On the occasion of the 8th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) where the topic of containership fires was on the agenda, Mikkel Gardner Anders from Codan and a member of IUMI's Loss Prevention Committee, gave a presentation on containership fire safety.
The recent Russian invasion of Ukraine is directly impacting global shipping. IUMI urges all maritime stakeholders to place the safety and welfare of their seafarers and other impacted staff at the very top of their priorities; and joins many others in the call for a swift and peaceful end to the current situation.
Today, the Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance have been launched publicly. The Principles establish a forward-looking framework to engage with the shipping industry and support net-zero insurance. They are designed to assess and disclose the climate alignment of marine hull insurers’ underwriting portfolios. This initiative makes marine insurance the first line of business to establish a sector-specific methodology to support the reduction, and ultimately the elimination, of GHG emissions.
As the Gulf of Guinea heads into its by-now traditional "busy season" for piracy, running from October/November through to March/April, independent shipowners' association BIMCO has noted that a comprehensive set of anti-piracy capabilities launched this year by Nigeria, helped by at least two international navies deploying warships equipped with helicopters, could help to maintain the recent decline in the number of piracy attacks.
The International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA), a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the IMO, has compiled and is maintaining a global list of ports offering vaccinations for seafarers, including foreign seafarers.