Stevedore damage – damage to the own vessel caused by third parties 3.14.

Stevedore damage – damage to the own vessel caused by third parties

Mariner

Stevedore damage – damage to the own vessel caused by third parties


3.14.1 General

Damage to the own vessel may be caused by

  • stevedores during cargo operations
  • shore terminal operators with cranes
  • contractors during works
  • truck drivers on ro-ro vessels, or
  • any other person being on or next to the vessel, such as supercargo, agents, visitors etc.
3.14.2 reporting

As it is not certain whether any such damage can be fully recovered from the third party having caused and being responsible for the damage, the cover provided by the Hull and Machinery insurance may be involved. Therefore, the Company and the Hull and Machinery insurer must be contacted.

As in the case of any other damage it is important to collect the necessary evidence as soon and as complete as possible in order for the Company to be able to pursue the claim. Accordingly, as soon as an incident occurs the Hull and Machinery insurer and the correspondent should be advised. The following information should be provided

  • short factual description of the incident
  • date and vessel’s time of the incident
  • position/location of the incident
  • extent of damage sustained by the vessel
  • prevailing weather conditions at the time of the incident (keep any weather records)
  • any fatality or personal injury, please see section 3.11 Personal injury
  • any pollution, please see section 3.12 Pollution.

3.14 Stevedore damage – damage to the own vessel caused by third parties

3.14.3 Actions to be taken
  • Make immediate reference to the vessel’s Emergency Contingency Plan (if this particular type of damage is described in the plan)
  • notify the responsible person within the stevedore’s company
  • inform the relevant local authority or ashore
  • inform the Company and correspondent to arrange a survey.
3.14.4 evidence to be collected
  • Date and vessel’s time of the incident
  • vessel’s position/location at the time of incident
  • draught of the vessel at the time of incident
  • prevailing weather and visibility (keep any weather records)
  • tide and currents
  • details of the object damaged on board the vessel
  • extent of damage
  • photographs or video of the damaged object to be taken
  • sketches or drawings to be made of the object and its location
  • names, ranks and duties of those on the watch
  • witnesses’ names and contact details
  • statements of eye witnesses
  • relevant logs and order books valid at the time of incident to be retained
  • names, addresses and contact details of the person having caused the damage
  • name, address and contact details of the employer of the person having caused the damage
  • object (crane, fork lift, bobby cat etc.) which caused the damage
  • snapped wires or loading gear used when the damage occurred• photographs or video of the object causing the damage • details of the truck – if applicable.
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