MPA Singapore Port Marine Circular No.19
The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore recently issued Port Marine Circular No.19 of 2022 which introduced a requirement for all non-vaccinated crew arriving in Singapore after 28th August to perform a pre-departure COVID test 2 days before arrival and hold valid travel insurance which covers them for all COVID risks.
In September last year, the Club issued an alert from the Club's correspondent, Spica Services WISMA PMI in which they highlighted the increasing incidents of detention of vessels anchored in waters off Bintan Island, Indonesia
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the latest circular from our correspondent in China, Oasis P&I Services Limited.
The Club's Correspondent, Vitsan, has issued a Circular to advise Members of amendments and new provisions in the Turkish Environmental Law for Marine Pollution Incidents, published in the Official Gazette on 15 June 2022.
The Club’s correspondent in China, Huatai Marine, provide in their latest Circular No: PNI  05 details of this summer’s fishing ban along China’s coastal areas.
Wash Damage and Speed Regulation Update - River Plate and Parana De Las Palmas, Argentina
The UK Club have received the following update from local correspondents, Pandi Liquidadores, regarding new speed limitations and wash damage guidance within the Parana River area.
China: Announcement on Effectively Implementing Remote Prevention and Control Measures of COVID-19
The UK Club’s local correspondents, Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd, have issued a circular on the announcement of the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the General Customs on Effectively Implementing Remote Prevention and Control Measures of the COVID-19 for Vessels Engaged in International Voyages.
The UK Club’s Correspondents, Oasis P&I, provide an update on the revised ship routing and reporting systems at Xiamen Port which will come into effect on 1 March 2022.
State Council of PRC Issued Notice Regarding Epidemic Control and Assistance to Crew Members on Ocean Going Vessels
The UK P&I Club have received the following update from local correspondents, Oasis P&I Services Company Limited, advising of a State Council of PRC issued notice regarding epidemic control and assistance to crew members on ocean going vessels.
The UK P&I Club have received the following update from local correspondents, Huatai Insurance Agency and Consultant Service Ltd., regarding the latest on fishery farms in Lanshan, China
The UK P&I Club has launched a new app 'Correspondent Connect', available on Google Play store and Apple App store*, allowing users to easily access correspondent information from their mobile device.
The UK Club would like to direct Members to Representacoes Proinde Ltda's newsletter, Proinde News| 17 September 2021, which contains well written articles on many topics pertaining to Brazil.
Coastal Waters of Zhejiang Province, China
Please find below Circular PNI12 from UK Club Correspondent Huatai Marine outlining the adjustment of the main public shipping routes in the coastal waters of Zhejiang Province, China.
Canada Ballast Water Regulations - Update
Transport Canada recently announced an update to their Ballast Water Regulations (SOR/2021-120) which entered into immediate effect
The UK Club has recently been made aware of new measures put in place at Chinese ports in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19, in particular the Indian variant.
Texas Ports and Courts update - May 2021
The UK Club has received an update from listed Correspondent Royston Rayzor Vickery & Williams regarding the latest developments form the ports and courts on the Texas coast
We have recently seen an increase in Port State Control fines on vessels at Ghanaian ports.
In order to implement the amendment to The Prevention and Control of Solid Waste Law, the Chinese government announced the complete ban of imports of solid waste from January 1, 2021.
China - Bulk Cargo Shortage at Loading Port
Our local correspondents in China, Huatai Marine, have provided the following update on cases where a claim is made for shortage on the ground of short loading at the loading port, despite the shortage of discharged quantity not exceeding 0.5%.
The Club's correspondent in the Ukraine, Dias Marine Consulting p.c, has provided the below update that as of 21:00 on 24 April 2021 till 21:00 on 31-10-2021 Russia will limit transit of foreign military ships and other foreign state-owned ships in three regions of the Black Sea within Russian territorial waters.