Since its inception in 2015, AMCF has become one of the cornerstone events of Singapore Maritime Week taking place this week (April 6-14).

Guest-of-honour Ms Magdalene Chew, President of WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) Singapore, inaugurated the two-day event, held at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, on 11 April.

Ms Chew spoke about sustainability in the maritime industry and the urgent need for collective solutions to address issues relating to a chronic gender imbalance throughout the sector along with the increasing shortage of well-trained seafarers.

Key topics presented on day one of AMCF included relationships between the marine salvors and insurers in view of changes in the operating environment, Qualitative Risk Assessment & Risk Transfer in marine salvage, ports of refuge, Lloyd’s Open Form and other salvage agreements, as well as case studies on MT Sanchi and MV Rena.

LOC is determined to make AMCF 2019 an event which is hosted for the industry and by the industry and we believe it has now become a significant forum for the discussion of the critical issues now facing the marine casualty sector,

...stated on the occasion Andrew Squire, Deputy Chairman of LOC.

Asian Marine Casualty Forum 2019 is held in conjunction with the Singapore Maritime Week 2019 (SMW), the leading maritime event in Singapore driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. SMW gathers the international maritime community in Singapore for a week of conferences, dialogues, exhibitions and social events in celebration of all things maritime.