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/

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/

Broker BRS warns on increase in “grey” tanker fleet

French shipbroker BRS has warned that fleet which is variously described as “dark”, “shadow” and “opaque” could well become darker, or more opaque, as a result of the US refining its sanctions rules to remove what Washington sees as loopholes. There has long been a grey tanker fleet of various...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/broker-brs-warns-on-increase-in-grey-tanker-fleet/

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