Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

Overweight rescue boat

Category: Safety Date: 14/08/2012 Area: Worldwide We would like to inform our Members that Norsafe has issued a product awareness notice concerning Watercraft WHFRB 6.50 following the UK MAIB investigation into the recent accident on board a UK registered car carrier. The accident occurred during a...
August 14th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

The EU: maritime safety and pollution control

The EU: maritime safety and pollution control
This article from BIMCO comes at no better time and we urge all involved directly or indirectly with the industry, safety and the environment to study same and coment. The EU: maritime safety and pollution control By Sir Robert Coleman* If the foundation for EU maritime policy is undoubtedly the...
August 14th, 2012 | Comment, Environment, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

New world record for highest freefall lifeboat

New world record for highest freefall lifeboat
The world’s leading lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has set a new freefall lifeboat record with its new generation FF1200 boat. The boat was successfully dropped from a freefall height of 60 metres. The world record drop was conducted as part of the certification tests of the boat. “The...
August 13th, 2012 | Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

STRIKE Club reports uptake in demand for mutual and fixed premium covers

Bill Milligan The Strike Club, the leading market for insuring shipowners and charterers wanting insurance protection against delays in the marine trades, reports continuing strong demand for its covers, whether for mutual entries or for its fixed-premium insurance covers for war risks, loss of earnings...
August 7th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Overloaded lifting gear on fishing vessels

Category: Safety Date: 07/08/2012 –  Area: Worldwide  Further to the Club’s Lookout of 19th July 2004 on the above subject, we would like to advise Members that the United States Coast Guard in their Safety Alert 02-12 has reported that recently, several catastrophic failures of masts, booms,...
August 7th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Latest situ on the Arctic…

The Arctic As the Arctic Opens for Oil, the Coast Guard Scrambles By Carol Wolf and Kasia Klimasinska on July 26, 2012 Royal Dutch Shell (RDS/A) has spent $4.5 billion since 2005 preparing to explore for oil off Alaska’s north coast in the Arctic. Shell, which may begin drilling next month, is one...
August 4th, 2012 | Oil Industry, Safety and Security | Read More

Smit Lamnalco orders new tugs at Cheoy Lee for LNG work

Smit Lamnalco, one of the world’s leading providers of towage and associated marine services to offshore oil and gas terminals, has placed an order with Hong Kong-based shipbuilder, Cheoy Lee, for a series of four 32m long RAstar 3200 class Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tugs. Built to the Robert Allan...
August 3rd, 2012 | Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

ICS Welcomes EC halt to competition investigation on P&I Clubs

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents over 80% of the world merchant fleet, has welcomed the decision by the European Commission competition directorate to close its investigation into the activities of the International Group of P&I Clubs. ICS Director of Legal Affairs, Kiran...
August 1st, 2012 | International Chamber of Shipping, P and I Clubs | Read More

American Club’s Eagle Ocean Marine facility showing strong growth

American Club’s Eagle Ocean Marine facility showing strong growth
Joe Hughes First Year’s  Excellent Operating ResultsNEW YORK, JULY 30, 2012:  Eagle Ocean Marine (EOM) – a specialist fixed-premium P&I and FD&D facility underwritten by the American Club – has reported an excellent first year of operation, and a strong start to its second year following...
July 30th, 2012 | News, P and I Clubs | Read More

A nation’s trauma: new book “Mental Health Care in Japan” emphasizes the urgency of tackling the level of disorders and suicides

A nation’s trauma: new book Mental Health Care in Japan emphasizes the urgency of tackling the level of disorders and suicides By James Brewer One of Japan’s leading actors, famed for his roles in blockbusters like King Kong versus Godzilla, in the summer of 1998 suddenly cancelled all his commitments...
July 29th, 2012 | Books, Health and Safety | Read More

Anchoring in undesignated and prohibited areas

Category: Safety Date: 26/07/2012 Area: Asia We would like to remind our Members of the importance of anchoring in designated anchorages, and the dangers and consequences of anchoring in undesignated and prohibited areas. A designated anchorage is a water area which is suitable and of depth neither...
July 27th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

IMCA’s new Guidance on Mooring Practice

Ships enter and leave ports regularly. Tying up a ship when alongside a berth or another vessel is potentially a very hazardous operation, unless simple and effective safety procedures are followed. ‘Mooring Practice Safety Guidance for Offshore Vessels when Alongside in Ports and Harbours’ (IMCA...
July 26th, 2012 | Books, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

New Face at LMAA

New Face at LMAA
Ken Mclean In every contract and charter party agreement; one of the most important clauses is the dispute resolution or arbitration clause. Currently the the clause mentions that parties should first seek to resolve their dispute by mediation firstly then if that fails by arbitration. Mediation is a...
July 25th, 2012 | Associations, Legal, Marine Insurance, People and Places | Read More

North American Emission Control Area (ECA) –

Following from the Shipowners’ Club: Guidance on fuel availability provisions Category: Pollution Date: 24/07/2012 Area: Americas Further to our Lookout dated 30th April 2012 and 15th May 2012, we would like to advise our Members that the US Environmental Protection Agency has released interim...
July 24th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Pollution | Read More

John Harris appointed Managing Director of Braemar Technical Services (Adjusting) Pte, Ltd (Singapore)

John Harris Quentin Soanes, Chairman of Braemar Technical Services (BTS), is pleased to announce the appointment of John Harris as Managing Director of Braemar Technical Services (Adjusting) Pte. Ltd. (Braemar Adjusting – Singapore), effective from 4 July 2012. A qualified Chartered Quantity Surveyor...
July 17th, 2012 | Marine Insurance | Read More

Liberty to invoke CONWARTIME Clause not necessarily subject to change of risk test; “PRODUCT STAR” Judgment confined to its specific facts

James MacKay On 11 July 2012, Teare J handed down a judgment that is significant for shipowners, time charterers and their legal advisors when dealing with the liberty in the CONWARTIME Clause to reject a voyage order because of the exposure to war risks, including the risk of piracy. Since the Court...
July 13th, 2012 | Legal, Marine Insurance, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

IMCA Publishes Safety Statistics for members 2011

IMCA Publishes Safety Statistics for members 2011
Hugh Williams Every year the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) produces an annual report of safety statistics (covering fatalities and injuries) supplied by members. “Safety statistics are a useful insight into the performance of a company and industry sector in the areas of health,...
July 13th, 2012 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Technical | Read More

Eos Risk Management scoop two Awards in London

Eos Risk Management scoop two Awards in London
West UK Business of the Year – Eos Risk Management: Ian Christelow, MD ActionCOACH (left), with Richard Johnson (middle), and Gavin Brooks, (right) of sponsors Natwest Bank. At the Tower Hotel, London 29th June, Midlands based maritime and offshore security training and consultancy firm Eos Risk Management...
July 12th, 2012 | Marine Insurance, News | Read More

“On course for safer shipping”

“On course for safer shipping”
Richard Schiferli 2011 Annual Report on Port State Control “On course for safer shipping”  Considered to be the worldwide index for flag performance, the Paris MoU “White, Grey and Black Lists” indicate further improvements towards quality shipping. Last year Panama was congratulated...
July 9th, 2012 | Flags, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Lloyd’s Register acquires the business and assets of India’s Reltech Consulting to expand its presence in the country’s nuclear power sector

Lloyd’s Register acquires the business and assets of India’s Reltech Consulting to expand its presence in the country’s nuclear power sector
Devi Kompella with Bjorn Inge Bakken just after the contract signing LR Scandpower Risk Consultancy formed to offer independent risk-management services to energy clients Lloyd’s Register has acquired the business and principal assets of the Mumbai-based nuclear risk specialists, Reltech Consulting...
July 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Paris MoU – Publication of CIC results

Paris MoU – Publication of CIC results
Richard W.J. Schiferli, the Paris MoU Secretary General Paris MoU – Publication of CIC results The final report of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Structural Safety and International Convention on Load Lines has been published on the Paris MoU web site. http://www.parismou.org/Publications/CIC_results/ The...
July 5th, 2012 | News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Concentrated Inspection Campaign on fire safety system arrangement by Paris and Tokyo MoUs on Port State Control

Category: Safety Date: 04/07/2012 Area: Worldwide We would like to advise our Members that the 43 Maritime Authorities of the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) with the purpose of ensuring compliance...
July 4th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

International Code for the Application of Fire Test Procedures (2010 FTP Code) mandatory from 1 July 2012

The FTP Code – 2012 edition Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) to make mandatory the International Code for the Application of Fire Test Procedures (2010 FTP Code) came into force on 1 July 2012, thereby enhancing the fire safety provisions onboard...
July 3rd, 2012 | Books, Safety and Security | Read More

Sea Marshals expands operations centre

The Sea Marshals operatons centre Sea Marshals, the international maritime security specialist, has expanded its UK Operations Centre and introduced the latest tracking technology to protect vessels under its protection. The company has transferred its Operations Centre to larger premises in Cardiff...
July 2nd, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Smit Lamnalco signed up for PNG LNG

Smit Lamnalco has secured a 10-year marine support and towage contract covering ExxonMobil-led LNG export terminal operations in Papua New Guinea, representing the  first formal service agreement to be won under the service company’s new name and identity. The contract, to provide tugboats and crews...
June 28th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More