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Association of Average Adjusters Addresses Claims Lacking Clarity

May 16, 2018

‘Who are the crew?’ and ‘what are wages?’ are just some of the areas of marine claims ‘shaded in grey’ says chairman of the Association of Average Adjusters Willum RichardsInsurance market leaders have been urged to apply their policy-reforming…

Explosion Damages Bulker en Route to Yemen

May 11, 2018

An explosion has damaged a Turkish vessel carrying wheat to Yemen's Houthi-controlled port of Saleef, with varying accounts attributing the incident on Thursday to an unexplained blast aboard the ship or a possible missile strike.A naval ship…

Sanchi Disaster Probe Ends in Split Verdict

May 07, 2018

A committee investigating a collision between an Iranian tanker and a Chinese freighter has come to diverging conclusions over the causes of the worst oil ship disaster in decades, Iran's state television reported on Saturday.The Panama-registered Sanchi…

Cargo Ship Collides with Dock in Rosario

Apr 25, 2018

A cargo ship collided with a dock on the Parana River in Argentina's grains hub of Rosario on Wednesday, causing a slowdown of activity at terminal 6 in the port of General San Martín and raising soymeal prices.'The southern pier of terminal 6 is operational…

Tanker Rescues Castaway in South China Sea

Apr 23, 2018

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that on April 14, 2018, the MOL-operated/managed crude oil tanker Altair Trader rescued a castaway in the South China Sea.At 19:10 local time on April 14, while underway in the South China Sea toward the port of Kawasaki…

Singapore Sets Out to Curb Ship Collisions

Apr 18, 2018

Singapore is set to get new technology to help in preventing ship collisions.The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said it has engaged the services of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research's Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC)…

Pirate Attacks Worsen in Gulf of Guinea - IMB

Apr 10, 2018

A surge in armed attacks against ships around West Africa is pushing up global levels of piracy and armed robbery at sea, warns the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB). IMB's Piracy Reporting Center recorded 66 incidents in the first quarter of 2018…

Recent Casualties Highlight Importance of Cargo Insurance - iContainers

Mar 22, 2018

The ocean freight industry has seen several major incidents over the past few weeks, including two fires on board two separate Maersk vessels, and a containership collision in Karachi Port that forced the temporary closure of the port. These…

2 divers, minor rescued in Puerto Rico

Mar 17, 2018

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews rescued two divers and a minor during two unrelated cases Thursday in Fajardo and Vieques, Puerto Rico.The first rescue came when Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan…

Responders Tracking Containers Lost off North Carolina

Mar 12, 2018

Responders Tracking Containers Lost off North Carolina The U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA and Environmental Protection Agency are monitoring the tracking and assessment of more than six dozen stray cargo containers lost due to high winds and heavy seas about 17 miles off Oregon Inlet…

Remains of Three Crew Found on Maersk Honam

Mar 12, 2018

Maersk said the remains of three of four missing crew members have been found aboard the Maersk Honam after a fire broke out in one of the vessel’s cargo holds last week.The search for the fourth crew member continues on board, though the search at sea has been suspended…

Maersk Ship Ablaze in Arabian Sea, 4 Crew Missing

Mar 07, 2018

Maersk has reported an active fire in a cargo hold on its liner vessel Maersk Honam en route from Singapore toward Suez around 900 nautical miles southeast of Salalah, Oman.After firefighting efforts were unsuccessful, the crew sent out…

Cargo Ships Slow Transits to Curb Emissions, Protect Whales

Mar 02, 2018

Partners in an initiative to cut air pollution and protect whales have announced results from the 2017 program and publicly recognized the 11 shipping companies who participated, reducing speeds to 12 knots or less in two regions. For the…

Natural Catastrophes Dominate 2018 Marine Risk Landscape

Mar 01, 2018

Business interruption (BI) and cyber incidents interlink as the major threat for companies globally in 2018, according to the insight of 1,911 risk experts from 80 countries in the Allianz Risk Barometer 2018. However, for marine and shipping companies…

Six rescued from Sinking Vessel off Bahamas

Feb 27, 2018

A good Samaritan sailing vessel rescued six people from a sinking sailing vessel early Monday 14 miles west north west of Hog Cay, Bahamas.  Watchstanders with the Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received a 406 megahertz personal…

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