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International specialists in all aspects of inland, marine and aviation transport cargo claims.

DZ QINGDAO collision with GORTYNIA

Date: 17th May 2017    Type: Collision  Voyage: Tianjin to Port Klang and Saldanha Bay / Singapore ... 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: 29th March 2010     Type: Hijacking     Voyage: From Port Sudan

Reports have been received that Panama flag vessel ICEBERG I (5402gt built 1976) has been hijacked by Somali pirates off Aden today.

The Ro/Ro vessel trades between Red Sea ports and ports in the Gulf. She is understood to have 24 crewmembers on board.

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.