IMO Conventions and signatory countries
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The UK Club would like to direct Members to Representacoes Proinde Ltda’s newsletter, Proinde News| 17 September 2021, which contains well written articles on many topics pertaining to Brazil.
As Members may be aware from previous bulletins on the subject, new regulations related to Fuel Oil sulphur content will come into force from 01 Jan 2020. To prepare the maritime industry, various port states have released guidance on how changes will be implemented.
The entry into force of the 2014 amendments to MLC on 18 January 2017 raised a number of complex and novel questions.
The International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea, 1996 (“the HNS Convention”) was adopted in May 1996. It is modelled on CLC 1992 but intended to cover damages caused by spillage of hazardous and noxious substances during maritime transportation.