Clubs report increased risk of customs-related penalties at Lomé, Togo

American Club and UK Club have warned members whose vessels are calling at Lomé, Togo that fines of up to $141m, in addition to prison sentences of between three months and one year, might be imposed on persons found to have traded with local people, notably fishermen. In recent cases, personnel on...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/clubs-report-increased-risk-of-customs-related-penalties-at-lome-togo/

New Cowes-to-Mainland ferry will always need spring tide help

The Floating Bridge 6 , a ferry introduced to provide new transport between the Isle Of Wight and the English mainland, and which has been subject to frequent breakdowns ever since, will always need a boat to help push it during spring tides, according to a report from consultancy firm 3S. A review...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/new-cowes-to-mainland-ferry-will-always-need-spring-tide-help/

Diamond Offshore sees $24m-$27m revenue loss from drilling kit collapse

Texas-based, New Work-listed Diamond Offshore has said that it expected to lose more than $24m in revenues as a result of an incident on a BP Project West of Shetland, reports Energy Voice. On February 1st the Ocean GreatWhite (IMO 9697569) lower marine riser package unintentionally separated from...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/diamond-offshore-sees-24m-27m-revenue-loss-from-drilling-kit-collapse/

Italy’s Supreme Court confirms one-year sentence on ship captain

The Supreme Court of Cassation (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), the highest Italian court, has confirmed a sentence on one year in prison on Giuseppe Sotgiu, the captain of the offshore tug / supply chip Asso Ventotto (IMO 9379416). In July 2018 his vessel rescued refugees from distress at sea, but...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/italys-supreme-court-confirms-one-year-sentence-on-ship-captain/

US Govt report criticizes Dept of Interior’s “poor oversight” of offshore decommissioning

A report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has accused the US Department of the Interior of a failure to enforce adequately the decommissioning of the elderly offshore oil and gas wells and platforms in the US Gulf of Mexico, increasing the risks associated with the infrastructure....

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/us-govt-report-criticizes-dept-of-interiors-poor-oversight-of-offshore-decommissioning/

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