Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

STCW Compliance: when Training delivers what technology cannot

STCW Compliance: when Training delivers what technology cannot
Entry into enclosed spaces The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) aims to achieve for the shipping industry what increased technology has so far failed to deliver, namely a reduction in the 80% of accidents on board ship attributable...
September 25th, 2012 | Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

Schat-Harding strengthens North Sea support

Petter Hernaes, vice president Nordic Region Umoe Schat-Harding Service The world’s leading lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has strengthened its support for North Sea operators by opening new offices and service centres in Bergen and Stavanger. Both bases will focus on delivering in-service...
September 25th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

60 seconds with Muzaffer Aktas

Muzafeer Aktas Fri 21 Sep 2012* –  In the week that Lloyd’s hosted Turkey Insurance Day we look at how the Turkish economy offers new opportunities for the market.On 18 September, Lloyd’s hosted Turkey Insurance Day. The event looked at opportunities in the rapidly growing Turkish economy...
September 24th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

Insurers need to be asking questions to cut casualties and costs, says Braemar (Incorporating the Salvage Assocciation)

Underwriters should be asking more questions at the time of placing or renewing marine insurance to reduce the risk of major incidents and cut unnecessary costs, suggests Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association). Speaking at the International Union of Marine Insurance annual conference in San...
September 24th, 2012 | Marine Insurance, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

ITIC continues to reward loyalty with renewal credit payments to members

24 September, 2012  – FOR the seventeenth year in succession, International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has paid a renewal credit to its members. For the year ended 31 May, 2012, members received a total of $5.2m. In the past seventeen years, ITIC has returned more than $67.3m to members...
September 24th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Mooring accidents involving non-designated crew

Category: Operations, Date: 18/09/2012, Area: Worldwide We would like to advise Members that the Club has recently seen a number of injuries, resulting in claims, which occurred during mooring operations on board our Members’ vessels. Many of these incidents involved non-designated mooring crew including...
September 23rd, 2012 | HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Tanzania maritime security surveillance system handed over to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania

A ceremony attended by senior US and Japanese diplomats, Tanzanian Government officials and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the IMO for Maritime Security and Anti-Piracy Programmes, Mr Hartmut Hesse, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in mid September 2012 marked the completion of the...
September 23rd, 2012 | IMO, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot cooking oil splashed into cook’s eye

Category: Personal injury – illness Vessel type: All Issue date: 20/09/2012 Case number: 201241 The below Case study has been taken from: Nautical Institute’s Mars Reporting Scheme The incident The cook was shallow frying vegetables in the galley. When transferring the raw, cut vegetables into...
September 23rd, 2012 | HR, Safety and Security | Read More

GL Noble Denton Boosts Safety and Risk Services in Norway through Strategic Partnership with XAFE

Stavanger, Norway –  GL Noble Denton has expanded its safety and risk services to the Norwegian oil and gas market through a new strategic partnership with Stavanger-based consultancy, XAFE. The cooperation will allow both businesses to meet a growing demand for risk analysis, technical safety,...
September 22nd, 2012 | Energy, Oil Industry, Safety and Security | Read More

Piracy and War Risks – Considerations for Owners and Charterers

With piracy in Africa an ever-present concern, owners and charters should consider carefully any piracy or war risks clauses contained in their charters. This article considers the recent decisions of the Triton Lark and the Paiwan Wisdom. TRITON LARK In this case, Charterers gave instructions for the...
September 21st, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Secure a ship achieves Panama nd ISO 9001 accreditation

  Paul Maguire Secure a Ship (SaS) a Maritime Security Company have been celebrating the fact they have achieved the much sought after accreditations of Panama and ISO 9001 highlighting their commitment to quality.Panama Accreditation was first introduced via Circular MMC-243 on the 4th April; its...
September 20th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Automation cannot be ignored, says Strike Club

Automation cannot be ignored, says Strike Club
Bill Milligan Consequences of US Ports’ Closure The Strike Club has warned that if the looming threat of a stevedores’ strike at 14 ports along the US east and Gulf coasts becomes a reality, it could be the precursor of further labour unrest, not only in the US but elsewhere, with extremely damaging...
September 20th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMO Secretary-General launches ‘Accident Zero’ initiative with IALA

Koji Sekimizu, IMO’ Secretary-General IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu, during his closing address to the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA)VTS (Vessel Traffic Services) Symposium in Istanbul, Turkey, (14 September 2012), praised the safety...
September 19th, 2012 | IMO, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Marine claims pose challenges to insurers on multiple fronts: TT Club specialists tell Blue MBA executives how they cope

Marine claims pose challenges to insurers on multiple fronts: TT Club specialists tell Blue MBA executives how they cope
Three ladies taking part in the Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics relax in the London sunshine during a break in lectures for the finance and investment module Marine claims pose challenges to insurers on multiple fronts: TT Club specialists tell Blue MBA executives how they cope – By James...
September 18th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs | Read More

Middle East Maritime professionals flock to North’s P&I cource in Dubai

A wide variety of shipowners, operators and other senior maritime professionals from throughout the Middle East region have attended NorthP&I club’s residential course in P&I insurance and lossprevention held in Dubai the week 10-16 September. A total of 46 delegates from 21 organisations...
September 16th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs | Read More

Media Alert – Shipbreaking continues to kill workers in Bangladesh

Media Alert – Shipbreaking continues to kill workers in Bangladesh
NGOs call on Europe to stop illegal traffic of toxic ships Brussels, 14 September 2012 – At least eight workers have lost their lives at the shipbreaking yards in Bangladesh this year. Two days ago, Ershadul Huq fell from a ship at the Sayed Steel Ship Breaking Yard, in Chittagong, Bangladesh (1)....
September 15th, 2012 | Health and Safety, HR, News, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Smit Lamnalco secures major O&M Contract in Iraq

Smit Lamnalco secures major O&M Contract in Iraq
Smit Lamnalco SPM support will be critical to the drive to increase Iraq’s oil exports Smit Lamnalco has secured the turnkey contract to support Single Point Mooring operations for The Iraq Crude Oil Export Expansion Project (ICOEEP). The scheme, 20 km off the Al Fao Peninsula, looks to triple oil...
September 13th, 2012 | Energy, Logistics, News, Oil Industry, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Precautionary measures against malaria infection

Category: Safety Date: 12/09/2012 Area: Worldwide Recently a crew member on board one of our Member’s vessels contracted malaria while the vessel was operating off the West African coast. The crew member was evacuated to a local hospital but died soon after despite medical treatment. Investigation...
September 12th, 2012 | Health and Safety, P and I Clubs | Read More

Western Marine receives GL-keel laying certificate for their 100th newbuilding

Western Marine receives GL-keel laying certificate for their 100th newbuilding
Western Marine Shipyard Ltd. receives “GL-certificate of Laying of Keel”: (f.l.t.r.) Lars Brenneke, East Wind, Falk Rothe, GL’s Executive Vice President, Classification Service Delivery, GL COO Torsten Schramm, Sakhawat Hossain, Managing Director at Western Marine Shipyard and Hans...
September 12th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Security measures in Egyptian Ports

Category: Safety Date: 11/09/2012* Area: Europe and Middle East We would like to advise Members that, due to the present unstable situation in Egypt as well as the lack of security in the ports/seas which in turn encourages looters to board vessels, our local correspondent has distributed a circular...
September 12th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Lloyd’s Register provides new DVD to promote safe boat transfers

Lloyd’s Register provides new DVD to promote safe boat transfers
The Lloyd’s Register bulding in the City Short film to educate employees about the best ways to minimise risks when working over water Lloyd’s Register has issued a new short film entitled Safe Boat Transfers to help provide marine surveyors with comprehensive instructions on how to safely transfer...
September 10th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Accolades and an order for Fibrelight Emergency ladders

Accolades and an order for Fibrelight Emergency ladders
The Fibrelight Emergency Ladder deployed Fibrelight Developments has now received three exciting and tangible accolades for their Fibrelight Emergency Ladder. First, following exacting testing, the Emergency Ladder was granted the all-important SOLAS Certificate of Type Approval SAS S120038 by Lloyd’s...
September 7th, 2012 | Marine Equipment, News, Safety and Security | Read More

From Titanic to Concordia: The Achilles Heel of Passenger Ships

From Titanic to Concordia: The Achilles Heel of Passenger Ships
Passenger ship safety will be the focus for the London Shipping Law Centre’s Cadwallader Symposium/Dinner at London’s Gibson Hall, Bishopsgate on Monday, November 26th. Dr. Stephen Payne OBE, Past President of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, and Rear Admiral John Lang DL, former UK Chief...
September 6th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Legal, Safety and Security | Read More

Nadiro™ enters into a global sale and service agreement with VIKING Life-Saving Equipment for the Drop-In-Ball™ lifeboat hook systems

Henrik Uhd Christensen, Managing Director of VIKING Life-Saving Equipment (left) and Esben Juul Sorensen, Managing Director, Nadiro A/S (right) SVENDBORG, DENMARK – Sept. 5, 2012* – (Marine NewsWire) Nadiro A/S has signed a global sale and service agreement with VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S,...
September 6th, 2012 | Safety and Security | Read More

TT Club Advise on Forwarder’s Cargo Receipts

Freight transport insurance specialist TT Club was pleased to collaborate with the Japan International Freight Forwarders Association (JIFFA) in the revision of its Forwarder’s Cargo Receipt (FCR) form, marrying the Club’s expertise with practical freight forwarding experience. London, 3rd September,...
September 3rd, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More