The 180 million GT North P&I club has reminded shipowners of the importance of making sure that an appropriate working language is used on their ships and that seafarers are practised at speaking it.
It all began with a pre-World War Two contract between China's then "ship king" and a Japanese company to lease two Chinese freighters.
When the one-year lease was up in 1937,
It has been said that war is politics by other means. It is probably equally true that litigation is business by other means. On the one hand, the threat of litigation – and the resulting costs,
Marine insurance – just like health, automobile and homeowner’s insurance – can be a valuable safeguard in case something unexpected happens. And when something bad happens,
Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Luke Tidey as an assistant marine underwriter in its Singapore office.
Luke joins from Markel
BP pays billions in compensation but some claims still unpaid; Oil still appearing on beaches in Gulf of Mexico. Company says claims process is flawed, not all oil from spill.
The Japanese government has expressed its concerns to China via diplomatic channels over the seizure of a Mitsui O.S.K. Line Ltd ship by a Chinese court in connection with a case over wartime claims,
It should have been plain sailing for a South Korean ferry carrying hundreds of children and their teachers on an outing to the sub-tropical island of Jeju, an annual trip for Danwon High School.
InterManager said it welcomes the adoption of new measures to protect seafarers against abandonment.
Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, agreed
The captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized off the southwest coast was facing a criminal investigation on Thursday, an official said, amid unconfirmed
Specialist marine insurance intermediary Seacurus has welcomed the agreement to include in the Maritime Labor Convention unpaid crew wages in the event of abandonment,
Almost 100 ships, 18 helicopters involved in rescue; as many as 340 people from one school thought to be on board. Accident may be South Korea's biggest in 20 years.
Specialist transport insurance provider, TT Club has appointed a network partner in The Philippines. Del Rosario Pandiphil Inc. becomes the seventh such partner
U.S. Coast Guard advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeks comments on maritime safety training requirements
The U.S. Coast Guard Monday, April 14, 2014,
The Board of Braemar Adjusting announced the appointment of Geoff Jones as Group Managing Director of the company with immediate effect.
Grant Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Braemar Adjusting,
Australia's Padbury Mining Ltd said it had secured almost $6.5 billion in funding to build a new deepwater port and railway at Oakajee in Western Australia, potentially
The UK P&I Club’s Pre-Employment Medical Examination Program has just completed its 300,000th examination.
At the beginning of April, Edward Nefuda, a Second
The overwhelming majority of insurance claims analysed by TT Club have showed that costly damages and loss, as well as serious bodily injury can be prevented or
The National Transportation Safety Board determined today that the ferry Seastreak Wall Street struck Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan in January 2013, because the captain
Energy companies have no insurance against major cyber attacks, reinsurance broker Willis said on Tuesday, likening the threat to a "time bomb" that could cost the industry billions of dollars.