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Turning AIS off - insurance and contractual repercussions by GMICC

November 4, 2021 • London, England

Starts: 4:30 PM (GMT)
Ends: 6:30 PM (GMT)
Site: America Square Conference Centre
Address: Aldgate and Bishopsgate Rooms, Crosswall, London EC3

The Global Marine Insurance Claims Community (GMICC) is hosting an inaugural hybrid event 'Turning AIS off - insurance and contractual repercussions' on Thursday 04 November, 2021. 

The hybrid event will be hosted both in person at America Square in London and virtually with a great speaker line-up of Keith Hart, Director at Hart Marine Consultants Ltd, Michelle Linderman, our partner at Crowell & Moring LLP in London, David Bolomini, Group Secretariat, International Group of P&I Clubs, Chris Zavos, partner at Kennedys and Roar Sanden, a lawyer & Director Adjusting at Norwegian Hull club. The session will be moderated by Alistair Johnston, Director at Campbell Johnston Clark and Chair of the GMICC Committee. 

Background of the Event
Although the continuous operation of a ship’s Automatic Identification System (AIS) is mandatory under SOLAS, there are circumstances where it may be legitimately switched off. But what are the insurance and contractual repercussions of such action?  

The guest speakers will highlight objectives such as terms of breach of flag state regulation, insurance warranties and who has rights and who is ultimately responsible, as well as considering the impact of maritime advisories issued by HM Treasury’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) and by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on the manipulation of AIS by those engaged in sanctions evasion.

GMICC is an organisation for international 'day to day' practitioners involved in the marine claims industry whether insurers, brokers, P&I clubs or the many and varied service providers whose expertise is crucial to the fair and effective management of marine insurance claims. 

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Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Michelle J. Linderman
Partner – London
Phone: +44.20.7413.1353
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