The PS98 chess prodigies and their teacher, Ms. Aquino, are my neighbors in Upper Manhattan. Please help them achieve their goal of attending the Chess Nationals - visit http://www.donorschoose.org/project/help-our-knightmares-chess-team-go-to-na/945347/
Came across a useful primer on loss of use on Lyons & Flood's website. Thank you, gentlemen!
Confirmation is finally forthcoming that the American Hull Insurance Syndicate is going out of business after 92 years, further confirmation, as if it were needed, that New York's days as a center of blue water hull underwriting excellence are behind it. In an email to brokers, Harry Yerkes IV, President and CEO of the Syndicate, has written:
Interesting profile of one of the McAllister New York harbor tugs - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/21/nyregion/aboard-the-ellen-mcallister-all-is-quiet-b-ut-the-churn-of-the-motor.html?_r=1&nl=nyregion&emc=edit_ur_20120821
Another great Propeller Club event coming up next Wednesday. David Sharps will talk about the Waterfront Museum and Gerard Thornton will talk about the 1962 loss of the "Gwendoline Steers" in Huntington Bay, and the commemoration planned for later this year. Register here.
Apparently the CMI has an initiative afoot to usher in a 2012 version of the York-Antwerp Rules at its 2012 General Assembly, which will take place in Shanghai in October.
I would be most grateful if readers in the New York area could take a moment to read about the PortSide project and sign the petition to preserve the MARY A. WHALEN.
The UK Association of Average Adjusters has circulated a paper today addressing market concerns about the rate of interest admissible in General Average under the 1974 and 1994 Rules.
This spring, St. John's will not be running the hull adjusting course that Richard Carney and I have put together every couple of years since 2006 because there is not enough enrollment. Is this because no-one is training in this market, the course is too expensive or there are better alternatives?