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Forrest Booth Authors Article on Services Helping Shipowners Avoid the Damages Caused by Severe Storms

July 15, 2016

Forrest Booth, a San Francisco-based partner in the Insurance & Reinsurance practice at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, authored the article, "No Sailing Blind: Weather Services Help Avoid Storms," published by The Maritime Executive on July 15, 2016.

In the article, Mr. Booth outlines new services that are available to shipowners and operators that allows them to be better prepared in avoiding severe storms and damage to their ships. Some of these services include the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and Applied Weather Technologies (AWT). AWT takes the government data and merges it with data from other sources, adding fronts, tides and current data, plus input from its proprietary wave model programs.

Read the full article, "No Sailing Blind: Weather Services Help Avoid Storms," on The Maritime Executive website. 

Forrest Booth focuses his practice in insurance and reinsurance with particular emphasis on the defense of claims and business disputes involving litigation, admiralty and maritime claims, insurance coverage, marine insurance, oil and gas and energy matters. 

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.

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