Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

Navigation Assessments – a guide to best practice

Navigation Assessments – a guide to best practice
Navigation Assessments – a guide to best practice published by The Nautical Institute 30.11.16 – Many maritime incidents could have been prevented by the use of a navigation assessment. The way that an assessment should be conducted to the best advantage of ship operator and crew alike is the...
November 30th, 2016 | Books, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

BraemarSA favours traditional training to counter the over-reliance on technology

BraemarSA favours traditional training to counter the over-reliance on technology
Graeme Temple Addressing delegates at the 4th Asian Marine Insurance Conference, BraemarSA’s Far-East Regional Director, Graeme Temple spoke of the root causes of machinery damage, citing a lack of focus on traditional training as a major concern. Speaking at the conference, Mr Temple said: “The...
November 30th, 2016 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

London Insurance companies identify four BREXIT priorities

London Insurance companies identify four BREXIT priorities
Dave Matcham Four detailed priorities from Brexit negotiations have been identified by companies in the London insurance market. The objectives, issued by the International Underwriting Association (IUA), outline arrangements that will help the city maintain its position as the largest global centre...
November 30th, 2016 | HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance | Read More

Operation Atalanta continues to keep the coast of Somalia safe

Operation Atalanta continues to keep the coast of Somalia safe
Patrick Verhoeven ECSA welcomes the European Council’s decision of 25 November to extend the mandate of Atalanta, the European Union’s counter-piracy operation along the East African coast. “The two-year mandate extension comes at the right moment”, said ECSA Secretary General Patrick Verhoeven,...
November 29th, 2016 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Developments in shipping presented by the USCG following the recent session of the MCS of IMO

Developments in shipping presented by the USCG following the recent session of the MCS of IMO
l to r: RADM P. Thomas – USCG, P. Ioannidis – Honorary Member of HELMEPA, D. Mitsatsos – Director General of HELMEPA Developments in shipping presented by the USCG following the recent session of the Maritime Safety Committee of IMO On Monday 28 November 2016, Member company CERES...
November 29th, 2016 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Latitude Brokers launches PILOT for P&I

Latitude Brokers launches PILOT for P&I
The PILOT team Hong Kong, 29 November 2016 – Latitude Brokers, the Asia based marine insurance specialist, have launched PILOT – the first online P&I Club comparison tool. In time for the 2017 P&I renewal season, PILOT distils critical information for each IG Club in to an efficient,...
November 29th, 2016 | Company Profiles, HR, News, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

Uncertainty and volatility still rule the Markets…

Uncertainty and volatility still rule the Markets…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up just three points since last Friday and now reads 1,184 points. The Geopolitics must be closely monitored; John Faraclas daily market report: The Capers’ BCI 2014 following last week’s collapse continued with only three points fall and now stand at...
November 28th, 2016 | Marine Insurance, Markets, Military, News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipping Indices | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  28-Nov-2016 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MERCHANT SHIPPING (CONTROL OF HARMFUL ANTI-FOULING SYSTEMS ON SHIPS) REGULATION Hong Kong TRAFFIC SUSPENDED AFTER VESSELS COLLIDE Bosphorus. Turkey Implementation of the Merchant Shipping (Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships) Regulation Monday,...
November 28th, 2016 | Canals, Environment, Maritime Accidents, Ports & Terminals | Read More

HFW Briefing: Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims

HFW Briefing: Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims
UK Government to enact Order increasing the limits of liability under the 1996 Protocol to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976 On 19 April 2012, the Legal Committee of the...
November 28th, 2016 | Claims, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

The Salvage & Wreck Conference 2016

The Salvage & Wreck Conference 2016
7 – 8 December 2016  |  The Hilton Tower Bridge, London Dear Viewers,Don’t miss your chance to attend the 19th annual gathering of salvage & wreck professionals, 7th – 8th December in London. Engage with over 200 delegates...
November 28th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Chinese shipping community welcomes North P&I Club to Shanghai

Chinese shipping community welcomes North P&I Club to Shanghai
r to l: Yang Yuntao, Paul Jennings and Gary Chen at North P&I Club’s reception in Shanghai on Friday 25 November 2016. Over 100 prominent members of the Chinese shipping community celebrated the opening of North P&I Club’s new office in Shanghai at The House of Roosevelt on the west bank...
November 28th, 2016 | Company Profiles, HR, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

The legal position across jurisdictions following the collapse of OW Bunkers

The legal position across jurisdictions following the collapse of OW Bunkers
The collapse of OW Bunkers led to numerous law suits and arrests across the globe as owners faced competing claims from both the physical bunker suppliers and ING as the liquidator for OW Bunkers. In the immediate aftermath the legal position varied greatly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. However,...
November 25th, 2016 | Bunkering, Legal, P and I Clubs | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 25 Nov. 2016

HFW Insurance Bulletin 25 Nov. 2016
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Court cases and arbitration England and Wales: Measure of Indemnity and reinstatement: a victory for insureds – Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) SE v Western Trading...
November 25th, 2016 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Premiums that provide certainty in uncertain times

Premiums that provide certainty in uncertain times
The trading conditions currently faced by many of our Members remain difficult. With pressure on incomes, vessel owners face the challenge of protecting their financial performance and inevitably all operational expenses are closely reviewed. It’s more important than ever for owners to be able to accurately...
November 24th, 2016 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Apostleship of the Sea steps up Indian Ocean network

Apostleship of the Sea steps up Indian Ocean network
.. Global charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is stepping up its support for seafarers’ and fishers’ in the Indian Ocean region, following a regional heads conference held in Cape Town, South Africa. The organisation has drawn-up a new regional plan to improve communications between its...
November 24th, 2016 | Charity, Health and Safety, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  23-Nov-2016 PIER RECONSTRUCTION WORK Novorossiysk, Russia RED ALERT ISSUED FOR HURRICANE OTTO Panama HURRICANE OTTO HEADING TOWARDS COSTA RICE & NICARAGUA Costa Rica & Nicaragua LOCK CLOSURE FOR MAINTENANCE Kiel Canal, Germany Pier reconstruction work Wednesday, November...
November 23rd, 2016 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

European Regional Development Meeting 2016

European Regional Development Meeting 2016
IMRF European Regional Meeting 14-16 November 2016 The European Regional Development Meeting 2016  The 2016 IMRF European Regional Development Meeting was held at the Clube Naval de Cascais, kindly hosted by the Portuguese Lifesaving Institute (ISN) and the Portuguese...
November 23rd, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

North P&I Club reinforces position in Asia Pacific with new office in Shanghai

North P&I Club reinforces position in Asia Pacific with new office in Shanghai
North P&I Club joint managing director Paul Jennings speaking at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore last night North P&I Club has further strengthened its position in the Asia Pacific region by opening a new office in Shanghai today (23 November 2016). The new office, located in the Pudong district...
November 23rd, 2016 | Company Profiles, Events, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  22-Nov-2016 ADJUSTMENT OF WATER SERVICE TARIFF Benoa, Indonesia TUGS TARIFF AMENDMENT Port Lincoln, Thevenard, Whyalla, Wallaroo & Port Pirie, Australia Adjustment of Water Service Tariff Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Benoa, Indonesia From 1 December, the Water Service...
November 22nd, 2016 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Drive to promote hazard awareness delivers results: ICS & The Standard Club

Drive to promote hazard awareness delivers results: ICS & The Standard Club
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and The Standard Club have announced the successful conclusion of their ‘Spot the Hazard’ competition for seafarers – part of a major joint initiative to promote hazard awareness throughout the shipping industry. Seafarers across the world were invited...
November 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Indian sea captain receives 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

Indian sea captain receives 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea
Captain Radhika Menon, Master of the oil products tanker Sampurna Swarajya receiving the award from the Secretary-General of the IMO Kitack Lim in the presence of India’s acting High Commissioner Dinesh Patnalk The Master of an oil tanker who says she was “just doing her job” has received the...
November 22nd, 2016 | Awards, Events, IMO, News, People and Places, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Crew Health: Maintaining dental hygiene

Crew Health: Maintaining dental hygiene
Following from the Shipowners’ Club: As seafarers can spend weeks at sea on a voyage it is not unusual that tooth pain or dental related illness will strike far from land. The risk of dental problems is increased for seafarers because of their limited access to regular and advanced dental care...
November 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

Van Wijngaarden Marine Services orders second Damen Shoalbuster 3512 in twelve months

Van Wijngaarden Marine Services orders second Damen Shoalbuster 3512 in twelve months
Damen Shoalbuster 3512 NOORDSTROOM The contract has been signed between Van Wijngaarden Marine Services and Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld for the build and delivery of a Damen Shoalbuster 3512, to be named the LINGESTROOM. This will bring the total number of Shoalbusters in the Van Wijngaarden fleet to...
November 22nd, 2016 | Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Tianjin multi-billion dollar cargo loss

Tianjin multi-billion dollar cargo loss
Peter Ulrich of RMS. Tianjin multi-billion dollar cargo loss: an aberration or the new normal? By James Brewer Containerisation has greatly increased cargo catastrophe risk. This challenges the insurance industry to change the way it captures data to solve the problem of how to manage port-based accumulations...
November 22nd, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Marine Insurance, Ports & Terminals | Read More

MSC opens – safe transfer of technicians on agenda

MSC opens – safe transfer of technicians on agenda
21/11/2016  – Technicians working in the growing offshore alternative energy sector often need to be transferred to their place of work by sea. This needs to be done safely and efficiently, and this week IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) will continue discussions on mandatory measures to...
November 21st, 2016 | Health and Safety, IMO, Safety and Security | Read More