UK Club Correspondent Huatai Marine have provided the below Circular (available in both English and Chinese).
The UK P&I Club, has launched ‘Global Crew Change Advice’, a comprehensive manual that outlines current challenges and issues regarding crew changes in ports throughout the world.
New revised People's Republic of China (PRC) law on the prevention and control of environmental pollution by solid wastes (“the law”) – Effective 1st September 2020”.
Supreme Court of China published Judicial Interpretation on Crew Issues Arising During Trials
To encourage consistency in court rulings on crew related issues, the Supreme Court of China published on 27 Sep 2020, its “Judicial Interpretation Regarding the Trial of Crew Members Related Cases” which comprises of 21 articles.
China – Covid-19 nucleic acid tests compulsory for crew joining vessels calling at Chinese ports
On 24 September, the Chinese Ministry of Transport, General Administration of Customs, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs jointly issued an Announcement (Announcement of the Ministry of Transport No.
UK Club correspondents in South Korea have provided the following two updates regarding strict regulations for vessels arriving at South Korea with crew joining from certain countries.
The Club’s correspondents for Ghana has highlighted the recent increase in MARPOL fines levied against vessels calling in Ghana's ports (Takoradi and Tema), particularly with relation to the discharge of sewage.
The Club’s correspondents in Australia, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, advise of an increase in fines for those polluting Australian waters.
Further to their recent Circular Ref No: PNI  05 bringing to our attention China MSA’s version 2.0 of their “Guidance on the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 on board”, the Club’s Correspondents, Messrs Huatai Marine, have now issued a new Circular Ref No: PNI  06 providing Members with the latest update on crew changes in Chinese ports.
Oasis P&I have issued the following update on the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus in China, advising on port operations and measures taken by the authorities to contain the spread of the outbreak.
The following table lists countries which have imposed bans on vessels fitted with open-loop SOx scrubbers calling at their ports, and on the discharge of washwater from these scrubber systems within their port waters.
The Club has recently been notified of an increase in Port State Control (PSC) detentions experienced by Singapore ships, due to sewage treatment plant defects.
Today, more and more jurisdictions are either mandating or encouraging parties in dispute to make attempts to resolve their disputes through alternative dispute resolution forums before commencing proceedings in court.
The UK Club has received the attached circular from the Port of Fujairah Marine Department, regarding a recent ban on open loop scrubbers within the port.