The Club would like to alert Members to a worrying development at Ukrainian ports.
Under the Port of Rotterdam Regulation (11_4_1), only crew onboard vessels under 170 m in length moored alongside the quay are allowed to undertake lashing operations onboard.
Members may be interested to know that the above agreement signed between the two countries on 15 August 1985, reserving shipments between Argentina and Brazil to Argentinian and Brazilian vessels, will come to an end next February.
In accordance with the Maritime Traffic Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China, Maritime Safety Administration of the PRC (“MSA”) issued a notice on 27th August 2021 requiring vessels of foreign nationality that fall into the categories within to report to Chinese maritime administrations pre-entering the territorial sea of China.
Press Release: UK P&I Club announces promotion of Anuj Velankar to Regional Loss Prevention Director
The UK P&I Club, one of the leading providers of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has appointed Anuj Velankar as Regional Loss Prevention Director.
The Club is pleased to issue the following guidance from our Club Correspondent Oasis P&I regarding their circular No_2107: Updates on Chinese Ports after Recent Regional Outbreaks of Covid-19 in China.
In their latest Circular PNI 11, which can be downloaded within, the UK Club’s Correspondents, Huatai Insurance Agency and Consultant Service Ltd, provide useful guidance to Members on how to avoid collisions with fishing vessels in Chinese coastal waters.
As a mutual we are run for and by our Members, our Board is made up of our ship owning members who understand the issues and risks faced.
ECM Client Alert
Members are referred to Transport Canada’s Ship Safety Bulletin (SSB) 12/2021 which clarifies requirements for vessels under the Interim Order for the Protection of the Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) in the Waters of Southern British Columbia, 2021 which came into force on 1 June 2021.
Singapore: 47 individuals & 7 companies penalized for breaching COVID-19 related regulations
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced that 47 individuals and 7 companies, including ocean-going vessel interests, were penalized between November 2020 and June 2021 for breaching safe management regulations, apparently related to the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020.
The AMSA National Compliance Plan 2021-22
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has released its 2021-2022 National Compliance Plan, consisting of five compliance focus area, is part of a continuous improvement-led approach to clearly identify safety and compliance priorities for domestic commercial vessels and regulated Australian and foreign-flagged commercial vessels in Australian waters.
The UK Club hosted yet another successful webinar discussing “Ballast Water Management Outlook”, focusing on Ballast water management (BWM) technology, implementation, compliance monitoring, enforcement of the convention, and operational practicalities.
Part 7 Transfer
The United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association Limited Part VII Transfer
The UK Club’s correspondents, Taiwan Transport Insurance Services Ltd, (TTIS), have kindly notified that the new pre-arrival notification rules in Taiwan for Changhua Wind Farm Channel will take effect on 26 October 2021.
The Member Authorities of Tokyo and Paris MOU on PSC will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Stability.
In order to keep our Members posted with the development of the changes in those areas, the UK Club’s correspondents Huatai have kindly issued a circular to introduce the current situation of fishery farm claims and update the latest geographical extent of the major fishery farms in China.