Quote from Guest on 4 February 2021, 11:24I believe that naming and shaming is not necessary. Insurance companies are always checking whether a vessel is on a blacklist registration and whether it has a clean maintenance record.
Most insurances policies will demand a shipper not to use or charter a vessel that is older than 15-20 years and in any case, they need to be notified to the insurance company risk control management before hand. Sometimes its possible to take an older vessel but needs to be of clean record.
There have been too many issues and incidents with older vessels and the risks are very high, so its a matter of check & verify before booking a vessel.