23/07/2019: Ukrainian Ballast Regulations Update - Suspension of Ecological Inspectors activity in Ukrainian ports
On 17 July 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).
The UK Club have received the folowing update from local correspondents, Representacoes Proinde Ltda, providing practical guidance for Members on Brazil's Northern Arc ports.
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.
UK Club Risk Assessors visit London office
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.
The Club is pleased to announce that Capt. Anuj Velankar, Senior Loss Prevention Advisor, has received a special commendation from the Mission to Seafarers for making a significant contribution to seafarers welfare.
Following a rise in the number of enquiries relating to the transport of metal scrap in containers, the Association would like to bring Members' attention to the CINS Metal Scrap Carriage Guidelines, which were published in January 2018.
Risk Awareness - Cargo Claims: LNG Tankers
The UK Club has insured gas ships since 1964. With 55 years' experience in the gas market the UK Club has built up a formidable bank of experience.
Loss Prevention seminar Singapore
The Club's Loss Prevention department hosted its 3rd annual LP seminar at the Conrad Hotel, Singapore, on Friday 3 May.
The Club has recently been notified of an increase in Port State Control (PSC) detentions experienced by Singapore ships, due to sewage treatment plant defects.
INTERTANKO have recently received reports from Members in relation to uncharted terminals in China ports. Hydrographic inaccuracies and the non-marking of existing terminals on charts pose serious navigational risks and prevent ship Masters from carrying out proper passage planning and risk assessment.
The Club reports a case of a crew member recently repatriated following a period of insomnia and heart palpitations.
The main engine lube oil cooler was found to be leaking at the sea water outlet flange and collected water showed signs of oil contamination.
Lessons Learnt: Crew injured securing a tow
The Club is aware of a number of accidents occurring during the making fast or letting go of a tow. In another case, a carpenter was killed after being struck on the neck by a messenger line jumping off a warping drum.
Video aims to mitigate the risk of collision in an overtaking situation
Green4Sea conference 2019
The annual Green4Sea conference was held at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Athens, on 13 March 2019.
Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Programme Director at UK P&I Club, comments on how to deal bullying and harassment aboard ships.
The Club have been advised of Member vessels being detained by the Indonesian Navy whilst anchored in Indonesian territorial waters. Many of these detentions are occurring in vessels anchored in waters around the island of Bintan, in the Eastern portion of the Singapore Straits.
The UK Club has received the attached circular from the Port of Fujairah Marine Department, regarding a recent ban on open loop scrubbers within the port.
UK P&I Club, a leading provider of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has launched its third video in a series of reflective learning training videos entitled, 'Fall from a Generator Platform'. '