QCR Summer 2021: Sanchez v. Smart Fabricators of Texas, L.L.C. (5th Cir. May 11, 2021) (en banc)
The Court took the opportunity to formally overturn a previous case, Naquin v. Elevating Boats L.L.C., 744 F.3d 927 (5th Cir. 2014) and its progeny, for its misinterpretation of the seaman status test, citing the UK Club’s Taylor Coley’s published academic work criticizing same.
This document is the second Solvency and Financial Condition Report (“SFCR”) of UK P&I Club N.V.
Press Release: UK P&I Club creates new regional roles to strengthen global claims handling
The UK P&I Club, one of the leading providers of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has created a new role of Regional Claims Director in each of its main service hubs, enhancing global claim capability for Members.
The new Environment Examination Regulation number 31509 dated 12 June 2021 was published and contained inspection information, and does not contain any increase on fine amount, thus the Pollution tariff 2021 is still valid.
A Roadmap for Ship Decarbonisation
Global warming is one of the most severe and complex challenges our world faces today; there is an urgent need to reduce emission levels and avoid the most devastating impacts of climate change and every individual, business, and industry, including shipping, has a part to play.
The UK Club’s local correspondent has informed the Club of China’s revised maritime traffic safety law, which will come into effect on September 1st 2021.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has recently published Coronavirus (COVID-19): Roadmap for Vaccination of International Seafarers setting out procedures for all stakeholders to facilitate crew inoculation during the pandemic.
To promote safety and avoid maritime pollution, the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) has issued this shipping notice laying out the mandatory procedures for the transfer of oil and other substances.
We have recently seen an increase in Port State Control fines on vessels at Ghanaian ports.
The below information received from UK Club Correspondents Wang Jing and Co, providing updated safety guidelines for the prevention of collisions between merchant vessels and fishing vessels as released by China MSA.
In order to implement the amendment to The Prevention and Control of Solid Waste Law, the Chinese government announced the complete ban of imports of solid waste from January 1, 2021.
Please find below and attached a Circular from the Port of Singapore Authority addressing the enhanced safe management measures at PSA Singapore terminals - Contactless (Segregated) Cargo Ops.