The shocking events that are unfolding daily in Ukraine are truly dreadful, and the consequences of sanctions and restrictions will have numerous implications across the globe.
On 8th February 2022 the UK Club held a webinar on the subject of "Narcotics smuggling for ships"
Fairlead Group Empowers the Maritime Industry to Fight Back Against Fraudulent and Exaggerated Personal Injury Claims
The Club has issued a number of bulletins in the past on cyber fraud. Unfortunately, this type of crime continues to cause problems.
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.
The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a new Port Security Advisory (PSA) 1-17, on the imposition of Conditions of Entry on vessels arriving from ports/countries that do not maintain effective anti-terrorism measures.
It has come to the Club's attention that there is a new email scam looking to obtain funds by fraudulent payment diversion. Members are reminded of the importance of properly scrutinising emails and addresses before replying.
Signum Services are the in-house investigation department at Thomas Miller & Co and operate as part of the UK P&I Club. Signum offers a unique and bespoke investigation service for the benefit of the Members.
Signum Services are currently investigating a case involving large scale theft of cargo involving shipments of Yellow Peas and Rape Seed from Ukraine to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.