U.S. revokes sanctions against Sudan
The U.S State Department announced that, effective October 12, 2017, the U.S sanctions against Sudan imposed under E.0.s 13067 and 13412 will be revoked.
The UK P&I Club have received the following circular from correspondents Venepandi, regarding six oil product tankers that are currently docked at the Paraguana Refining Center (CRP).
The UK Club has received the following update from correspondents, Omur Marine, regarding regulation of marine traffic in Turkish Straits.
The Club had recently been notified of claims involving our Members' vessels running into fishing farms anchored at the vicinity around the entrance of Lanshan Port.
The UK Club has received a number of updates from its correspondent network regarding the decision of a number of countries to cut diplomatic ties to Qatar.
The UK Club have received the following update from correspondents Pinto Basto regarding bunkering operation legislation in Angola.
Below is a circular issued by our Club correspondents on groundings at the main channel "paso cortada isla nueva" between km 335 and 345 Parana river.
Ukraine - Time Bars
Time Bars (TB) is the period of time allowed for filling a claim to court for the protection of civil rights or interests (art. 256 Civil Code of Ukraine).
Brazilian Meat Import Ban
On 17 March 2017, a Brazilian Federal Police investigation codenamed Carne Fraca ("Weak Flesh" in Portuguese) launched in 2015 became public, leading to many countries imposing bans on Brazilian meat products.
Zambales charges - Philippines
The Club has been made aware of shipowners being issued charges from the local government of Zambales for the transit of their vessels through coastal waters in recent weeks.
Indonesia - Time Bars
As such in Indonesia, the law does not specify when the limitation periods begin. However, in practice, the period starts when the right to make the claim first arises. However, there is no specific maritime law/Act in Indonesia but there are few provisions in regard to the time bars/limitation as per Indonesian Commercial Code.
Malaysia - Time Bars
In Malaysia, the principal act of limitation is set out in the Limitation Act 1953 ("the Act") basically based on the English Limitation Act 1939 which was since then replaced with the Limitation Act 1980. The Act prescribes different period of limitation depending on different types of causes of action that arise. The Act cautions that nothing therein shall operate as a bar to any action or proceedings unless expressly pleaded.
Myanmar - Time Bars
As commerce, including international commerce, starts to grow in Myanmar, there will be many cases in which a contract gives rise to a dispute between the parties to it. The question whether a Myanmar Court will or should adjudicate a contract dispute but if it does adjudicate, the rules which tell it whether to apply the domestic law of Myanmar, or the Myanmar rules of private international.
Thailand - Time Bars
As a civil law country, the general provisions of prescription are provided by the Civil and Commercial Code ("the Code") in its Book I, Title IV, Chapters I and II which came into force in 1923 and was subsequently amended in 1925 and 1992. In principle, the period of prescription begins to run from the moment when the claim can be enforced. If the claim is for forbearance, prescription begins to run from the moment when the right is first infringed (Section 193/12 of the Code).
Vietnam - Time Bars
The time bars are defined under Article 149 of the Civil Code 2015 (to become effective from 01 January 2017) that time bar means a time-limit provided by law where, upon its expiry, a legal consequence arises as prescribed by law.
International Time Bars
The UK P&I Club, with the assistance of our network of correspondents and legal contacts put together this online guide on International Time Bars for claims, particularly for maritime claims.
The Panama Canal Authority issued and released the attached Advisory to Shipping No. A-04-2017 regarding manoeuvring requirements in Panama Canal waters.
Chile - Time Bars
Under Chilean law the general principle is that any action relating to maritime disputes is time-barred in two years.