UK Club at Seattle’s 2011 Dream Gala
UK Club Director Harley Franco, his wife Lela and the employees of Harley Marine were honoured with the JDRF Seattle Guild's "Living and Giving" award which recognises "outstanding support" of the foundation's work. The UK Club was one of the corporate sponsors attending the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 22nd Annual Dream Gala in Seattle this month. Thomas Miller Americas' President Mike Jarrett hosted a Club table at the gala for local Members and friends.
CMA 2011: The UK Club is at stands 9 & 10
The UK Club stand is along the same concourse as Fincantieri, NKK, Bahamas Maritime Authority and Tradewinds. Our team includes Hugo Wynn-Williams - chief executive Thomas Miller P&I, Mike Jarrett - President & CEO Thomas Miller Americas and Karl Lumbers - Loss Prevention Director. Drop by and see us for a chat.
A press release advising the arrangements for radiation monitoring of incoming cargo and passengers has been published on the US Customs and Border Protection website.
The Club would wish to bring to Members attention a recent decision made by the U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit. The Court found that the crew of a tug & barge which failed to report a hazardous condition to the U.S.C.G...
Circular 1/11: Oil Pollution in the United States Tanker Voyage Additional Premium System - 2011 Policy Year
The additional premium system for tankers carrying persistent oil to or from the United States will continue for the 2011 policy year. Rates have been reduced by 12.5 per cent.
Annexe to Circular 28/10: Charterparty Clause - Financial Security in respect of Pollution
Recommended pollution charterparty clauses were circulated to Members in 1990 in response to prospective oil pollution legislation in the United States of America and amended and consolidated in 1996 and 2008.
Circular 19/10 (October 2010) US Vessel Response Plans - Salvage and Marine Firefighting Requirements Final Rule - 31 December 2008 - Deadline for implementation - 22 February 2011 - update
US Coast Guard published its circular NVIC No 2-10 providing guidance on implementation and enforcement of VRP Final Rule requirements. A correction and further update to Annex 4 of Club Circular 12/10 is provided below. An amendment has been made to the previously circulated Donjon Smit contract. This circular refers to Club Circular 12/10 and a similar circular is to be issued by all Group clubs.
Statement of Brian Buckley McAllister, Vice President and General Counsel of McAllister Towing, New York
This paper addresses the liability and financial responsibility for oil spills under the Oil Pollution Act 1990 and related statutes comments on the impact of the May 12th proposed legislative package in relation to the smaller US operators.
The Association would like to remind Members of the AREA TO BE AVOIDED (ATBA) off the Washington coast.
The Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act 2010, due to become US law very shortly, imposes substantial requirements on cruise ships carrying over 250 passengers on international voyages which embark or disembark passengers in any US port. They concern design and construction, medical facilities, passenger and crew information, training and measures to report and combat crime.