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  • Hurricane Irma
    September 14, 2017
    As folks dig out from the destruction that Hurricane Irma left in her wake, we were reminded of some aspects of marine insurance as they pertain to named storms like Irma and Hurricane Harvey before her. As we have seen, storms like these produce losses. Good preparation can mean...
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  • You must visit the Amalfi Coast, Italy – Photos
    August 5, 2017
    Periodically we like to share photos from our archive that touch on the sea or we think our readers may enjoy. Here are some we took while cruising the Amalfi Coast. The Amalfi Coast is the spectacular coastline of Salerno Gulf on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is a great...
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  • Tug on Bosphorus at Sunset – Photo
    July 31, 2017
    Periodically we like to share photos from our archive that touch on the sea or we think our readers may enjoy. Here is one we took showing a coastal safety tug transiting the Bosphorus at sunset.
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  • Introduction to Salvage
    July 31, 2017
    The concept of marine salvage and the governing laws are very old, tracing back to the sea laws of Byzantium and the ancient Mediterranean seaport cities. The duty to rescue people in hazardous situations at sea is well known by all captains. Here in the US, this duty is...
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  • Cefor Report Shows Benign Claims for Year 2016
    July 20, 2017
    Every year we like to take a look at  the Nordic Association of Marine Insurers (Cefor) Annual Report to see what trends in Marine Insurance are noted. The theme of the 2016 report is clearly that the claims picture in 2016 was benign. Ocean Hull claims have continued their...
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  • International Group P&I Club Introduction
    July 17, 2017
    International Group P&I Clubs In contrast to so called “fixed premium” P&I marine insurers like British Marine, Lodestar and others, approximately 90% of the world’s blue water tonnage is insured for operating liabilities by one of the thirteen principal underwriting member “Clubs” of the International Group of P&I Clubs (the...
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  • Joystick Control for Outboard Systems to Reduce Insurance Claims in the Future
    July 17, 2017
    It is one of the most stressful aspects of pilotage for the novice or less experienced boat owner: You must maneuver your vessel within a crowded marina, at a boat ramp on a busy Sunday afternoon, to secure your beaching spot at a crowded party cove, or to moor...
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  • P&I 2017 Renewal Season complete with soft pricing
    February 23, 2017
    The 2017 P&I renewal season has now finished on the traditional renewal date of February 20th. This is the date on which, for more than 100 years, P&I mutual “Clubs” have renewed all their memberships simultaneously. The origins of this simultaneous 20 February P&I renewal relate to the old times when...
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  • Chinese Built Vessels Produce More Frequent Insurance Claims
    May 16, 2016
    The Nordic Association of Marine Insurers (Cefor) has highlighted in their 2015 Annual Report an analysis of their data which shows that vessels built in Chinese yards exhibit a much higher claims frequency than vessels built in Japan or South Korea. Cefor found that claims frequency was 89% higher...
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