China: How to avoid collisions with fishing vessels
In their latest Circular Ref. No. PNI 11, which can be downloaded below, the UK Club’s Correspondents, Huatai Insurance Agency and Consultant Service Ltd, provide useful guidance to Members on how to avoid collisions with fishing vessels in Chinese coastal waters. Incidents of such collisions are particularly high during fishing seasons (March to May & October to December) due to the increase in vessel traffic, and during hours of darkness and bad weather. The disparity in size between Members’ vessels and the fishing vessels also means heavy losses of life and property very often result from such collisions.
We hope Members will find the Correspondents’ guidance useful.
You may also be interested in:
The IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 78th session (MEPC 78) remotely from June 6-10, 2022, and this article seeks to summarise the outcomes from MEPC 78.
The UK Club's local correspondent has informed the Club of China's revised maritime traffic safety law, which will come into effect on September 1st 2021.
The Club's Correspondent, Vitsan, has issued a Circular to advise Members of amendments and new provisions in the Turkish Environmental Law for Marine Pollution Incidents, published in the Official Gazette on 15 June 2022.