What are the types of maritime frauds Pondicherry University 2015
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What are the types of maritime frauds? - Pondicherry University – 2015

From the subject of marine and rural insurance.


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  1. Master and / or Chief steward manipulating stores and victualling invoices by signing for unreceived goods and sharing the loot with the supplier.
  2. Senior deck officer(s) and / or ship’s crew selling ship stores or cargo.
  3. Senior ship engineer(s) selling bunkers by signing for more and receiving less on their ships and manipulating the shortage through cargo residues(diesel) on oil tankers.
  4. Senior ship engineers agreeing to accept substandard machinery spares.
  5. Senior deck officers manipulating B/L figures
  6. Ship superintendents acting alone or in liaison with senior deck officers inflating invoices with stores / spares and/or repair work not carried out in repair yards.
  7. Cargo surveyors in liaison with senior deck officers, manipulating daily outturn figs to boost their ratings. This is most common on bulk carriers.
  8. Agents, stevedores, suppliers, manipulating invoices in liaison with senior officers on board.
  9. Ship manning agents manipulating salaries of the ship crew.
  10. Ship manning agents supplying uncertified crew on board for less salary, by using fake certificates, CDC etc.
  11. Senior officers on board manipulating Oil record book figures to hide deficiency in ship machinery and pumping residues overboard through portable hoses.
  12. Senior deck officers manipulating cargo figures on oil tankers and pumping residues(diesel) to bunker tanks in liaison with ship owner, managers.
  13. Ship’s crew and/or Master illegally carrying stowaways intentionally.
  14. Ship’s crew and/or Master carrying contraband on board.
  15. Insurance frauds committed by ship owners/Managers by manipulating ship records in liaison with ship officers and Master, which may include death on board (Homicides shown as suicides)


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