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.
The Club has partnered with Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS), a global market leader in marine fuel testing and bunker surveys
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.
It has been an unexpected start to the year but we have some exciting news!
Refinery catalytic fines in marine fuel oil are not a new problem but in recent years there appears to have been an increase in the frequency of engine damage caused by these highly abrasive particles. In conjunction with Brookes Bell, the UK Club have produced the following technical advice for Members.
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.
The UK Club have received the following update from correspondents Pinto Basto regarding bunkering operation legislation in Angola.
China ECAs Summary
From 1st January 2017, all the key ports (i.e. Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Tangshan, Huanghua, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan, Suzhou and Nantong ) within the three China ECAs will implement the low sulphur bunker requirements. Please see attached the latest circular published by Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd.
LLMC 1996, 2012 amendment - FAQs
The Limits of liability under the original LLMC 1996 protocol have been increased by 51% prompted by a number of high profile bunker pollution incidents, notably the Pacific Adventurer incident of Queensland, Australia in 2009.