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.
Preparing for the 2020 low sulphur limit
The IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) set 1st of January 2020 as entry-into-force date of the 0.50% m/m global sulphur in marine fuel cap at its 70th session on 24th - 28th October 2016. In preparation for implementation of the limit, extensive work has been carried out by IMO and recently by its Intersessional Working Group that met during 9th -13th July 2018.
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.
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.
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.
Biofouling Standards in New Zealand – Update and advice from the Club’s Correspondents, P&I Services
The Club's local correspondents, P&I Services, have issued the following update on biofouling standards in New Zealand.
Update on low sulphur fuel requirement to be implemented in all ports within Yangtze River
Low sulphur fuel requirements were implemented in all ports within the Yangtze River from 1st September 2017. The UK P&I Club have received the following update from its local correspondents on the issue.
UK Club correspondents have issued a circular on the low Sulphur fuel requirement to be implemented in all ports within Zhejiang ECA, China which include Ningbo, Zhoushan, Jiaxing, Taizhou, etc. from 1st Sep 2017.
South Korea - notice of amendment to the regulations on the imposition and collection of oil spill response costs
The Club has been advised by our local correspondents that the Korea Coast Guard (former Ministry of Public Safety and Security) issued a notification stating that they have amended the regulations on the imposition and collection of oil spill response costs on 30th June, which will take effect on 1st September 2017.
1137 - 08/17 - Notice of Xiamen Municipal Peoples Government Measures for Upcoming BRICS - Sept 2017
Xiamen People's Government issued a Notice in late July to implement temporary regulatory and control measures over ships in the port area of Xiamen Bay during the upcoming BRIC meeting, which will be taking place from 3rd September to 5th September 2017.
As from May 2018, it will be compulsory for vessels calling at ports in New Zealand to comply with the Craft Risk Management Standard (CRMS) for biofouling