A Roadmap for Ship Decarbonisation
Global warming is one of the most severe and complex challenges our world faces today; there is an urgent need to reduce emission levels and avoid the most devastating impacts of climate change and every individual, business, and industry, including shipping, has a part to play.
During the 110th session of the International Labour Conference, held from 27 May to 11 June 2022, the plenary session approved additional amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC 2006)
Marpol Annex VI requires ships to reduce SOx emissions either by burning low sulphur fuel or by cleaning the exhaust gas. Exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), also known as "scrubbers", have been fitted onboard many ships as an acceptable equivalent method of compliance under Marpol Annex VI.
Comprehensive Cover for Offshore Operations
Anna Macdonald and James Petrie talk on the UK Club's Offshore & Energy cover, and meeting the liabilities and losses incurred by owners, operators and charterers working in the global offshore and energy sectors
Gallstones are formed when substances, such as cholesterol, bile pigments and/or calcium salts, harden into a solid form
The Club’s correspondent in China, Huatai Marine, provide in their latest Circular No: PNI  05 details of this summer’s fishing ban along China’s coastal areas.
Herculito Maritime Limited & others v Gunvor International BV & others (The "Polar") - Court of Appeal  EWCA Civ 1828
The Court of Appeal has held that in the absence of clear words to the contrary, the holders of bills of lading will not be excluded from their liability to contribute to general average, where the peril suffered is already insured by the shipowner.
Japan office closures for Golden Week
Please note that our Japan offices will be closing for four days to celebrate a collection of National holidays known as 'Golden Week'
In their latest alert to their clients, ECM Maritime Services, LLC reports on clarification received from the EPA relating to the requisite frequency of sampling and analysis of treated ballast water discharges from USCG type approved Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) and Alternate Management systems (AMS)* onboard vessels subject to VGP requirements
Wash Damage and Speed Regulation Update - River Plate and Parana De Las Palmas, Argentina
The UK Club have received the following update from local correspondents, Pandi Liquidadores, regarding new speed limitations and wash damage guidance within the Parana River area.
The Canadian government has issued Bulletin No. 09/2022 dated 11.04.2022 in which it sets out revised speed restriction measures to protect the North Atlantic right whales (NARW).
The UK Club’s Correspondents, Oasis P&I, provide an update on the revised ship routing and reporting systems at Xiamen Port which will come into effect on 1 March 2022.
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to dominate the headlines around the world
China - Supreme Court's Memorandum of National Courts' Symposium on Commercial and Maritime Cases
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to an article by Haitong & Partners law firm dated 27.01.2022 in which Haitong provides their comments on the maritime section of the Supreme Court's Memorandum of National Courts' Symposium on Commercial and Maritime Cases.
Case Study: A falling incident from a ladder
This paper introduces a case of fall accidents that occurred in the past and considers measures to prevent the recurrence of such accidents.
This tragic accident is of particular significance because it was a major reason for the creation of the ISM (International Safety Management) Code
China - Pilot programme opening up coastal carriage to vessels of foreign Container Lines
The UK Club's correspondents, Huatai Marine, report on an announcement by the country's Ministry of Transport on 13.12.2021 regarding a pilot programme to partially open up China's coastal trade.
These amendments will enter into force on 1 April 2022.
A global fuel sulphur cap of 0.5% was introduced from 1 January 2020, while the 0.1% sulphur cap continued to apply within the ECAs designated under MARPOL Annex VI
Australia - AMSA Focused Inspection Campaign on Planned Maintenance - 15 Jan to 30 Mar 2022
Shipowners, operators and Masters should be aware that AMSA will be conducting a focused inspection campaign on planned maintenance from 15 January to 30 March 2022 for the purposes of determining compliance with maintenance requirements of international conventions.