Cargo claim and crew intimidation

We made successful, face-to-face representations to the port manager in a remote port in the Horn of Africa, to help stop the intimidation of the ship’s crew by a powerful local cargo receiver. This intervention created time for the ship’s P&I insurer to negotiate a reasonable settlement of a significant cargo damage claim with the seller of the cargo and its insurer in Europe.

Later, we had the opportunity to inform the government of a neighbouring inland country about the enthusiastic support we received from the port manager. This positive feedback turned out to be the tipping point in a process that shortly afterwards led to a transit agreement between the inland country and the port.


Other Case Studies

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Ship hijack off Somalia

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Releasing hostages in the Gulf of Guinea

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Moving things forward

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Uninsured and delicate situation in Bangladesh

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Civil disorder and threats to a ship’s crew

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Dock damage and political impasse

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Fraud in West Africa

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Exercising liens

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Deadlock in North Africa

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Closure and quick despatch in the Red Sea

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Feasibility studies

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Loss prevention

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Environmental time bomb