The UK Club have received the attached circular from local correspondents Huatai, regarding vessels making contact with fishing nets in Ningde waters in China.
Legal Update: China - Measures for Supervision and Management of Ship Ballast Water and Sediment - in force from 22 January, 2019
We would like to draw Members’ attention to the attached Circular PNI1902 - Measures for Supervision and Management of Ship Ballast Water and Sediment.
Legal Update: 2018 HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules - in effect from 1st November 2018
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) completed a comprehensive revision of its Rules at the end of last year. The 2018 HKIAC Rules, hereafter “the New Rules”, came into effect on 1st November 2018. They are accompanied by a Practice Note on the Appointment of Arbitrators (“Practice Note”) which came into effect on the same day.
The UK Club has received the attached circular from our local correspondents, Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd, regarding the prohibition of discharging waste water generated by open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems (Scrubbers) within Emission Control Areas in China.
China ECAs - Members are reminded that from 1 January, 2019, all seagoing ships sailing in Chinese territorial waters will need to use fuel with a sulphur content of no higher than 0.5% m/m
Vessels entering Suzhou and Nantong ECA Area in Yangtze River Delta ECA to use fuel with sulphur content not exceeding 0.5% m/m as from 1 October 2018
Vessels in Yangtze River Delta ECA to use fuel with sulphur content not exceeding 0.5% m/m as from 1 October 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 UK P&I Club have received the following circular from local correspondents Huatai, alerting Members to the amended Discharge Standard for Water Pollutants from Ships (the "Standard") which became effective from 1 July 2018.
Since 24 types of solid waste were added on to the import ban list on August 10, 2017, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Ministry of Commerce and two other Ministries of China jointly issued the announcement of the Amendment on Administrative Catalogue of Waste Importation on April 13, 2018. Read more from the UK Club correspondents in the attached Circular.
Tianjin Municipal Government Enhances Supervision and Control on Ship Pollution in Tianjin port from 1st May, 2018
The UK Club has received the following circular from local correspondents, Huatai, regarding enhanced supervision and controls on ship pollution in Tianjin port from 1st May 2018.
China MSA Implements Special Safety Inspections for Ships Entering the Qingdao Water Areas from 20 April to Mid-June 2018
The UK Club has received the following circular from correspondents in China advising that the China MSA is bringing in Special Safety Inspections for ships entering or intending to enter the Qingdao Water areas for navigation, berthing and operations for a limited period starting 20 April to mid-June 2018.
Korean Golf Day 2018
The Club held a golf day in Korea for members and brokers on Friday 13th April. The day was hosted on the Jack Nicklaus designed Ocean Course at the Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon by Andrew Jones, Asia Pacific Regional Director, and James Petrie Underwriting Director for Korea.
Navigation Speed Limit and Restrictions under Heavy Weather for Vessels Sailing within Xiamen Sea Area
The UK Club have received the following update from Huatai, regarding a notice on navigation speed limits and restrictions under heavy weather for vessels sailing within the Xiamen Sea area.