Maritime Insurance and Claims

Investigating Key practical
and legal issues in responding to,
handling and settling hull and cargo claims

12 – 15 March 2024
Golden Tulip City Center Hotel
Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania

Maritime Insurance and Claims

Register Now! Limited Seats Available!

Local - TZs 700,000.00 Per Delegate

International - USD 550.00 Per Delegate

Course overview:

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.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this training course, you will learn:

    • 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
    • Managing force majeure and liability clauses
    • Analysis of Key Provisions in Maritime Insurance and Claims
    • International Dispute Resolution in Maritime Contracts

Targeted Audience:

    • Offshore support vessel owners, charterers, and operators
    • Commercial Managers in the maritime industry
    • Maritime Legal practitioners
    • Marine Insurance and Risk Managers looking to reduce the legal and contracts risks for their companies
    • Ship brokers
    • Government Departments, Policy Makers and Regulators

Course Outline:

Introduction to Marine Insurance
    • Legal Side of Marine Insurance
    • The Practical Side  of Marine Insurance
    • Proximate Cause
    • Brief History of the development of Marine Insurance
Cargo Claims
    • Background to Cargo Insurance
    • The Open Policy
    • Types of claims
    • Deck cargo claims
    • Calculating a claim
    • Making a claim – Who and When
    • The Enterprise Act 2016 A “Reasonable Time” to Pay – What does that mean?
    • Rules which apply to shipment of goods carried by sea
    • Defences in the rules open to carriers
    • Case studies
Hull and Machinery Claims
    • Background to hull and machinery insurance
    • Components of the policy
    • Types of claims normally covered under the H&M policy
    • Loss adjustments
    • Practical aspects of making a claim
    • Superyacht Claims
Legal Aspects Associated with a Marine Insurance Claims Handling
    • The History of Marine Insurance Law
    • Fundamentals of an insurance contract
    • Consumer versus non-consumer
    • IA 2015 and CIDRA 2012 – key concepts that have changed
    • Warranties
    • Fraud 26
    • Proximity
    • Total loss, constructive loss and partial loss
    • Particular average
    • General average and the York Antwerp rules
    • Bringing a claim
    • Disputes
Protection & Indemnity Claims
    • Background to P&I insurance
    • Components of the policy
    • Types of claims covered
    • Loss adjustments and claims handling
    • Making and defending a claim
Quantification of a Claim
    • Roles – Loss Adjuster or Surveyor
    • Calculating the claim, types of claim, instruction and type of policy
    • Standards – exposure to risk and liabilities
    • Techniques and process
    • Packing, cause and reporting
    • Other types of survey
Small Yacht Claims
    • The small yacht market
    • Background to insurance offered & recent key changes
    • Components of the policy
    • Types of claims
Salvage Claims
    • Introduction to seabourne trade
    • World seabourne trade
    • World casualty statistics
    • The IMO and casualty recording
    • Salvage principles
    • International Convention on Salvage
    • Salvage claims and salvage law
    • Towage & salvage
    • Maritime Law
    • Wreck Law
    • International Maritime Law
    • Insurance considerations
    • SCOPIC (Special compensation P&I club)
    • Role of the special casualty representative
    • Organisations involved in the salvage industry
    • Notable salvage operations
Port, Boatyard or Marina Claims
    • Types of boatyard or marina claims
    • Boatyard operations
    • Base marina operations
    • Infrastructure & management of a marina or boatyard
    • Risks & mitigations in a boatyard & marina
    • Assessing how the boatyard or marina manages risk
    • Handling the claim
    • Marina & Boatyards around the world
Inspection Process
    • Role of the marine surveyor
    • Cause, nature and extent
    • The investigation process
    • Reporting
    • Seaworthiness
    • Case studies

End of the workshop



While both In-House and Online training can present with cost-effectiveness and time-efficacy, there are some very specific differences between in-house courses and those based online.
The demand for additional courses by individuals or groups of people is increasing. Still, it depends entirely on the preferences of a person what type of training he or she wants to receive. Online courses and in-house training carry some similarities but they are considered to exhibit some very pivotal differences too. Despite that, both types of learning can be really beneficial for attendees.

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