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The Swedish Club has noticed that there is an increased number of costly wet damage claims. In order to prevent such a trend it is now essential that owners take appropriate and effective loss prevention measures. In this study we have focused on some specific areas asleaking manhole covers, the cargo bilge system and cargo hatch covers. Statistics: Analysis of wet damage claims from 2008-2012. Vessel types: Bulker and Container vessels. Claims: 122. Average claim cost: USD 55.000 (excess of deductible). For several years now, The Swedish Club has applied the IRCA method to establish the root cause of a casualty...