UK Club Live Webinar (Series 15): Navigating in River (Dire) Straits - Collisions and Groundings
The UK P&I Club recently held a Webinar on the subject of confined navigation, particularly in rivers such as the Mississippi and Paraná; more information and a recording of the Webinar is now available.
The below information received from UK Club Correspondents Wang Jing and Co, providing updated safety guidelines for the prevention of collisions between merchant vessels and fishing vessels as released by China MSA.
QCR Winter 2020: Bright Shipping ltd v Changhong Group (HK) Ltd (the “CF Crystal” and the “Sanchi”)  HKCA 1062
Collision at sea within EEZ of PRC — Forum non conveniens — Whether Hong Kong proceedings should be stayed in favour of Shanghai Maritime Court.
QCR Winter 2020: The owners of the vessel Sakizaya Kalon v the owners of the vessel Panamax Alexander –  EWHC 2604 (Admlty)
Collision action – Convoy of eight vessels transiting Suez Canal – Five-ship Casualty – 100% Liability for collisions
Here are a few lessons learnt after a vessel collision.
A bulk carrier received instructions to anchor in a designated port anchorage area occupied by other vessels.
Ships are alerted to expect an increased number of fishing boats when sailing in Chinese waters
The UK P&I Club have received the following circular from correspondents Huatai, regarding potential collisions with fishing boats while sailing in Chinese waters as the fishing ban period in the region comes to an end.