Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

Performance lists Paris MoU

Performance lists Paris MoU
Richard Schiferli At its 50th meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2016 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations. These lists will take effect from 1 July 2017. The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum,...
June 20th, 2017 | Flags, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Saab Seaeye – Royal Moroccan gendarmerie picks Falcon for emergencies

Saab Seaeye – Royal Moroccan gendarmerie picks Falcon for emergencies
For their search, rescue and recovery operations The Royal Moroccan Gendarmerie has chosen a Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robotic vehicle. They choose the Falcon as a small, yet powerful resource for rapid deployment from a small boat or RIB and which can accommodate an array of search and recovery...
June 19th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Safety and Security, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The Swedish Club appoints three ew Board Members in its 145th Year

The Swedish Club appoints three ew Board Members in its 145th Year
Lars Rhodin, Managing Director, The Swedish Club Lars Rhodin, Managing Director of The Swedish Club, announced three new appointments to the board during the Club’s 2017 AGM held in Gothenburg on Thursday 15 June – the 145th since The Swedish Club was established in 1872. Representing a cross...
June 19th, 2017 | Company Profiles, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

Mass rescue conference highlights capability gaps and importance of planning

Mass rescue conference highlights capability gaps and importance of planning
Dr. Doumbia-Henry Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University, delivers keynote speech More must be done to emphasis the importance of maritime mass rescue operation planning to identify and meet gaps in search and rescue (SAR) response capability. This was part of the message delivered...
June 16th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Person Profiles, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Thomas Cooper: The LMAA Terms 2017 I

Thomas Cooper: The LMAA Terms 2017  I
The LMAA Terms 2017 by Ioanna Vitta & Stella Petritsi The LMAA has released updated versions of the LMAA main Terms, Small Claims Procedure and Intermediate Claims Procedure, which apply to arbitrations commenced after 1 May 2017. The main amendments to the 2012 version of the...
June 16th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Legal | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 16 June 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 16 June 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Court cases and arbitration England and Wales: Beware exemption clauses England and Wales: Claimant sued “driverless” car England and Wales: Importance of complying...
June 16th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Norsafe secures contracts worth more than 200 million NOK

Norsafe secures contracts worth more than 200 million NOK
Norsafe Marathon 900 RIB Norsafe is pleased to report that it has secured more than 200 million NOK in LSA contracts that have been put out to tender so far this year. In addition to the recently announced prestigious contract with Kværner for delivery of three of Norsafe’s largest freefall lifeboats...
June 16th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

New contract will help speed spill response times

New contract will help speed spill response times
BIMCO and International Spill Control Organisation (ISCO) have launched two new spill response contracts to make the task of arranging clean-up services following a spill incident significantly easier to negotiate in an emergency. The two standard contracts are a first for spill response contractors....
June 15th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, Environment, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
14-Jun-2017 ATTEMPT TO REFLOAT GROUNDED VESSEL, CHANNEL REMAINS OPEN New Orleans, United States Attempt to refloat grounded vessel, channel remains open Wednesday, June 14, 2017, New Orleans, United States Due to the grounding and attempt to refloat the M/V GLORY TRADER at MM...
June 14th, 2017 | Canals, Groundings, Inland Waterways, Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

North P&I Club joins industry coalition to combat cyber crime

North P&I Club joins industry coalition to combat cyber crime
Colin Gillespie June 13, 2017 – North P&I Club has joined a collaboration between shipping industry leaders, including BIMCO, DNV GL and the Marshall Islands Registry, to combat cyber criminals by committing to the CSO Alliance’s global information and reporting platform for digital attacks. Cybercrime...
June 13th, 2017 | Corruption, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
12-Jun-2017 TROPICAL STORM MERBOK Hong Kong DREDGING AT ALHAMBRA CROSSING Mississippi River, United States QATAR SANCTIONS UPDATE United Arab Emirates Tropical Storm Merbok Monday, June 12, 2017, Hong Kong According to the update issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 11:00...
June 12th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions, Weather | Read More

Dry …versus the Wets…

Dry …versus the Wets…
John Faraclas And a bit of good news, even at very very low market levels… The BDI@870 – up 21, but the Wets still diving. Geopolitics the big issue and Terrorism MUST stop here and now, or else. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI (Dry Baltic Index) continued its upward trend, thanks to the Capers,...
June 12th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Markets, Reports, Tankers | Read More

SRA announces executive committee line-up for 2017/18

SRA announces executive committee line-up for 2017/18
Marc Haushofer Monday, 12 June 2017 – The Singapore Reinsurers’ Association (SRA) has announced the line-up of its Executive Committee (EXCO) for the 2017/2018 term of office with Mr Marc Haushofer, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific & Executive Vice President of Validus Reinsurance Company,...
June 12th, 2017 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, Person Profiles | Read More

Greater transparency needed to improve human rights in the shipping industry

Greater transparency needed to improve human rights in the shipping industry
… Shipping is “behind the curve” when it comes to human rights, expert panel declares at Nor-Shipping London, 12th June 2017 – At last week’s Nor-Shipping event, The Mission to Seafarers hosted a panel debate attended by leaders in seafarer welfare to discuss the very real risk of modern...
June 12th, 2017 | Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 9 June 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 9 June 2017
Rebecca Huggins In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation Europe: Proposal to merge European insurance and banking supervisory authorities causes controversy Europe/UK: Don’t expect concessions – EU insurance policy mirrors tough political stance on Brexit 2. Court cases...
June 9th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
08-Jun-2017 PORT CLEARANCE AT KHASAB, OMAN, FOR VESSELS IN DIFFICULTY Khasab, Oman Port clearance at Khasab, Oman, for vessels in difficulty Thursday, June 8, 2017, Khasab, Oman The Port of Khasab, northern Oman, has agreed to issue port clearance to vessels having difficulties...
June 8th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions | Read More

CIC on MLC,2006 has achieved its goal of creating more awareness

CIC on MLC,2006 has achieved its goal of creating more awareness
Richard Schiferli Port State Control Officers in the Paris MoU region have performed a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 in the period from 1 September to 30 November 2016. The aim of the CIC was to verify that the minimum standards for working and living...
June 8th, 2017 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
07-Jun-2017 DREDGING WORKS AT NORTH-WESTERN CORNER OF KWAI TSING CONTAINER BASIN Hong Kong ROCK EXCAVATION AND DREDGING WORKS IN KWAI TSING CONTAINER BASIN Hong Kong UPDATE: PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS – ABU DHABI Petroleum Ports, Abu Dhabi PORTS RESTRICTIONS – SAUDI ARABIA Saudi...
June 7th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions | Read More

A ‘youthful’ Association of Average Adjusters celebrates its 148th anniversary at 2017 annual dinner

A ‘youthful’ Association of Average Adjusters celebrates its 148th anniversary at 2017 annual dinner
Partial view of Association event at Savoy Hotel. New generations are upholding the finest traditions of expert service to the global marine insurance market, speakers at the 2017 annual dinner of the Association of Average Adjusters declared. They praised the Association for nurturing an education programme...
June 7th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Events, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
06-Jun-2017 PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS – ABU DHABI Petroleum Ports, Abu Dhabi Port entry restrictions – Abu Dhabi Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Petroleum Ports, Abu Dhabi Das Port Authority has confirmed that all vessels flying the Flag of Qatar, and all vessels, arriving from...
June 6th, 2017 | Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions | Read More

DA-Desk Announces Collaboration with CDI

DA-Desk Announces Collaboration with CDI
Howard Snaith DA-Desk Announces Collaboration with the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) to Increase Transparency in the Maritime Industry June 6, 2017 (London, UK | Dubai, UAE) – DA-Desk FZ-LLC, the largest independent provider of port cost management services, and the Chemical Distribution Institute...
June 6th, 2017 | Regulatory, Safety and Security, Ship Agencies | Read More

Shipowners’ Club: Yacht manning levels – FAQs

Shipowners’ Club: Yacht manning levels – FAQs
The Club is often approached by yacht owners and operators for advice on manning levels. This article answers some of the most frequently asked questions to assist Members with their specific operations. How are minimum safe manning levels established? Assessment criteria will vary between Flag States...
June 6th, 2017 | HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, P and I Clubs, Yachting | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets in Red; geopolitics more than explosive

Dry and Wet Markets in Red; geopolitics more than explosive
John Faraclas The week begins with the BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) falling further – although a bit contained at 821 points, that’s minus nine points since last Friday’s report; the Geopolitical situation is more than explosive and Islamist Terrorism tries to disrupt our lives in London and elsewhere...
June 5th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Groundings, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
05-Jun-2017 PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS Bahrain PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS – FUJAIRAH Fujairah, United Arab Emirates SHIP TO SHIP OPERATIONS SUSPENDED AT ANCHORAGE Salalah, Oman REMOVAL OF GOVERNMENT MOORING BUOY A29 OFF CAUSEWAY BAY TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION...
June 5th, 2017 | Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions | Read More

London is alive and kicking; no fear!

London is alive and kicking; no fear!
The despicable atrocities by an organised group of Islamist terrorist cowards late last night here in London (22:08 BST), in one of Father Thames’ London bridges, the often crowded London Bridge and its adjacent popular area including the Borough Market, will NOT stop life going on, despite what these...
June 4th, 2017 | Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Religion, Safety and Security, Tourism | Read More