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On 2 December, the USCG issued the first USCG Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Norwegian manufacturer, Optimarin AS, the attached ECM Maritime Services Client alert 24-2016 reports.
The UK Club has teamed up with experts in forensic investigation, Burgoynes, to produce the latest Risk Focus on Engine Room Fires. Engine room fires are one of the most common fires on ships owing to the presence of a wide range of sources of fuel, sources of ignition and running machinery. An extended period of time on board a ship without a fire incident can lead to complacency and a failure to prioritise fire prevention measures and simulated fire incident practices.
Members will recall that substantial increases in the liability limits set by the 1976 London Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (LLMC) as amended by the 1996 LLMC Protocol, were agreed by the IMO Legal Committee in 2012.
From 1st January 2017, all the key ports (i.e. Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Tangshan, Huanghua, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan, Suzhou and Nantong ) within the three China ECAs will implement the low sulphur bunker requirements. Please see attached the latest circular published by Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd.
This guide aims to highlight the key legal issues which Members may face in what continues to be a tough and challenging shipping market. Produced in a FAQ format, the publication focuses on 10 key jurisdictions and offers an overview of the potential legal and jurisdictional issues that insolvency / rehabilitation proceedings present.
The Club has been informed of a rise in the number of attempted thefts from Vessels in the anchorage of Tianjin Port, China
Members are referred to Circular 16/16: Amended MLC financial requirements, advising Members that all Clubs in the International Group would shortly provide information to Members about the process for obtaining MLC Certificates. The application process for MLC Certificates for UK Club Members is outlined below.
The UK P&I Club (‘the Club’), one of the leading providers of protection and indemnity insurance, agreed at its Board meeting on 19th November to a Mutual Premium Discount of 3 per cent on the total mutual call for the 2015 policy year.
We were fortunate to have three Filipino PEME clinics visit the Crew Health team at the Club office in London on Monday.
The Club’s performance over the first six months of the year has been extremely strong. After six months of the year, total notified claims on the prudently reserved 2016 policy year are encouraging with few large claims within the Club or Pool retentions. Claims on prior policy years have also developed favourably. Full details of the Club's half year financials are available in the attached '2016 Autumn Review'.
Legal, navigational and environmental resources, news and updates on the development of polar shipping. Read more
US VRP Compliance
With effect from 30th January 2014 non-tank as well as tankships calling at US ports will be required to submit VRPs. For Club and other resources to assist in compliance click here
International Environmental compliance
Environmental Compliance resource page collates material in respect of International environmental compliance issues affecting our Members. Information from the Club, Loss Prevention and external resources has been collated in one place for ease of reference.
The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section. READ MORE
Essential precautions and preparation against piracy, as well as additional information and resources, loss prevention advisories and useful external web links