Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

Falck and VIKING Saatsea launch ‘blended learning’ STCW refresher training

Falck and VIKING Saatsea launch ‘blended learning’ STCW refresher training
VIKING Saatsea 1 Falck Safety Services and VIKING Saatsea have signed a preferred partnership agreement to offer unique blended learning STCW refresher training that combines onboard-online theoretical and practical exercises with practical onshore training. The unique training gives the maritime industry...
February 25th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

HFW Briefing – Iran sanctions: guidance for insurers, reinsurers and brokers

HFW Briefing – Iran sanctions: guidance for insurers, reinsurers and brokers
Iran sanctions: guidance for insurers, reinsurers and brokers Insurers, reinsurers and brokers will be looking carefully at the latest Iran sanctions developments to see whether the sanctions relief presents...
February 24th, 2016 | Communication, Energy, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Reports, Sanctions | Read More

Solid renewal for London P&I Club

Solid renewal for London P&I Club
Ian Gooch Moving into the new P&I policy year, the London P&I Club has seen further growth in its owners’ tonnage, in addition to strong growth in its charterers’ book of business.  Ian Gooch, chief executive of the club’s management team says, “The recent renewal was particularly challenging...
February 24th, 2016 | Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

JFD launches new breakthrough bailout rebreather system

JFD launches new breakthrough bailout rebreather system
The COBRA system significantly enhances subsea safety, providing more than double the standard supply of emergency breathing gas JFD, the leading global subsea operations and engineering company, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has today announced the launch of its new Compact Bailout Rebreathing...
February 24th, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

Managing Cyber Risk in the Financial Sector…

Managing Cyber Risk in the Financial Sector…
Prof. Ruth Taplin Managing Cyber Risk in the Financial Sector: new book edited by Ruth Taplin urges wide-ranging response to crime that costs businesses $500bn a year By James Brewer As Professor Ruth Taplin flatly states in her introductory chapter to the new book she has edited, the question of cyber...
February 23rd, 2016 | Banking, Books, Communication, Corruption, Finance, Safety and Security, Shipfinance | Read More

North P&I Club emerges stronger after difficult renewal

North P&I Club emerges stronger after difficult renewal
Pratap Shirke North P&I Club is stronger after its annual renewal on 20 February 2016, further consolidating its position as one of the leading members of the International Group of P&I Clubs. According to chairman Pratap Shirke, ‘As part of North’s ongoing strategy to refine its membership,...
February 23rd, 2016 | P and I Clubs | Read More

IMRF to support rescue services in the Aegean

IMRF to support rescue services in the Aegean
Bruce Reid INTERNATIONAL MARITIME RESCUE FEDERATION TO SUPPORT RESCUE SERVICES IN THE AEGEAN London, Tuesday, February 23. The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) is to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT), an IMRF member organisation which is constantly...
February 23rd, 2016 | Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Ban welcomes cessation of hostilities pact in Syria…

Ban welcomes cessation of hostilities pact in Syria…
Heavily damaged buildings in Homs, Syria. Photo: UNICEF/Juliette Touma Ban welcomes cessation of hostilities pact in Syria as ‘signal of hope;’ condemns bombings 22 February 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the agreement announced today by United States Secretary of...
February 22nd, 2016 | Military, Safety and Security | Read More

Tsavliris Brothers receive most prestigious award

Tsavliris Brothers receive most prestigious award
l to r: Olga Bornozis, Nicolas Tsavliris, George Tsavliris, Andreas Tsavliris, Nicky Pappadakis and Nicolas Bornozis The “2016 Capital Link Greek Shipping Leadership Award” was awarded to the three Tsavliris Brothers of Tsavliris Salvage Group, in recognition of their unique and extensive contribution...
February 19th, 2016 | Awards, Charity, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Emissions, Environment, Events, Groundings, Health and Safety, HR, Logistics, Maritime Accidents, Oceanology, Oil Spill, People and Places, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Story of the Month | Read More

Swedish Club Maintains steady performance

Swedish Club Maintains steady performance
Lars Rhodin The Swedish Club has reported that its results ahead of the closure of the renewal season on February 20, 2016, will show numbers being on a par with last year, in line with its policy of balanced growth and solid performance. It is anticipated that gross tonnage could post a 5% increase...
February 19th, 2016 | Associations, P and I Clubs | Read More

Zika virus: ITF releases guidelines for seafarers

Zika virus: ITF releases guidelines for seafarers
The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has issued an information factsheet in a bid to help seafarers around the world to protect themselves from the Zika virus. 19/02/2016 – The virus, caused by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, is currently...
February 19th, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, ITF | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
              17-Feb-2016 TUG SUNK IN NORTH CHANNEL Boston, USA BRIDGE WORKS Bosphorus, Turkey LAYING-UP OF SHIPS Sri Lanka Tug sunk in North Channel Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Boston, USA No deep draft vessels should transit Boston’s North...
February 17th, 2016 | Associations, Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ADMIRALTY e-NPs ­ – Turning hours into seconds

ADMIRALTY e-NPs ­ – Turning hours into seconds
Viewers can share a short film from the UKHO, which can be viewed here, showcasing the benefits to mariners of their e-Nautical Publications. e-Nautical Publications (e-NPs) are electronic versions of ADMIRALTY Nautical Publications such as Sailing Directions and the Nautical Almanac. They allow bridge...
February 17th, 2016 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Wärtsilä to supply ship design for new type deep water dive support vessel

Wärtsilä to supply ship design for new type deep water dive support vessel
The new deep water dive support vessel for Shanghai Salvage Bureau (SSB) is designed by Wärtsilä. Wärtsilä Corporation, 17 February 2016 at 9.30 am EET – Wärtsilä has signed a contract with Shanghai Bestway Marine Engineering Design Co Ltd to design a new type of deep water dive support vessel....
February 17th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Norwegian Hull Club to open first London office

Norwegian Hull Club to open first London office
Faz Peermohamed 12 February 2016, Bergen, Norway – The Norwegian Hull Club (NHC), one of the world’s largest pure marine insurers, is to ‘plug into London’ with the opening of its first office outside Norway. The club’s board confirmed this week that it intends to open a branch office this...
February 12th, 2016 | Company Profiles, Events, Marine Insurance, News, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 12 Feb, 2016

HFW Insurance Bulletin 12 Feb, 2016
Welcome to HFW’s Insurance Bulletin, which is a summary of the key insurance and reinsurance regulatory announcements, market developments, court cases and legislative changes of the week. In this week’s...
February 12th, 2016 | Company Profiles, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Regulatory, Reports | Read More

Maersk end-of-life vessels to hit the beaches again.

Maersk end-of-life vessels to hit the beaches again.
(Photo by Adam Cohn – www.adamcohn.com – Kicking an Oil Drum, Alang Shipyards, 2015) Maersk end-of-life vessels to hit the beaches again. NGOs denounce container ship company’s step back to boost profits Brussels,  12 February 2016 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform and Transport...
February 12th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Ship Demolitions | Read More

S.A.R and Immigration flow in the South Central Mediterranean Sea

S.A.R and Immigration flow in the South Central Mediterranean Sea
l to r: Commander Ian Millen, Rear Admiral Christiano Aliperta, and two student guests – Emma Buckels and Ainhoa Campas Velasco The Propeller Club’s first luncheon of 2016, held at The Naval Club, in Mayfair, proved to be a popular event with over 30 members and guests in attendance; Martine Frost...
February 12th, 2016 | Associations, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Immigration, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Marine Industry Addresses RO-RO Safety

Marine Industry Addresses RO-RO Safety
Fabio Croccolo Marine industry professionals convened in Rome to consider the crucial issue of Ro-Ro safety. Marine industry professionals convened in Rome to consider the crucial issue of Ro-Ro safety. RINA Services in cooperation with Norwegian Hull Club and Interferry, were the supporting parties...
February 11th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Safety and Security | Read More

Aboard the Agios Efstratios

Aboard the Agios Efstratios
One of the specialist FRONTEX fast boats with the infra-red equipement, seen here moored at the port of Chios, Chios Island, Eastern Aegean Sea, Greece ABOARD THE AGIOS EFSTRATIOS, Aegean Sea, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Greek Captain Argyris Frangoulis lifts his binoculars and with eyes fixed on the...
February 11th, 2016 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

NATO Ships on the way to The Aegean Sea to deter humane traffickers

NATO Ships on the way to The Aegean Sea to deter humane traffickers
BRUSSELS, Feb 11 (Reuters) – NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe, the alliance’s top commander said on Thursday. (source: thomsonreuters)  Hours after NATO defence ministers agreed to use...
February 11th, 2016 | Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Fraud, Military, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Port of Rotterdam offers solution to listing vessel in Bilbao

Port of Rotterdam offers solution to listing vessel in Bilbao
The striken vessel “Modern Express” Following Smit Salvage’s spectacular salvage of the stricken ship, Modern Express, in the Gulf of Biscay, another Rotterdam company is now involved in this rescue operation. The Koninklijke Roeiers Vereeniging Eendracht (KRVE) (Royal Boatmen Association...
February 11th, 2016 | Maritime Accidents, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

UN health agency delivers medical aid inside Yemen’s Taiz city after blocked entry

UN health agency delivers medical aid inside Yemen’s Taiz city after blocked entry
Girls fetching water in Mawyah district, Taiz. This role often falls on the shoulders of girls and young women, often at the expense of their education. Credit: OCHA 10 February 2016 – Following months of blocked access to the Yemeni city of Taiz, and in response to mounting emergency health needs,...
February 10th, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety | Read More

Interesting Scientific issues on accident probabilities

Interesting Scientific issues on accident probabilities
Geoff Roberts The unfortunate incident of the car carrier Modern Express, recently adrift in the Bay of Biscay, shows that even in these days of ever more considerate management of vessel operations, accidents still can and will happen.  The definition of an accident includes the implication that the...
February 10th, 2016 | Health and Safety, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Technology | Read More

IMO issues Zika virus recommendations

IMO issues Zika virus recommendations
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the recent cluster of microcephaly and other neurologic disorders reported in Brazil to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. At present, the Emergency Committee, convened in February 2016 under the International Health Regulations (2005),...
February 10th, 2016 | Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security | Read More