Welcome to the April edition of ITIC’s Claims Review
Welcome to the April edition of ITIC’s Claims Review. It is now over a year since the first lockdown was imposed in the UK and we know that many of you all over the world have also been subject to restrictions, with many of us working from our homes during this time.
A stevedore at the discharge port was injured when a spring on the ship broke off and hit him whilst he was on the pier receiving the cargo.
A port agent was appointed by the charterer and cargo owners, for the call of a ship carrying biomass (wood pellets) to a UK port.
An unhap-pea shipper
A ship was fixed to load a cargo of peas. The ship agent produced all the necessary documentation for the shipment. Unfortunately, they described the cargo as “116 shipments of peas” instead of the 1160 shipments of peas the shippers had delivered.
Crew change catastrophe!
A shipbroker fixed a time charter trip in the Far East. There was a term in the charterparty that there could be “no crew change on the laden voyage”.
Failure to obtain free pratique proves costly
A ship arrived in port and due to previously agreed arrangements, began discharging cargo prior to obtaining free pratique. This is known as a “quick start”.
Q&A with Tom Irving
Tom Irving, director and general manager of ITIC, sits down to chat with the Claims Review editor for the third in a regular interview series, where we get to know ITIC’s claims handlers. In this interview, Tom discusses why he enjoys handling claims and we find out why he has become a pro at using a sealant gun!
A ship was put into Manila anchorage en route to a discharge port for a crew change as there were Filipino crew on board. The crew change at Manila was organised by the ship manager, through an appointed port agent. All the prescribed Covid-19 protocols were followed.
A ship was coming off hire from a previous charterer who, under that charter, was also responsible for returning the ship with a set quantity of bunkers. The returning charterer put the broker in contact with their usual shipbroker in China as it made sense for that supplier to provide all of the bunkers (part funded by the first charterer, and part by the owner).