California’s ballast water exchange law
Vessels calling in the United States can still use exchanges to treat ballast water prior to their respective deadlines for installing a USCG type-approved treatment system. However, failure to properly conduct exchanges can lead to substantial penalties, especially in California.
You can read more on this at the attached Legal Update.
The UK P&I Club’s legal updates are to alert Members to urgent or recent developments which may impact upon Members’ shipping operations.
If Members have any questions on any of our legal updates, please contact the Legal Team via email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or your usual contact at the Club, and we will be pleased to assist with your questions.
Legal update- California’s ballast water exchange law (1 MB)
You may also be interested in:
The UK P&I Club recently held a Webinar on the subject of Mooring operations and safety; the Webinar received overwhelming response with about 2350 registrations from 78 countries.
Hold Cleaning: the legal issues
The preparation of cargo holds for the next intended carriage is a critical operation which requires careful planning and execution; this article considers a number of legal issues which may arise, including terms commonly used in charterparties to describe the cleanliness of cargo holds, the consequences of failing to comply with such terms, potentially resulting in off-hire claims and damages, and the role of the independent surveyor.