Welcome to the October edition of ITIC's Claims Review
Welcome to the October edition of ITIC’s Claims Review. The first Claims Review of the new Carolean age.
Certainly not certified
A Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate (“SSCEC”) was due to expire in two months’ time. The ship manager made inquiries for renewal of the SSCEC at the next port.
Unauthorised unconditional extension of laycan
A shipbroker acted for both the owners and charterers in a fixture. Different shipbrokers within the company acted for each party.
A bunker based barney
A shipbroker advised ITIC that they were owed US$ 68,000 of commission from a sale and purchase of a ship.
Q&A with Charlotte Kirk
Charlotte Kirk, ITIC’s commercial director, sits down to chat with the Claims Review editor, as part of this regular interview series in which we get to know ITIC’s claims handlers. In this interview Charlotte explains why the “frozen fish claim” is the most memorable claim she has handled and shares her love of all things water/boat related.
A hub agent was appointed as the ship’s protective agent by the owner. The charterer was an oil major.
A foul up
A commercial manager was held responsible by owners for failing to arrange a pre-departure survey for the fouling of the hull. The ship had had an extended stay at a port and that created a requirement to check for marine growth.
Feeling the heat
Following the discharge of the cargo from a ship a shipbroker was presented with an invoice for heating expenses amounting to US$ 70,000 by the owners to be passed on to the charterers.
A delayed description
A ship agent based at a transhipment port was required to submit a declaration to customs authorities in respect of a container of 990 cases of cigarettes being transhipped at that port.