Circular 13/20: US Oil Pollution California - Increased criminal penalties for oil spill related offences
A new law was signed in California on 24th September 2020 for Members trading in California waters, which will bring the following increases in criminal penalties for oil spill related offences from 1st January 2021
This Circular concerns efforts by the United States to enhance the sanction provisions targeting the construction of the NS2 and TurkStream pipeline projects and those who provide vessels and services in connection with either project.
Circular 10/20: New revised People's Republic of China (PRC) law on the prevention and control of environmental pollution by solid wastes – Effective 1st September 2020
A new revision to the PRC Law on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Wastes (new Revision) becomes effective on 1st September 2020
The International Group of P&I Clubs, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO and InterManager (the “international industry organisations”) draw Members’ attention to the series of recent ship detentions and crew arrests in Mexico and, in the case of the UBC Savannah, the lengthy and continuing detention in custody of the ship’s Master without any formal
Circular 5/20: Democratic People's Republic of Korea - Enforcement of UN, U.S. and EU sanctions
This circular is an update on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) sanctions enforcement
circular that we published in 2019. It has been updated following the recently published 2019/2020 UN
Panel of Experts of North Korea Sanctions Report (see Report).
The International Group has previously agreed to cover liabilities arising in respect of the carriage of cargo under five electronic trading systems – Bolero (www.bolero.net), ESS (www.essdocs.com) the e-title system (www.e-title.net/), the Global Share S.A. edoxOnline platform (www.globalshare.com.ar ) and the WAVE network (http://www.wavebl.com/). This circular announces the additional approval of the CargoX.
At their meeting on 3rd February 2020, the Directors reviewed the basis on which special war risks P&I cover could be made available to Members in accordance with the proviso to Rule 5E, and determined that this cover should be made available to Members for the 2020 policy year in accordance with the terms of the attached Directors’ Resolution of 3rd February 2020.
In 2010 the International Group launched the P&I Qualification (P&IQ) programme as a dedicated professional qualification providing high quality, sector-specific training in all aspects of P&I insurance to Club employees. The course allows candidates to gain valuable knowledge of the shipping industry, the origins and operation of P&I Clubs and the different types of liabilities insured. Two years after making the course available to Club correspondents, in October 2017, registration is now being opened to all other interested parties.
The International Group has previously agreed to cover liabilities arising in respect of the carriage of cargo under four electronic trading systems – Bolero (www.bolero.net), ESS (www.essdocs.com) the e-title system (www.e-title.net/) and the Global Share S.A. edoxOnline platform (www.globalshare.com.ar )
A Special General Meeting of The United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Europe) Limited will be held on 16th January 2020 in London.