Bodily Injury News: Summer 2016 edition


This edition of BI News contains articles on thin skulled plaintiffs; support for injured crew; overseas arbitration clauses; requiring the surrender of US Merchant Mariner’s documents as condition of settlement; and, the impact of Subchapter M on Jones Act Claims. Just as this issue went to print the Club had an outstanding result on a recent case - the Washington State Court  confirmed the arbitrator’s decision to enforce the terms of a settlement agreement requiring the plaintiff to surrender his merchant mariner’s credentials & resign from his union for 25 years on the basis of his permanent disabling injury for which he was compensated by our Member. You can read about settlement strategies on page 3 of the latest BI News.

As always, we welcome for feedback on the topics we cover in our newsletter and invite you to suggest future topics - please email louise.livingston@thomasmiller.com

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


Piracy

Essential precautions and preparation against piracy, as well as additional information and resources, loss prevention advisories and useful external web links


Emergency Contacts


If you need to call our offices out of hours and at weekends, click After Office hours for a up to date list of the names of the Duty Executives and their mobile phone numbers. 

Ship Finder


This Ship Finder is updated on a daily basis. Members who need to advise the Club of updates to their recorded ships' details should advise their usual underwriting contact.