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Lessons Learnt: Enclosed space casualty refrigeration machinery
During a third party survey, the surveyor made a request to test the emergency fire pump, what followed resulted in a close call when both the surveyor and chief engineer nearly collapsed due to refrigerant gas.
Lloyds Register and UK P&I Club launch new and improved Port State Control mobile app
Lloyd’s Register and UK P&I Club launch new and improved Port State Control pocket checklist mobile app.
Book Launch - Maritime Team Dynamics: 'Lessons from the Flight Deck'
As an extension of the UK Club's dedication to safety our Loss Prevention team are proud to have launched a new book focusing on the imperative nature of human element training; the book - Maritime Team Dynamics: 'Lessons from the Flight Deck' - was created in partnership with CAE - the leaders in civil aviation training.
Maritime Anti-Corruption Network
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) is a global business network working towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large.
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This article considers recent case studies of fires on ro-ro vessels, along with the associated safety and risk aspects that should be highlighted during operation, especially with consideration to EVs.
COP26 - A summary
After two weeks of intensive and tense negotiations, the outcome of COP26 can probably be best summed up by the words of its President, Mr Alok Sharma; “Today, we can say with credibility that we have kept 1,5 degrees within reach - but, its pulse is weak”; below is an overview of the wider measures and initiatives to emerge from COP26, as well as a more detailed summary of the shipping-related elements.
QCR Winter 2021: The BIG FISH - duty to make full and frank disclosure of all material facts in Singapore arrest proceedings
The decision in “BIG FISH”  SGHCR 7 sets out the principles governing the duty of full and frank disclosure for a party applying for a warrant of arrest in Singapore, and in particular, considers whether it is necessary to disclose a potential time bar defence.
STS tranfers in Brazil have never been regulated but from 1 December 2021, the National Waterway Transport Agency (ANTAQ)’s Resolution 59 of 28 October 2021 will govern such operations.
Crew Health Advice: Contact Dermatitis
The WHO International Medical Guide for Ships* reports most cases of dermatitis seen onboard ship arise from irritation of the skin by substances that have been handled or misused; this article explains what contact dermatitis is, the causes, treatment available and possible prevention methods.
Crew Changes - A Comprehensive Guide
We have been working with over 200 members of our correspondents network to produce a comprehensive document that outlines challenges and changes for crew changes in ports.
Members are advised from 20 February 2022 the procedure for paying claims related suppliers for claims on European Economic Area (“EEA”) risks is changing. The change applies only to risks written by UKNV.
The International Group of P&I Clubs
The thirteen P&I Clubs which comprise the International Group (the "Group") between them provide marine liability cover (protection and indemnity) for approximately 90% of the world's ocean-going tonnage.