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RAINBOW HARMONY

Date: 18th June 2016    Type: Engine Breakdown  Voyage: Indonesia to Germany ... 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: 11th April 2010    Type: Hijacking     Voyage: Pakistan/East Africa

Reports have been received that St Vincent flag vessel RAK AFRICANA (5992gt built 1981) has been hijacked by Somali pirates about 280 miles off the Seychelles.

The general cargo vessel generally trades between the Gulf, Arabian Sea and ports in Eastern Africa. Her last reported port of call was Karachi from where she sailed on 22nd March.

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.