Aims to curb marine pollution

The management and control of marine pollution is steadily assuming a higher priority for shipowners and masters as governments, official bodies and politiciansfocus increasingly on MARPOL infringements and threaten key personnel with criminal prosecution.

However, the industry should not simply react to authorities’ requirements but take a positive approach to avoid damaging the marine environment during operations.

Marine Pollution Prevention Pocket Checklist, jointly published by Lloyd’s Register and the UK P&I Club, aims to provide practical advice for owners, operators and particularly seafarers to help them comply with the MARPOL Convention and prepare for Port State Control inspections – given a context of commercial disruption, fines and the growing threat of criminal proceedings against key personnel and the spectre of imprisonment.

To view this and all other checklists please click here.

Industry developments

Polar Shipping

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.

MLC 2006

The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section.  READ MORE

International sanctions

Recent guidance & corresponding material in respect of international sanctions against various countries has been updated with respect to temporary easing of sanctions against Iran.  READ MORE


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Ship Finder

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