On 6 December, Hellenic Shipping News carried a report from the Marine Insurance P+I Club News says that drug smuggling in the maritime sector continues to generate complex contractual disputes between owners, charterers, and cargo interests.  It says that it is crucial that these parties ensure that their contracts properly address and allocate liability accordingly, to avoid expensive and time-consuming disputes.  With the maritime industry continually improving anti-narcotics operations around the world, traffickers are finding increasingly novel and ingenious ways to smuggle drugs.  The report explores the delays and losses that can be caused, and provides some practical advice to help mitigate any potential liability.

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: