Each year, the Port State Control (PSC) regimes establish a specific focus area during regular inspections, and this year, the Paris and Tokyo MoUs decided to run a CIC on the topic of fire safety.
The global economy is intricately connected to maritime trade, a crucial means of transporting essential commodities such as ores, food, vehicles, electronics, chemicals and energy
A Direct Order Can Cost in Court
Can a crewmember who sustains an injury while following the orders of a supervisor be held responsible for their own negligence in carrying out those orders? Rosa Ostrom, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, and Jennifer Porter, the UK P&I Club, wade through the various jurisdictional takes on the Direct Order doctrine.
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.
Crew Changes - A Comprehensive Guide
We have been working with over 200 members of our correspondents network to produce a comprehensive document that outlines challenges and changes for crew changes in ports
We have collated a range of industry best practice guidelines and relevant pages of organisations including the World Health Organization, International Labor Organization, and the International Maritime Organization.
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to dominate the headlines around the world
World Health Organization (WHO) releases an implementation guide for the management of Covid-19 on board cargo ships and fishing vessels.
State Council of PRC Issued Notice Regarding Epidemic Control and Assistance to Crew Members on Ocean Going Vessels
Oasis P&I Services Company Limited: State Council of PRC issued notice regarding epidemic control and assistance to crew members on ocean going vessels.
Guinea - Coup d'État
Members are alerted to the above incident which took place on Tuesday morning, and to the potential repercussions on Members' vessels trading to the country
The Club is pleased to issue the following guidance from our Club Correspondent Oasis P&I regarding their circular No_2107: Updates on Chinese Ports after Recent Regional Outbreaks of Covid-19 in China.
Crew change in anchorage
Following the restrictions on travel imposed since March 2020 to deal with the spread of Covid-19, ship owners and managers have hunted for alternative locations for crew changes on ships.
ICS publishes COVID-19 Legal, Liability and Insurance Issues arising from Vaccination of Seafarers
This Guidance addresses legal, liability and insurance issues that could potentially arise for shipowners from or in connection with vaccinations of crew for coronavirus (COVID-19).
IG P&I FAQ: Vaccination of Seafarers
This publication answers some frequently asked questions (FAQ's) relating to P&I Club Cover and the vaccination of seafarers
IMO Industry recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic
UK Club Correspondent Huatai Marine have provided the below Circular (available in both English and Chinese)
Changes to seafarer crew change in Hong Kong
Hong Kong authorities had recently announced tightening measures for seafarers and cargo vessels entering into Hong Kong.
The UK Club is delighted to be a signatory on the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change, this initiative is a global call to action to address the ongoing crew change crisis
The UK Club Correspondent, GAC Shipping Ltd, would like to remind Members of the commencement of bulk crew changes of international seafarers from 22nd December 2020, through the Offshore Crew Transit Hub (OCTH) operated by a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP).
UK Club Correspondent Huatai Marine have issued a new Circular outlining the stricter epidemic control on boarding personnel at the port of Guangzhou