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Legal issues, piracy & sanctions top shipowners’ list of concerns

Legal and contractual issues, piracy and crime, and international sanctions are the most important areas of concern to merchant shipowners. Close behind are crewing and personnel, insurance regulation, loss prevention, environmental legislation, shipboard risk management, cargo preparation and stowage, and port state control. Consequently, owners want information and

United States Non-Tank Vessel Response Plans

Owners of non-tank vessels calling at US ports will be required to submit their Vessel Response Plan (VRP) by

Vessel Response Plan (VRP) requirements for Non Tank Vessels

This client advisory provides an update regarding the final rule pertaining to the Nontank Vessel Response Plan

Class 1 and Class 2 Policy Year Balances and Mid-Year Financial Update August 2013

At their meeting on 18 September 2013 the Board reviewed the Class 1 and Class 2 policy year balances and

Argentina - New Customs Regulations to Determine the Weight of Exported Solid Bulk Cargoes – Update

Further to the Club’s recent news article regarding the introduction of new customs

State interference driving up salvage costs insurers warn

Marine insurers have warned that growing government regulation of wreck removal is driving up costs, and some measures introduced

IUMI Warns Cargo Underwriters over West African Piracy

Delegates attending the annual conference of International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) in London were told that “insurers, ship owners

Hull and machinery marine underwriting should be choosier about risks

Hull and machinery marine insurance underwriters must make better use of claims statistics and turn away risks that

Marine insurers must adapt to and satisfy client needs: IUMI president

Marine insurers must learn to apply claims history to broaden the scope of coverage they offer to buyers

Skuld on track to deliver eleventh year of underwriting profit

Skuld Group, a leading marine insurance provider, today announces results for the financial half year ending

UK P&I Club relaunches IMDG Code booklets: Handling dangerous goods improperly can be very dangerous indeed

Dangerous goods have long been involved in serious transport incidents, onshore and at sea, resulting in deaths, injuries, massive rescue operations and huge commercial losses. Typically, packages spill their contents and cause fires, explosions and toxic or corrosive gas releases. Dealing with such incidents is hard enough on land but at sea it can be almost impossible.

Marine broker is 2013 Robin Travis Scholar

Johann von Rantzau has been selected as this year's Robin Travis Scholar following final interviews of candidates in Hamburg.  The scholarship provides a

Willis Launches FLIER, a New Policy Designed to Cover Repatriation Costs for Stranded Seafarers

Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker, has launched a

Gard eyes reinsurance opportunities in Brazil as it secures license

Gard is seeking to establish itself in the Brazilian reinsurance market after securing a licence to write that line of

Paper and Electronic Evidence Following a Marine Casualty

The Japan P&I Club has published a document with respect to how to handle the preservation of electronic and paper evidence

Steamship Mutual: Groundings - Shallow Waters, Deep Trouble

Steamship Mutual, a leading International Group P&I Club, has announced the imminent launch of its latest Loss Prevention

Tanker insurance could leap 45% if Syria strikes proceed

Any military intervention into Syria could see insurance premiums for tankers leap by as much as 45%, a leading economist has warned.

Hong Kong issues revised Codes of Practice

Hong Kong Marine Department revised Codes of PracticeThe Hong Kong Marine Department issued a notice

Egypt: FAQs on present situation

The Association is grateful for the continued assistance from Correspondents El Hamamsy in sourcing

Shipowners' Club published guidance on – 'Tides' and 'Towards Effective Navigation'

The Club’s publications highlight best practice, good seamanship and sensible practical operational procedures in
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