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

MOUNT HOPE

Date: 11th November 2017    Type: Allision  Voyage: Brazil 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: 25th September 2010     Type: Hijacking     Voyage: Mediterranean Ports to Mauritius

Reports have been received today that Panama flag vessel LUGELA (3120gt built 1984) has been hijacked by pirates and is now underway towards the Somali coast.

The general cargo vessel was attacked about 900 east of Eyl after passing through the Gulf of Aden. She is carrying a cargo steel destined for Mauritius.

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.