Fumihiko Shimizu is the Representative Director, President of Thomas Miller K.K.
Paul joined Thomas Miller after working in the Lloyd’s and London Market for over 20 years including 5 years in Bermuda with KPMG.
“Ever Given” Media Statement
We confirm that the container vessel “Ever Given” which grounded in the Suez Canal at about 0540 UTC on 23 March 2021 is insured by the UK Club, The UK Club has insured the owner of “Ever Given” for certain third party liabilities that might arise from an incident such as this.
UK P&I Club will host a live webinar on 8 April (9am ET, 2pm GMT) exploring the current trends for seagoing vessels and the challenges for dry-bulk trade on the Hidrovía – Paraná River in South America.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Legal, Liability and Insurance Issues arising from Vaccination of Seafarers
This article contains two documents from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) offering guidance on legal, liability and insurance issues that could potentially arise for shipowners from or in connection with vaccinations of crew for coronavirus (COVID-19) and a practical guide for Seafarers and Shipping Companies on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccinations.
Ansuman Ghosh is a Marine Engineer with the UK Club’s Loss Prevention department based in Singapore.
Risk Focus: catastrophic machinery failure
This Risk Focus examines a number of serious incidents in the engine room that have resulted in significant engine damage and subsequent P&I claims.
Kosta is a Greek Master Mariner with significant seagoing experience on-board Bulk Carriers and Cruise Ships. Prior to joining Thomas Miller’s Hellas office in December, 2019 he worked as Claims Manager for a local hull insurer, garnering more than 10 years of experience within the marine insurance industry. Kosta is certified by Lloyds Register of Shipping as an ISM and ISPS Internal Auditor. He deals with Loss Prevention related matters and operational enquiries for local Members, and he also conducts crew seminars.
Several factors, such as inadequate dredging, ice accumulation, or even scheduled lock maintenance, that impact one part of the system can create ripple effects throughout the maritime system as a whole, resulting in possible vessel damage or shipping bottlenecks.
The UK P&I Club recently held a webinar on the subject of Chemical Tanker Claims; it was a great success with about 1600 registrations from 63 countries, looking at three main aspects related to the preparation of cargo holds in bulk carriers.
The UK P&I Club have received the following update from Oasis P&I Services, on the implementation of a ban on the transportation of highly toxic chemicals in the Yangtze River basin in China.
Can test of iron rich fine material expected to be above flow point.