HFW Helps BIMCO Draft Industry’s First Offshore Decommissioning Contract

Maritime London member, HFW has helped shipping association BIMCO draft an industry standard offshore decommissioning contact. The contract – DISMANTLECON – has been approved by BIMCO’s Documentary Committee and will be released at the end of June, with guidance notes.

It can be used for removal of any offshore field architecture, including pipelines, mattresses, manifolds, jackets, topsides, platforms and monopole structures. HFW is the only law firm on BIMCO’s drafting sub-committee for this contract.

Raising Funds for Seafarers UK

Jos Standerwick, ceo Maritime London is taking part in one of the toughest and most exhilarating corporate events – the Seafarers UK, 24 Peaks Challenge – climbing 24 peaks all over 2,400 feet in 24 hours in the Lake District, in July.

He is participating as a member of the Carisbrooke Shipping team and is fundraising for Seafarers UK, which provides vital support to seafarers in need and their families. To help Jos reach his fundraising goal, just click here.

Meanwhile, Chamber of Shipping ceo, Bob Sanguinetti has successfully run in the London Marathon in completing the course in 3 hours 59 minutes and raising £12,000 for Seafarers UK.

Bob Sanguinetti commented that: “I have been working in the Maritime industry for all my adult life. It is nice to be able to put something back into it and being able to run the London Marathon- in support of a very worthy charity like the Seafarer UK is a real privilege and an opportunity that I am very keen to take up. Seafarers UK does a very huge amount of work in support of seafarers in need and their families – so being able to make a small contribution towards that is something that I am very much looking forward to.”

Senior Appointment shows Miller’s Investment in UK Professions Sector

Jointly developed Ed Pickard has joined Maritime London member Miller to the UK professions retail team, with a focus on expanding Miller’s professions offering to the top 250 law firms and other larger professional practices.

Ed has worked in the market for over 35 years and handled the insurance requirements for a number of the largest law firms over the past 20 years. He was most recently chief executive of Tindall Riley & Co. Ltd, with responsibility for the Griffin Insurance Association and the Wren Insurance Association, as well as the Libra solicitors’ professional indemnity scheme.

”It’s fantastic that Ed has decided to join Miller. His appointment is part of a continuing plan to renew our focus on providing innovative solutions for professional firms, based on sound risk management and personal and professional advice”, commented Mark Carver, head of international professional lines.

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