Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

Andreas A. Tsavliris: the Salvage Industry has much to contemplate

Andreas A. Tsavliris: the Salvage Industry has much to contemplate
Andreas A. Tsavliris Salvage, Emergency Towage are operations for most people, happen very infrequently when they least expect it. Recent events have shown that the role of the salvor, whilst exceptionally hazardous, is vital to the on-going improvement of the public’s perception of the maritime...
April 20th, 2012 | News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Guidance on ECDIS for ship operators and navigating officers

We would like to advise Members that on 1st January 2011, the amendments to SOLAS as adopted by IMO Resolution MSC.282 (86) entered into force. This details a number of changes to SOLAS Chapter V ‘Safety of Navigation’ including the revision of Regulation 19 to include Electronic Chart Display and...
April 18th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Slips, trips and falls represent nearly one in three of the large personal injury claims submitted to the UK P&I Club

Slips, trips and falls represent nearly one in three of the large personal injury claims submitted to the UK P&I Club
New Risk Focus publication aims to reduce the incidence of such accidents Following the launch of its Bow Tie loss prevention initiative in January 2012, the UK P&I Club is now embarking on the publication of a series of ‘Risk Focus’ booklets which highlight specific areas of risk. This month...
April 18th, 2012 | Books, Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

More Sponsorship for man-powered sub races

More Sponsorship for man-powered sub races
the elSR Submarine The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust (The LRET) has joined the growing number of sponsors of the inaugural International European Submarine Races (eISR), being held during the week of 25 June 2012 in QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin at Gosport, England.  The races will see teams of University...
April 17th, 2012 | Charity, Classification Societies, Clubs, Defense, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Sports, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Caribbean lacks resources to combat oil spills, warns Jamaica

Caribbean lacks resources to combat oil spills, warns Jamaica
The Caribbean region including Jamaica and other Small Island Developing States lacks the resources to combat a major oil spill, delegates to a regional convention on oil spill prevention and response have been warned. Opening the convention to discuss oil spill prevention, preparedness and response...
April 16th, 2012 | Events, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

MOL to Start Safety Campaign

MOL's President Koichi Muto TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the launch of a six-week safety campaign targeting all MOL-operated vessels, starting on April 15. President Muto, executives, and other personnel will visit vessels to exchange information...
April 13th, 2012 | Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

MOL Conducts Table Top Drill Centering on Grounding and Fire Involving LNG Carrier

TOKYO — Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the completion of a table top drill based on the scenario of a fire in the engine room of the MOL-operated LNG carrier “Grand Mereya” in Tsugaru Strait, resulting in the vessel running aground.  MOL's President...
April 11th, 2012 | Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

11th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition – Programe launched

The 11th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC 2012), with its theme ‘Engineering Naval Capability’, is set to get off to a flying start in Edinburgh next month with a keynote address by Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE ADC, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Ministry...
April 11th, 2012 | Defense | Read More

Collisions at anchorages in the port of Singapore

The Club has noticed a number of collision claims at anchorages in the port of Singapore recently. Analysis of the claim files highlights the fact that in many cases the masters and crew members had failed to maintain vigilant GMDSS watch for obtaining the weather forecast and did not keep their vessels’...
April 11th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Titanic wreckage to be protected under UNESCO underwater heritage convention

Survey of underwater site. UNESCO/D. Frka 5 April 2012 – The wreckage of the passenger liner Titanic will now be protected by a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) convention that seeks to safeguard wrecks, sites, decorated caves and other cultural relics underwater. Until...
April 5th, 2012 | Maritime History and Museums, Oceanology, Organisations, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Lloyd’s Register launches machinery damage and repair workshops

Lloyd’s Register launches machinery damage and repair workshops
Steve Robson One-day courses designed for superintendents, flag and port-state surveyors and related marine engineers Lloyd’s Register is offering Machinery Damage and Repair workshops to support marine superintendents and engineering personnel. Mechanical breakdowns are a serious problem for shipowners...
April 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

The Thirtieth Anniversary of the Atlantic Conveyor – 25 May 2012 approaches

The Thirtieth Anniversary of the Atlantic Conveyor – 25 May 2012 approaches
The Atlantic Conveyor's Memorial in Pembroke - photo by Peter N. Pontikos Perhaps the most famous merchant vessel to be lost in the Falklands war was Atlantic Conveyor, a 1, 200 teu containership built at Swan Hunter in 1970 and operated by Atlantic Container Line, a well known shipping firm at the...
April 5th, 2012 | Maritime Accidents, News, What Others Say | Read More

Ecological repercurssions from Piracy and Terrorism

Ecological repercurssions from Piracy and Terrorism
Iro J. Theofanides Ecological repercussions of piracy and terrorist attacks at sea can be disastrous. By Iro Theofanides Piracy and terrorist actions at sea can result in incalculable human suffering as well as damage of various kinds to merchant vessels and their cargoes as the collateral damage involved....
April 3rd, 2012 | News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Seafarers’ Trust announces latest grants

Seafarers’ Trust announces latest grants
The ITF Seafarers’ Trust, which has just celebrated its 30th anniversary with a major seminar in London on seafarers’ welfare,  yesterday announced its latest grants. The following donations, totalling £1, 078, 533 (USD1, 711, 685) have been agreed: World Maritime University: £168, 000 (USD266,...
March 28th, 2012 | Charity, Events, Health and Safety, HR, ITF | Read More

Saab ensures maritime safety on Dutch waterways

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Dutch authority Rijkswaterstaat regarding delivery of the AIS automatic identification system. The system will increase safety on the Dutch waterways. March 26, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) The contract means that Saab will provide the complete...
March 26th, 2012 | Inland Waterways, IT and Communications, Safety and Security | Read More

Class in never out of style!

Class in never out of style!
Nicholas Brown introducing the event The historic Whitechapel Gallery at Aldgate East in London was the venue for Lloyd’s Register’s Press Evening’s reception to mark the publication of the latest edition of Shipping and the Environment last Wednesday; John Faraclas reports: Starting with a tour...
March 26th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Events, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

UK P&I Club restructures to increase efficiency under Solvency 2

UK P&I Club restructures to increase efficiency under Solvency 2
Hugo Wynn-Williams The UK P&I Club has announced that it is reorganising its structure to establish UK Europe as the sole provider of direct insurance to UK Club members. By reducing the number of separately regulated insurers from two to one, the UK Club aims to streamline governance, reduce compliance...
March 21st, 2012 | News, P and I Clubs | Read More

Category: Navigation Vessel type: Passenger vessel Issue date: 16/03/2012 Case number: 26912

  Caution is required in reduced visibility The incident In this case a double decker passenger ferry was making its way in port at a speed of about 4 knots. Weather conditions were poor and visibility was restricted by thick fog to less than 100 feet. In his statement the master commented that the...
March 20th, 2012 | Environment, P and I Clubs | Read More

Carriage of arms and security guards

Category: Regulations Date: 16/03/2012 Area: Europe and Middle East We would like to advise Members that the Egyptian government have forbidden any presence of arms or security squads on board commercial vessels, as per laws and regulations of the International Maritime Organisation. A conference was...
March 16th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Liquefaction of Bauxite cargoes

Liquefaction of Bauxite cargoes Category: Cargo: dry Date: 14/03/2012 Area: Americas We would like to advise Members that in the last few weeks there has been a reported increase in the number of cases involving the liquefaction of bauxite cargoes deriving from the Amazon bay region (especially Trombetas). The...
March 14th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

IMO reaffirms its commitment to domestic ferry safety after Bangladesh disaster

IMO reaffirms its commitment to domestic ferry safety after Bangladesh disaster
The ‘Shariatpur 1’ disaster IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has offered his condolences and sympathies to the families of all those who lost their life aboard the passenger ferry Shariatpur-1, which sank yesterday (13 March 2012) after being hit by a small cargo ship in the Meghna...
March 14th, 2012 | IMO, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

“Crew Competency not a tick box exercise” says Videotel…

…as it launches its new competency manager tool “Continuing competency in the maritime industry should be at the very top of every ship operator’s agenda. The education and training of seafarers is key and the more competent and well-trained the crew, the less likelihood there is of costly...
March 13th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Starr Underwriting Agents plans new system launch to back its marine business

Starr Underwriting Agents, which has a key role in the London and international marine market, has embarked on a technology modernisation programme, preparing a new system to go live in autumn 2012. The system, which will replace what is described as an outsourced heritage platform, will go live in the...
March 10th, 2012 | IT and Communications, P and I Clubs | Read More

Bunkering practice in the Port of Singapore

Bunkering practice in the Port of Singapore Category: Operation Date: 07/03/2012 Area: Asia Further to our Lookouts “Sampling Procedures for Clean Product Tankers” issued on 21st February 2008 and “Bunkering Procedures in Singapore” issued on 24th July 2008, we would like to remind our Members...
March 8th, 2012 | Bunkering, P and I Clubs | Read More

Braemar release second edition of their highly praised guide to Hull & Machinery

The Hull & Machinery – Technical Terms guide Marine survey reports frequently contain engineering terminology which can often be unfamiliar to the non engineers in the wider spectrum of the shipping industry. In an attempt to bridge this gap Braemar (Incorporating the Salvage Association)...
March 8th, 2012 | Marine Insurance | Read More