Welcome to this special edition of The Wire, which focuses on naval architecture. ITIC hosted an interactive webinar on 24th June. The title was “keeping yourself on an even keel: a guide to claims against naval architects.”
ITIC insures over 350 companies globally who provide naval architecture services. It is inevitable in insuring such a large section of the market that claims will occur. The purpose of the webinar, hosted by Robert Hodge and Mark Brattman, was to give back some of the knowledge gained in handling these claims. You can find a link to the webinar recording in the next article. The rest of this edition of The Wire highlights key aspects from the webinar, including common claims against naval architects, an article about intellectual property disputes and standard trading conditions.