Bouchard Transportation pays $375,000 in restitution to whistleblower

Bouchard Transportation Co Inc. and three former and current management officials have paid $375,000 in restitution to a seaman whose brother was one of two seamen killed in the October 20th 2017 Buster Bouchard/B No 255 explosion off Port Aransas, Texas, reports The US Department of Labour The...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/bouchard-transportation-pays-375000-in-restitution-to-whistleblower/

SCA hopes talks with Ever Given owners will conclude without legal action

The Suez Canal Authority has said that it and Egypt were negotiating with Shoei Kisen, the owners of ULCV Ever Given (IMO 9811000), and hoped that a financial settlement with the company could be reached without the need for legal action.  “We are discussing with them a peaceful resolution to the...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/sca-hopes-talks-with-ever-given-owners-will-conclude-without-legal-action/

Dry Shipping specialist Kirsty Machardy joins Stephenson Harwood as partner

Dry Shipping specialist Kirsty Machardy joins Stephenson Harwood as partner

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has strengthened its marine and international trade practice with the addition of dry shipping specialist Kirsty MacHardy. She joins as a partner based in the firm’s London office.

MacHardy’s practice covers a wide range of shipping litigation matters. She acts principally for owners, charterers, P&I clubs and banks, as well as a number of the largest ship managers. Her experience...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/04/01/dry-shipping-specialist-kirsty-machardy-joins-stephenson-harwood-as-partner/

Statement on the knock-on effect of the Ever Given incident

Statement on the knock-on effect of the Ever Given incident

Nick Austin

Viewers can read the quote below highlighting the knock-on effect of the Suez Canal being blocked.

Nick Austin, shipping partner at global law firm Reed Smith, said:

“With the Ever Given now freed from its temporary resting place, and the backlog of ships starting to clear, attention inevitably turns to counting the cost. Quite apart from fines or compensation claimed by the Egyptian government, dozens of vessels delayed by the...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/04/01/statement-on-the-knock-on-effect-of-the-ever-given-incident/

HFW – Reducing international shipping’s carbon intensity through the IMO’s EEXI and CII: charterparty implications and challenges

HFW – Reducing international shipping’s carbon intensity through the IMO’s EEXI and CII: charterparty implications and challenges

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved draft regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping and improving the energy efficiency of vessels. The proposed measures seek to regulate both the design and operational efficiency of relevant vessels and present numerous commercial and legal challenges for all the...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/04/01/hfw-reducing-international-shippings-carbon-intensity-through-the-imos-eexi-and-cii-charterparty-implications-and-challenges/

West Of England Club looks at legal implications of Suez blockage

West of England’s Suumit Madhu, Senior Underwriter, and Enam Hussain, Head of Claims (Eastern Team), have provided a detailed look at the legal issues relating to the grounding and blockage of the Suez Canal by the Ever Given. The writers look at deviation, delay, and charterparty/contractual...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/west-of-england-club-looks-at-legal-implications-of-suez-blockage/

The WFW article – In the nick of time: the effect of delay on anti-suit injunctions (Maritime Disputes)

The WFW article – In the nick of time: the effect of delay on anti-suit injunctions (Maritime Disputes)

Andrew Hutcheon

In two recent decisions, which will be of particular interest to those involved in shipping disputes, the English High Court has considered the impact of significant delay on applications for anti-suit injunctions. These cases shed light on how the court will deal with a failure to apply for an anti-suit injunction in good time and, with respect to one of the cases, the impact...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/03/24/the-wfw-article-in-the-nick-of-time-the-effect-of-delay-on-anti-suit-injunctions-maritime-disputes/

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