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18/07/2016
A quick overview of ship arrest in some popular jurisdictions - The uncertain shipping market makes the issue of arrest a topical one. The key questions being; where are the most advantageous arrest jurisdictions? And what makes them so favourable? This article seeks to give a brief overview of some popular arrest jurisdictions, and sets out why they are potentially advantageous.

12/07/2016
China has become a significant importer of goods, and Members often face claims advanced by shippers or consignees in China.  The latest publication from the UK Club Legal Briefing team provides an overview of the current situation and recommendations to note if Members face claims by shippers or consignees in China.

15/10/2015
The latest legal briefing from our team covers the Polar Code: a new regulation for polar shipping.

24/02/2015
Jacqueline Tan, Senior Claims Executive at UK P&I Club comments on the strict ballast water management controls coming into force The coming into force of the Ballast Water Management Convention 2004 (“BWMC”) is now imminent. As of 12 February 2015, 44 States representing 32.86% out of the requisite 35% of the world’s merchant fleet tonnage have ratified the Convention. The balance is expected to be obtained shortly and the Convention will enter into force 12 months thereafter.

11/12/2014
This latest publication from the Club's legal team covers safe port and the Ebola-Virus.

18/09/2014
The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 established rigorous regulatory and liability controls to protect and clean up the marine environment from oil spills, including extensive provision to prevent the circumstances under which oil...

11/06/2014
In our latest Legal Briefing we share the Club's legal expertise and experience on the stricter air pollution regulations of the horizon. By 18th June 2014 all European Union member states are expected to implement directive 2012/33/EU, which brings European national air pollution laws in line with MARPOL Annex VI.

05/07/2013
This legal briefing follows on from our earlier legal briefing “New regulations for the control of ships’ ballast” that was published in 2011.

01/12/2011
On the 21st November 2011, the Australian government passed a bill extend penalty provisions for pollution incidents in their waters. As well as expanding existing offence and civil penalty provisions in the Navigation Act 1912 (Navigation Act) and the Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 (PPS Act). The amendments include new provisions that are expected to take effect from the 18th December 2011.

09/03/2011
New regulations for the control of ships’ ballast

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