• Democratic Republic of the Congo – Ebola outbreak

    The risk related to the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is considered to be low at a global level due to the inaccessibility of the affected area and its remoteness to major international ports.

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    19 MAY 2017

  • Gard’s appeal to the English Supreme Court is decided

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    16 MAY 2017

    The decision of the UK Supreme Court in the OCEAN VICTORY will assist the shipping community in future disputes involving safe port warranties. The decision also firmly establishes that a charterer cannot limit liability in the same manner as an owner for loss or damage to a chartered ship under English law.

  • 1/2017: Review of policy years - Release calls

    MEMBER CIRCULAR 1/2017

    09 MAY 2017

    The Boards of Directors of Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd. and its subsidiaries have noted that the Association’s financial position continues to strengthen, and are pleased to report that no Deferred Call for the 2016 policy year will be levied against the Members.

  • Philippines – inaccurate test certificates for nickel ore pose serious risk

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    21 APR 2017

    ALSO AVAILABLE IN JAPANESE (PDF)

    Despite the well-publicized risks of cargo liquefaction, problems with wet nickel ore cargoes shipped out of the Philippines persist. At the heart of the problem lies inaccurate cargo declarations and certificates provided by the shippers.

  • Punitive damages recoverable in the US by seamen in cases involving employer’s recklessness

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    20 APR 2017

    A recent ruling in the Washington State Supreme Court finds that punitive damages are recoverable by a seaman in an unseaworthiness claim when the defendant employer is found to have been “reckless”.

  • The Saga of the SERVER

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    29 MAR 2017

    The Norwegian Supreme Court clarifies the right to limit liability under Norwegian law, and the application of the criteria required to support a wreck removal order.