Learning from Normal Work allows ship owners and managers to look at everyday activities and proactively improve processes, preventing the next major incident.
Our correspondents in Argentina, Pandi Liquidadores, provides an update on shortages and customs fines relating to Soya Bean imports, after a historically dry season in the country.
The region comprising Latin America and the Caribbean is a busy one for the UK P&I Club. Some prominent Members have a large number of tons entered with the Club and have this region as their principal place of business. Moreover, many of the Club’s entered ships frequently call at Latin American and Caribbean ports regardless of where the Member is based, which can undoubtedly be anywhere in the world.
On 30 November 2022, the Club held a webinar to discuss the causes and methods of prevention of container losses at sea.
The UK P&I Club would like to draw Members' attention to the latest bulletin prepared by Interport Maritime relating to recent claim developments in Bangladesh.
Bunker fuel analysis indicates more cases of contaminated bunker fuel in the Rotterdam and Amsterdam areas (ARA), suggesting that the problem persists
The Club's guest authors, Jeremy M Joseph and Matthew Van Huizen of JOSEPH & PARTNERS, discuss the different limitation of liability regimes applicable to Peninsular Malaysia and to East Malaysia.
Until recently, it was not clear whether a party seeking to arrest a vessel in Malaysia had a duty to make full and frank disclosure in its affidavit leading to the warrant of arrest ("arrest affidavit").
It is not always smooth sailing in the shipping industry
COVID-19 claims FAQs
P&I cover responds to a Member's liability to pay damages or compensation for illness and death resulting from illness of any seaman including hospital, medical, funeral or other expenses necessarily incurred in relation to such illness or such death. Such liability will typically fall under the terms of an approved contract of employment or possibly under common law. If a serving crewmember falls ill or dies due to coronavirus, this would be treated in the same way as any other crew illness or death claim.
On Thursday 05 May, the Club held their latest Loss Prevention webinar discussing the practical aspects of mitigating and clean-up of pollution and examining the critical task that P&I clubs hold with organisations such as ITOPF and salvors to mitigate and clean up various types of pollution at sea and on the coast.
Taylor is a Senior Claims Executive for the UK P&I Club, who specialises in bodily injury claims.
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to dominate the headlines around the world
US Juries Get to Determine Reasonable Medical Expenses in Maritime Cases Based on Billed Amounts and Actual Expenses Paid - Higgs v. Costa Crociere (11th Cir. 2020)
In this case a cruise ship passenger sues vessel owner for broken arm after tripping over cleaning bucket
Inflated Medical Damages in California State Courts: A brief analysis of Howell v. Hamilton Meats and how to prevent "unreasonable" costs
In a costly new trend, California plaintiffs' attorneys refer clients to expensive, lien-based medical providers to get around Howell v Hamilton Meats decision
Relationships Matter: Harbor worker's claim against vessel owner precluded under the LHWCA and the "Borrowed Servant" Doctrine
Owners often rely on repair vendors or unions to help crews meet STCW work hour requirements, given limited port time and extra hours on duty for inland transits.
This article reviews the general concepts of the 905(b) claim and how past decisions helped bring into focus some key issues related to shore-side workers' claims against vessels.
Tyler Tanner of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel and Noreen Arralde of Thomas Miller (Americas) explain why it is time to retire the Maintenance and Cure Jury Instructions.
There are so many legal, medical and other terms used when talking about rape and sexual assault, navigating the issue can be difficult and confusing, to say the least; this article reviews the definitions and examine the differences between sexual assault and sexual harassment.
In 1914, a single ship passed through the Panama Canal to little fanefare bringing to fruition a multinational effort that began 44 years prior, this article looks at the brief history of the canal and some claims considerations