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.
China: Shanghai MSA issued a Safety Notice on inspection on propulsion and auxiliary machinery
Following the collision in the deep water channel of Changjiangkou (CJK) area, Shanghai Maritime Administration (the “Shanghai MSA”) has issued a Safety Notice to urge all ships to undertake thorough propulsion and auxiliary machinery detection prior to departure from the berth or arrival in the restricted waters.
Please find below information received from UK Club correspondent in Turkey, Vitsan; the circular outlines the recent announcement that wash water discharge of open-loop scrubbers is prohibited in Turkish waters.
Malaysian Detentions - March 2021
UK Club correspondents, Spica Services Malaysia, report that the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has in the last few days launched an operation named ‘Operation Jangkar Haram’, which translates to operation anchoring illegally.
The UK P&I Club have received the following update from Oasis P&I Services, on the implementation of a ban on the transportation of highly toxic chemicals in the Yangtze River basin in China.
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”.
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.
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.
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.