Welcome  to edition 14 of the Claims Review. ITIC periodically publish selections of cases
which have  been handled by the Club. This edition provides a general selection of claims ITIC has resolved over the last year. These claims could happen to anyone. We hope that these ‘case histories’ will be of interest to Members and help them identify potential claims exposure.

Claims Review 14

01/11/2005
ITIC has just concluded its oldest case. This involved a ship agent in Taiwan, who acted for the call of a tanker at Kaohsiung in 1982. Part of the ship’s cargo – 500 metric tonnes of Toluene Di- Isocyanate (TDI) - was...

01/11/2005
During loading at Los Angeles, a ship’s master received a report of an injury to a stevedore, who had allegedly slipped on a patch of grease on board. The master notified the ship manager of the incident; the master also noted...

01/11/2005
A container of whisky was booked from Felixstowe to New York. Since 2002 it has been a requirement that carriers must provide full details of all containerised cargo shipped to a US port from a foreign port to the US Bureau of...

01/11/2005
After a survey on her electrics, a yacht was purchased and taken to a yard to be refurbished. After further inspection, the yard reported that there was in fact substantial damage to her wiring and that a complete rewiring was...

01/11/2005
There are occasions when events outside a ship broker’s control can scupper the hard work which has secured a fixture. A tanker broker fixed a ship on a voyage basis to lift two million barrels of crude oil in Nigeria for...

01/11/2005
A ship manager was appointed to provide technical and crew management for a pair of newly-built tankers, which were fixed on period charters. The charterparties stipulated that the ships should at all times be acceptable to oil...

01/11/2005
A surveyor carried out a pre-purchase survey and sea trial on a yacht in the Indian Ocean, and a joint survey to confirm the condition of the vessel prior to handover to the new owner in the Mediterranean four months...

01/11/2005
A broker was engaged to arrange two connected transactions in forward freight agreements (FFAs): one was to buy the average of the Panamax indices for the second quarter of the year, and the other was to sell the average of the...

01/11/2005
Following a voyage to South America, cargo receivers commenced an action against the ship owner for damage to cargo. The ship owner’s P&I Club appointed its local correspondent (a Member of ITIC) to arrange and monitor...

16/05/2013
A naval architect's client commissioned the design of a tug but did not immediately build it. Two years later, the client contacted the naval architect and asked him to update the specification. Four tugs were ordered. The...

01/11/2005
The port agent generally has to put up a customs bond to allow a vessel to call at a US port. A small bulk carrier sailed from Haiti bound for Florida and entered the port of Tampa under the auspices of the Tampa agent’s customs...

01/11/2005
A number of governments are increasingly involving the private sector in their research and development. A ship manager contracted with the owner of an experimental hull platform to manage, operate and maintain it for a...

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