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BIMCO, ICS, INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO have jointly released an updated version of ‘Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for Protection Against Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea Region.’ This document now supersedes the previous guidance for the region.
UK Club’s Loss Prevention department provides practical guidance to Members in relation to piracy in West Africa. There has been a sizable shift in pirate activity, from Somali to West Africa, and an increase in incidents ...
The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that it has removed the Conditions of Entry on vessels arriving from Cuba.
The UK Club and UK War Risks were pleased to host and participate in the London Shipping Law Centre’s October seminar on “Piracy- BIMCO’s GUARDCON and the Rules for the Use of Force”, held at Thomas Miller’s offices on...
GAC has advised the Club that the naval forces of the Saudi Arabian Coalition have restricted access to Saleef port and it is reported that all ships were ordered out of Saleef port at 02:35 am 21/08/2015.
The UK Club is continuing to monitor the situation in Yemen. The Club’s correspondent, GAC, reports their office in Aden has been taken over by Houthi rebels and is no longer operational. It is further reported that all ports...
Zwetina & Marsa Hariga oil terminals have been re-opend recently to be operating normally as they are now under government control. Other ports ( Essidra & Ras Lanuf) are expected to re-open in the next couple of weeks and return to government control and operate normally.
The Club continues to monitor the ongoing state of affairs in the Ukraine and Crimea closely. At present the situation remains in the balance pending the result of the general referendum on the future status of Crimea, to be held on the16th March 2014.
An updated edition of the International Group FAQs on Piracy is set out below. These FAQs have been extended in response to the greater incidence of piracy and other violent crimes against ships and seafarers off the coast of the Gulf of Guinea. The text has also been refreshed to update references to the latest editions of advisory material as well as developments in regulatory and contractual arrangements. These FAQs have been issued by the other International Group clubs. If you have any enquiries regarding this material please refer them to your usual Club contact in the first instance.
Questions Related to the Issuance of the Executive Order "Authorizing the lmplementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the lran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 and Additional Sanctions With Respect to Iran" and the lmplementation of Certain Provisions of the lran Freedom And Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (IFCA) On June 3, 2013, the President signed an Executive Order (E.O.) "Authorizing the lmplementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the lran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 and Additional Sanctions With Respect to Iran." The E.O. implements certain statutory provisions of the lran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (IFCA) and authorizes the imposition of additional sanctions with respect to Iran. Most of the IFCA provisions target conduct occurring on or after July 1,2013. The E.O. becomes effective on July 1,201 3. [06-03-13]