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The Importance of Correctly Fit Bulldog Grips

Tony Watson, Risk Assessor at UK P&I Club, advises on the correct application of bulldog grips in order to minimize damage to cargo.   Bulldog grips are commonly

El Faro Captain Ordered Crew to Abandon Ship before Sinking

The captain of the doomed El Faro cargo ship sounded an alarm for his crew to abandon the vessel shortly before it sank last fall in a hurricane near the Bahamas, killing all 33 onboard, the U.

27% of Ship Incidents Stem from Misdeclared Cargo

UK P&I Club Risk Assessor David Nichol discusses the carriage of dangerous goods and issues associated with misdeclaration.  Data captured by the Cargo Incident

Hong Kong Shipping Group Wants Aid to Arrested Ship's Crew

The Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA) on Thursday called on the city's authorities to provide assistance to the crew of a Hong Kong-flagged coal ship off

Boat Collision Claims Four Lives off Greece's Aegina

Four people, including a nine-year-old child, died and four were injured after a boat with about 20 people on board and a speedboat collided off the Greek holiday

'Seafarers' Protection Act' Protects Filipino Seafarers

Tony Nicholson, Senior Claims Director at UK P&I Club, outlines concerns around the Philippine legal system and  praises the new ‘Seafarers Protection Act’.    “Filipino

Grounded Bulk Carrier Refloated in Washington

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to an incident involving a motor vessel that grounded in the Columbia River near Skamokawa, Washington, Friday night.   The motor vessel Rosco Palm,

Fishermen Rescued from Liferaft West of Cape Blanco

The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen from a liferaft 8 miles west of Cape Blanco at 1:15 p.m., Sunday. The three fishermen, reportedly uninjured, are aboard

Tropical Storm Earl Strengthens, heads for Belize

Tropical Storm Earl bore down on Central America's Caribbean coastline late on Wednesday, strengthening as it was forecast to strike land as a hurricane, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Dangers of Cargo Liquefaction Examined

Over the past decade, at least 100 seafarers have lost their lives due to incidents which have been attributed to bulk cargoes liquefying at sea. UK P&I Club Senior

How to Avoid Claims for Self-cooking Cargo

North P&I Club has advised its members to be extra vigilant during loading and transport of soya beans to ensure they do not get blamed for cargoes that start ‘cooking’ at sea.

Preparation is Key for Kidnap Repsonse -UK P&I

“Good Preparation is Essential to Effective Kidnap Response Management”   Stuart Edmonston, Head of Loss Prevention at UK P&I Club, together with Hellenic War Risks and Terra Firma Risk Management,

INSIGHTS: Steve Candito, President, Foresea Consulting

Steven Candito is the Founder, President and CEO of Foresea, which provides advisory services including strategic planning, regulatory compliance and crisis management

TT Club Reports Robust Financial Results for 2015

TT Club has announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2015, and AM Best affirms its A- (Excellent) rating for the 10th consecutive year.   Knud Pontoppidan,

North P&I Club Repots Positive Financial Performance

North P&I Club reports that an exceptionally low year for claims has helped it increase its free reserves by $90 million to $428 million and deliver a combined ratio of 73.

Early Management of Diabetes Allows Seafarers to Remain Employed

Dr Marcus Brauer, a General Practitioner from one of UK P&I Club’s PEME[1] approved clinics in South Africa, provides valuable medical insight into one of the industry’s

London P&I Club Reports Increased Free Reserves

The London P&I Club’s result for the 2015/2016 financial year produced an overall operating surplus of $3.3 million, lifting the free reserve to $160.7 million.

Dangers Arising from Carriage of Indonesian Coal

The London P&I Club has issued a warning about continued problems associated with the carriage of Indonesian thermal or ‘steam’ coal, following a number of recent

North P&I Suggests Owners Join the CSO Alliance

North P&I Club has partnered with CSO Alliance, an online community of maritime company security officers (CSOs), to encourage its members to join and take part

Allianz to Double Infrastructure Investments

Allianz is planning to double its investments in infrastructure and renewable energy within the next two to three years as it seeks to diversify its 638 billion euros ($726.

 
 
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