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US court upholds Gourdomichalis corporate veil in Adamastos action

‘This result is an important statement that US courts will not hold shipowners responsible for liabilities incurred by entirely separate corporate entities’ — Seward & Kissel partner Bruce Paulsen

United States Dry Bulk

Iran calls for review of tanker safety after Sanchi report

The fire and thick smoke that engulfed the tanker within minutes would have made it impossible for any crew member to survive, Iran says in submission to IMO ahead of a sub-committee meeting in March

Tankers and Gas Safety

Clubs urge adherence to new dangerous goods code

TT Club and UK P&I Club seek ‘significant improvements’ in packing, stowage and declaration of hazardous cargoes

Insurance Containers

Marine accident reports remain inadmissible in English courts

Mr Justice Teare has reaffirmed that detriment to incident investigations that might come about if MAIB reports were allowed to be used as evidence outweighs any benefit to commercial arbitration. The reports remain off-limits for commercial court disputes

United Kingdom Casualty

UK agrees treaty with US to protect Titanic wreck

The UK and US governments have passed legislation giving themselves the power to grant or deny licences authorising people entering the hull sections of Titanic

United Kingdom Casualty

Ship batteries need extra fire risk safeguards

DNV GL hopes the joint development project’s findings will help guide battery safety rules as the technology evolves

DNV GL Group International

Cosco boxship hit by blaze off India

Misdeclared or undeclared dangerous goods are thought to be the main area of suspicion relating to the blaze

Asia Pacific Containers

Turkish cargoship sees third grounding in a decade

Zelek Star was carrying cement and other goods from Greece to Israel when stormy weather forced the vessel away from its anchor point near the port of Ashdod

Middle East and Africa Casualty

IMO chief pledges to reverse casualty reporting deficit

Governments have submitted reports on less than half of the very serious casualties over the past five years. Kitack Lim tells Lloyd's List he wants to raise that to at least 80% by 2022

IMO People
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