Marine accident round-up : 18th January 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for two people in the water near Bootheville, Louisiana after the support boat they were on capsized during a training exercise, which involved oil spill response vessel Louisiana Responder. USCG Sector New Orleans reported that watchstanders received a report at approximately 10:40 on Wednesday January 16th…

Nigeria importers, exporters to be issued electronic marine certificates

Importers and exporters at the various ports in Nigeria are to be issued with digitized marine certificates against the previous practice of physical certificates. The National Insurance Commission, NAICOM, and the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, have given their approval for the digitization of marine certificates. Chairman of Nigerian Insurers Association Tope Smart said that…

Marine accident round-up : 17th January 2019

Cargo ship Rix Emerald (IMO 9116802) ran aground off Landskrona, Sweden,  during the morning of January 15th. She was in ballast at the time. No oil leakage was observed. No one from the crew of eight was injured. A sobriety test carried out on board proved negative. The reason for the grounding was as yet…

Maersk pilots physical container inspection in North America

Denmark-based Maersk and other carriers have said that they were working to improve safety and reliability in the Containerized Maritime Supply Chain by verifying that cargo descriptions matched the contents of the container and that the contents of the container were correctly stuffed, lashed and secured. Maersk said that as a part of this major…

Damaged containers successfully removed from MSC Zoe

All damaged containers had been removed from ULCV MSC Zoe (IMO 9703318), which is in the port of Bremerhaven, by January 15th. The containers were damaged in heavy seas off the German coast in the North Sea on January 9th, Nearly 300 containers fell overboard in the incident. The unloading was said to have been…

Marine accident round-up : 16th January 2019

General cargo ship Nauma (IMO 9362827) reportedly has leaked oil into the waters of Fremantle, Western Australia. The alarm was raised early on January 12th at the north-eastern end of the inner harbour, when oil was observed spilling out of the ship. Absorbent booms were laid at both ends of the ship by response teams….

Hannover Re & HDI Global launch new specialty insurance venture

HDI Global Specialty SE, a new specialty lines insurer launched as a collaborative venture between Talanx Group companies Hannover Re and HDI Global, has commenced underwriting with planned premium volumes of more than €1bn. Marine, political risk and legal expense are part of its wide portfolio. The insurer was formed after HDI Global and Hannover…

The Swedish Club: New lessons from past experiences

The Swedish Club has published a new edition of Claims at a Glance, a summary of cases and statistics taken from its experiences in Loss Prevention over the last three years. Swedish Club said that Claims at a Glance offered the Club’s own perspective on some of the cases it has recently dealt with and…

Marine accident round-up : 15th January 2019

Work had to be interrupted during the night of January 9th due to an upcoming storm after 85m3 of diesel had been removed within 10 hours from fishing trawler Northguider (IMO 8714619) in the Hinlopen Strait north of Svalbard. Up to that point the work on emptying the fuel tanks had gone faster than expected….

Number of containership fires is ‘shocking’ says risk consultant

The number of fires aboard container ships was a matter of grave concern, according to Andrew Kinsey, senior risk consultant at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), “It is a truly shocking figure when you look at what a single container on fire can develop into”, he told American Shipper. The first month of 2019…

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