This circular informs Members of a recent ban imposed by the South Korean authority on their nationals travelling to the Philippine. This may have some implications for those vessels that are scheduled to trade to ports in certain regions of the Philippine, mostly known for nickel ore export.
The Club's Indonesian Correspondents, SPICA, have advised that every ship sailing in Indonesian territorial waters are now required to install and activate an automatic identification system (AIS). The regulation will take effect from 20 August 2019.
Although a precise estimate of the global sepsis cases is difficult to ascertain, some scientific publications report that it affects more than 30 million people worldwide every year, potentially leading to six million deaths.
The Club's Risk Assessors visited the London office at the end of May for a bi-annual meeting with the Loss Prevention team. Since 1990, the Club's full-time and highly experienced Risk Assessors have been visiting Member vessels to focus on threats that we know from past experience have caused claims. To date, over 12,900 ships have been inspected by the Club's dedicated team of experienced Master Mariners and Chief Engineers.