Wednesday, 15th January 2020: DNK visit to the MICA Center

Mr. Freddy Furulund, Director of Operations at “The Norwegian Shipowners’ Mutual War Risks Insurance Association” (DNK), spent the day on the 15th January at the MICA Center.

Hijackings, kidnappings, ransom demands… Threats are multiplying on the seas all around the world leading to the need for a special insurance as there are many risks for the Norwegian fleet, which is among the largest.

DNK is the world leader in marine war risk insurance and a major player in international shipping. In addition, Norway participates in the very small circle of major maritime trading nations through both its shipping companies, and its banks, classification societies, insurers and brokers.
During this working visit, Freddy Furulund had the opportunity to explain crisis management within DNK: the elaboration of different scenarios during an attack, the handling of ransom payements and the release of hostages and their care…

He was then shown all areas of the expertise within the MICA Center during his visit.

This opportunity to exchange experience and know-how provided a rich and highly productive meeting that will make it possible, in the short term, to strengthen cooperation between the two organizations and contribute to the security of maritime spaces.