An Excel spreadsheet is an example of a convenient tool to use when preparing documentation for COVID-19 illness claims and wish to provide an overview of the information and breakdown of the costs incurred, the Gard P&I Club advised.
The Japan P&I Club shared two recent cases of cargo delivery without production of original bills of lading, to highlight that this is a risky practice for owners and carriers. The Club has encountered several disputes in which vessels were placed under arrest as a consequence of cargo delivery without production of original bills of lading.
Removal of collapsed containers from the ill-fated ONE Apus will likely take several more weeks to complete, as the owner company ONE Line intends to conduct repairs to the vessel’s deck simultaneously with the discharge operation, according to shipping claims consultancy WK Webster, which is involved in the case.
Claims arising from incidents involving vessels under pilotage have exceeded US $1.8 billion in the 20 years between 1999 and 2019, according to data by the International Group of P&I Clubs (IG Clubs).
With a total of 1,816 containers lost overboard and what looks to be thousands more collapsed throughout the deck of ONE Apus, cargo losses, on the basis of average containerized cargo values, may reach USD200 million or more, according to shipping claims consultancy WK Webster, which is involved in the case.
Following an increase in kidnap for ransom attacks in the Gulf of Guinea beyond Nigeria’s economic zone, the Joint War Committee has redrawn the listed extended risk area in the West Africa region, marking an increase in vessel insurance premiums.
The owners the New Diamond supertanker, which caught fire with a cargo of two million barrels of oil aboard earlier in September, have agreed to pay 340 million rupees ($1.84 million) to Sri Lanka for its help in extinguishing the fire.
IUMI’s Rama Chandran, Chair of the IUMI Ocean Hull Committee stated that the hull market continues to suffer from the ever-ageing – and less valuable – fleet coupled with depressed newbuilding prices.
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In a recent webinar, Thomas Miller, TT Club and UK P&I Club discussed factors associated with container casualties to pinpoint key challenges towards safer container ship operations and enhanced security of the container stacks they carry. Attention to numerous factors is needed to avoid repeated casualties insurers noted.
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