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Shipowners face a growing cyber threat to their electronic systems both ashore and afloat as well as regulatory pressure to enhance their cyber resilience. West are here to help by with a comprehensive solution provided by our strategic partner, leading cyber specialist Astaara.

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Qwest brings together the insurance expertise of the West of England and the innovative legal and consultancy skills of C Solutions to offer the maritime industry a suite of tailored products to support their operations. 

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Delay following an incident usually means lost revenue for ship operators that is not recoverable under other insurance policies or only after a lengthy deductible period. Fixed Premium Primary Delay Insurance provided by West’s strategic partner Nordic Marine delivers a tailor-made solution to this problem.

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The shipping industry faces a major challenge in complying with the global 0.5% sulphur cap for bunker fuel under MARPOL Annex VI as from 1 January 2020. This webpage provides resources from the Club and elsewhere to help guide Members in meeting those obligations.

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The Club's principal source of information about sanctions and provides links to documents and contact details at the Managers' offices for guidance in respect of Club cover and sanctions. 
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Detailed advice and information to help Members manage the impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic.

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The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (“MLC”) entered into force on 20 August 2013, following ratification by thirty states representing at least 33% of the world’s gross tonnage. This webpage is intended to provide Members with information on the Convention and how the Club is supporting them in complying with its requirements.

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“Ever Given” grounding and blockage of the Suez Canal - advice on legal issues

The container vessel “Ever Given” grounded in the Suez Canal at about 0540 UTC on 23 March 2021 as it was transiting northbound through the canal en-route to Rotterdam, Netherlands. Press release from the P&I insurers of the “Ever Given” suggest that all crew are safe and accounted for and there have been no reports of pollution or cargo damage.

Suumit Madhu
Suumit Madhu
Senior Underwriter

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