South African Port Authority Advice
South African Maritime Safety Authority (218 KB)
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The Club has been advised by our Correspondent that the Port of Fujairah has put in place a new regulation prohibiting a vessel from sailing when a crew member is disembarked for medical reasons.
With the IMO 2020 fuel regulations, and alongside that the Emission Control Area (ECA) regulations, currently at the forefront of everyone’s mind, the California Air Resources Board(CARB) has felt it necessary to issue a reminder, Marine Notice 2020-1, to vessel operators that the California Fuel Regulations remain fully in force, and must be complied with. These regulations, applicable within 24 nautical miles of California’s shore, require the use of distillate fuels with maximum 0.1% sulphur content and do not allow for the use of exhaust gas scrubbers or non-distillate fuels to meet compliance standards.
What’s next for box weighting enforcement?
4 months to go until the SOLAS convention, requiring as a condition of loading a packed container onto a ship for export, that the container has a verified gross mass enters into force. From 1st July 2016, the requirement will become mandatory and will apply globally.
Fundamental dishonesty – A new regime
From 13th April 2015, the Courts and Criminal Justice Act 2015 ("the Act") provided Defendants with the possibility of striking out a personal injury claim on the basis of fundamental dishonesty. This was a significant development in the ways open to Defendants of fighting back against fraudulent claims.