Gard Launches Guidance on Maritime Claims and Insurance

By MarEx 2013-06-06 15:51:00

Gard today announced, at its annual Summer Seminar, the launch of the latest publication in the "Gard Guidance" series – the Guidance on Maritime Claims and Insurance. This publication is written with the claims' manager in mind, offering practical assistance in the event of a maritime incident – whether large or small. It looks at the types of claims they might face, common issues that arise, which policies would respond, and management issues that they should bear in mind.

"Knowledge and learning are key to Gard's core purpose" commented Claes Isacson, CEO of Gard. "To that end we invest significant resources in building the intellectual capital within our operations as a resource for our Members and clients, and publications such as this are tangible evidence of our commitment to being a learning organisation.

"Maritime incidents tend to result in complex claims. However, a frequent complaint from our Members and clients was that, while there are many sources of guidance on specific issues, there is no single resource that can offer a claims handler the guidance and direction that they need to identify the issues and then formulate a sensible claims strategy. This gave us the perfect impetus to help fill that gap.

"As always, a publication of this depth and breadth is a genuinely collaborative effort. We are delighted that it has been once again led by Richard Williams, visiting professor of maritime law at the University of Wales Swansea, with invaluable assistance from Kjetil Eivindstad, Nick Platt and Christen Guddal, and editorial support from Randi Gaughan."

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