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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: 27th December 2011    Type: Hijacking    Voyage: Iran to Turkey

Reports have been received that Italian flag vessel ENRICO LEVOLI (9,959gt built 2000) has been hijacked off Oman today. It is likely that Somali pirates are to blame.

The vessel, with 18 crewmembers on board, sailed from Bandar Imam Khomeini on 19th December. She is destined for Yumurtalik.

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