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On 2 December, the USCG issued the first USCG Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Norwegian manufacturer, Optimarin AS, the attached ECM Maritime Services Client alert 24-2016 reports.
This circular sets out details of the arrangements that will be made by the Club to assist owners to comply with the MLC financial security requirements applicable from January 2017A detailed FAQ accompanies this circularThis circular relates to Circular 13/16, Circular 10/13 and Circular 8/13
The Philippines contributes around a third of the world’s 1.2 million seafarers, so it is unsurprising that the People Claims team deal with a high number of illness and injury cases among Filipino crew. These often result in...
In October 2015, the UK Club briefed Members on the function and administration of the China Oil PollutionCompensation Fund (the “COPC Fund”). Please refer to <link...
The latest USCG's Marine Safety Information Bulletin OES-MSIB No. 010/16 dated 13th July 2016 is available at https://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/home.do....
Around a third of the world’s 1.2 million seafarers are Filipinos. They contribute around US$6 billion a year to the Philippine economy. Developments in the country’s employment laws are therefore of key importance to shipowners. Over the next few months, UK Club Senior Claims Director, Tony Nicholson, who also chairs the Philippine working group of the International Group of P&I Clubs’ personal injury subcommittee, and Senior Claims Executive Stephen Michaels will be providing an update on; Angkla Seafarers’ Protection Act, Garnishment and The National Conciliation & Mediation Board.
China MSA has issued a Guidelines on supervising the implementation of ECA regulations. In accordance with the Guidelines, ships are required to correctly and accurately document bunkers changes on board, keep good record of...
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.
The Group Secretariat which manages the day-to-day co-ordination of internal administration on Group matters, external engagement and representation on behalf of the Group P&I clubs has just published its annual report...
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.