Signum Services Cyber Fraud Prosecution
In May 2015 Signum Services were requested to investigate an internet based payment diversion fraud concerning a ship owner who had been duped into paying a large sum of money into a fraudster's bank account in Birmingham.
1130 - 06/17 - Benefits of Ventilation
Further to a number of claims received by the Club of damaged grain cargos due to cargo sweat. The Club's Loss Prevention Department offers the below advice to Member's vessels on the benefits of ventilation to avoid cargo sweat.
Loss Prevention Singapore seminar
On Tuesday 16th May our Loss Prevention team held a seminar and drinks reception at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore which aimed to provide an insight into the departments commitment to safety, offsetting rising claims and maintaining membership quality.
Following their last circular, the Club's correspondents Pandi Liquidadores S.R.L have provided an update on ballast water treatment in Argentina.
NYA International has produced, exclusively for the UK P&I Club, the latest intelligence regarding Naval mines off the coast of Yemen.
New Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed by the World Health Organisation
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed an outbreak of the Ebola virus disease. So far eleven suspected cases have been reported, including three deaths.
Hellas Hilights- Issue 36
The May edition of Hellas Hilights is now available to download.
Below is a circular issued by our Club correspondents on groundings at the main channel "paso cortada isla nueva" between km 335 and 345 Parana river.
Asian Maritime Casualty Forum 2017
Senior Loss Prevention Advisor Anuj Velankar and Senior Risk Assessor Chris Roberts are at the second Asian Maritime Casualty forum on 27th & 28th April 2017.
This brochure is designed as both a teaching aid and practicable advice. Written in conjunction with SOLIS Marine Consultants and Richard Hogg Lindley, it contains case studies on recent ro-ro and car carrier casualties with lessons learned and a Loss Prevention quick reference matrix. The publication is designed for use by the Chief Mate, to aid them to prevent/or mitigate a potential claim.
Cold Treatment Failure Delays
The Club has seen an increase in refrigerated cargo claims for fresh fruit from South America to the United States due to cold treatment failure. Cold treatment failure delays the arrival of the cargo to the US. Excessive delays in the transit time could result in the fruit becoming unmarketable or sold at a much lower price.
Top 25 causes of container claims
This booklet has been designed as a ready use tabbed reference book to be used by Ship's crew and office-based operations staff as a training aid and assistance in the event of an incident. Following a review by the Club which identified the top 25 causes of claims in containers. The publication has been written in conjunction with TMC Marine Consultancy, a leading maritime consultancy with surveyors specialising in container stowage as well as Jensen Associates an independent expert consultancy and survey company, specialising in the international trade of perishable products.
Precautionary recommendations and local MSA control measures in fog season around Fujian waters, China
According to information released by Fujian MSA, four maritime incidents occurred in the past week along the coast of Fujian province, all of which resulted from poor visibility during navigation in fog.
Please find attached information from the Clubs correspondents regarding new provisions on ballast chlorinating
The Clubs' Correspondents have issued advice on aspects of quality and conditions the vessel should pay attention to during loading of bulk agricultural products, as well as points to consider while arranging steel surveys in South Russian ports of the Black sea.
Recently there has been a recurrent pattern of vessel's searched by Customs on routine inspections at San Nicolás Port. As a consequence differences in the Store List declaration have been found which could result in heavy fines.
As a mutual, it is our duty to help you reduce accidents and incidents on-board.
Risk Focus: Hatch Covers
Are the ships' hatch covers weathertight? This seemingly simple but important question is what surveyors, whether acting on behalf of P&I clubs, shippers, charterers or courts have to answer on a regular basis.