The UK Club have received the following update from Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP, regarding U.S. issued sanctions against North Korea.
Lessons Learnt: Loss of anchor
Anchoring a vessel requires to be very carefully planned taking into account the prevailing and forecast weather, current, depth of water, proximity of other vessels, navigational hazards and the capability of the anchoring machinery.
Panama Canal Update
The UK P&I Club have received the following update from local correspondents C. Fernie and Co, regarding the Panama Canal.
We have received notice from Members regarding email spam purportedly being sent from Del Rosario & Del Rosario Law Offices in Philippines. Del Rosario have advised that these emails are spam and should be ignored.
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.
The UK Club have received the following circular from the UAE Federal Transport Authority, regarding the conditions on oil and products cargoes operations in UAE ports, territorial waters and in the exclusive economic zones with immediate effect.
The UK P&I Club recently hosted a People Claims Seminar, which was well attended by Club Members.
Sophia Bullard, crew health programme director at UK P&I Club, advises crew on the causes of SAD and how to minimise its effects:
The UK P&I Club have received the following update from ECM Maritime Services, regarding the updated IMO list of national operational contact points.
Sea Pollution Fines 2018 - Turkey
The UK P&I Club have received the following circular from Omur Marine, regarding updated sea pollution fines in Turkey for 2018.
The Club has issued a number of bulletins in the past on cyber fraud. Unfortunately, this type of crime continues to cause problems.
The Club recently hosted a well attended loss prevention themed seminar at Limassol for local Members and the wider Cyprus shipping community.