Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

Hackers geared for new attacks on shipping…

Hackers geared for new attacks on shipping…
Yohan Le Gonidec. Hackers geared for new attacks on shipping, says class society expert By James Brewer Maritime interests must step up their defences against the threat of serious cyber attacks, an expert associated with classification society Bureau Veritas has urged. Yohan Le Gonidec, head of the...
November 5th, 2016 | Associations, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Events, Insight, IT and Communications, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 04 Nov. 2016

HFW Insurance Bulletin 04 Nov. 2016
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation Jurisdiction: Regulators’ new rules on employment references 2. Court cases and arbitration UK: WTC aggregation: PONY losses – Simmonds...
November 4th, 2016 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

North P&I Club supports new international ‘Be Cyber Aware at Sea’ campaign

North P&I Club supports new international ‘Be Cyber Aware at Sea’ campaign
North P&I Club is continuing its drive to highlight the range of cyber threats facing shipowners through active support of the new international ‘Be Cyber Aware At Sea’ campaign. The campaign is a global maritime and offshore industry initiative to raise awareness of the increasing maritime...
November 4th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, IT and Communications, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs | Read More

What the 2016 York-Antwerp Rules means for insurers

What the 2016 York-Antwerp Rules means  for insurers
Ben Browne of Thomas Cooper LLP. What the 2016 York-Antwerp Rules means  for insurers  By James Brewer Casualty costs could be noticeably reduced in the near term under the newly agreed York-Antwerp Rules 2016, the annual conference of the International Union of Marine Insurance heard in Genoa in September. While...
November 3rd, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

Fifty Years after England v Germany at Wembley…

Fifty Years after England v Germany at Wembley…
Burkhard Fischer (left) and Dr Tim Schommer Fifty Years after England v Germany at Wembley:  the Association of Average Adjusters ponders “how to score under the DTV-Hull Clauses” A call for a mediation forum to help settle some of the basic disparities in marine hull claims practice has come from...
November 3rd, 2016 | Associations, Claims, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

HFW Briefing – Calcium hypochlorite : it’s back and hiding in plain sight

HFW Briefing – Calcium hypochlorite : it’s back and hiding in plain sight
Rory Butler, partner HFW The often dramatic risks associated with transporting calcium hypochlorite first came to light in the 1970s in a series of serious incidents involving US and Japanese producers. Casualties in the 1990s including (it has been suggested) “CONTSHIP FRANCE”, “DG HARMONY”,...
November 3rd, 2016 | Chartering, Health and Safety, Insight, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Unmanned ships and navigation…

Unmanned ships and navigation…
Robert Veal of Southampton University. Unmanned ships and navigation: regulatory framework largely fits the bill By James Brewer National and international authorities should be pressed to take a unified approach to governance of remotely-controlled oceangoing ships, the 2016 conference of the International...
November 2nd, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

IMCA’s Human Factors in modern maritime security seminar

IMCA’s Human Factors in modern maritime security seminar
Richard Benzie Registrations for the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) forthcoming Security Seminar being held in London on Thursday 10 November are coming from home and overseas, from companies and individuals concerned about the human factors on security in key areas of the...
November 1st, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Education and Training, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  01-Nov-2016 COMMUNICATION WITH UNKNOWN ENTITIES Hodeidah, Yemen RECOGNITION OF VESSELS WITH HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL EFFICIENCY RATING Panama Canal, Panama PLANNED PROTEST MARCH UNLIKELY TO AFFECT PORT OPERATIONS Jakarta, Indonesia Communication with unknown entities Tuesday, November...
November 1st, 2016 | Canals, Civil Unrest, Environment, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Jawar Al Khaleej Shipping signs order for three Damen vessels at Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2016

Jawar Al Khaleej Shipping signs order for three Damen vessels at Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2016
From the contract signing* At this year’s Seatrade Maritime Middle East Exhibition taking place in Dubai, Jawar Al Khaleej Shipping LLC (JAK), signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group, for the supply of three vessels; one Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 5009 and two ASD Tugs 3213. JAK is a leading provider...
November 1st, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

IUA Group to monitor new technologies

IUA Group to monitor new technologies
Chris Jones A new London Market group is being established by the International Underwriting Association to examine the future impact of technology on underwriting. The association’s Developing Technology Monitoring Group will consider how new risks may be written in London and existing insurance policies...
October 31st, 2016 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, Technology | Read More

Threat to seafarers remains despite piracy clampdown, IMB reports

Threat to seafarers remains despite piracy clampdown, IMB reports
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 31 October 2016 – Kidnapping and hostage-taking persists off the coasts of West Africa and South East Asia, despite a 20-year low in piracy on the world’s seas, according to new figures from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime...
October 31st, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Fine art black market is booming…

Fine art black market is booming…
Massimo Spadoni of Siat Assicurazioni. Fine art black market is booming, IUMI is warned  By James Brewer Underworld traffic in stolen fine art and antiquities is growing at a frightening rate, an Italian insurance expert has warned. Massimo Spadoni, business development manager of Siat Assicurazioni,...
October 31st, 2016 | Art and auctions, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Events, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, News, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago participated in the first emergency drill on an oil platform (MODU) helded in Spain

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago participated in the first emergency drill on an oil platform (MODU) helded in Spain
The oil platform West Eminence during the drill Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife, participated in the first emergency drill on an oil platform (MODU) helded in Spain The exercise took place in the port of Tenerife, involving the...
October 30th, 2016 | Energy, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

BDI@798: a Mayday?

BDI@798:  a Mayday?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another four points since yesterday and at 798 points could be another Market Mayday; Geopolitics still certainly uncertain. John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers “reduced” their losses at only 27 points and the BCI 2014 now stands at 1,248 points. The...
October 27th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, Environment, Events, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Safety and Security | Read More

​Panama Canal Environmental Specialist Alexis Rodriguez highlights Panama Canal Emissions Reduction Contribution at IMO…

​Panama Canal Environmental Specialist Alexis Rodriguez highlights Panama Canal Emissions Reduction Contribution at IMO…
l to r: Alexis Rodriguez presenting his slides paper and Capt. Moises de Gracia from the Panamanian Permanent delegation to the IMO Panama Canal Emissions Reduction Contributions Highlighted During IMO’s 70th Marine Environment Protection Committee Session by ​Panama Canal Environmental Specialist...
October 27th, 2016 | Canals, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Inland Waterways, News, Oceanology, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Maersk ships scrapped in dangerous shipyards in Bangladesh

Maersk ships scrapped in dangerous shipyards in Bangladesh
The Producer – photo credit: S. Rahman A Maersk oil ship is just now being scrapped in a dangerous shipbreaking yard at the infamous Chittagong beach in Bangladesh. Danwatch can furthermore reveal that, in 2014 Maersk pressured its partner to send 14 container ships to Bangladesh and India for...
October 27th, 2016 | Environment, Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Can the Dry Market weather the storm? Does geopolitics “help”?

Can the Dry Market weather the storm? Does geopolitics “help”?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 11 points  since yesterday and the Geopolitics bubble might burst with incalculable repercussions for all, repeat for ALL stakeholders. John Faraclas midweek recap: The BDI was down 11 points earlier on today approaching the 800 points threshold...
October 26th, 2016 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, London Shipping Law Centre, Marine Insurance, Markets, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

LIFE LINE Online – October 2016

LIFE LINE Online – October 2016
                                                                                                            October 2016 Download PDF Online Digital PDF IMRF European Regional Meeting 2016 14-16...
October 26th, 2016 | Charity, Communication, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Specops Group protects your assets and secures your working areas

Specops Group protects your assets and secures your working areas
The M5 Flashcam is a complete night vision system. It can switch automatically to the covert night vision mode and document all night time activities, inventories, investigations, crimes in progress, pest control evidence. A perfect tool for night watch security personnel, security response teams, narcotics...
October 25th, 2016 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Safety and Security, Technology | Read More

North P&I Club advises members on how to make chief mates into masters

North P&I Club advises members on how to make chief mates into masters
North P&I Club has published detailed advice for its shipowner members on how ensure a smooth and successful promotion of their chief mates to the all-important role of master. The advice appears in the latest issue of the Club’s loss prevention newsletter Signals, which is published today (25...
October 25th, 2016 | Company Profiles, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs | Read More

ITIC warns that failure to follow lay-up procedure can be costly

ITIC warns that failure to follow lay-up procedure can be costly
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has reported a case in which a lay-up manager was held liable for a $250,000 contribution to a claim for extensive damage to a vessel whilst in lay-up. The lay-up manager, as agent for the owner, arranged for a contractor to fit internal blanks to the...
October 25th, 2016 | Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

Stop using energy just to stay warm

Stop using energy just to stay warm
25. October 2016 Stop using all of your energy just to stay warm in cold and wet winter weather. MASCOT has integrated the recognised insulation material PrimaLoft® in several different jackets to help you stay warm as the temperature starts to drop. MASCOT® TolosaPilot Jacket    MASCOT®...
October 25th, 2016 | Energy, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

China is set to leap ahead in cruise market says Euroyards chief Corrado Antonini

China is set to leap ahead in cruise market says Euroyards chief Corrado Antonini
Dr Corrado Antonini. China is set to leap ahead in cruise market says Euroyards chief Corrado Antonini  By James Brewer One of the world’s most experienced executives in cruiseship construction has emphasised the growing role that China will play in the market. Dr Corrado Antonini, president of the...
October 24th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry, Marine Insurance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Catalogue of risks endangers laid-up ships…

Catalogue of risks endangers laid-up ships…
Paul Hill of Braemar. Catalogue of risks endangers laid-up ships, IUMI is told  By James Brewer Companies that put their ships into lay-up need to adopt clear and detailed planning, an adviser on such operations told the 2016 conference of the International Union of Marine Insurance. As a growing volume...
October 24th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Insurance | Read More