Deadlock in North Africa

We were instructed to make local investigations in a North Africa country into why a ship laden with bagged rice was not being discharged by the cargo receiver, which was a local state owned trading company. The investigation pointed to corruption amongst top-level officials in this company – officials who were too senior for the local P&I correspondent to influence.

We used our own connections to establish a link to a close advisor to the country’s President, and through this channel were able to find a face-saving solution that allowed the cargo to be discharged and the ship to sail.


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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Cargo claim and crew intimidation

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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