Chinese Military Drills - Taiwan
In light of the military exercises China are currently conducting around the surrounding waters of Taiwan, the Association’s correspondent, Taiwan Transport Insurance Services Ltd. (TTIS) has sent us the attached notices issued by the Maritime and Port Bureau and the MOTC.
The Maritime and Port Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) in Taiwan issued a notice to all mariners for the military exercise held by China. It is noted that the warning zones are very close to Taiwan’s major commercial ports, including Keelung, Suao, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Anping, Hoping and Hualien, and therefore navigation and safety will inevitably be affected. The authority suggests that all vessels take alternative routes to avoid these zones. The duration of the military exercise is 3 days, starting from 1200 hours of 4 Aug until 12:00 7 Aug 2022.
Here are the coordinates of the warning zones.
1. East of Taiwan –
- A. N22-56/E122-40
- B. N23-38/E122-51
- C. N23-38/E123-23
- D. N22-56/E123-09
2. North of Taiwan –
- A. N25-15-26/E120-29-20
- B. N24-50-30/E120-05-45
- C. N25-04-32/E119-51-22
- D. N25-28-12/E120-14-30
- E. N26-07/E121-57
- F. N25-30/E121-57
- G. N25-30/E121-28
- H. N26-07/E121-28
- I. N25-34/E122-50
- J. N25-03/E122-50
- K. N25-03/E122-11
- L. N/25-34/E122-11
3. South of Taiwan -
- A. N21-14/E121-33
- B. N21-33/E121-18
- C. N21-07/E120-43
- D. N20-48/E120-59
- M. N22-43/E119-14
- N. N22-10/E119-06
- O. N21-33/E120-29
- P. N22-09/E120-32
Referring to the attachment, ‘MOTC_22-268.pdf’, the following is a free translation:
Regarding the military exercises conducted by PRC from 10:00 on August 4 to 10:00 on 10th August 2022, vessels are urged to avoid the following areas by using alternate routes to maintain navigation safety.
Eastern waters location coordinate：
(Four Point connection)
122°30′00″ E (WGS 84 Datum)
Members should get in touch with their usual Club contacts with any queries regarding the above.
Correspondent Manager/Senior Claims Executive
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With its team of risk assessors, the UK Club is in a unique position to gather data and target areas of risk onboard ships.
Reference is made to the most recent update from the Club, giving notification of the new tariff for pollution fines in Turkish waters. Particular attention should be given to the fact that these administrative fines imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, pursuant to the Turkish Environmental Code (EC), are drastically increased in comparison to previous tariffs.
The UK Club has received the attached circular from the Port of Fujairah Marine Department, regarding a recent ban on open loop scrubbers within the port.
These Guiding Opinions will be of assistance to all Members trading to or from China, or who are currently involved in litigation proceedings in China.
The following table lists countries which have imposed bans on vessels fitted with open-loop SOx scrubbers calling at their ports, and on the discharge of washwater from these scrubber systems within their port waters.