marines from 539 Assault Squadron Royal Marines based themselves Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Grimsby for four days recently as part of a military planning exercise. 539...
July 14th, 2014 | Defense, Logistics, Military, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ITF condemns Gaza airstrikes and launches appeal to aid victims

ITF condemns Gaza airstrikes and launches appeal to aid victims
The ITF HQ’s in London 14 July 2014 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has condemned the growing number of deaths resulting from Israeli military strikes against Gaza in the last few days and launched an appeal to assist those affected. The air strikes have been in...
July 14th, 2014 | Civil Unrest, HR, ITF, Maritime Fraud, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Transnational Seaborne Organised Crime: an Update

Transnational Seaborne Organised Crime: an Update
George Kiourktsoglou Transnational Seaborne Organised Crime: an Update George Kiourktsoglou[1] (Visiting Lecturer, PhD Candidate, University of Greenwich, London) Dr. Alec Coutroubis (Principal Lecturer, University of Greenwich, London) Introduction The definition of Transnational Organised Crime (TOC)...
July 14th, 2014 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Insight, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Private Business Awards recognize achievements of Private Security Company

Private Business Awards recognize achievements of Private Security Company
International security and risk management company Ambrey Risk has been shortlisted for ‘Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year’ by the prestigious Private Business Awards 2014. The founders of Hereford-based Security Company Ambrey Risk, Chris Charnley, John Thompson and Mark Osborne, who have been...
July 14th, 2014 | Associations, Awards, HR, Marine Insurance, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
WORLDWIDE – WORLD HOLIDAYS: 13-26 JULY 2014 DRAFT REDUCED DUE TO MONSOON & SILTATION India, New Mangalore VESSEL ENTRY ENTRY/DEPARTURE RESTRICTED Argentina, Necochea World Holidays: 13-26 July 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the...
July 12th, 2014 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

The Shipping Market collapses…

The Shipping Market collapses…
John Faraclas With a 63, 46 percent downfall, since the end of December 2013, the BDI is collapsing and unless we see a …”correction”, things will continue to get sour; the same more or less prevails in the wets! We refer to a “correction” just… to give the market a chance, as well as to...
July 11th, 2014 | Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Energy, European Union, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Tourism | Read More

Asian Gypsy Moth vessel inspection

Asian Gypsy Moth vessel inspection
Australia, all ports Asian Gypsy Moth vessel inspection July 11, 2014, Australia, all ports Australia’s Department of Agriculture will conduct its annual heightened surveillance regime to manage the risks posed by Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) on international vessels from 15 July to 31 October. In...
July 11th, 2014 | Associations, Maritime Accidents, Organisations, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Lookout: Surge in piracy attacks

Lookout: Surge in piracy attacks
Situation There has been a surge in piracy attacks in South East Asia, particularly in the Straits of Malacca,  that we would like to draw to our Member’s attention. The International Maritime Bureau has reported 23 attacks between January and March 2014 and a further six attacks since April 2014...
July 11th, 2014 | Associations, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Setting the agenda on climate change

Setting the agenda on climate change
Thurday 10 July 2014 – The World Bank’s Understanding Risk conference took place between 30 June and 4 July with the aim of producing actionable information on climate change. But it was the Prince of Wales and Lloyd’s Chairman John Nelson who set the agenda in the week before. (source:...
July 10th, 2014 | Climate, Environment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Pollution | Read More

SeafarerHelp assisted over 6, 400 seafarers & their families in 2013

SeafarerHelp assisted over 6, 400 seafarers & their families in 2013
SeafarerHelp is the free 24 hour multi-lingual helpline for seafarers run by the not for profit organisation, the International Seafarers’ Welfare Assistance Network (ISWAN). ISWAN have just produced the 2013 Annual Review for SeafarerHelp. During 2013 the SeafarerHelp team dealt with problems...
July 10th, 2014 | Health and Safety, ITF, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Wilson Sons Shipyards signs two PSV 5000 contracts with Damen Shipyards Group at ITS

Wilson Sons Shipyards signs two PSV 5000 contracts with Damen Shipyards Group at ITS
Erik Hertel (Sales Manager Damen), Bram Verwijs (Project Manager Damen), Michael Schröder (CEO Ultratug), Federico Irrgang (President Wilson, Sons Ultratug), Arnaldo Calbucci (Vice-President Wilson, Sons), Martín Brau (CEO Antares Naviera), |René Berkvens (CEO Damen), Adalberto Souza (Director Wilson...
July 10th, 2014 | Marine Insurance, News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Supply ships | Read More

SAMI urges widespread piracy caution

SAMI urges widespread piracy caution
Peter Cook With the worrying rise in piracy attacks across the South East Asian region, the global focal point for maritime security matters, the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) has urged all Company Security Officers (CSOs), Masters and Ship Security Officers (SSOs) to exercise...
July 9th, 2014 | Associations, Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Anti-Bribery, Corruption and Human Rights…

Anti-Bribery, Corruption and Human Rights…
Neil Hutchison from Mazars speaking Anti-Bribery, Corruption and Human Rights within the Maritime Industry,  By Alicia Little, Jeanius Consulting The Shipping Professional Network London (SPNL) recently hosted another great event, courtesy of Mazars, who hosted and sponsored the event. Members and guests...
July 9th, 2014 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

WTS secures second order for Unitor

WTS secures second order for Unitor
PROSPECTOR 1 arrives by ship in the Cromarty Firth. Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions secures second order for Unitor fire-fighting system from Prospector Offshore Drilling Successful retrofit to first newbuilding sees Aberdeen-based owner specify further Low Expansion Foam system for second China-built...
July 9th, 2014 | Drill ships, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technology | Read More

London P&I Club Chairman calls for international action on ports of refuge

London P&I Club Chairman calls for international action on ports of refuge
  John M. Lyras JOHN M Lyras, Chairman of the London P&I Club, has called for concerted international action on the provision of places of refuge for ships involved in casualties. Writing in the club’s 2014 Annual Report, Mr Lyras says, “Nearly twelve years after the Prestige disaster, it...
July 9th, 2014 | Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

New report from the Swedish club makes work of heavy weather

New report from the Swedish club makes work of heavy weather
Lars Malm Modern weather routing techniques have made facing heavy weather considerably less hazardous for the modern mariner than for his forbears. However such techniques are not a panacea and a new report from The Swedish Club published today, Heavy Weather, offers guidance on how to avoid the many...
July 8th, 2014 | Claims, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, News, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement, Weather | Read More

Seagull releases training module for recovering persons from water

Seagull releases training module for recovering persons from water
Roger Ringstad – MD Seagull AS A new module addressing the implications of SOLAS regulations for the recovery of crew and passengers in distress at sea has been released by leading maritime training provider, Seagull. The Seagull module, Recovery of persons from the water (CBT 297), is directed...
July 8th, 2014 | HR, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

The Space industry makes up to cyber threat

The Space industry makes up to cyber threat
  Denis Bensoussan, Monday 07 July 2014 – As the world grows ever more dependent on satellite technology, space operators are beginning to face up to an increasing threat from cyber attacks, according to Denis Bensoussan, Head of Space at Beazley. (source: Lloyd’s of London) Is the threat...
July 7th, 2014 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications, Safety and Security | Read More

The International Environmental Impact of Marine Incidents

The International Environmental Impact of Marine Incidents
Stavroula Gavridi You all know how sensitive we are on environmental issues, as well as how interested we are on fresh ideas and lastly how transparency should really be implemented. “Everybody” cares for the environment but few pragmatically act to save same. Marine incidents will be always...
July 7th, 2014 | Claims, Corruption, EEZ, Environment, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

2013 Annual Report on PSC

2013 Annual Report on PSC
Richard W.J. Schiferli, the Paris MoU Secretary General “Consolidating Progress” With a total number of 28 ships refused access to Paris MoU ports during 2013, this was the highest number recorded since 2005. Although it was anticipated that the number of banned ships would rise, an increase of 87%...
July 7th, 2014 | Associations, News, Organisations, Reports, Safety and Security, Statistics | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Neoguri forecast to become extremely intense July 07, 2014, Japan, all ports A powerful typhoon is approaching Japan’s Okinawa island chain, bringing strong winds and torrential rain. According to Japan’s Meteorological Agency, Typhoon Neoguri is moving at 250 km per hour (150 mph), picking...
July 7th, 2014 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

WSS joins MACN and global fight against corruption

WSS joins MACN and global fight against corruption
Bjørge Grimholt, WSS President Alongside the Wilh. Wilhelmsen group, Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is now a full member of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) and will be joining the campaign to eliminate corruption across the maritime industry. Speaking as the membership was announced, Bjørge...
July 7th, 2014 | Associations, Corruption, Safety and Security | Read More

Platform News – Platform publishes new South Asia Quarterly Update

Platform News – Platform publishes new South Asia Quarterly Update
Brussels, 7 July 2014 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the second South Asia Quarterly Update, a briefing paper in which it informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. In this second edition of the update, you will find information about our report...
July 7th, 2014 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, Markets, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
HURRICANE ARTHUR UPDATE (4 JULY) United States, all ports TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS AT PORTS AHEAD OF HURRICANE United States, Wilmington (North Carolina) RECLAMATION AT PULAU TEKONG Singapore, Singapore GUANABARA BAY OLYMPIC SAILING EVENT Brazil, Rio De Janeiro Hurricane Arthur update (4 July) July 04,...
July 4th, 2014 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
HURRICANE ARTHUR EXPECTED NEAR OUTER BANKS TONIGHT United States, all ports PORT CONDITION WHISKEY & X-RAY SET United States, Wilmington (North Carolina) SAFE CARGO OPERATION DURING PORT STAY United Arab Emirates, Dubai PUBLIC HOLIDAY ANNOUNCED FOR ELECTION Indonesia, all ports REPAIR & MAINTENANCE...
July 3rd, 2014 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More