Join us in our three-part "Ask an Expert" series, where Ansuman Ghosh, Director of Risk Assessment of UK Club discusses the key issues and challenges associated with ballast water management (BWM) and listens to the experiences from the experts at SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company.
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.
Tony joined Thomas Miller as a Ship Inspector. After passing a degree in Marine Engineering and becoming Chief Engineer, he came ashore as Superintendent and then Marine Surveyor / Consultant.
Chris joined Thomas Miller in March 2001, after a long seagoing career in all types of tankers. Chris joined Shell Tankers in 1969 as cadet and sailed with them until 1977 rising to Second Officer, then joined Silver Line (V.Ships UK) and sailed in Chemical Tankers and LPG vessels.
Markus Westphal joined Thomas Miller in 2014 as a Risk Assessor. He previously worked on general cargo vessels, bulk carriers and container vessels, rising to the rank of Master in 2000. As a junior officer, Markus served on salvage tugs and was involved in several salvage operations off the South African coast as well as the development of the Mossgas project off Mosselbay.
UK Club Live Webinar (Series 15): Navigating in River (Dire) Straits - Collisions and Groundings
The UK P&I Club recently held a Webinar on the subject of confined navigation, particularly in rivers such as the Mississippi and Paraná; more information and a recording of the Webinar is now available.
The International Group has approved an updated version of essDOCS’s electronic trading system.
A new initiative from the UK Club loss prevention team and CAE, the world’s largest aviation training company. Featuring 12 aviation incidents that cross-refer to the maritime sector, highlighting important and transferable ‘lessons from the flight deck’.
Richard joined Thomas Miller in 1997 and has a wealth of experience in handling a wide variety of P&I and FDD claims across all sectors of the shipping industry. Recently, Richard has had particular focus on ICA claims, Charterers’ cover, advising on cover for various types of contracts including COUs, and IMO 2020 in EMEA1.
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.
Chinese SPC’s latest retrial ruling expands exposures to Owners and P&I Clubs in soybean damage cases
The UK Club have received the below advice from Wang Jing & Co., Xiamen, regarding soya bean claims.
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.
Neil has over 25 years’ experience in P&I. He specialises in the handling of a wide variety of people related claims, predominantly for Members who are based in Germany. Neil is also the Club’s Correspondent Manager, where he is responsible for the day-to-day management of their network of listed correspondents. He is the Club’s representative on the International Group Correspondent Sub-Committee. Neil has also previously worked for another IG P&I Club.