MPA Singapore Port Marine Circular No. 22
The MPA of Singapore has issued Port Marine Circular No.22 on restrictions for unmanned aircraft over port waters in response to increasing incidents.
On 30 November 2022, the Club held a webinar to discuss the causes and methods of prevention of container losses at sea.
What is Dry January?
Join Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Programme Director for the UK P&I Club, as she shares her personal journey and insights into participating in Dry January.
The Club's correspondent, Vitsan Istanbul, has issued a Circular to alert Members to a Notice issued by Turkiye's Directorate General of Maritime on 31 December 2022 regarding the South Anchorage Areas of the Istanbul Strait.
Turkiye - 2023 Pollution Fines
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the 2023 sea pollution fines in Turkiye applicable from 1 January 2023
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the latest Circular from the Club's correspondent in Turkiye, Vitsan Istanbul
Due to the impact of losses from the Russian/Ukrainian situation affecting the availability of global insurance and reinsurance capacity, the Club's reinsurers are no longer able to secure reinsurance for war risk exposure to Russian, Ukrainian or Belarus territorial risks.
Circular 18/22: Special General Meeting of the United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association Limited - Proposed Amendments to Rules
Special GM Of The United Kinagdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Limited - Proposed Amendments To Rules, Bye-Laws And Articles Of Association
MEPC 79 - A Summary
THE IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) responsible for matters concerning the prevention and control of pollution from ships, held its 79th session (MEPC 79) in London from 12-16 December 2022
Shipping in EU ETS from 2024
The EU ETS, established in 2005, is the world’s first emissions trading system and remains the largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trading system across multiple countries and multiple sectors.
Crew Care Team - UK Immigration Alert
The Club would like to draw Members attention to the latest circular from Club correspondents Van Ameyde McAuslands regarding the UK government's announcement of tough new immigration enforcement measures.
Patrick Ryan, Sustainability Director for the UK P&I Club, discussed with Maritime Risk International on the COP27 climate conference in Egypt and what it may mean for the shipping sector.
UKP&I has a long history of supporting maritime charities, particularly those that help to improve the health and wellbeing of seafarers
COP27 - A Summary
COP27 took place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 7-20th November 2022, having overrun by a day and a bit for the agreement to be signed off by the 200 countries which participated in the conference
One of the areas in which we can have the greatest positive impact is in our efforts to improve safety and prevent losses from happening in the first place. We work hard to achieve this through our numerous loss prevention activities and by our efforts to mitigate negative impacts such as pollution when incidents occur. Our support package for Loss Prevention is one of the most comprehensive available in the P&I market, and includes condition surveys, risk assessments, and a wide range of publications and support.
Following significant engagement between the International Group and the Government of Turkey, an agreement has now been reached for such ships carrying crude oil cargoes and that will allow Members to continue voyages through Turkish controlled international straits and waters.
No Requirement for Vessels to Submit Seafarers' Nucleic Test Results before Calling Chinese Ports
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the latest advice from Club correspondents Huatai Marine relating to the Chinese government's new policy on improving epidemic prevention and control measures, a new version of Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in Ports and Their Frontline Personnel (the 12th edition)
Circular 17/22: The Price Cap on Russian Oil
The EU, G7 and Australia (the “Price Cap Coalition”) has recently introduced legislation and guidance effective 5 December 2022 intended to maintain the supply of Russian oil to world markets whilst at the same time reducing Russia’s earnings from its oil exports (the “Price Cap Scheme”).
Request from the Turkish Authorities for Confirmatory Letters of P&I Cover for Ships Entering International Straits and Turkish Waters, Ports and Terminals
Turkish authorities require ships to provide confirmatory letters of P&I cover before entering international straits, Turkish waters, ports, and terminals.