China: Notice of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Areas on adjusting the system of summer fishing ban
We have received the following update from our local correspondent in China.
The Club’s correspondent in the Ukraine, Dias Marine Consulting p.c, has provided the below update that as of 21:00 on 24 April 2021 till 21:00 on 31-10-2021 Russia will limit transit of foreign military ships and other foreign state-owned ships in three regions of the Black Sea within Russian territorial waters.
China: Shanghai MSA issued a Safety Notice on inspection on propulsion and auxiliary machinery
Following the collision in the deep water channel of Changjiangkou (CJK) area, Shanghai Maritime Administration (the “Shanghai MSA”) has issued a Safety Notice to urge all ships to undertake thorough propulsion and auxiliary machinery detection prior to departure from the berth or arrival in the restricted waters.
Please find below information received from UK Club correspondent in Turkey, Vitsan; the circular outlines the recent announcement that wash water discharge of open-loop scrubbers is prohibited in Turkish waters.
The UAE Accedes to the Intl Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage
The United Arab Emirates has acceded the International Convention On Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001.
Hold Cleaning: the legal issues
The preparation of cargo holds for the next intended carriage is a critical operation which requires careful planning and execution; this article considers a number of legal issues which may arise, including terms commonly used in charterparties to describe the cleanliness of cargo holds, the consequences of failing to comply with such terms, potentially resulting in off-hire claims and damages, and the role of the independent surveyor.
Grief is the emotional suffering we experience when we lose someone or something valuable to us; this advice covers the emotional reactions one may experience, the stages, signs and symptoms of grief as well as how to cope with it.
Several factors, such as inadequate dredging, ice accumulation, or even scheduled lock maintenance, that impact one part of the system can create ripple effects throughout the maritime system as a whole, resulting in possible vessel damage or shipping bottlenecks.
The UK P&I Club have received the following update from Oasis P&I Services, on the implementation of a ban on the transportation of highly toxic chemicals in the Yangtze River basin in China.
FATCA became law in March 2010 and came into effect on 1st July 2014, the FATCA form has since been updated as of March 2021.
This document considers an incident presented to the English High Court in 2002, in which the link between the passage plan and seaworthiness was not used for determining if the vessel was seaworthy, unlike that of the CMA CGM Libra in 2020.
Whilst the future is uncertain, now is a good time to summarize how Brexit will affect the Maritime community.
The IMO MEPC Review on VLSFOs
In the lead up to the implementation of the IMO Sulphur regulations (on 1 January 2020), the shipping industry raised concerns over the uncertainty and potential diversity of the VLSFO characteristics so the ISO committee in charge of ISO 8217 has published a global overview of the key VLSFO fuel characteristics.