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

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DL ADONIS

Date: 2 December 2017    Type: Mechanical Breakdown  Voyage: Poland to Russia ... 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: 27th December 2010     Type: Hijacking     Voyage: UAE to Greece

Reports have been received that Antiguan flag vessel EMS RIVER (3500gt built 201) was hijacked by Somali pirates yesterday.

The vessel, carrying petroleum products from Jebel Ali to Greece, was attacked 175 miles north east of Salalah. She has eight 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.