The Club has recently been notified by our correspondent in Australia, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, of an increase in fines for those polluting Australian waters.
Update on Venezuela's monetary reconversion
The UK Club have received the following update from local correspondents Globalpandi, regarding Venezuela's monetary reconversion and what it means for Members.
1155 - 08/18 - Fish Farm Claims in China
UK Club Correspondents Huatai have confirmed 71 Allision incidents involving Chinese fish farms and ships entered with International Group Clubs in 2017. Lanshan recorded the vast majority of these incidents.
Crew Health Administrator Stuart Last comments on a recent trip with Mission to Seafarers to the Tilbury docks.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) issued an updated list of national operational contact points dated July 31, 2018.
Members are referred to the Alert issued by the Association on 21/04/2017 relating to the Panama Canal Advisory A-15-2017: Modification to Fuel Requirements in Canal Waters.
Members are advised that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued a new marine notice (2018/3), reminding vessel owners, operators and masters of the need to stow and secure cargo containers in accordance with approved arrangements.
UK Club visit maritime cadets for 150th
This week UK Club Senior Loss Prevention Advisor Anuj Velankar and Risk Assessor Ansuman Ghosh visited Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education Training (MANET) and Tolani Maritime Institute in India.
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.
Press Release: Over one in ten crew unfitness cases relate to hepatitis - UK P&I Club comments
The Crew Health Team at UK P&I Club, calls for greater crew education on hepatitis.
Waste ban in Thailand - Update
Further to our bulletin no. 1152 issued earlier this month, Members are advised of the following updates in relation to the waste ban in Thailand.
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 Club have received the following update from Dias Marine Consulting, in regards to current ballasting issues in Ukrainian ports.
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.
UK P&I Club, a leading provider of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has launched the first in a series of educational and informative, reflective-learning, training videos.
1152 - 07/18 - Waste ban in Thailand
Members are advised that the government in Thailand is implementing strict measures to ensure that prohibited plastic waste is not permitted to be imported or entered into the country. This follows a recent national police investigation, with the discovery of smuggled & prohibited waste.
The Club has been alerted to a number of recent incidents involving crew at mooring stations, most of which have resulted in horrendous life-changing injuries, one was fatal.
During transfer operations, the cargo hose ruptured near the receiving vessel's manifold, causing oil to spray on deck and overboard.