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

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: 20th April 2010     Type: Hijacking     Voyage: From India and UAE

Reports have been received that Panama flag vessel VOC DAISY (25807gt built 1998) is the latest vessel to hijacked by Somali pirates. She was taken yesterday off the coast of Oman.

The bulk carrier, which was reported sailing from Ruwais on 12th April and, before that, from Mundra on 9th April, is now understood to be on her way to Somalia

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.