Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

NATO Shipping Centre Weekly Unclassified Update (14 December 2011)

 NATO Shipping Centre Weekly Unclassified Update (14 December 2011) – Overview During the reporting period of 8 to 14 December 2011 the piracy activity level was less than the previous reporting period. Suspicious activity was seen in the North Arabian Sea and a mothership was located off the...
December 17th, 2011 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Compact, Concise, Comprehensive: GL launches Pocket Guide for MLC 2006

Hamburg, Germany, 16 December 2011 – With a sweeping reach and wide ranging application the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC 2006) will have a significant impact on shipowners, managers, crewing agencies and most importantly the seafarers on-board. At its entry into force the MLC 2006 will...
December 16th, 2011 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Ship Agencies, Shipmanagement | Read More

The sub-centre, at Antananarivo, Madagascar

Madagascar commissioning enhances African SAR coverage  A further key link in the plan to provide effective search and rescue (SAR) coverage off the coast of Africa has been established, with the commissioning of a search and rescue sub-centre that will operate in conjunction with the regional Maritime...
December 14th, 2011 | IMO, Safety and Security | Read More

Seagull donates seafarer training software to Mercy Ships

Norwegian seafarer training specialist, Seagull, has donated software to Mercy Ships, the operator of the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship, the “Africa Mercy.” Mercy Ships provides free health care, community development, health education and agriculture projects, mental health...
December 13th, 2011 | Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

TSAVLIRIS’ London Christmas Reception

TSAVLIRIS’ London Christmas Reception
The international Festive season opened with the annual Christmas Reception of the Tsavliris Salvage, once again at the Royal Thames Yacht  Club in Knightsbridge. The event was attended by nearly 300 guests –bankers, bunker brokers, class society executives, coast guard officers,  environmentalists,...
December 10th, 2011 | Events, Featured, People and Places, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

A hypothesis on “Rena”

An interim report into the chain of events leading up to the Rena grounding 12-miles off the Port of Tauranga is shortly due to be published by New Zealand’s Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) [1]. Within days of the incident happening, two investigators from TAIC boarded the strickened...
December 6th, 2011 | Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Teesside RNLI volunteers in Flood Rescue Team exercises on River Tees

 RNLI Flood Rescue Team volunteers from across the Teesside area have been putting their lifesaving skills to the test at the Tees Barrage International White Water Centre this weekend – the second anniversary of the Cockermouth floods, when RNLI crews helped rescue more than 200 people. Twenty of...
November 20th, 2011 | Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Action needed to combat shipping fraud – and to ensure independence of the judiciary

Action needed to combat shipping fraud – and to ensure independence of the judiciary
James Brewer International Maritime Fraud: London Shipping Law Centre event By James Brewer Fraud and corruption are blighting many aspects of the maritime world, from the mundane operation of vessels right through to the highest levels of commercial justice, the most recent seminar organised by...
November 17th, 2011 | Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

IUA Study Reviews Impact of Periodical Payments Orders

The future of use Periodical Payments Orders (PPOs) remains uncertain, a new study by the International Underwriting Association has revealed. The number of PPOs awarded has seen a marked increase since 2008, though there appears to have been a levelling out in 2011. This could, however, be due to an...
November 14th, 2011 | Marine Insurance, Organisations | Read More

Lloyd’s Register offers new online courses to support compliance with marine coatings standards and enhance maritime safety

  Programme will develop appropriate, qualified, expertise in a cost effective and convenient manner. Good marine coatings are vital for the maintenance of safe and efficient hull structures and surfaces. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the International Association of Classification...
November 14th, 2011 | Classification Societies, IMO, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Stress a top cause of long-term absence

According to Health Insurance Magazine the problem is worse in the public sector and given what takes place lately world-wide by those who govern us, with the world in the brink of a total collapse due to financial irregularities, we bring it to your attention for your comments and debate. Further evidence...
November 6th, 2011 | Health and Safety, HR | Read More

AMVER 2011 Awards

AMVER 2011 Awards
Rear Admiral James Watson Once more the International Propeller Club of the United States, International Port of Piraeus in cooperation with the United States Embassy to the Hellenic Republic and the United States Coast Guard organized the AMVER Awards Ceremony.  The ceremony took place at the Athenaeum...
October 15th, 2011 | Environment, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, News, People and Places, Safety and Security | Read More

Clyde & Co on Piracy

The recent surge in piracy around the world has compelled the U.S. and the International community to clarify the legality of the use of force in any defense against piracy, in particular due to the increasing use of privately contracted security teams embarked onboard vessels transiting high-risk areas....
August 1st, 2011 | Defense, Legal, Marine Insurance, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More