The UK P&I Club’s legal updates are to alert Members to urgent or recent developments which may impact upon Members’ shipping operations.

If Members have any questions on any of our legal updates, please contact the Legal Team via Jacqueline Tan (, or your usual contact at the Club, and we will be pleased to assist you with your questions.

Date: 15/10/2018
コンテナ遠隔管理(RCM)システムは、冷凍・冷蔵コンテナの監視を支援するため主に用船者や定期船オペレーターが設置しています。今回のLegal Updateでは、RCMの仕組みや法的な側面について、考察しています。
Date: 07/02/2018
2018年1月22日、JENNINGS対TUI UK LIMITEDの訴訟において、海事裁判所は、クルーズ船から乗客が下船する際の、アテネ条約における「輸送(Carriage)の完了時点」について、被告に有利な判決を下しました。 添付のLegal Briefingで詳細をご覧ください。
Date: 20/12/2017
海上輸送に起因する大気汚染は地球規模の環境問題です。 国際海事機関(IMO)は、船舶による環境への有害な影響を軽減するために取り組んできましたが、添付のLegal updateで強調されているように、硫黄の排出に関するコンプライアンスと施行の課題は依然として残っています。
Date: 30/11/2017
世界規模で展開する外航船舶によってもたらされる侵略的水生生物(IAS)は、世界の海洋および沿岸生態系にとって重大な脅威であると認識されています。研究によると、IASの進入の70〜80%は船体等に付着した水生生物によるものであり、絶えず新しいエリアが侵略されていることが示唆されています。詳細は添付Legal Updateをご覧ください。
Date: 20/01/2017
The lengthy judicial proceedings in the French courts arising out of the sinking and massive oil spill from the tanker ERIKA off the coast of Brittany in December 1999, gave rise to numerous questions regarding the interaction between the international oil pollution liability conventions as incorporated into French law and other French legislation which claimants argued should apply. As a result legislation has been passed by France since the ERIKA judgements in an attempt to codify the Erika jurisprudence.
Date: 18/11/2016
The People’s Republic of China ratified the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (“MLC”) on 12 November 2015, which was the 68th State to ratify the Convention. The Convention came into force in China on 12 November 2016, one year after the ratification. 
Date: 19/10/2016
An update on the recent decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia in Ship “Sam Hawk” v Reiter Petroleum Inc [2016] FCAFC 26.
Date: 10/10/2016
Date: 13/04/2016
This briefing is issued to alert Members to the above SOLAS amendment coming into force on 1st July 2016. The amendment requires, as a condition for loading a packed container onto a ship for export, that the container has a...
Date: 01/05/2015
Chinese law requires owners of ships carrying oil or other hazardous cargo in bulk, or any vessel over 10,000gt, to have made a contract with a qualified clean up company prior to calling at any Chinese port. The requirement has been in force since 1st January 2012. Ministry of Transport published a Notice on 18th March 2015, abolishing the SPRO qualification approval process. The IG has been informed by its legal advisor in Beijing that the abolition of the approval process will take effect following the formal amendment of the regulation, which is currently awaiting the State Council’s approval.

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