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TINA

Date: 13th September 2017    Type: Main Engine Failure  Voyage: From Rio Grande, Brazil ... 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: 23rd March 2010     Type: Hijacking     Voyage: Israel to Thailand

Reports have been received that Maltese flag vessel FRIGIA (20352gt built 1978) has been hijacked by Somali pirates and is being taken to Eyl in Somalia.

The bulk carrier, with a cargo of fertillzer on board, is understood to have been attacked today about 400 miles outside of the international safty corridor.

It is likely that a ransom demand will be made by the pirates quite shortly. Shipowners commonly claim a proportion of any ransom payment from cargo owners as a general average contribution.

Because ransom payments can often lead to a very large claim on cargo insurers, it is important that the full circumstances of the hijacking are investigated.

We have acted for cargo insurers in respect of piracy incidents in the past and have often been able to negotiate reductions in general average payments requested from cargo insurers.