Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

New breathalyser from Hutton’s helps crew put safety first

New breathalyser from Hutton’s helps crew put safety first
Safety is paramount at sea and accident risks must be minimised at all times. A new product from leading international ship supplier Hutton’s will help ensure crew are able to operate safely within the law – which is particularly important as legislation to strengthen safety at sea comes into force. Hutton’s...
May 14th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Ukraine sanctions: EU lists two Crimean companies and 13 further individuals

Ukraine sanctions: EU lists two Crimean companies and 13 further individuals
  The EU has, as of 12 May 2014, adopted further amendments to sanctions contained in Regulation 269/2014 in relation to the situation in Ukraine (“the Sanctions”).  The EU has added a further 13 individuals to its list of persons designated under the Sanctions, taking the total...
May 13th, 2014 | Politics and Government, Sanctions | Read More

ABB to supply electric power plant and propulsion units for a Finnish icebreaker

ABB to supply electric power plant and propulsion units for a Finnish icebreaker
Azipod® technology will power Finnish Transport Agency’s new generation LNG icebreaker Zurich, Switzerland, May 12, 2014 –ABB, a global leader in power and automation technology, has secured a new order to supply electric power plant and Azipod propulsion units for one ice breaker vessel built...
May 12th, 2014 | LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

Marine Insurance Course from the Swedish Club aims to simplify complex sector

Marine Insurance Course from the Swedish Club aims to simplify complex sector
The Swedish Club has seen the successful conclusion of its latest Marine Insurance Course, with standing room only and a packed programme of discussions, seminars and speeches from industry experts in Marine Insurance. The course is an annual event designed to provide an opportunity for those working...
May 12th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs | Read More

When cargo shifts at sea, responsibility should not

When cargo shifts at sea, responsibility should not
Containers can be seen pushing up the hatch covers in the bow section – photo credit LOC Clearly, the proper, adequate and satisfactory stowage and securing of cargo is of the utmost importance for the safety of crew, ship and cargo itself. If not properly carried out, cargo might shift with consequences...
May 12th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, London Shipping Law Centre, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

IFSEC International 2014

IFSEC International 2014
IFSEC International – see us on stand C1975 17 – 19 June 2014, ExCeL London The countdown has begun until IFSEC International opens its doors for 2014 and security professionals from across the globe congregate at the centre for security excellence. The Security Institute will be...
May 9th, 2014 | Associations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

UKHO launches 2014 free-to-attend ECDIS Seminars in Bergen, Oslo and Rotterdam

UKHO launches 2014 free-to-attend ECDIS Seminars in Bergen, Oslo and Rotterdam
ECDIS Implementation, Policy and Procedures The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has launched the latest free-to-attend ECDIS Implementation, Policy and Procedures Seminars, the first of which will be held in Bergen, Oslo and Rotterdam next week. Captain Paul Hailwood, an internationally renowned...
May 9th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Groundings, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

A major ship casualty could plunge owners into “negative equity” trap, warns Average Adjusters chairman

A major ship casualty could plunge owners into “negative equity” trap, warns Average Adjusters chairman
Keith Jones London, May 8: A warning that shipowners could face being saddled with ‘negative equity’ in the insurance aftermath of disasters at sea was sounded today at the annual general meeting in Lloyd’s Old Library of the 145-year-old Association of Average Adjusters, attended by a large number...
May 9th, 2014 | Claims, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Ukraine Sanctions

Ukraine Sanctions
Geoffrey Brunton The highly combustible and radically shifting crisis in the Ukraine has resulted in a variety of responses from the International Community, including the imposition of sanctions by the USA and the EU.  Geoffrey Brunton of Waterson Hicks, writes. USA First Executive Order On 6 March...
May 8th, 2014 | Legal, Sanctions | Read More

Lessons from Deepwater Horizon

Lessons from Deepwater Horizon
7  May 2014 – A raft of environmental regulation around the world, the increasing cost of remediation and high-profile environmental accidents: these are some of the reasons why risk managers regularly cite environmental liability as one of the emerging risks keeping them awake at night. (source:...
May 7th, 2014 | Energy, Environment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Pollution | Read More

London-based anti-bribery and corruption seminar being held by IMCA

London-based anti-bribery and corruption seminar being held by IMCA
Chris Charman Bribery and corruption is a growing concern for businesses in all sectors and jurisdictions. Corruption is a problem not only from an ethical and competition-distorting perspective, but also because of the risk it creates to the reputation of affected businesses and the potential financial...
May 7th, 2014 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

NGO Calls on Italian Government to Ensure Clean and Safe Dismantling of Costa Concordia

NGO Calls on Italian Government to Ensure Clean and Safe Dismantling of Costa Concordia
  Brussels, 6 May 2014 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of 19 environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations working to end polluting and dangerous shipbreaking, has sent a letter [1] to the Italian Environment minister to demand the safe and clean dismantling of the...
May 6th, 2014 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Key IMCA diving guidance expanded and refreshed

Key IMCA diving guidance expanded and refreshed
The ‘International Code of Practice for Offshore Diving’ (IMCA D 014) is one of the key guidance documents for contractors and clients published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) – Booth S18 at OTC 2014.  It provides advice on ways in which offshore diving operations...
May 6th, 2014 | Associations, Books, Health and Safety, HR, Marine Insurance, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Ann Waite, set to become secretary of the Association of Average Adjusters…

Ann Waite, set to become secretary of the Association of Average Adjusters…
Ann Waite Ann Waite, set to become secretary of the Association of Average Adjusters, insists that personal communication is key in today’s marine market,  By James Brewer Ann Waite, one of the leading professionals in international marine insurance, is to become secretary of the UK Association of...
May 6th, 2014 | Associations, Marine Insurance | Read More

Legal and political considerations in the aftermath of marine casualties

Legal and political considerations in the aftermath of marine casualties
Lars Rhodin Legal and political considerations in the aftermath of marine casualties – Swedish Club’s Lars Rhodin addresses IMIF meeting The potential for runaway costs arising from major casualties at sea has been highlighted by one of the industry’s top marine insurers, in an address to the International...
May 5th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs | Read More

North Korean vessel finally transits Canal

North Korean vessel finally transits Canal
The m.v “Chong Chon Gang 03 May 2014 – The North Korean vessel “Chong Chon Gang, ” which was detained in Panama in 2013 as it tried to cross the Panama Canal with undeclared Cuban weapons on board, is finally headed back home. (source: Captain Frank Marmol) “It exited the...
May 3rd, 2014 | Arrest of ships, Corruption, Disputes, Health and Safety, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Fraud, Military, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – World Holidays: 4-17 May 2014 * India, Kolkata – Inward/outward draft increased * India, Kandla – Permissible draft reduced at oil jetty DATE: May 03, 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide World...
May 3rd, 2014 | Holidays, Oil Industry, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Tankers | Read More

Shipping and World Markets: How safe your investments are; above all your life!

Shipping and World Markets: How safe your investments are; above all your life!
John N. Faraclas This is the sixteenth overview of the shipping markets and world events by John Faraclas from www.allaboutshipping.co.uk in Singapore the 2 May 2014 The BDI closed up 24 points at 1, 017, which is 50 points up from last Friday’s (25/4) closing of 967. It’s been 18 days that...
May 2nd, 2014 | Academia, Airline Industry, Breaking News, Chartering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, Environment, Fixtures, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Military, People and Places, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Centers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Protest by Greenpeace involving tanker Mikhail Ulyanov at the Port of Rotterdam

Protest by Greenpeace involving tanker Mikhail Ulyanov at the Port of Rotterdam
Mikhail Ulyanov, an ice-breaking shuttle tanker (ice class – ARC6) belonging to OAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group), has today been the subject of a Greenpeace protest, whilst at the Port of Rotterdam carrying a cargo of 67, 000 tonnes of crude oil, loaded on the continental shelf of the Pechora Sea, Russia.  The...
May 1st, 2014 | Environment, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

UK Export Finance: protecting the exporting risks of British businesses

UK Export Finance: protecting the exporting risks of British businesses
BCB International Protective Equipment Survival and protective equipment manufacturer BCB International Ltd has become one of the first Welsh smaller and medium sized exporters to use government cash to secure two export contracts worth US$500, 000. The Cardiff-based company, which designs and manufactures...
May 1st, 2014 | Banking, Finance, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Safety and Security | Read More

Razor wire – injuring the crew it’s designed to protect

Razor wire – injuring the crew it’s designed to protect
Razor wire on ship A recommendation of BMP4, and currently the most common piracy deterrent used, razor wire on a ship’s perimeter is a controversial choice.  For the owner it poses a serious conundrum; the need to protect the ship and crew from possible pirate attacks alongside the very real fear...
May 1st, 2014 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Moore Stephens shipping newsletter

Moore Stephens shipping newsletter
Please find herebelow the latest edition of Bottom Line, the newsletter from the shipping team at Moore Stephens, which includes articles on the cost of shipping regulation, Greek tax changes, and shipping fraud. DPS24626 Bottom Line Newsletter Spring 2014-FINAL  
May 1st, 2014 | Accountancy, Maritime Fraud, Press and Media, Reports, Taxation | Read More

ITIC highlights risk of innocent ship agents being sued

ITIC highlights risk of innocent ship agents being sued
ITIC* has reminded ship agents and other shipping and transport intermediaries that, in today’s highly competitive industry, they run the risk of being sued even when they are not at fault. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC reports the case of a ship agent which was named as a second...
May 1st, 2014 | Books, Claims, Legal, P and I Clubs, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Seizures, Ship Agencies | Read More

“Stowaways by sea” – order your copy today

“Stowaways by sea” – order your copy today
Improvements in security have not reduced the number of stowaways or the number of incidents and it is seafarers who have to cope with the extra work, delay, uncertainty and possible violence. The Nautical Institute’s recent addition to its maritime security suite is a handbook that gives practical...
April 30th, 2014 | Arrest of ships, Books, Claims, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Port2Port Maritime joins BIMCO

Port2Port Maritime joins BIMCO
Manchester UK – Port2Port Maritime hasnow been formally accepted as an Associate Member of BIMCO, followingthe company’saccreditation of ISO/PAS 28007, the first assessment of a maritime security company’s quality management system against an International Standards Organisation framework...
April 30th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More