In recent years it became common practice to mark snap-back zones on ships decks in the vicinity of mooring machinery, rollers and fairleads. However, industry advice with respect to identifying and marking snap-back zones came...
A quick overview of ship arrest in some popular jurisdictions - The uncertain shipping market makes the issue of arrest a topical one. The key questions being; where are the most advantageous arrest jurisdictions? And what makes them so favourable? This article seeks to give a brief overview of some popular arrest jurisdictions, and sets out why they are potentially advantageous.
China has become a significant importer of goods, and Members often face claims advanced by shippers or consignees in China. The latest publication from the UK Club Legal Briefing team provides an overview of the current situation and recommendations to note if Members face claims by shippers or consignees in China.
The Association has been aware of ongoing issues in Nigeria where the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is requiring Terminal Operators and shipowners to sign Letters of Comfort (LOC) when loading oil or gas cargoes in Nigeria.
The UK P&I Club PEME Programme provides an enhanced medical screening service for all crew. As part of the PEME examination, crew are screened on all the major body organs and functions. Data collected from the medical...
Has the increasing complexity of lifeboat design and the lack of practical hands on experience led to the on going problem of lifeboat related injuries and deficiencies? Captain Velankar looks at the problem.
Accidents relating to entry into enclosed spaces have resulted in a large number of deaths of both ship and shore personnel so far this year. David Nichol, UK P&I Club risk assessor, reviews enclosed space incidents and his suggestions for safer working practices.
This edition of BI News contains articles on recent legal decisions concerning longshore workers (page 3 and page 8); heavy weather incidents (page 5); medical consolidation (page 9) and troubling news for cruise line operators with the groundbreaking Franza ruling - page 10.