Legal Briefing- Antarctic treaty
The latest briefing from the legal team covers the Antarctic Treaty and its Environment Protocol.
Annex VI of the Environment Protocol, which deals with liabilities arising from environmental emergencies, has not yet come into force, but shipowners trading to the Antarctic should be aware of their potential liabilities under this instrument.
This briefing provides details of the application of Annex VI, a shipowners obligations and liabilities, and exemptions.
The UK Club’s Legal team will monitor the progress of the implementation of Annex VI and keep our Members updated.
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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
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