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Advanta Bulletin - Cyclone Shaheen

Oct 12, 2021
ADVANTA has boosted its contingency plan for catastrophic events securing our capacity to undertake claims as licenced adjusters in the Middle East after the events caused by the tropical Cyclone Shaheen.

On October 3, the storm made landfall in Oman, about 80 km of the capital city of Muscat. Reaching continuous winds between 120 and 150 km/h, Shaheen brought extremely heavy rains and waves up to 10 m. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), which monitors the North Indian Ocean basin, it was designated as a "severe cyclonic storm".

In Oman, more than 13 lost their lives as a consequence of landslides and flooding, and another 5,000 people were also moved into shelters. Our thoughts go out to the families of those who have been affected by this terrible event.

Since the cyclone’s effects are significant and may require substantial adjusting resources, ADVANTA can confirm is well-placed to assist our clients with exposures in the region, through our highly qualified teams in the ADVANTA Offices in Oman and the UAE, already working on the affected areas.

ADVANTA possess vast experience managing global catastrophic event claims. Our teams can provide immediate local assistance on claims assigned to insurers with an interest in the region related to Property, Energy, BI/ CBI, Liability and Marine.

Our dedicated Catastrophe loss adjusters offer their expertise, technical insight and efficient service to meet policyholders and claimants needs swiftly during these critical times. Our portfolio of NATCAT expertise includes the Christchurch earthquakes (2010 – 2012), various hurricanes in the Caribbean, including Hurricane Wilma (2005) and Hurricane Gonzalo (2014), Chilean floods (2015), Hurricane Maria and Irma (2017), the Mexico earthquakes (2017), those in Puerto Rico and Jamaica (2020), and the recent Hurricane Ida in the US (2021), amongst others.

For immediate assistance in the region, please contact:

Richard Dixon - Oman
+968 99324113

Adam Williamson - Oman
+968 71975700

Andrew Simmonds - UAE
+971 50 368 169