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YANGTZE HARMONY

Date: 20th August 2017    Type: Water Ingress  Voyage: From China ... 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 January 2011     Type: Hijacking     Voyage: From Mallorca

Reports have been received that Antigua flag vessel BELUGA NOMINATION (5121gt built 2006) was hijacked by Somali pirates yesterday.

The general cargo vessel, with 12 crew members on board, was attacked 100km from the Seychelles. Her last port of call was Palma on Mallorca.

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.