Marine Insurance and Claims

Training course giving give an understanding of the legal and practical aspects of marine insurance and claims management.

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  • Category:

    Risk & Emergencies

Objectives

  • To acquire a better understanding of claims handling and how the marine insurance market operates
  • To be able to respond effectively in emergency cases and prevent or mitigate claims through risk analysis and claims management
  • To be informed about latest developments and best practices for prevention in relation to piracy, cyber threats and compliance with the new GDP regulation

Entrance regulations

None

Who should attend: Personnel involved in ship operation and handling insurance and claims

Duration: 2 days


The workshop is designed for those dealing with insurance and claims matters in ship owning and management companies. It aims to give an understanding of the legal and practical aspects of marine insurance and claims management.

The important terms used in marine insurance covers and the requirements for placing the risks will be analysed. Participants will be informed of the latest developments concerning the war risks cover and anti-piracy measures and will be able to recognise the key issues of the new cyber security threats and discuss the changes that the GDP regulation will bring about.

Through interactive sessions they will be guided how to respond in emergency situations, prevent or mitigate claims through risk analysis and examine how to carry out effective claims management and incident investigation. They will also learn to recognise the importance of evidence collection, claims enforcement and settlement procedures.


The course focuses on:

  • Background to marine insurance 
  • Legal and practical aspects of the marine insurance covers including Hull and Machinery, P&I, FDD, war risks and charterers liabilities 
  • GDPR - key changes on processing personal data 
  • Navigation limits 
  • Cyber security risks
  • Marine claims: collision, GA, salvage, wreck removal, marine pollution, cargo claims and oil pollution
  • Places of refuge and maritime refugees
  • Enforcement of claims
  • Charter party disputes including bunker disputes
  • Claims from crew, passengers, shore workers and stowaways


This course will be delivered by Mary Pothitos, Paralegal Maritime Services, Athens.

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