The International Group and its 13 constituent P&I Clubs, which are in turn mutually owned and governed by their shipowner and charterer members, have become extremely concerned about the detrimental effect upon the mental well-being of seafarers as a result of the prolongation of their contracts of employment due to the pandemic.
7 Chinese governmental bodies released a notice last week announcing that 10 Chinese ports will resume foreign crew change operations with certain Covid-19 requirements in place
This Client Alert adds to the Club’s recent update reporting on EPA’s announcement of 6 October that it was proposing vessel discharge standards under VIDA
Carmond holds a degree of Business Administration and Professional Diploma in Insurance.
This UK P&I Webinar discusses various scenarios that might develop during the carriage of IMSBC Group A Cargoes and their associated risks
Anna was previously a partner in the Energy & Infrastructure Group at a leading international law firm. Her particular areas of specialism include offshore project disputes and offshore shipping, and she has significant expertise in high-value, document heavy disputes for leading international oil and gas contractors and oilfield services companies, both in Court and arbitral proceedings. Work she has undertaken is international in nature, with experience of jurisdictions in West Africa, the USA, South America, the Middle East and South East Asia.
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
On 6 October 2020, EPA issued a news release (click here) stating that it is proposing standards to reduce the environmental impact of discharges, such as ballast water, that are incidental to the normal operation of commercial vessels
The Club would like to draw the attention of Members who engage in coastal trading in Nigeria to a recent Notice issued by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)
Supreme Court of China published Judicial Interpretation on Crew Issues Arising During Trials
To encourage consistency in court rulings on crew related issues, the Supreme Court of China published on 27 Sep 2020, its “Judicial Interpretation Regarding the Trial of Crew Members Related Cases” which comprises of 21 articles.
China – Covid-19 nucleic acid tests compulsory for crew joining vessels calling at Chinese ports
On 24 September, the Chinese Ministry of Transport, General Administration of Customs, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs jointly issued an Announcement (Announcement of the Ministry of Transport No
UK Club correspondents in South Korea have provided the following two updates regarding strict regulations for vessels arriving at South Korea with crew joining from certain countries.
On the 29th September 2020 the ICS published the attached guidelines for ship operators for protecting seafarers during Covid-19, this publication has been supported by the International Group.