In accordance with the Maritime Traffic Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China, Maritime Safety Administration of the PRC (“MSA”) issued a notice on 27th August 2021 requiring vessels of foreign nationality that fall into the categories within to report to Chinese maritime administrations pre-entering the territorial sea of China.
The Club is pleased to issue the following guidance from our Club Correspondent Oasis P&I regarding their circular No_2107: Updates on Chinese Ports after Recent Regional Outbreaks of Covid-19 in China.
Container shipping demand is exceptionally high, especially on the transpacific and Asia-Europe trade routes leading some exporters to charter bulk carriers for carrying containers; this article outlines UK Club advice on the topic.
In their latest Circular PNI 11, which can be downloaded within, 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.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced that 47 individuals and 7 companies, including ocean-going vessel interests, were penalized between November 2020 and June 2021 for breaching safe management regulations, apparently related to the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has released its 2021-2022 National Compliance Plan, consisting of five compliance focus area, is part of a continuous improvement-led approach to clearly identify safety and compliance priorities for domestic commercial vessels and regulated Australian and foreign-flagged commercial vessels in Australian waters.
The UK Club hosted yet another successful webinar discussing “Ballast Water Management Outlook”, focusing on Ballast water management (BWM) technology, implementation, compliance monitoring, enforcement of the convention, and operational practicalities.
The UK Club’s correspondents, Taiwan Transport Insurance Services Ltd, (TTIS), have kindly notified that the new pre-arrival notification rules in Taiwan for Changhua Wind Farm Channel will take effect on 26 October 2021.