Date: 21/12/2017
The attached PDF Circular from the UK Club Correspondents details how all Ports within the three ECAs in China will be implementing the Low Sulphur Fuel Requirement from 01.01.2018.
Into force from 1st January 2018 new oil spill response requirements in Honduras and will apply to both tank and non-tank vessels
Date: 13/12/2017
The International Group today announced that it had concluded terms for 2018 in respect of the excess of loss reinsurance.
Date: 13/12/2017
Club Circular 11/17: Group reinsurance rates reduced for all vessel categories Individual Club retention to remain at $10 million The attachment point on the Group GXL reinsurance programme, will remain at US $100 Hydra has maintained its participation on the first layer Oil pollution cover limit remains at $1 billion for the 2018 policy year MLC cover will be renewed for a further 12 months from 20 February 2018 with an increased limit of US $200 million
Date: 11/09/2017
The BWM Convention aimed at stopping the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water entered into force on 8 September 2017.  For more information please see the Club’s dedicated...
Date: 07/09/2017
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There is no question that Hurricane Harvey, which first struck Texas on August 25, 2017, was a storm of catastrophic proportions. An event like Harvey and the associated force majeure declarations have the potential to impact the performance of transportation contracts such as charter parties and contracts of affreightment. 
Date: 06/09/2017
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In July and August of 2017 the U.S issued another Executive Order expanding on the sanctions against Venezuela.
Date: 13/06/2017
On 12th June 2017, the Combined Maritime Forces issued a statement to the shipping industry on the recent attacks against merchant shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb. This statement serves as a reminder to mariners of the importance of following BMP4 and the benefits of registering with MSCHOA and UKMTO when sailing in the High Risk Area and Voluntary Reporting Area. A copy of the statement in full is below, but can also be found on the Combined Maritime Forces website here: https://combinedmaritimeforces.com/2017/06/12/statement-to-industry/
Date: 18/05/2017
Alan Dainty, Cyber Risk Director at Thomas Miller Specialty, asks the question.
Date: 17/01/2017
From 18th January 2017 all merchant ships of 500 gross tons or over flagged to a ratifying state and, engaged in international voyages will need to show compliance by carrying a Maritime Labour Certificate and Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance.

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