677 - 02/10 – Increase of Exaggerated Claims - Aden
In the past, owners have experienced a great deal of problems in Aden due to exaggerated claims and other difficulties when discharging cargoes in the port. Typically claims are made for damaged cargo or short shipments. These claims are often largely exaggerated which makes it difficult for owners to produce bank guarantees and the vessel is arrested. Once a vessel is arrested, negotiations and court procedures can be very slow.