Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

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

MOL Safety Conference 2012 Held –

MOL Safety Conference 2012 Held –
The ‘Gaia Triumph’ a general container ship — Forge ahead to become “the World Leader in Safe Operation” — TOKYO—MitsuiO.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company has held the MOL Safety Conference 2012 in Manila, Mumbai, Dubrovnik,...
March 7th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

ClassNK Releases Second Edition of “Guidelines for the Safe Carriage of Nickel Ore”

ClassNK Releases Second Edition of “Guidelines for the Safe Carriage of Nickel Ore”
Tokyo – ClassNK has released a new revised edition of its “Guidelines for the Safe Carriage of Nickel Ore” which was first released in May 2011 in response to major marine casualties caused by a loss of stability as a result of the liquefaction of nickel ore. This first edition summarized...
March 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

E-endorsements set to rise

Targets will raise expectations across the market Preparations for rolling out e-endorsements across the London market are now well advanced ahead of a March 5 deadline. From that date all carriers are expected to be able to process all endorsements electronically. Latest statistics collected by the...
March 2nd, 2012 | Marine Insurance | Read More

TOKYO MOU inspections highlight perils of poor maintenance warns Cargo Care –

TOKYO MOU inspections highlight perils of poor maintenance warns Cargo Care –
Peter Peltenburg A recent state inspection campaign that raises concerns over multiple problems with hatch openings should be welcomed by the industry, is the message from Peter Peltenburg, Group Director of Cargo Care Solutions. “We cut corners on maintenance at our peril.  As the economic downturn...
March 1st, 2012 | News, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

SKANReg quality drive boosts PSC performance

Nigel Smith Quality initiatives launched last year by the London-based St Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg) have prompted a major improvement in results from Port State Control inspections, with detentions reduced by up to 62% and deficiencies down by as much as 49%.      Now...
March 1st, 2012 | Flags, Health and Safety, Oceanology, Regulatory | Read More

As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP)

Vince Jenkins Vince Jenkins, Global Marine Risk Advisor of Lloyd’s Register, delivered one of the best papers of its kind at the Augustin F.B. Creuze Room of Lloyd’s Register at the London Meeting of IMarEST – Rina’s London Branch  lunch-time event last week. Low As Reasonably...
February 28th, 2012 | Marine Insurance, Safety and Security | Read More

Falling steel plates caused leg injury

The following case study comes from the Shipowners’ Club: Category: Personal injury Vessel type: All Issue date: 27th February 2012 Case number: 201211 The incident In heavy weather, in the course of routine rounds in his watch, the 4th engineer noticed that steel plates stowed in a storage rack...
February 27th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

London Somalia conference welcomed by IMO chief

London Somalia conference welcomed by IMO chief
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) visited IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu at IMO HQ prior to the London Somalia conference The outcome of a UK-hosted conference on Somalia has been welcomed by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu. The conference, held at Lancaster House, London yesterday...
February 24th, 2012 | IMO, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

SOS SaveOurSeafarers welcomes piracy conclusions of Somalia Conference but disappointed that seafarers not mentioned.

SOS SaveOurSeafarers welcomes piracy conclusions of Somalia Conference but disappointed that seafarers not mentioned.
SOS SaveOurSeafarers ** welcomes the London Conference on Somalia which was attended by 55 delegations from Somalia and the international community, and willingly supports its focus on unifying the international community in its coordinated support to Somalia, in the hope that a new era of Somali politics,...
February 23rd, 2012 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

New Rules for Chamber Systems in Tunnelling

Hamburg/Germany 23 February 2012 – Personnel air locks are essential pieces of equipment for compressed air work, particularly in tunnelling projects. Currently for simple personnel airlocks there exist some basic national requirements in individual countries as well as a European standard. To...
February 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Collision of Containership MOL Maneuver

Collision of Containership MOL Maneuver
TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the MOL-operated containership MOL Maneuver collided with the containership Zhen He while under way on the open seas southeast of Hong Kong, on February 22, 2012, at around 17:45 p.m., Japan time. None of the crew was...
February 23rd, 2012 | News, Safety and Security | Read More