Members are reminded of Club Circular 7/13 advising on the California COFR requirements for tank and non-tank vessels operating or entering in California marine waters. California OSPR has recently reviewed the Regulations which were approved on 16th December 2014.
The Resolution for consideration at the SGM on 15th January 2015 (ref Circular 15/14) was passed.
The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 will enter into force on the 14th April 2015. Ships of 300gt and above, registered in a State Party or leaving/entering a port in the territory of a State Party, will need insurance cover arrangements which meet the requirements of the Convention, evidenced by a certificate from a State Party.
A Special General Meeting of The United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Limited (UKB) will be held on 15th January 2015 in Bermuda.
The International Group has amended the recommended spill response wording. Owners signing new spill response contracts with SPROs are advised to sign of the basis of the new wording. Members requested to agree a variation of the revised recommended wording should check with the Club before proceeding. Revised wording is attached to this circular.
This circular should be read in conjunction with Circular 15/10 regarding the International Group of P&IClubs (IG) and BIMCO Himalaya clause for use in bills of lading and other contracts.
The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 will enter into force on the 14th April 2015. Registered owners of ships above 300gt and over registered in a state party or leaving/entering a port in the territory of a State party, will need insurance cover arrangements which meet the requirements of the Convention. Vessels will need a certificate from a State party attesting insurance is in force. Certificates must be carried on board at all times.
Circular 11/14: General Meeting Reports - Report of the AGM proceedings and resolutions adopted & Four new Directors elected to the Board
General Increase for the 2015 policy year is 6.5 per cent. The standard deductible will increase to $10,000.An explanation of the financial background to the Board’s decisions can be found in the “October Review 2014” which accompanies this Circular.
This circular provides details of the AGM of the Association which will take place in Tokyo at 9am on27th October 2014 and the arrangements for voting by proxy.