Archive for the ‘Maritime Fraud’ Category

Merchant Shipping Industry Repeats Call for Urgent and Immediate Collective Action by EU Member States

Merchant Shipping Industry Repeats Call for Urgent and Immediate Collective Action by EU Member States
Patrick Verhoeven Following the meeting of EU Foreign and Interior Ministers in Luxembourg yesterday (20 April) the European and global shipping industries have welcomed the increased attention that all EU Member States are giving to the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean. This includes the ‘10...
April 21st, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, European Union, ILO, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

2015 Q1 IMB Piracy Report

2015 Q1 IMB Piracy Report
Captain P. Mukundan One coastal tanker hijacked every two weeks in South East Asia London and Kuala Lumpur, 21 April 2015 – A small coastal tanker is hijacked by pirates in South East Asia every two weeks on average, a report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau...
April 21st, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Piracy and terrorism specialist partner joins Tatham Macinnes from Ince

Piracy and terrorism specialist partner joins Tatham Macinnes from Ince
Stephen Askins Stephen Askins, a leading expert on piracy and terrorism issues, is joining the specialist maritime law firm Tatham Macinnes LLP from Ince & Co LLP as a partner in its London-based offices. Stephen, a former Royal Marine, is well-known as one of the leading experts on casualty response...
April 1st, 2015 | Associations, Company Profiles, HR, Legal, Maritime Fraud, News, People and Places, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Boosting regional maritime security coordination in west and central Africa

Boosting regional maritime security coordination in west and central Africa
The IMO’s HQ’s in London 26/03/2015 A regional workshop organized by IMO, in cooperation with the Government of Angola, is being held in Luanda, Angola (24-27 March), to discuss the implementation of the Code of Conduct concerning the repression of piracy, armed robbery against ships and...
March 26th, 2015 | Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, ILO, IMO, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Short Sea Shipping, Story of the Day, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Hellenic Coast Guard seizes the “Zahra” on cigarette contraband case

Hellenic Coast Guard seizes the “Zahra” on cigarette contraband case
The “Zahra” seized in Crete In the early hours of this morning the Hellenic Coast Guard / Harbour Corps of Greece in Crete,  following an air, sea and land combined operation directed by the regional Hellenic Coast Guard Center in Herakleion, in a very remote rocky place at the Gulf of Messaras,...
March 16th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Breaking News, Corruption, Events, Flags, HR, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

GREFORM: “Our vision for GREECE”

GREFORM: “Our vision for GREECE”
The up and coming young Greeks filled the audience Rarely on a Saturday does an event attract the interest of so many as this one did earlier today at the Old Theatre, Old Building, of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). This is the 3rd event of its kind allowing participants...
March 14th, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consulting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, European Union, Events, Finance, HR, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Organisations, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Shipfinance, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

“BRILLANTE VIRTUOSO”: Judgment [HD-UKLIVE.FID2551190]

“BRILLANTE VIRTUOSO”: Judgment [HD-UKLIVE.FID2551190]
Rhys Clift The “BRILLANTE VIRTUOSO”  SUEZ FORTUNE INVESTMENTS LTD and PIRAEUS BANK SA v TALBOT UNDERWRITING LTD and others On 5th-6th July 2011, the vessel Brillante Virtuoso was taken by pirates off the coast of Aden, Yemen. The pirates ordered the vessel to proceed to Somalia, but after...
January 15th, 2015 | Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Disputes, Energy, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Seizures, Ship Finance, Shipfinance | Read More

IMO is being warned of ‘scary’ potential of maritime cyber-attacks…

IMO is being warned of ‘scary’ potential of maritime cyber-attacks…
Nicholas Gooding IMO is being warned of ‘scary’ potential of maritime cyber-attacks, says marine insurance expert, By James Brewer Cyber-security is set to come under the microscope at the International Maritime Organization in 2015, marine insurers have been told. A little-publicised document submitted...
October 25th, 2014 | Associations, IT and Communications, Legal, Marine Equipment, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

IUMI warns on sanctions as the blacklist grows

IUMI warns on sanctions as the blacklist grows
IUMI delegates in session in Hong Kong IUMI warns on sanctions as the blacklist grows, By James Brewer in Hong Kong The International Union of Marine Insurance is calling on insurers and reinsurers to ensure they apply a clear policy with regard to political and economic sanctions that are in force. Measures...
September 22nd, 2014 | Associations, Claims, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, News, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipmanagement | Read More

Chinese port scandal set to impact global insurance market..

Chinese port scandal set to impact global insurance market..
Maritime trade is blooming in Hong Kong Chinese port scandal set to impact global insurance market, IUMI cargo chief warns, By James Brewer in Hong Kong Global cargo insurance markets could face substantial claims arising from  a variety of recent events including a scandal afflicting China’s...
September 21st, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IUA supports government plan to help businesses defend against cyber crime

IUA supports government plan to help businesses defend against cyber crime
Dave Matcham The International Underwriting Association has backed a new government project to promote better management of cyber risk. The Cyber Essentials scheme defines basic cyber security standards and offers a certification process which business can use to show they are taking the threat seriously. Launching...
June 6th, 2014 | Corruption, IT and Communications, IUA, Maritime Fraud, Sanctions | Read More

Paul Todd’s “Maritime Fraud and Piracy”

Paul Todd’s  “Maritime Fraud and Piracy”
Maritime Fraud and Piracy coupled with Terrorism and Safety at Sea including the Environment are the most important issues in today’s shipping world! This Lloyd’s List/informa  book by Paul Todd* is the second edition following its first nearly ten year ago (Maritime Fraud as it appeared then);...
February 9th, 2014 | Books, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Singapore, all ports – Cancellation of two bunker suppliers’ licences DATE: January 19, 2014 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: all ports Cancellation of two bunker suppliers’ licences The Maritime and...
January 19th, 2014 | Bunkering, Legal, Maritime Fraud | Read More

Euronav Transparency legislation

Euronav Transparency legislation
Transparency legislation In accordance with the Law of 2 May 2007 relating to the disclosure of important shareholdings in listed companies, Euronav NV announces that it received the following notifications on 16 and 17 January 2014: - Saverco NV disclosed a passive crossing below the 25% threshold due...
January 17th, 2014 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, News | Read More

New Trends in Piercing the Corporate Veil…

New Trends in Piercing the Corporate Veil…
New Trends in Piercing the Corporate Veil… – (The conservative versus the liberal approaches) Salomon v A Salomon established a century-old principle of the separate juristic personality of a corporation (the corporate veil). It provides a method of limitation of liability, protects shareholders’...
December 13th, 2013 | Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Maritime Fraud | Read More

White List déjà vu

White List déjà vu
The ITF HQ in London White List déjà vu, By Andrew Guest  It’s over a decade since a global federation of transport unions showed how easy it was to obtain a Panamanian certificate of competency.  In 2001 David Cockroft, General Secretary of the International Transport Workers’ Federation...
June 13th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Comment, Flags, Flags, IMO, Maritime Fraud, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Technical | Read More

New anti-criminality technology and intelligence package launches

New anti-criminality technology and intelligence package launches
  Angus Miller QuinSec  launched last night on board HQS Wellington, a sophisticated technology and intelligence package. The new system significantly reduces risks for personnel or the public as it helps first responders in a variety of dangerous or complex environments. Quinsec is dedicated to...
January 25th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Technology | Read More

Cargo Security International

Cargo Security International
 Cargo Security International is a unique source of intelligence covering all modes of transportation – air, rail, road and maritime – always with a sharp focus on security. The magazine and website are used by thousands of transport, shipping, cargo and security professionals, governments, legislators...
June 28th, 2012 | Books, Logistics, Maritime Fraud, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greece: should the shit hit the fan?

Greece: should the shit hit the fan?
John Faraclas WITHOUT PREJUDICE By John Faraclas I will start with Edmund Burke’s cliché: “for the evil to flourish, all that is needed is for good people to do nothing.” Time and again I have warned in writing, and in particular ever since the millennium summer, of the coming economic situation...
December 29th, 2011 | Banking, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, European Union, Featured, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Gifts, Maritime History and Museums, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Story of the Year, Taxation | Read More

U.S Wakes up to Cyber Crime Threat; Rest of the World Sleeps In

Boosting talent retention named one of the most effective risk management actions taken over the last three years. Despite record unemployment levels across much of the US, American business leaders say one of the biggest risks they now face is a talent and skills shortage. That’s according to the...
December 6th, 2011 | Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

IMB identifies suspect Bills of Lading for West African imports

 The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has identified a number of suspect Bills of Lading for shipments into Nigeria. The shipments, all containerised, were for small quantities of consumer products and were due to be shipped into Lagos. The Bills of Lading were all purportedly for cargoes transported...
November 20th, 2011 | Maritime Fraud | Read More

Action needed to combat shipping fraud – and to ensure independence of the judiciary

Action needed to combat shipping fraud – and to ensure independence of the judiciary
James Brewer International Maritime Fraud: London Shipping Law Centre event By James Brewer Fraud and corruption are blighting many aspects of the maritime world, from the mundane operation of vessels right through to the highest levels of commercial justice, the most recent seminar organised by...
November 17th, 2011 | Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More