Latest Loss Prevention News

11/04/2014 -
We have been advised that on the 7th April 2014, an oil pipeline which supplies bunker fuel leaked fuel oil into the port of Richards Bay.

11/04/2014 -
The club has recently faced multiple cases of Customs fines in Ivory Coast for short discharge of cargo. The recent cases were associated with short discharges of rice cargo in the port of Abidjan.

11/04/2014 -
The UK Club has faced increasing instances of cargo shortage claims in relation to rice cargo in bags during discharge at West Africa.

10/04/2014 -
The UK P&I Club’s Pre-Employment Medical Examination Programme, the world’s leading scheme for assessing the fitness of prospective seafarers, has just completed its 300,000th examination.

04/04/2014 -
On April 2nd, northern Chile was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 8.1.

04/04/2014 -
In January 2011, the UK Club informed Members that a new food safety law called the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was passed in the US. 

31/03/2014 -
The Pre-Employment Medical Examination (PEME) programme is the leading loss prevention initiative within the UK P&I Club. Clinics, which are approved under the programme, are held accountable to both the Club and Members for their performance.

28/03/2014 -
The UK P&I Club has received reports of a number of accidents and injuries to crew members resulting from the inadvertent release of highly toxic phosphine gas or the effects of fires and explosions, both caused by the unsafe disposal of residues of aluminium phosphide following the fumigation of cargoes in transit. 

28/03/2014 -
The UK Club has been informed that there had been an outbreak of the Ebola virus in Guinea, West Africa. 

21/03/2014 -
The new ‘Advance Filing Rules’ (AFR or JP24), the  Japanese version of the 24 Hour Rule, were implemented in Japan on 10th March, 2014 following the amendment to the Customs Tariffs Law in March, 2012.

14/03/2014 -
 U.S. EPA has served subpoenas in connection with the investigation into potential violations of MARPOL Annex and the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS)

11/03/2014 -
We have been informed by our South African Correspondent in Durban that there have been changes in the way authorities’ deal with stowaways.

07/03/2014 -
Lloyd’s Register and the UK P&I Club have updated the hugely popular ILO MLC smartphone app and launched a new ISM & ISPS pocket checklist app

07/03/2014 -
Following Bulletin 942, we have been advised that the vessel in the middle of disputes, causing severe congestion at the port of Nouakchott has been moved from the berth.

07/03/2014 -
We have been informed by our Local Correspondent that there have been significant changes to the pilotage organisation at Freeport, Bahamas.

07/03/2014 -
In previous Bulletins, we have reported difficulties faced by Members when dealing with Customs authorities in Argentina, especially relating to the declaration of lub oils, bunkers, chemicals, spare parts, grabs and other items in the stores list.

28/02/2014 -
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have issued a circular in advance of the peak season for Asian Gypsy Moth which begins on March 1, 2014.

28/02/2014 -
The Club has recently noted a surge in Customs fines for cargo shortages and over-landing in Turkish ports.


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