“These areas are now deemed as safe, based on the new JWC insurance underwriter’s committee issuance of the updated JWLA 022 bulletin as of Dec. 10, 2015 (superseding JWLA 021)”, announced Asia Pacific Superyachts Borneo GM, Alvin Teh.
North Borneo / East Coast Borneo and Southern Philippines no longer appear on the list of dangerous water perils and there is no need for a special permission by insurance underwriters to enter, stopover or operate a vessel in this area or any port listed in this areas. The yachts are no longer required to pay additional and costly premiums for this purpose.
JWC Insurance is the well known for regulating insurance underwriting ruling for vessels operating round the globe. Prior to the positive changes from the underwriter’s committee of insurance underwriters, as many as 80% of APS potential clients thanked Alvin for his honesty, but turned away from Borneo due to restrictions by the insurance underwriters.
The updated bulletin changes all of that and is well timed as cruising seasons starts soon, notes Alvin, adding: “North & East Coast Sabah Borneo coastline is now deleted from Joint War Committee (JWC) of high risk perils area zoning in late December 2015 by the JWC committee review. Not it’s time to visit ‘paradise’ in a safe and peaceful ESSCOM Sabah security zone cruising heaven within the world coral triangle zone.”
Captains and owners may contact Alvin Teh at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries on travelling around North Borneo and the East coast.