Briefings, articles and news from Gray Page

Whistle-blowing: Seafarers shouldn’t have to choose between their conscience or their career

In 2017 a US court awarded a cruise ship engineer $1 million for reporting the illegal discharge of oily waste at sea. At the time he blew the whistle he was 27 years old working…

Large salvage barge involved in wreck salvage operations

The strange case of the disappearing ship wrecks

Reports about the plundering of Second World War warships sunk in action in South East Asia have been appearing in the UK, Dutch and Australian press. Some time ago Gray Page made an intensive study of the way in which these vessels…


Cargo misappropriation gives rise to claims that routinely run to millions of dollars. Yet the drivers and mechanisms of misappropriation, and the ways potential victims can mitigate the risks, are not always understood.


West Africa faces many security challenges, piracy amongst them. Piracy attacks occur frequently across the Gulf of Guinea – but the greatest concentration is in Nigerian waters.

The Human Touch in a Digital World

Over the last 20 years and more, tracking the movements of individual ships has changed considerably. It has become easier in some ways thanks to the development of web-based platforms, but, for every action there is an opposite reaction.

#sulphur2020 – Cleaner fuels are looking messy for marine cargo insurers

If you work in shipping and you read the news, it cannot have escaped your attention that from 1 January 2020 the permitted amount of sulphur in marine fuel oil will fall…

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FROM THE ARCHIVE: No Style – No substance; charterparty disputes

The French have a saying, “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”. It means, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Over the last 12 months or so, we have been receiving a growing number of requests from clients.

DFENCE anti-piracy barrier system passes test conducted by Danish ex-special forces.


Late last year we were invited by a shipowner to provide a DFENCE system for testing in Denmark.

Dfence anti-piracy barrier aboard ship in West Africa

Exhibiting: Tanker Shipping and Trade conference – 21-22 November 2018

See our DFENCE vessel perimeter protection system up on 21st and 22nd November in London.

Speaking: Safety 4 Sea conference, Hamburg, 7th November

James Wilkes, Managing Director, Gray Page will be addressing the Safety At Sea conference in Hamburg on 7th November; on the topic of maritime security and the changes that are really needed.

Misappropriation, fraudulent documents and non-physical loss

In March this year, the Commercial Court provided clarification on the proper construction of All Risks marine cargo cover.

Dfence anti-piracy barrier shortlisted for Safety At Sea Awards

DFENCE anti-piracy barrier shortlisted for Safety At Sea Awards 2018

Gray Page is delighted that our DFENCE anti-piracy barrier…

Gray Page silver sponsors London International Shipping Week 2019

Sponsoring London International Shipping Week, 9-13 September 2019

We are proud to announce that Gray Page are sponsoring London International Shipping Week 2019, continuing to support and promote the UK as a leading centre of maritime expertise and innovation. Find out more about…

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