Members’ attention is drawn to the USCG Marine Safety Bulletin (MSIB) 005-19 introducing a new procedure for ship owners and operators operating in the North American (NA) or US Caribbean Sea Emission Control Area (ECA) to comply with the MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 18.2.4.
Navigation restrictions around the Miaodao Archipelago are published on ECDIS, and navigation warnings and notices are issued to mariners sailing in the region.
Hong Kong and China have agreed new measures to allow parties to an arbitration seated in one jurisdiction to attach assets in the other jurisdiction pending an award. This is an important extension to arbitration proceedings of measures previously restricted to litigants before Hong Kong and Chinese courts. It also reflects the increasing use of Hong Kong as a forum for arbitration.
A US seaman sued his employer/vessel owner for injuries suffered on board a dredge vessel, alleging various claims which included negligence under the US Jones Act
The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) met for its 74th session at the IMO Headquarters in London from 13-17 May. Below is a summary of the outcome from this meeting on the following topics
Today, more and more jurisdictions are either mandating or encouraging parties in dispute to make attempts to resolve their disputes through alternative dispute resolution forums before commencing proceedings in court.
We would like to draw Members’ attention to the latest Client Alert 4-2019 from ECM Maritime Services LLC.
On 31 January 2019, the IMO updated its “List of National Operational Contact Points Responsible for the Receipt, Transmission and Processing of Urgent Reports on Incidents Involving Harmful Substances, Including Oil from Ships to Coastal States”.
On 14 January 2019, the Singapore Parliament passed the Merchant Shipping (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill. The main objectives of the Bill are to amend the Merchant Shipping Act to implement i) the 1996 Protocol to the 1976 LLMC; and ii) the International Convention on Salvage, 1989.
We would like to draw Members’ attention to the attached Circular PNI1902 - Measures for Supervision and Management of Ship Ballast Water and Sediment.