Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

Captain missing after Japanese tanker explodes

Captain missing after Japanese tanker explodes
Photo taken from a Kyodo News helicopter shows black smoke rising from the tanker Shoko Maru. Photo: PA 29 May 2014 – The captain of a Japanese oil tanker is missing after a serious explosion on the vessel this morning. (source: IHS 360 30 May 2014) Japanese Coast Guard officials told IHS Maritime...
May 30th, 2014 | Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Key Maritime Security stakeholders welcome ISO announcement

Key Maritime Security stakeholders welcome ISO announcement
RTI Certification Group LONDON, UK – May 30th 2014: At a presentation ceremony held in London, key industry stakeholders have praised newly accredited certifying body RTI Ltd for its unique “master mariner” approach to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) maritime security...
May 30th, 2014 | Associations, Events, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Propeller Club of London welcomes Mr Mukundan…

Propeller Club of London welcomes Mr Mukundan…
Cdr Ian Millen and Mukundan. Propeller Club of London welcomes Mr Mukundan from the IMB as its guest speaker,  By Martine Frost, Jeanius Consulting The Propeller Club members once again enjoyed the hospitality of the Naval Club in Mayfair for their May networking lunch. Following pre-lunch drinks and...
May 30th, 2014 | Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

UK forwarders ‘not surprised’ by further US climbdown on 100 percent container scanning

UK forwarders ‘not surprised’ by further US climbdown on 100 percent container scanning
Peter Quantrill According to Peter Quantrill, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), it was ‘hardly surprising’ to hear the recent news that the USA has delayed new rules requiring all cargo containers entering the USA to be security scanned prior to departure from...
May 29th, 2014 | Container shipping, Containers, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security | Read More

Seacurus debates MLC abandonment insurance issues with UK Trade Minister

Seacurus debates MLC abandonment insurance issues with UK Trade Minister
Lord Livingston (far left) and Thomas Brown (far right) at the offices of Seacurus. During a recent tour of north-east England, Lord Livingston, the UK’s Minister for Trade and Investment, visited the Gateshead headquarters of Seacurus which, in April 2013, launched CrewSEACURE, the first ever insurance...
May 29th, 2014 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

GPS Potential Performance Issues

GPS Potential Performance Issues
Category: Navigation- Date: 14/03/2014 – Area: Worldwide GPS Potential Performance Issues We would like to advise our Members of the potential threat that exists regarding failure of  Global Positioning Systems (GPS) on vessels. This may occur due to natural causes such as  solar storms/natural...
May 29th, 2014 | IT and Communications, P and I Clubs | Read More

The 4th Blue Shipping Summit 2014: the best performance the environment faithful ever had…

The 4th Blue Shipping Summit 2014: the best performance the environment faithful ever had…
The first session panell with (l to r): P. Zachariadis, Colin Cridland, R. Cazulo, G. Gratsos, N.Pappadakis, Ph. Embirikos, G.A.Tsavliris, J.Kostoulas and K. Kokabi This Mare Forum and Blueship pre-Posidonia summit as our title implies was indeed the best performance on environmental issues influencing...
May 29th, 2014 | Associations, Bunkering, Classification Societies, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, Environment, Events, Flags, HR, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Oil Spill, Organisations, People and Places, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

The Swedish Club makes Arctic trade safer

The Swedish Club makes Arctic trade safer
Bulk carrier on frosted sea According to a new publication issued by the Swedish Club, operators transiting the polar regions are not always fully prepared for the unique challenges that they will face.  Yet informing their P&I Club and Underwriter allows the owner to get access to hands-on advice...
May 28th, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, Climate, Icebreakers, Marine Insurance, News, Oceanology, P and I Clubs | Read More

Draft Polar Code approved at busy Maritime Safety Committee session

Draft Polar Code approved at busy Maritime Safety Committee session
The IMO’s HQ’s in London IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has approved, in principle, the draft Polar Code and related amendments to make the Code mandatory under SOLAS, with a view to formal adoption at its next session in November. The MSC also adopted important SOLAS amendments...
May 28th, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, IMO, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Bills of lading and trade finance fraud – widespread risks spelled out…

Bills of lading and trade finance fraud – widespread risks spelled out…
Jim Davis, Pottengal Mukundan and Yannis Calogeras Bills of lading and trade finance fraud – widespread risks spelled out by Pottengal Mukundan of International Chamber of Commerce, in presentation to IMIF Shipping, trading houses and banks are continuing to be targeted as victims of major fraud operations,...
May 26th, 2014 | Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Finance, Fixtures, IMIF, Maritime Fraud, Shipfinance | Read More

Xervo announces several new orders for lifeboat systems

Xervo announces several new orders for lifeboat systems
“Maersk Intrepid” by Maersk Drilling The Danish davit manufacturer Xervo will provide its top-quality lifeboats, Boat-In-A-Box,  to several Maersk Drilling projects. It will deliver lifeboat and rescue boat systems to the soon-to-be completed fourth rig in the XLE series, which will be the...
May 26th, 2014 | Drill ships, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Safety and Security, Technology | Read More

Europe’s cruising industry launches survey on sewage delivery in the Baltic with HELCOM

Europe’s cruising industry launches survey on sewage delivery in the Baltic with HELCOM
Brussels, May 22nd, 2014 – CLIA Europe, the association representing Europe’s multi-billion euro cruise industry, and HELCOM, the intergovernmental organisation governing the Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area, have launched a joint survey on cruise ships’...
May 23rd, 2014 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Executive Travel, Health and Safety, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

MOL Tabletop Drill Prepares for Major Offshore Incident

MOL Tabletop Drill Prepares for Major Offshore Incident
Koichi MutoDrill MOL Tabletop Drill Prepares for Major Offshore Incident – Scenario: Fire in bulkship engine room, vessel runs aground – TOKYO – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that, under cooperation of the 6th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters...
May 23rd, 2014 | Drill ships, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

ITIC issues fake agency accounts warning

ITIC issues fake agency accounts warning
ITIC has issued a warning to shipping and transport intermediaries about a scam currently being perpetrated whereby pre-funded port costs are being diverted to a fake bank account. In each case the party due to make the payment has received an email advising that the agent’s bank account is inoperable...
May 22nd, 2014 | Banking, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

ITF launches new HIV/AIDS manual for affiliates

ITF launches new HIV/AIDS manual for affiliates
21 May 2014 – The ITF has launched a new handbook for transport unions to help them deal with HIV/AIDS in their policy, campaigning and organising work. This publication delivers further on the ITF’s Congress mandates in 2002 and 2006 to strengthen its work on HIV/AIDS and challenge the stigma...
May 21st, 2014 | Health and Safety, ITF | Read More

RINA Services expands in Tunisia through a new laboratory in Tunis

RINA Services expands in Tunisia through a new laboratory in Tunis
The RINA Services international expansion strategy continues through the acquisition of an agri-food analysis laboratory in Tunis. The lab, called Lab21, covers 600 square metres and is known in the area of North Africa as a highly specialised laboratory for microbiological, chemical and physical analyses...
May 21st, 2014 | Classification Societies, Executive Travel, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, Holidays, Sports | Read More

Onboard management is critical to improving vessel safety, says BSM CEO

Onboard management is critical to improving vessel safety, says BSM CEO
Attitude change is key to boosting shipping’s professional image, says Rajaish Bajpaee, Chief Executive Officer of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM). Ensuring a robust and dependable safety culture onboard ship is essential to reducing large scale accidents at sea, which is why BSM has placed seafarer...
May 21st, 2014 | Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Lloyd’s writes surplus lines in all US states

Lloyd’s writes surplus lines in all US states
Tuesday 20 May 2014 – Lloyd’s will have surplus lines eligibility in all 50 US states when legislation passed in Kentucky comes into effect in July. The move paves the way for Kentucky policyholders to access the Lloyd’s market for surplus lines products. It also means Lloyd’s underwriters...
May 20th, 2014 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

Carrier Transicold Introduces Anti-Tamper Refrigerant Seal System

Carrier Transicold Introduces Anti-Tamper Refrigerant Seal System
Carrier Transicold’s optional new anti-tamper seal system for container refrigeration units. SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 20, 2014 — Carrier Transicold’s new anti-tamper refrigerant seal system will help ensure a higher level of refrigerant integrity and traceability for container refrigeration systems....
May 20th, 2014 | Claims, Containers, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Safety and Security | Read More

Bowline Defence Ltd is awarded ISO PAS 28007 Certification

Bowline Defence Ltd is awarded ISO PAS 28007 Certification
Richard Tickle of Bowline Defence receives the ISO PAS 28007 certificate from Steve Cameron, RTI Forensics London: 20th May 2014 – Bowline Defence Ltd formally received its ISO 28000 certification scoped to ISO/PAS 28007:2012 from RTI Forensics at an awards presentation in London recently. ISO/PAS...
May 20th, 2014 | Associations, Events, HR, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Broad NGO coalition denounces EU Blue Growth Strategy at Fair Oceans Conference

Broad NGO coalition denounces EU Blue Growth Strategy at Fair Oceans Conference
In the run-up to the European Maritime Days, NGOs remind the EU that economic growth cannot trump environmental protection or labour rights Bremen/Brussels, 19 May 2014 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has joined a broad coalition of leading environmental and labour rights organisations such as Greenpeace,...
May 19th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, European Union, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Shipping Markets: a summer of discontent?

Shipping Markets: a summer of discontent?
John Faraclas As said in our last recapitulation on the shipping markets, there isn’t any sustainability – at least for the time being and with an uncertain world order, not just the geopolitical issues looming in the background,  things can get sour. This is the eighteenth overview of the shipping...
May 16th, 2014 | Breaking News, Charity, Drill ships, EEZ, Energy, Environment, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, Obituaries, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Stock Markets, Underwater Shipping, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

RTI ISO certification body status announcement

RTI ISO certification body status announcement
  RTI Limited ISO PAS 28007 Certification Audit LONDON, UK – May 16, 2014: RTI Ltd, has announced its successful bid for maritime security “certifying body” status from UK Accreditation Service (UKAS). RTI Ltd, has announced that it has successfully been granted “certifying body” status...
May 16th, 2014 | Associations, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Technical, Tourism | Read More

RINA – LR Maritime Safety Award recognises significant individual contribution to enhanced tanker safety

RINA – LR Maritime Safety Award recognises significant individual contribution to enhanced tanker safety
RINA award winner Nick Quarmby (left), together with David Barrow of Lloyd’s Register (centre) and Peter French, RINA President. The 2013 RINA – Lloyd’s Register Maritime Safety Award has been awarded to Nick Quarmby of the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for his work in initiating...
May 15th, 2014 | Associations, Awards, Classification Societies, Clubs, Environment, Events, Intertanko, Pollution, Safety and Security, Tankers | Read More

Strike Club reports strong performance

Strike Club reports strong performance
Bill Milligan, chairman and chief executive of Strike Club The Strike Club, the market leader for delay insurance for the marine trades, reports a strong start to its new policy year that commenced on February 1, with continuing demand for its mutual entries and fixed-premium products covering war risks,...
May 15th, 2014 | HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, ITF, Labour Disputes, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Reports, Strikes | Read More