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

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Date: 13th September 2017    Type: Main Engine Failure  Voyage: From Rio Grande, Brazil ... 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: 30th April 2011     Type: Hijacking     Voyage: Malaysia to Kenya

Reports have been received that Singapore flag vessel GEMINI (20989gt built 1986) has been hijacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Tanzania.

The tanker, on a voyage from Kuala Tanjung to Mombasa with 25 crew on board, was reportedly boarded whilst 120 miles off the coast of Dar es Salaam.

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.