At the Special General Meeting held on 24th September 2020 in London, the proposed change of company name for The United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Europe) Limited was approved by the Members
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.
The Guidance provides detail on the level of due diligence and other compliance related activities expected by the US Government of parties whose business activities run a risk of engaging in trades that may breach US sanctions.
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