UK P&I Club, one of the leading providers of protection and indemnity insurance, has published a legal briefing on the main global cabotage regimes, highlighting the restrictions, exceptions, and penalties for shipowners who violate these regulations.
Members are advised that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued a new marine notice (2018/3), reminding vessel owners, operators and masters of the need to stow and secure cargo containers in accordance with approved arrangements.
This Legal Briefing provides a quick overview of the cabotage regimes in Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Peru and the United States, highlighting the restrictions, the exceptions, and penalties for violating these regulations.
The Club has learnt that Paris MOU, Tokyo MOU, Indian Ocean MOU and Black Sea MOU port state control (PSC) regimes have agreed to focus on the prevention of air pollution by ships during their forthcoming concentrated inspection campaigns (CICs) - 1 September 2018 and 30 November 2018.
Members are advised by the Club’s correspondents Huatai that the current fishing ban in China, previously issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, will be lifted in South China Sea in August and September.