Insurance

Enclosed Space Casualties Continue in Shipping Industry

Accidents relating to entry into enclosed spaces have resulted in a large number of deaths of both ship and shore personnel so far this year. David Nichol, UK P&I Club risk assessor,

MN 100: Continental Underwriters, Ltd.

The Company: Continental Underwriters, Ltd. is a national, multiline firm for all types of marine coverage. The firm offers both admitted and non-admitted products in all 50 states,

New Guidance on Maritime Pilotage

North P&I Club has joined forces with the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) and the UK Maritime Pilots’ Association (UKMPA) to produce guidance

Fire Halts Production at Canadian Oil Sands Syncrude

Canadian Oil Sands Ltd, the biggest shareholder in the Syncrude oil sands project, said it has halted crude oil production after a fire damaged equipment at its

Syncrude Uncertain about Plant Fire Affecting Production

  The operator of Canada's largest synthetic crude project said on Saturday it is investigating the causes of an early morning fire at an upgrading plant. Firefighters extinguished the blaze,

MN 100: Gencorp Insurance Group

The Company: Gencorp Insurance Group provides the Insurance and Surety needs of Marine Contractors, Vessel Operators and Shipyards throughout the country and Caribbean.

Mariners Dread Port Calls

Seafarer social media site Crewtoo, part of KVH Industries, Inc., has published the results of its second Crewtoo Seafarers Happiness Index report detailing job satisfaction at sea.

Coast Guard Responds to Delaware River Grounding

The Coast Guard is overseeing salvage efforts Tuesday for a motor vessel aground on the Delaware River. The 328-foot Netherlands-flagged motor vessel, Bermuda Islander,

Marine Claims & Casualty Investigation Conference

  HINODE Maritime Events is conducting the "Conference on Handling Marine Claims and Investigating Marine Casualties". According to the organisers, the program

Oil Ends Down 2% as U.S. Drilling Points to Glut

  U.S. oil prices traded below $40 a barrel for the first time since the 2009 financial crisis, ending 2 percent lower on Friday on signs of U.S. oversupply and

Viking Acquires Hook Retrofit leader

  Leading marine and fire safety equipment and servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has today announced the acquisition of Nadiro A/S, a company

Quain Joins Hill Dickinson

  Hill Dickinson is pleased to announce that Captain Joe Quain, formerly of Bentley’s Stokes and Lowless, will be joining the firm as a partner in the Singapore

Women Lead Agenda at London International Shipping Week

Women in command, a maritime incident ─ the perfect dilemma, and the marvels of Old Father Thames are just a few of the interesting topics that WISTA-UK will be

Tianjin Explosion Highlights Growth of Accumulation Risks

The recent catastrophe at the port of Tianjin in China resulted in the loss of at least 100 lives and many more people are still missing. It is far too early to speculate on the cause,

COSCO: Ships at Tianjin Port not Impacted

China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company said its ships anchored at Tianjin port were not affected by the blasts at a warehouse in the country's northeastern city last week,

Tianjin Port Death Toll Rises to 114

 Rescue crews have found 114 bodies, with 95 people still missing, 85 of whom are firefighters, after two huge explosions  China’s Port of Tianjin where dangerous

Singamas Depots Damaged in Tianjin blast

 Container maker and logistics player Singamas Container Holdings says that some of its container depots operated by its Singamas Logistics (Tianjin) (SLTC) unit,

Allianz, Zurich See Tanjin-Related Claims

The Chinese units of European insurers Allianz and Zurich Insurance Group said on Friday they received claims for unspecified damages from customer companies in

Cyber Security at Sea: Hack Atttacks on Commercial Ships

BIMCO will focus on cyber security and how to handle a maritime casualty crisis at its next annual conference in Hamburg on November 18 2015   Angus Frew, Secretary General of BIMCO,

AMSA Relaxes Rules for First Aid Supplies

  If you are operating in Class C, C Restricted, D or E waters, and are required to meet the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part C7A (Safety Equipment),

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