Founded in 1543, Santos has been long known as a port city – first through the export of coffee and then other commodities. Santos was significantly modernised and expanded in the 1990s to incorporate new technologies, operating with specialised terminals for containers, general cargo, and dry and liquid bulk, and it is responsible for almost 27% of the country’s trade. Santos is considered the largest port in Latin America, with its docks being 25 km long and able to accommodate about 50 ships at a time.
A Solution to Pollution
An oil spill is an ‘all hands-on deck!’ moment, inviting everyone from insurers, charterers, owners, the U.S. Coast Guard, local and state authorities, property, and ecological interests, and more to get involved. Tying all these parties together is the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (‘OPA’).
Recently, and in particular during the summer period, the Club has noticed a spike in stowaway cases, hence the below article serves as a refresher on what is already known as well as an update on the practical problems and implications for Owners that may arise in connection with the disembarkation and repatriation of stowaways.
The UK Club would like to draw Members' attention to the latest alert from our local correspondent Venepandi C.A related to the navigational hazard in the internal waters of the Venezuelan Caribbean Sea, specifically to the vessels that are heading towards the ports of eastern Venezuela.
In 1914, a single ship passed through the Panama Canal to little fanefare bringing to fruition a multinational effort that began 44 years prior, this article looks at the brief history of the canal and some claims considerations
The UK P&I Club have received the following information from local correspondents, Pandi Liquidadores S.R.L., regarding new regulations for controlling Asian Gypsy Moth when arriving in Argentinian ports
Updated Towage guidance note
This note is designed for shipowners and their brokers to outline the P&I coverage of their ships during towage to a repair yard.
Drug enforcement activity in the United States targeting the trafficking of drugs entering the United States of America via merchant vessels continues to impact the Club in the guise of fines levied against unsuspecting ships.
Minimum seafarer age under Panama MLC 2006
Marine Circular 254 and the accompanying provisional "Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance Part 1" (DMLC 1) set out proposed standards in respect of seafarer working conditions under MLC 2006 legislation. Among the requirements it refers to the minimum age for seafarers as 18 which may impact members with trainees or cadets on Panamanian flagged vessels.
Regulations and advisories in relation to Panama's ratification of MLC 2006 and implementation through its national maritime legislation.
O UK P&I Club e sua parceria com o setor da navegação marítima do Brasil. Este livreto descreve a história do relacionamento longo e notável entre o setor brasileiro de navegação marítima e o UK P&I Club, assim como alguns eventos significativos da mesma.
This booklet sets out the history of, and some notable events in, the remarkable and long-standing relationship between the Brazilian shipping community and the UK P&I Club.
842 - 08/12 - Armed Robbery - Ecuador
Recent acts of piracy and armed robberies in the Guayaquil channel, Ecuador, have been brought to the Club's attention. These attacks are increasing in numbers and pose a serious threat to maritime commerce in the area.
Bahamas - MLC 2006 compliance resources
Regulations and advisories in relation to Bahamas ratification of the MLC 2006 and its implementation through national maritime legislation.