The UK Club, together with the UK Defence Club, are sponsoring first ever Asian Maritime Law and Arbitration Conference from 10 to 11 April 2014 in Singapore, in conjunction with the Singapore Maritime Week 2014 and organised by the Maritime Law Association of Singapore (MLAS), jointly with the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA).
...addressed to the Secretary of Labor and Employment, Rosalinda Baldoz and Undersecretary, Danilo Cruz
IG Position Paper - 'Recognising escrow as a mode of executing the judgement award of the NLRC" 3rd October 2013
"It is therefore important to highlight how the interests of our Members are significantly prejudiced by the final & executory nature of the NLRC's decisions; in a manner Complainant's are not."
"The issue of garnishment in the Philippines is an issue that the Council firmly believes is of detriment to the employment of Filipino seafarers,....."
"...the conditional obligation that 'no payment shall be given to the claimant/s during the pendency of the case before the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court' requires legislative enactment..."
Australia: can Charterers be required to provide security under s.27 of the updated Protection of the Sea Act?
Australian policy makers have a very low tolerance for pollution of the sea. This is reflected in the Commonwealth's Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 ("the Act") which (at Sections 9 and 10) sets out strict liability offences for oil and oily water pollution attracting maximum fines of AUD$3.4 million for individuals and AUD$17 million for corporations.
Circular 5/13: Australian Pollution Law - Revised oil pollution indemnity clause for penalties and fines
OUTLINE: The Group has revised its recommended pollution indemnity clause for charterparties. The revised clause has two amendments in respect of legal & defence costs and indemnity in the event of contributory fault. The clause was originally prompted by recent Australian legislation ( See our "Legal Briefing - Australia
Circular 20/12: Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on the prevention and control of Marine Pollution from Ships
OUTLINE: This circular refers to the earlier Circular 17/12 "Regulations of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships"; A revised set of FAQs is attached to this circular taking account of the revised Detailed Rules although the further MSA Notice anticipated in circular 17/12 has not yet been published; If a new MSA Notice requires amendments of these attached FAQs a new set of FAQs will be issued in a future circular; The IG spill response contract issued with circular 17/12 has been revised further and is also attached to his circular.
New Commonwealth laws have come into effect which extend strict liability for oil pollution to Charterers and increase penalties fortyfold.