“It’s immoral really”

by Lauren Ingram The numbers of piracy incidents, while not as large as those during the Gulf of Aiden crisis in 2010-2012, has gone up again recently – which is why insurance can play such a large role for shipping companies when it comes to their business. Mike Salthouse, deputy global director of claims for North […]

Stowaways – The Problem Ports

West of England P&I Club reports that it has 60 cases involving 220 stowaways in the past 12 months, costing over $1.6 million to resolve. African ports continue to be the major problem areas for stowaways, with Lagos, Nigeria being the most prolific African ports. In recent years the Club has experienced several incidents whereby […]