Risk Bulletins

Risk Bulletins allows Maritime Mutual members to keep informed about changes that impact on Maritime Insurance. Keeping up-to-date provides our members with greater opportunity to understand their obligations and minimise risk situations.

Clean Petroleum Product (CPP) tankers transport a variety of refined petroleum types. The risk of cargo admixture contamination therefore always exists. One of these risks is ‘last cargo’ residue left in cargo tanks and lines due to inadequate ‘next cargo’ pre-load cleaning. This Risk Bulletin focuses on the tank cleaning/cleanliness risk and the associated issues
The recent capsize and sinking of the MV Gulf Livestock 1 in typhoon conditions resulted in the death of 41 seafarers and livestock specialists together with about 5000 breeding cattle destined for the Chinese dairy market.... The creation of this Risk Bulletin has been motivated by the above incident....
Ship bunkering generates a higher than usual port risk scenario due to the potential for bunker tank overflows, the bursting of defective bunker hoses or leakage from faulty bunker manifold connections.... This Risk Bulletin is intended to provide a reminder to all Members, their Ship Managers, Masters and Chief Engineers of the necessity for comprehensive bunker planning and implementation ...
The essentials of obligatory Voyage Planning were discussed in Risk Bulletin No. 27. This Risk Bulletin No. 33 is focused on the importance of assessing chart data reliability as a key component of the Voyage Planning process and grounding loss prevention...
Deck barges are the work horses of marine transport. They are in common use all around the world for the carriage of bulk cargo, general cargo and containers in both international and domestic trades.... This RB is designed to raise awareness of deck barge stability regulation and the need to ensure compliance through ready access to approved stability data and securing procedures.
Tug and barge units provide a relatively simple and low-cost method of transporting dry bulk, liquid and container cargoes, typically over domestic trade routes. However, these benefits need to be considered against a number of associated stability and safety risks. This Risk Bulletin is intended to raise awareness of tug stability regulations and hazards and recommend practical loss prevention measures.
Ship capsize incidents are often due to inadequate ship stability caused by a sudden and unplanned rise in the ship’s Centre of Gravity (CoG). Tragic consequences include injury, death, pollution and total loss of ship and cargo. All ships are exposed to this potential danger but some ship types and trades are much more exposed than others.