Marine Insurance Legal
Covering the latest law firm activity in the marine insurance sector.
- Viking Sky had several alarms go off before events leading to blackout November 15, 2019A total of 18 alarms about low lubricating oil levels sounded on board cruise ship Viking Sky (IMO 9650420) several hours before a complete blackout left the ship at the mercy of stormy ….
- First lawsuit filed by victim’s relative as a result of Conception disaster November 15, 2019The first family member of one of the 34 people killed in the fire on accommodation/dive boat Conception on September 2nd has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the ship’s owners, Glen ….
- The false economy of amending knock for knock clauses November 15, 2019Alex McCooke, Offshore Syndicate Manager – Claims, Shipowners' Club has written on how amending knock-for-knock clauses can turn out to be a false economy ….
- Green groups push Norway court to take oil & gas emissions into account November 14, 2019Environmental groups have urged a Norwegian appeals court to take emissions from the country’s oil and gas exports into account when ruling on the government’s decision in 2016 to …..
- Helge Ingstad failed to follow procedures, AIBN investigation finds November 12, 2019A collision between Norwegian Navy frigate Helge Ingstad and tanker Sola TS in November 2018 was the result of a number of operational, technical, organisational and systemic factors: the ….
- Jury rules against ILWU over Portland Container Terminal dispute November 12, 2019Philippines-headquartered International Container Terminal Services Ince (ICTSI) has won $93.6m from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) for labour practices found ….
- Alcohol and lack of senior colleague present with Master led to Nippon Maru allision November 11, 2019The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a Marine Accident Brief on the December 30th 2018 accident involving passenger ship Nippon Maru (IMO 8817631), which struck …..
- Two marine hires at MFB November 8, 2019London UK-based law firm MFB has announced two new hires to bolster its ship finance and admiralty offerings. Recently recruited James Foley-Comer specializes in commercial shipping …..
- Grounding of New Zealand ferry leads to fine November 8, 2019East by West Company Ltd, the owner and operator of Wellington, New Zealand, passenger ferry City Cat, have been fined NZ$380,000 (US$244,000) as a result of an accident in which the …..
- ITIC reminds agents to beware of bankruptcies November 7, 2019The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has warned agents that it has been seeing an increasing number of ship agents becoming exposed to the fall-out of their principal …..