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NAVIOS ORBITER

Date: Around 16th July 2017    Type: Mechanical Failure  Voyage: From Lisbon ... Read more
 
 

If you have insured cargo on board the following vessels and would like us to assist you in pursuing any claims arising from these incidents (or any similar cases), or if you require assistance in providing GA or salvage guarantees, please contact us as soon as possible.

Date: 3rd February 2010     Type: Hijacking     Voyage: Ukraine to India

Reports have been received that North Korean flag vessel RIM (3493gt built 1973) has been hijacked by Somali pirates today in the Gulf of Aden.

The elderly vessel is understood to have been oustide the safe transit corridor when she was taken. She is now thought to be headed for the Somali coast.

RIM was last reported to have called in Berdiansk, Ukraine, from where she sailed on 27th December. She was originally destined for Kandla, India.

Generally, cargo vessels are released from Somalia after a ransom is paid by the Shipowners or their Insurers. Shipowners then usually claim a proportion of any ransom payment from cargo owners/insurers as a general average contribution.

Because of this, it is important that the full circumstances of any hijacking are properly investigated so that the extent of cargo owners’/insurers’ liability can be confirmed.