Vessels in Yangtze River Delta ECA to use fuel with sulphur content not exceeding 0.5% m/m as from 1 October 2018.
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.
This Legal Briefing provides a quick overview of the cabotage regimes in Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Peru and the United States, highlighting the restrictions, the exceptions, and penalties for violating these regulations.
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.
Asian Gypsy Moth - Update
The UK P&I Club have received the following update from local correspondents, PICC, regarding the high risk season for Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM).
Since 24 types of solid waste were added on to the import ban list on August 10, 2017, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Ministry of Commerce and two other Ministries of China jointly issued the announcement of the Amendment on Administrative Catalogue of Waste Importation on April 13, 2018. Read more from the UK Club correspondents in the attached Circular.
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.
China MSA Implements Special Safety Inspections for Ships Entering the Qingdao Water Areas from 20 April to Mid-June 2018
The UK Club has received the following circular from correspondents in China advising that the China MSA is bringing in Special Safety Inspections for ships entering or intending to enter the Qingdao Water areas for navigation, berthing and operations for a limited period starting 20 April to mid-June 2018.
Korean Golf Day 2018
The Club held a golf day in Korea for members and brokers on Friday 13th April. The day was hosted on the Jack Nicklaus designed Ocean Course at the Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon by Andrew Jones, Asia Pacific Regional Director, and James Petrie Underwriting Director for Korea.
Navigation Speed Limit and Restrictions under Heavy Weather for Vessels Sailing within Xiamen Sea Area
The UK Club have received the following update from Huatai, regarding a notice on navigation speed limits and restrictions under heavy weather for vessels sailing within the Xiamen Sea area.
QCR Winter 2017:Clarification of Owner's duty to exercise due diligence under the Hague Visby Rules in the context of a main engine breakdown.
Clarification of Owner's duty to exercise due diligence under the Hague Visby Rules in the context of a main engine breakdown.
Is it time for everyone to admit that global warming is upon us? If so, "Act of God" or Foreseeable risk? The more frequent occurrences of natural disasters have certainly led to safety concerns by many ship owners.
The UK Club have received the following circular from local correspondents Huatai, regarding stricter regulation on solid waste importation in China from 2018.
North China's record low temperatures and icy sea ask for special caution during navigation
The UK P&I Club have received the following circular from local correspondents Huatai, regarding record low temperatures in North China and icy sea conditions.
The Club has recently been notified through various sources about a newly enforced Yellow Fever quarantine requirement for individuals, vessels and cargo entering into China from certain countries as announced by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) website Announcement No. 11/2018, dated 19th January 2018.
Know your limits!
In 2005, Hong Kong finally adopted the 1996 Protocol's limitation levels, which came into play locally on 3 May 2015. Since then, the negotiations have continued between participating member states on amendments to the limitation levels.
Low Sulphur Fuel Requirement from 01.01.2018
The attached PDF Circular from the UK Club Correspondents details how all Ports within the three ECAs in China will be implementing the Low Sulphur Fuel Requirement from 01.01.2018.