Following the President's May 8, 2018 decision to withdraw from the JCPOA and to begin re-imposing the U.S.
Following the continued coverage of bunker issues in the US Gulf, the Club has produced this short FAQ in conjunction with Brookes Bell. Should you have any further questions or claims arising, please contact your usual P&I or Defence claims handler.
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.
Members will have noted the decision by President Trump announced on May 8 to withdraw the USA from participation in the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) agreed between Iran, the EU, and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States - plus Germany), and to re-impose US nuclear-related sanctions.
Client alert: U.S modifies russian sanctions against united company Rusal extending time to wind down contracts
Below is a Client Alert from US Law Firm, Freehill, Hogan & Mahar LLP advising on modifications to sanctions imposed on United Company Rusal PLC."
Foreign shipowners trading with Venezuela should exercise caution to be certain that any remittances made through the U.S.
Please note due to impending severe weather conditions in the New York and New Jersey region, the New Jersey Office will be temporarily closed on Wednesday 21st March.
The UK Club have received the following update from Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP, regarding U.S. issued sanctions against North Korea.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) recently issued Policy Letter 18-02 providing guidelines for evaluating potential courses of action when a vessel bound for a U.S. port has an inoperable ballast water management/treatment system (BWMS/BWTS).
The UK P&I Club recently hosted a People Claims Seminar, which was well attended by Club Members.
Air pollution from maritime transport is a global environmental concern. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been working to reduce the harmful impacts of shipping on the environment, but as highlighted in the attached Legal Update, challenges for compliance and enforcement in regards to Sulphur emissions still remain.
USCG - BWMSs are not 'plug and play'
The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin advising that the installation and operation of ballast water management systems (BWMSs) on ships will require work specific to each vessel and its overall situation. Owners and operators should not expect that 'plug and play' will be appropriate.
Press release: Thomas Miller (Americas) Inc raises over $170,000 for Breast Cancer Research annual golf day
Thomas Miller (Americas) Inc. has raised over $170,000 at its annual Charity Golf Day at Forsgate Country Club, New Jersey.