Russian Navy causes pirates to flee MSC Lucia in Gulf of Guinea

Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea came up against a stronger opponent than they had anticipated after they attacked and boarded container ship MSC Lucia (IMO 8413887) in the Gulf of Guinea on Monday October 25th. Multiple sources have reported that the attack took place. The Russian Navy has now said...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/russian-navy-causes-pirates-to-flee-msc-lucia-in-gulf-of-guinea/

Sicily prosecutor drops case against migrant rescue boat Mare Jonio

The public prosecutor’s office has dropped its investigation of tug Mare Jonio (IMO 7222669) which had been confiscated by the judicial authorities in 2019 after a sea rescue. At that time the crew was accused of aiding human smuggling. The public prosecutor’s office in Agrigento, Sicily, has now...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/sicily-prosecutor-drops-case-against-migrant-rescue-boat-mare-jonio/

Charges at POLA & Long Beach for excessive container dwell times

The twin Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in southern California are to begin charging ocean carriers for excessive container dwell times at terminals. A daily fee will be imposed on carriers for import containers that hang around in marine terminals. The planned charges are part of a...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/charges-at-pola-long-beach-for-excessive-container-dwell-times/

Sunak looks to rejuvenate presence of UK flag in global shipping

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has introduced the first changes for more than 20 years in the Shipping Tonnage Tax system. His avowed aim was to get more shipping companies operating out of the UK to choose also to “fly the Red Ensign”. Companies that take this route, as well as those...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/sunak-looks-to-rejuvenate-presence-of-uk-flag-in-global-shipping/

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