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Gard sees major regional differences in ship groundings and collisions

According to Norwegian marine insurer Gard, infrastructure plays a major role when it comes to collisions and groundings around the world. "If you sail in Asia, there's a lower risk that something will go wrong," says CEO Rolf Thore Roppestad in an interview with ShippingWatch.

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Infrastructure plays a large role in terms of the places in the world where ships see the most groundings and collisions, says Gard Chief Executive Rolf Thore Roppestad.

The Norwegian marine insurance firm has spent time and resources on mapping the risk of incidents in all parts of the world, with collisions and groundings making up the biggest risk factors for major incidents and high damage claims.

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