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Incidents and claims relating to people are one of the most frequently occurring types of maritime claim. Liability may arise when crew members are injured or sick; when stevedores get injured during cargo operations, when passengers are delayed; when stowaways are found on board; and with search and rescue operations or refugees saved at sea. These types of claim usually have a humanitarian element in addition to the operational and financial sides. Preventive measures are important, but it is also vital to focus on best practice should an incident occur. This topic aims to help by highlighting issues relating to people commonly encountered by Gard.

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