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

NAVIOS ORBITER

Date: Around 16th July 2017    Type: Mechanical Failure  Voyage: From Lisbon ... 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 January 2011     Type: Hijacking     Voyage: Iran to China

Reports have been received that Thai flag vessel HOANG SUN SON (13881gt built 1984) has been hijacked by Somali pirates today.

The bulk carrier was on a voyage from Bandar Iman Khomeini for Hualien. She was attacked some 520 miles south east of Muscat.

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.