Effort underway to rescue 62 seafarers stranded on South Atlantic island

A rescue effort is underway to save 62 seafarers from Gough Island in the remote South Atlantic after research vessel Geo Searcher (IMO 8028498) struck rocks and sank on October 15th. The island is approximately 250 miles southeast of Tristan da Cunha. The South African Maritime Authority (SAMSA)...

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South Africa remains a top hotspot for cargo crime, says TT Club

A new report, Freight Crime in South African Supply Chains, from TT Club and business improvement company BSI has highlighted South Africa’s ongoing vulnerability to cargo theft. Trends during the first half of 2020: Hijacking of vehicles in transit is the primary theft type Theft from facilities...

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How to deal with typhoons getting stronger – Standard Club

Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention at Standard Club, has noted that the club had experienced a steady rise in weather-related claims because of typhoons and cyclones. He said in an interview that the majority of these related to disputes arising out of damage or delays. “For example,...

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Gallagher ” fully prepared to exercise a comprehensive P&I renewal”

In broker Gallagher’s Marine P&I Market Update October 2020, ahead of the imminent renewal period, the company said that, despite the predicted Club increases, it was currently faced with travel restrictions and disruption, meaning that its regular client renewal meetings might be restricted,...

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Incomplete safety procedures probably led to barge explosion, NTSB finds

The probable cause of an explosion aboard barge IB1940 on November 4th 2019 on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Illinois Marine Towing facility, Lemont, Illinois, was owner J O Equipment’s incomplete procedures, which had failed to incorporate the safety instructions included in the Facility...

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