Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

The Antikythera Mechanism under the x-ray test…

The Antikythera Mechanism under the x-ray test…
Part view of the Antikythera Mechanism Probing the secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism, is the title of BBC’s news bit today and following our reporting from the event on Chios Island,  Greece on the 22 April – please log on to read same again on:    http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2012/04/22/the-antikythera-mechanism-ancient-greek-inventions-still-at-its-best/ ...
May 10th, 2012 | Breaking News, Maritime History and Museums, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Underwater Shipping, What Others Say | Read More

The American Club’s charitable initiation

The American Club’s charitable initiation
• AMERICAN CLUB TO HELP THE NEEDY IN GREECE • Initiative Linked with Three Charities • Campaign Launch on the Eve of Posidonia 2012 The American P&I Club is this month launching an ambitious initiative aimed at feeding 100 needy families for 100 days in embattled Greece, as well as supporting...
May 9th, 2012 | Charity, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, P and I Clubs, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

ITIC says ship managers must beware increase in claims by owners

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says it has seen a noticeable increase in claims against ship managers by shipowners who are going through difficult financial times. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC notes that, as result of their financial difficulties, owners resist...
May 9th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

GL Noble Denton Appoints John Walker to Lead Americas Marine Casualty Investigation Practice

GL Noble Denton Appoints John Walker to Lead Americas Marine Casualty Investigation Practice
John Walker New York, 09 May 2012: Mr John Walker has been appointed as head of GL Noble Denton’s growing Marine Casualty Investigation practice for the Americas region. Based in the New York office, John leads a team of expert marine engineers, master mariners and naval architects. His team play...
May 9th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Maritime Accidents, News | Read More

Lessons from Marine Accident Reports 1/2012

Lessons from Marine Accident Reports 1/2012
This Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issue 1/2012 in three parts with over 26 cases is a must-to-study and improve safety, research and development, needless to mention maritime education, training and mentorship! The MAIB examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on...
May 4th, 2012 | Books, Comment, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

GL Issues New Rules for Crew Boats

Hamburg, Germany, 03 May 2012 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) announces the release of the first comprehensive set of classification rules for Crew Boats and Offshore Wind Farm Service Craft. As the energy industry expands and installations are pushed ever further offshore and into more challenging environments,...
May 3rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Safety and Security | Read More

Update to GL Rules for Seagoing and Naval Ships

Hamburg/Germany, 03 May 2012 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has released updates to its Rules for Seagoing Ships and Naval Vessels. The updated Rules came into effect on 1 May 2012. Changes have been made to the following GL Rules for Seagoing Ships: Classification and Surveys, Hull Structures, Machinery...
May 3rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

NORTH P&I Club lends support to International Campaign to cut liquefaction losses

The ‘A’ rated, 170 million GT North P&I club is playing a major role in continuing international efforts to prevent further loss of life caused by nickel ore cargoes that liquefy at sea. The latest developments in the campaign are reported in the club’s loss-prevention newsletter Signals. Most...
May 2nd, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

NORTH P&I Club updates definitive Guide to P&I industry

The ‘A’ rated, 170 million GT North P&I club has published a second edition of its comprehensive introduction to the critically important topic of maritime liability cover – otherwise known as ‘protection and indemnity’ (P&I) – which recent international casualties, pirate...
May 2nd, 2012 | Books, P and I Clubs | Read More

Japanese shipowners celebrate North P&I Club’s Tokyo office opening

Japanese shipowners celebrate North P&I Club’s Tokyo office opening
Nobutaka Mukae of Kumiai Senpaku addressing North PI club reception Over 100 representatives of Japanese shipping community recntly attended a reception in Tokyo to celebrate the opening of North P&I club’s new branch office Japan. Located in Tokyo’s central Kyobashi commercial district, the...
May 2nd, 2012 | Events, P and I Clubs | Read More

BRAEMAR (incorporating The Salvage Association) appoints new regional director to the Far East

Graeme Temple Braemar Technical Services (Incorporating The Salvage Association) is pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Temple to the role of Regional Director for its Far East region. Graeme will take responsibility for strengthening the company’s surveyor network in this important region...
May 2nd, 2012 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Edwin Wartenweiler to become new CRO at HSH Nordbank

Edwin Wartenweiler to become new CRO at HSH Nordbank
HAMBURG/KIEL – Today the Supervisory Board of HSH Nordbank appointed Edwin Wartenweiler (52) as the Bank’s CRO (Chief Risk Officer) for a period of three years. Mr. Wartenweiler will take up his new position on 1 June 2012. Edwin Wartenweiler is coming to HSH Nordbank from FMS Wertmanagement...
May 2nd, 2012 | Banking, News, Safety and Security | Read More

North American Emission Control Area (ECA) – Pollution

Following from the Shipowners’ Club: We would like to advise Members that from 1st August 2012 the North American Emission Control Area (ECA) will come into effect. Under this new regulation, all ships sailing within 200 nautical miles of the North American coastline, including Canada, will be required...
April 30th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Pollution | Read More

Strike Club’s growth

Strike Club Reports strong growth in mutual membership Fixed-Premium Business – Increasing Take-up Free Reserves Boosted by $2.5m. Managers of The Strike Club, the market leader for delay insurance for the marine trades, were able to give an upbeat report to the club’s directors when they met...
April 26th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Maritime Association of the Port of New York / New Jersey elects P & I Club Manager as its New President

Maritime  Association of the Port of New York / New Jersey elects P & I Club Manager as its New President
Joe Hughes New York:  At its annual meeting this week in New York, the Maritime Association of the Port of New York/New Jersey elected Joe Hughes, chairman and ceo of the managers of the American P&I Club, as its new president. Founded in 1873, the Maritime Association maintains the United States’...
April 26th, 2012 | News, P and I Clubs, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Accident prevention: dealing with the human factor

Accident prevention: dealing with the human factor
Proper charting: a must! Accident investigation is a painstaking and often painful process and, more often than not, the outcome is a raft of new policies and measures to avoid reoccurrence. Yet, if well thought out and established company procedures are followed in the first place, tragic consequences...
April 25th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Marsh presents Lloyd’s with the original slip for RMS Carpathia

l to r Dan Glaser and John Nelson Marsh has presented Lloyd’s with the original insurance slip for the Carpathia, the ship that rescued more than 700 survivors from the Titanic after she sank 100 years ago. The historic document will be kept on permanent loan from Marsh as part of the Lloyd’s Collection....
April 24th, 2012 | Marine Insurance, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

More power for EU Maritime Safety Agency to combat offshore pollution and piracy

 23 April 2012 – The European Agency for Maritime Safety (EMSA) would get new powers to step up cooperation against piracy, prevent maritime pollution, improve training for seafarers and help establish an EU maritime space without barriers under an informal deal struck on Thursday by Parliament’s...
April 23rd, 2012 | Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

London P&I Club issues warning on manhole gasket and bilge pump shortcomings

THE London P&I Club has reported a growing incidence of shortcomings with regard to the condition of manhole cover gaskets on board ships. In the latest issue of its StopLoss Bulletin, the club says that feedback from its Ship Inspection Programme indicates that an increasing number of inspectors...
April 20th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

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