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Panama Threatens Sanctions, Hefty Fines on Ships That Tamper with Transponders

Panama’s Maritime Authority said it will impose sanctions on vessels, including fines of up to $10,000 and withdrawing its flag from the ship, if they deliberately deactivate, tamper or alter the operation of their tracking transponders. “This General Directorate of …

Russia Aims to Boost Arctic Shipping by Subsidizing Higher Costs, Including Insurance

Russia wants to make its Arctic waters more attractive to shippers than the Suez Canal and could be willing to compensate for potential risks to make that happen. President Vladimir Putin has made development of the Arctic one of Russia’s …

ArgoGlobal Syndicate 1200 to Exit Asia and Global Hull Underwriting

ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, announced plans to exit Syndicate 1200’s underwriting operations in Asia and most of its hull underwriting business within the syndicate. All existing policies remain valid and the company will manage claims …

UK Navy Stops Iran from Blocking BP Oil Tanker Leaving Persian Gulf

The British navy intervened to stop Iran from blocking a commercial oil tanker leaving the Persian Gulf, heightening friction just as European nations scramble to salvage a landmark nuclear accord with the Islamic Republic. The BP Plc-operated British Heritage, which …

Insurance for Middle East Oil Shipments Soars to More Than $500,000

The cost of insuring Middle East oil shipments is soaring as tensions mount in a region responsible for about a third of all seaborne petroleum. So-called war risk premiums for a standard oil cargo from the Persian Gulf and the …

As Lloyd’s Jettisons Some Marine Insurance Lines, Opportunities Created for Rivals

Rivals to Lloyd’s of London are riding a rising tide of marine insurance rates, leaving the 330-year-old market behind after it jettisoned sections of its oldest line of business last year. Premiums for marine insurance, which until 2018 had fallen …

Oil Shippers Continue Sailing Through Strait of Hormuz – with Heightened Security

A series of attacks on oil tankers near the Persian Gulf has ratcheted up tensions between the U.S. and Iran – and raised fears over the safety of one of Asia’s most vital energy trade routes, where about a fifth …

MS Amlin Names RSA’s Vogiatzidou as Senior Marine Underwriter in Dubai

MS Amlin, the London-based re/insurer, announced the appointment of Mary Vogiatzidou to the role of senior marine underwriter. Vogiatzidou will be based in MS Amlin’s Dubai office and will be responsible for the continued development and growth of the marine …

Iranian Forces Were Likely Responsible for Attacks on Tankers, Says Insurer DNK

Iranian forces were likely responsible for the attacks that occurred Thursday on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, according to a report seen by Bloomberg from DNK, the insurer of one of the ships. The Norwegian insurer has raised …

War Risk Insurance Premiums Surge for Oil Tanker Owners After Gulf Attacks

Oil tanker owners face spiraling insurance costs to load cargoes from the world’s largest crude-export region after the latest round of attacks on vessels. War risk premiums that owners pay each time they go to the Persian Gulf have now …