• 5/2019: The 2020 global sulphur cap

    The International Group Clubs recognise that the 2020 Global Sulphur Cap presents important challenges to the shipping industry and are closely monitoring discussions at the IMO. Penalties for non-compliance are likely to include fines, detentions and possibly, in extreme cases, PSC banning orders. 

    MEMBER CIRCULAR 5/2019

    24 JUN 2019

  • 4/2019: Notice of Annual General Meeting

    MEMBER CIRCULAR 4/2019

    24 JUN 2019

    The Annual General Meeting of Assuranceforeningen Gard - gjensidig - will be held at the office of Gard AS in Arendal, Norway on Friday 6 September 2019 at 12:00 noon.

  • Nick Platt passes on lessons learned from more than 40 years in marine insurance

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    INSIGHT

    20 JUN 2019

    Nick Platt is retiring after more than 40 years with Gard. We had the opportunity to discuss his career in claims and some lessons he learned on the way. The technology around our work has changed and is changing, yet the human element of loss prevention and casualty response remains the most important touch point for protecting people, the environment and property. 

  • Interview: Nick Platt reflects on 40 years in P&I insurance

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    INSIGHT

    20 JUN 2019

    It is a pleasure to share some of Nick Platt’s thoughts following his speech at the Gard Summer Seminar titled “40 years in 40 minutes – A Life in P&I Claims”. Gard Insight Editor, Kim Jefferies, asks him for more detail about the story from the 1980s he told “the biggest ship source oil spill that never happened”. Nick also highlights the importance of reaching out to salvors and counter-pollution authorities to introduce Gard’s casualty handling before accidents occur. We thank Nick for his years of service and congratulate him on his retirement.  

  • Incident in the Gulf of Oman

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    Updated 14 June 2019

    While the cause of the incidents that took place in the Gulf of Oman on 13 June 2019 has not been confirmed, all vessels, and tankers in particular, are advised to operate with a heightened level of security in the Gulf of Oman/Strait of Hormuz/Persian Gulf region.

  • Norway prepares for ratification of the Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention

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    INSIGHT

    12 JUN 2019

    The Norwegian Parliament recently decided that Norway shall ratify the Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention and that the Convention shall be given effect not only in Norway's exclusive economic zone, but also in its territorial waters. The Norwegian Parliament also adopted legislation to implement the Wreck Removal Convention into Norwegian law once ratified.