As an extension of the UK Club's dedication to safety our Loss Prevention team are proud to have launched a new book focusing on the imperative nature of human element training; the book - Maritime Team Dynamics: 'Lessons from the Flight Deck' - was created in partnership with CAE - the leaders in civil aviation training.
The Sea Cargo Charter
The Sea Cargo Charter (“the Charter”) provides a global transparent framework and baseline for assessing and disclosing the climate alignment of chartering activities against the IMO’s absolute target as set out in its Initial Strategy which is to reduce the shipping industry’s total annual greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions by at least 50% of 2008 levels by 2050.
The Club would like to alert Members to a recent increase in incidents of detention of vessels anchored in waters off the island of Bintan, Indonesia by the Indonesian Navy.
On 14 July 2021 the European Commission adopted the EU’s “Fit for 55” package which consists of a set of inter-connected proposals that will together deliver the EU’s ambition of reducing its greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels, and for the EU to become a climate neutral continent by 2050.
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.
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.
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’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.
Australia: COVID-19 Update
Members are advised that effective 12:00pm, Thursday 22 July, South Australia transitioned from a 'low risk' state to a ‘medium risk’ state, advance warning of a FIC has also been given which will run in Australia from 1 August to 31 September 2021 to determine the level of compliance with the safety of navigation requirements of International Conventions and familiarity of the masters and officers with their processes for ensuring safety of navigation.