The naval patrol boat Alibori braves high seas and rough weather to help prevent a repeat of that disastrous year 2011, when pirates carried out 21 attacks on shipping in Benin's waters.
At the 19th Maritime HR & Crew Management Conference in London on 19-20 October, Commodore Barry Bryant CVO RN, Director General of the Seafarers UK charity, will update delegates on the exciting opportunity provided by the UK Maritime Growth Study (MGS) to promote maritime employment opportunities.
Whether you’re a first-time buyer or adding to a growing fleet, the excitement of purchasing a new or usedscreen-shot-2016-10-07-at-11-11-36-am boat can be a lot to take in. Long before you fork over a significant amount of your hard-earned money and sign on the dotted line, you’ve already made a half-dozen plans for the near future; fishing trips, weekends at anchor, time on the water with your friends and family, and waterskiing or wakeboarding are all on the horizon.
Insurance firms are set to meet this week after manufacturers raised concerns over their capacity to insure marine cargo. The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) last week questioned local firms’ capacity to offer the product ahead of the new law that compels exporters and importers to get local marine cargo cover by January next year.
Day workers are always a contentious point with regards to insurance. All too often, no employment contracts are signed and in the event of a claim, the process becomes complicated in trying to prove whether the owner is liable for the day worker's injuries or death. Further complications can arise depending on the flag state and the labour laws of the country where the accident happened. Some yacht managers and crew employers are managing this by making all day workers sign a simplified version of a crew employment contract.
The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI), unveiling its annual statistical report on the marine insurance market at a conference held in Genoa, announced global underwriting premiums for 2015 of $29.9bn. This is a 10.5% reduction on the 2014 figure.
A maritime tragedy involving a passenger boat or ferry can occur at any time, but it can be prevented if the passengers involved know what safety measures should be taken before or during the mishap.
Premier Assurance (PA) Group has entered the Jamaican market with two new health insurance products through a partnership with Maritime General Insurance Brokers.
Shipping and Maritime affairs department has asked local insurance firms to embrace innovation to boost their capacity to underwrite marine insurance.
The Maritime & Port Security Information Sharing & Analysis Organization (MPS-ISAO) convenes its inaugural conference “Maritime & Port Cyber Resilience
The Treasury’s directive that came into force on January 1 requiring all importers to procure marine insurance cover from Kenyan firms should be an entry point for the country to tap the largely unexploited maritime industry, also known as the “blue economy”.