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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: 24th October 2010     Type: Hijacking     Voyage: Arabian Gulf to South Africa

Reports have been received that Antiguan flag vessel BELUGA FORTUNE (9611gt built 2008) was hijacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Kenya yesterday.

We understand that the general cargo vessel, which was attacked some 1200 miles east of Mombasa, was originally destined for Richards Bay.

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.