Gard is a marine insurer helping our Members and clients manage risk and its consequences. We handle major casualties including collision, pollution, salvage and wreck removal and we learn from these experiences. Together with our Members and clients we work toward sustainable maritime development supporting new ideas and technologies for safer and greener ship operations. OnWatch is our opportunity to share the experiences and ideas that inspire us.
Our hosts Kunal Pathak and Kim Jefferies invite you to relax and have a listen.
27 JUL 2021
In February 2020, the Ro-Ro vessel, Trans Carrier, hit heavy weather off the Danish coast on its way to Stavanger, Norway. A container on deck shifted and was damaged in the storm, spilling plastic pellets into the sea. Our guests Gisle Rong and Ole Aasbø tell what happened in the aftermath of the casualty and we discuss what can be done to clean-up and prevent spills in the future.
20 JUL 2021
In his first episode, host Kunal Pathak spoke with a seafarer who fell into the grips of an unscrupulous recruiter and shipowner suffering abuse and abandonment. In this continuation we hear from Gard’s head of people claims, Alice Amundsen about the shortcoming of the Maritime Labour Convention in getting seafarers off the vessel and back home to their families. She and ITF coordinator, Mohamed Arrachedi, also provide tips to seafarers to avoid signing on with companies that may mistreat or abandon them and what to do if it occurs.
24 JUN 2021
To commemorate the IMO Day of the Seafarer, host Kunal Pathak speaks with a seafarer who fell into the grips of an unscrupulous recruiter and shipowner suffering abuse and abandonment. Kunal also touches base with the ITF and Gard’s head of people claims to understand the scale of the problem.