Welcome to the Spring edition of the ITIC Claims Review, which is published to coincide with the March 2013 meeting of ITIC’s Board of Directors in Tokyo, Japan.

Claims Review 27

Claims Review 27 in Japanese

18/03/2013
A manager for a number of cruise ships was sued by the shipowners in a court in the USA in respect of alleged failure to oversee the maintenance, negligence in the provision of the manning and for negligent advi

18/03/2013
A firm of surveyors was appointed by an insurance company to investigate the cause of a fire at a factory in America. The cause of the fire was alleged to be a faulty forklift truck. Following a joint inspection

18/03/2013
A naval architect in France provided a stability study on a barge which guaranteed it would remain stable up to a maximum cargo load of a specific weight. The condition of this guarantee was that for the bar

18/03/2013
A marine engineering consultancy designed a seawater storage tank for a newly built power plant. They were instructed by a major European engineering contractor. After its construction, cracks began to appear 

18/03/2013
A shipbroker acting for charterers was owed USD 25,000 of commission by an Indian voyage charterer. The charter party provided that the charterer would deduct the commission. ITIC wrote to the charterers, but did n

18/03/2013
Three containers of pork were shipped from one European port to another. The containers were discharged from the ship, but the discharge port agent had overlooked the instructions to keep the container on power and t

18/03/2013
A shipbroker missed a message from owners explaining that the vessel they were fixing needed to inert tanks before loading. The message was therefore not seen by the charterers. The vessel was th

18/03/2013
ITIC were notified by a ship agency member, based in Canada, that they were owed over CAD 70,000 from a local company. The company were declared bankrupt and ITIC instructed lawyers to get the ship agent’s proper

18/03/2013
A large ship management company was asked, as a favour, to provide a master /skipper to a yacht to be sailed from Thailand to Spain. No formal contract was in place between the member and the owners of the yach

18/03/2013
A chartering broker arranged a fixture for a voyage from the Black Sea to Singapore.The recap showed the identity of both the registered owners and the disponent owner with whom the negotiations had be

18/03/2013
A vessel loaded a cargo of bulk wheat in the UK. The shippers were a large trading company.The trading company were obliged to issue a financial bond with the rural payments agency, which in the normal course

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