TO THE MEMBERS
US Vessel Response Plans - Salvage and Marine Firefighting Requirements Final Rule - 31 December 2008 - Deadline for implementation - 22 February 2011 - update
This circular applies to owners of tank vessels carrying oil calling at US ports
We refer to Circular No 12/10 of August 2010 concerning the above, which provided a list of salvor contracts/funding agreements which had been reviewed by the International Group.
On 27 September 2010 the US Coast Guard published Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular
**(NVIC) No. 2-10** providing guidance for the implementation and enforcement of the requirements under the Final Rule. This NVIC can be found using the following link and instructions for access:
The NVIC provides a summary of the procedural steps necessary for updating owners’ existing vessel response plans as well as appendices containing answers to frequently asked questions and a glossary of terms.
We regret that in the previous circular there was an error in Annex 4 which contained a technical comparison of the contracts reviewed and a rate comparison. On page 4 there is an error under “contract” in the first two columns. In addition T&T Bisso has published some new rates which came into effect on 1 September 2010.
A revised Annex 4 is attached updated and amended where relevant. The amendments are shown in yellow.
There has been a small amendment to the DonjonSmit contract and this has been reissued with a new footer.
The current salvor contracts/funding agreements which have been reviewed by the International Group
and found to conform with the Vessel Response Plan salvage guidelines are the following:
All Clubs in the International Group of P&I Clubs have issued similar circulars.
THOMAS MILLER (BERMUDA) LTD.