On 28 September, VPS released an important alert regarding distillate fuels
Bunker fuel analysis indicates more cases of contaminated bunker fuel in the Rotterdam and Amsterdam areas (ARA), suggesting that the problem persists
Biofuel: Benefits and Barriers webinar - Q&A
Following a recent UK Club webinar on Biofuels there were many questions raised answered, these have been conflated for the easy use of Members and the wider Shipping Industry
To promote safety and avoid maritime pollution, the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) has issued this shipping notice laying out the mandatory procedures for the transfer of oil and other substances.
The UAE Accedes to the Intl Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage
The United Arab Emirates has acceded the International Convention On Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001.
UK P&I Club has partnered with Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS), a global market leader in marine fuel testing and bunker surveys
In the third of our Ask an Expert video series Ian Crutchley (Customer Account Manager with VPS) and Paul Parkinson (Group Oil Condition Monitoring Business Development Leader for VPS), discuss the fuel, in terms of what has changed after the introduction of VLSFO, how these changes might be effecting the machinery as well as cylinder lubrication aspects.
QCR Winter 2020: Bow Jubail - The Court of Appeal in The Hague, Judgment dated 27 October 2020
Bunker spill from an oil and chemical tanker in ballast - Is the tanker a "ship" as defined in the CLC Convention when in ballast, and not carrying persistent oil?- Is limitation to be determined under CLC 1992 or the Bunker Convention 2001/ LLMC 76/96?
The International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage was adopted in March 2001.The Japanese Government deposited its instrument of accession for the Convention on 1st July 2020 and the condition for entry into force of the Convention will be met on 1st October 2020
Risk assessments conducted by the UK Club promote risk awareness and encourage risk management practices on board
Bunker Convention Certificates - Q&As
The UK P&I Club have updated their Q&A on Bunkers Convention Certificates for 2020.
Japan accedes to the Bunker Convention and the Wreck Removal Convention, in force from 1 October 2020
These Conventions will enter into force for Japan on 1st October, 2020.
The most frequently asked questions are answered from the UK Club's recent webinar on the technical and legal aspects of fuel quality claims.
UK P&I Club Live Webinar (Series 2): Fuel Quality Part 2 Technical Aspects of Fuel Quality Claims
Following the the success of the Club's 1st webinar, Anuj and Ansuman were joined by James Duncombe from CWA to answer various queries raised by the audience on the technical aspects of fuel quality claims.
The UK P&I Club successfully conducted its first webinar, it focused on the practical and legal issues of fuel quality.
It has been an unexpected start to the year but we have some exciting news!
This vessel was loading a bulk cargo in two of the vessel's lower holds. During the loading operation, the vessel bunkered 500 MT of HFO into no.'s 2 port and starboard fuel oil side tanks. Shortly after the completion of bunkering operations, the Chief Engineer (C/E) noticed the level of no.2 port fuel oil tank was decreasing from observation of the remote gauging system.
Lessons Learnt: Oil spill during bunkering
This was a very poorly planned bunkering operation from the outset with an almost complete neglect of the company SMS procedures. The bunkering checklist was ticked off but not in fact implemented.