Case Studies

Case Studies

We believe that by being transparent and sharing our statistics and experience from handling claims we can raise awareness of issues and highlight best practices.

By sharing some of the real cases that we have handled we believe that lessons can be learnt.

The cases below was originally published in Claims at a Glance 2019, which is based on claims during the years 2013-2017.


Leaking cargo hatch covers caused cargo damage

Fire caused by moving cargo

Explosion caused by fumigation


Hull & Machinery

Machinery failure

CPP failure caused heavy contact with lock gate

Routine job caused grounding

Loss of anchor in heavy weather



Fatal fall from ladder

Lost balance while washing down

Lost his leg during mooring operation



Awaiting berth


The Taipei grounding in Taiwan

(Film approx 4 min click to enlarge.)
When the 168-metre long, 20,615 dwt container ship TS Taipei suffered engine failure in a strong storm and was blown aground 300 metres away from a scenic beach off Shimen, Taiwan in March 2016, the stage was set for what could have been an incredibly expensive and catastrophic outcome.

The efficient, cost-effective way in which The Swedish Club responded and dealt with the casualty earned industry recognition for a job well done.

 Read the article on the Taipei case (pages 18-21 in Triton No 1-2017)


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