Circular No Circular No. 13/99



October 1999



TO THE MEMBERS AND CORRESPONDENTS



Dear Sirs,

Y2K CONTINGENCY PLANS ? CONTACT PERSONS AND NUMBERS

In the event of a casualty requiring the urgent assistance of the Association on 31st December and 1st January Members are advised of the following primary contact persons and numbers:

Head Office, Arendal
As usual the catastrophe telephone + 47 90 52 41 00 will be manned on a 24 hour basis and should be used by Members and Correspondents in the event of an incident requiring the urgent assistance of the Association. The person responsible for this service will be Senior Claims Executive Gunnar Espeland. He will be assisted by Senior Manager Jan Jacobsen (Casualty, Environmental & Property), Senior Claims Executive Ole Enge (Casualty, Environmental & Property) and Claims Adjuster Pål Berglund (Personal Injury & Crew). They will all be within 30 minutes of the Head Office in Arendal.

In the event that the catastrophe telephone should fail the following numbers can be called:
  Home Mobile
Gunnar Espeland +47 37 01 67 73 +47 97 55 92 53
Jan Jacobsen +47 37 01 12 02 +47 97 55 92 27
Ole Enge +47 37 08 57 41 +47 97 55 92 40
Pål Berglund +47 37 02 45 10 +47 97 55 92 37

The Head Office has its own power generator should the local power supply fail. The Association?s dedicated contingency room will be up and running throughout the critical period. Personnel from the IT and maintenance departments will also be on duty in order to assist should any unexpected error occur on the equipment/software side. All systems have been tested according to BSI PD 2000-1 standard and are deemed to be Y2K compliant.

If you should fail in contacting the Head Office in Arendal, any one of the subsidiary offices will be able to assist you in organising responses in the event of casualties where Gard assistance is required.

Gard (UK) Limited, London
Primary contact should be established through the emergency number:
+44 7747 021 224

The person responsible for this service during the critical period will be Claims Adjuster Mark Russell.

In the event that the emergency telephone should fail the following numbers can be called:
  Home Mobile
Mark Russell +44 1489 583 269  
Nick Platt +44 1435 865 362 +44 468 547 402

Assuranceforeningen Gard AB, Gothenburg
The primary contact should be established through the emergency telephone number:
+46 31 60 96 90

The person responsible for this service during the critical period will be Managing Director Thomas Nordberg. He will be assisted by Claims Adjuster Maria Berndtsson.

In the event that the emergency telephone should fail the following numbers should be called:
  Home Mobile
Thomas Nordberg +46 31 40 40 97 +46 708 15 73 01
Maria Berndtsson +46 31 93 14 18 +46 708 40 18 18
Jörgen Sköld +46 31 16 30 69 +46 708 77 53 21


Gard Asia (HK) Limited, Hong Kong
The primary contact should be established through the emergency number:
+852 94 61 63 61

The person responsible for this service during the critical period will be General Manager Julian Lister.

In the event that the emergency telephone should fail the following numbers should be called:
  Home Mobile
Julian Lister +852 2865 2948 +852 9269 1652
Leung Chau Yuen +852 2806 0572  
Michelle Pun +852 2858 2759  

Gard Asia (HK) Limited (+852 2901 8688) will be manned by General Manager Julian Lister on 1st January from 0900 to 1800 local time.

Gard P&I Japan and Far East, Tokyo
The primary contact should be established through the emergency telephone number:
+81 3 3503 9291

The person responsible for this service during the critical period will be Representative Toyoo Mohri.

In the event that the emergency telephone should fail the following numbers should be called:
  Home Mobile
Toyoo Mohri +81 3 3429 1078 +81 90 3095 2923
Hideo Teramachi +81 297 68 6726 +81 90 1657 7898

Trimar Defense Services, Inc., New York
The primary contact should be established through the emergency telephone number:
+1 917 856 6664

The person responsible for this service during the critical period will be Managing Director Richard Corwin.

In the event that the emergency telephone should fail the following numbers should be called:
  Home Mobile
Richard Corwin +1 212 254 4869  
John B. Gallagher +1 732 462 7145  
Frank C. Noger +1 732 495 1958  
John Doherty +1 516 799 8212  
John Scalia +1 516 799 8110 +1 516 551 1577
Ian Duthie +1 908 233 4998  

Yours faithfully,
ASSURANCEFORENINGEN GARD
-gjensidig-

John G. Bernander
Managing Director