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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 years of maritime claims analysis ¿Where is the risk?
The Swedish Club is an organization with focus on marine safe and loss prevention. It was founded in 1872 and has many reports and analysis about maritime trends with the intention of reduce or prevent future incidents.
10 years of maritime claims
The most recent report shows the figures for ten years of maritime claims and how much do they cost to the industry. This time we are focusing mainly on container vessels and cargo incidents, which have increased during the last decade.
Here are some of the interesting facts we could find out in this report:
- There has been a continuous increase in frequency for container vessels since 2009.
- The most frequent claims are for improper cargo handling, making up over 30% of the total claims
- According to the analysis, the first 10 causes for this claims are: 1. Collision 2. Heavy weather 3. Grounding 4. Fire 5. Fire 6. Improper cargo handling, shipside 7. Grounding 8. Grounding 9. Flooding of hold 10. Poor stowage.
- Catastrophic events like collisions, fires and groundings have caused the most costly claims over the past ten years.
- Two of the most common container claims are physical damage and wet damage to the container cargo and these claims are usually caused by the following: Physical damage – mainly caused by: • Incorrect cargo handling shore-side • Heavy weather Wet damage – mainly caused by: • Leaky cargo hatches • Flooding of holds • Pipes and valves in poor condition.
- The report says that about 60% of all seafarers’ slips and falls occur on container vessels.