ECM Client Alert 25-2018: Updated IMO List of National Contact Points & SOPEP/SMPEP Annual Review
The UK Club have received the following client alert from ECM Maritime Services, regarding the updated IMO list of national operational contact points, as well as the SOPEP/SMPEP annual review.
1158 - 10/18 - New regulations for maritime traffic at Barcelona Port during specific meteorological conditions
The Club has recently been notified by our correspondent in Spain, INDECO Maritime and Transport Services, of new regulations regarding maritime traffic at the port of Barcelona during specific meteorological conditions.
1157 - 10/18 - Cash to Master - Algeria
The Club has recently handled two separate incidents in Algeria where crew members taking cash to the Master of the ship have had the cash confiscated by the Algerian Customs, as well as a fine imposed for twice the amount of the cash value.
Members are referred to the Alert issued by the Association on 21/04/2017 relating to the Panama Canal Advisory A-15-2017: Modification to Fuel Requirements in Canal Waters.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) issued an updated list of national operational contact points dated July 31, 2018.
This Legal Briefing provides a quick overview of the cabotage regimes in Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Peru and the United States, highlighting the restrictions, the exceptions, and penalties for violating these regulations.
The Club has learnt that Paris MOU, Tokyo MOU, Indian Ocean MOU and Black Sea MOU port state control (PSC) regimes have agreed to focus on the prevention of air pollution by ships during their forthcoming concentrated inspection campaigns (CICs) - 1 September 2018 and 30 November 2018.
The UK Club have received the following update from Dias Marine Consulting, in regards to current ballasting issues in Ukrainian ports.
1152 - 07/18 - Waste ban in Thailand
Members are advised that the government in Thailand is implementing strict measures to ensure that prohibited plastic waste is not permitted to be imported or entered into the country. This follows a recent national police investigation, with the discovery of smuggled & prohibited waste.
The UK Club have received the following update from Dias Marine Consulting, regarding new aspects of ballast problems in Ukrainian ports.
Members are advised that there will be temporary restrictions in place in the vicinity of Sentosa Island during the planned summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.