Safe Navigation and Stakeholders
When an accident involving a ship occurs, there are immediately questions concerning who is responsible and investigations inevitably target all stakeholders associated with the ships involved - this article examines what can be done and the role of P&I Clubs in such scenarios
The Sinking of the Titanic
In this short article, the Club takes a look back one of the most notorious historical incident in maritime history, the sinking of Titanic; this casualty gives us the opportunity to examine the reported facts, to reflect and understand human error and avoid those mistakes from being repeated that others have made.
Dragging Anchor and Maritime Accidents
This report outlines an example of an accident caused by dragging anchor and an examination of possible ways to prevent a ship from dragging its anchors.
Quarterly case review from the UK P&I Club indicates that single liability principle does not operate in a collision claim where the claim of one of the shipowners is time-barred.
There have been many collisions between cargo ships and fishing vessels near Japan due to the large number of fishing vessels that operate in the waters in this region
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
Lessons Learnt: Collision When Overtaking
A collision occurred between the subject tanker (4,829 GRT) and an overtaking dry cargo ship (93,152 gross tons) in conditions of good weather and visibility on the morning 4-8 watch
Fishing vessels may not always be relied upon to keep a good lookout, manoeuvre as expected or display the correct lights and signals where catching fish may be prioritised over compliance with the COLREGS
Collision avoidance seminar- Japan
The UK P&I Club recently held its annual P&I seminar for its Members in Tokyo on the subject of collision avoidance.
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.