OUTLINERecent casualties have highlighted the dangerous loss of ship stability caused by cargo liquefaction
The Club's recommended pollution clause for tanker charterparties relating to COFRs has been amended. The updates address uncertainties regarding the scope of charterers indemnity under the original clause. The new clause text is provided in the Annexe to this circular
Recommended pollution charterparty clauses were circulated to Members in 1990 in response to prospective oil pollution legislation in the United States of America and amended and consolidated in 1996 and 2008. The clause has been further updated to remove any uncertainties that may have arisen with regard to the scope of charterers’ indemnity under the clause, in particular with regard to the consequences of non-compliance with financial security requirements and also the rights and liabilities of the parties in the event of the owner agreeing to meet them. The updated clause also addresses prospective enforcement of the recent amendment to the financial responsibility provisions of OPA 90 by means of the US Coast Guard Authorisation Act of 2010.
The Resolutions for consideration at the SGM on 20th January 2011 (ref Circular 25/10) were passed.
TO THE MEMBERS Dear Sirs REGULATIONS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF MARINE POLLUTION FROM SHIPS We refer Members to previous circulars on the new Regulations of the People’s...
OUTLINEA Special General Meeting will be held on the 20th January 2011 in Bermuda
OUTLINEThis circular updates members on measures taken by the International Group, and by IMO, to promote standard procedures for the issuance of "Blue Cards".
European Commission Investigation of the International Group of P&I Clubs
OUTLINENew legislation to regulate the investigation and potential prosecution of shipowners and crew in connection with illegal narcotics on board vessels has entered into force in VenezuelaThe Organic Drugs Law (ODL) repealed earlier laws and appears to increase the burden and potential penalties imposed on shipowners and their crewsMembers' attention is drawn to certain risks associated with trading their vessels to Venezuela
Report of the AGM proceedings and resolutions adopted.