Proinde Guidelines: Shipboard sanitary inspection in Brazil / Mosquito-borne diseases in Brazil
Diseases transmitted to humans by mosquitoes have been growing over the last decades and now affect about half of the world's population, particularly in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In recent years, Brazil has recorded numerous outbreaks of mosquito-borne infectious diseases that are of significant concern to the health of seafarers and passengers with potential impact on the safe operation of vessels.
Australia's Biosecurity Amendment (Biofouling Management) Regulations 2021, which come into force on 15 June 2022, will require international ships arriving in Australia to report the following information in the ship's pre-arrival report.
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.
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.
Since early 2019, vessels calling in Dakar have been at an increased risk of Customs fines and/or detention for cargo shortages or overloading
Egypt - New Customs Law
The UK P&I Club's correspondents in Egypt, Middle East Survey & Control Office (MESCO), would like to draw Members' attention to the new Customs Law which has come into effect in Egypt.
The UK P&I Club have received the following information from local correspondents, Pandi Liquidadores S.R.L., regarding new regulations for controlling Asian Gypsy Moth when arriving in Argentinian ports
China ECAs - Members are reminded that from 1 January, 2019, all seagoing ships sailing in Chinese territorial waters will need to use fuel with a sulphur content of no higher than 0.5% m/m
Imposition of Martial Law in Ukraine
The UK Club have received the following update from Dias Marine, regarding the imposition of martial law in Ukraine effective 28/11/18 09.00am local time.
1157 - 10/18 - Cash to Master - Algeria
The Club has recently handled two separate incidents in Algeria where crew members taking cash to the Master of the ship have had the cash confiscated by the Algerian Customs, as well as a fine imposed for twice the amount of the cash value.
Update on Venezuela's monetary reconversion
The UK Club have received the following update from local correspondents Globalpandi, regarding Venezuela's monetary reconversion and what it means for Members.
Asian Gypsy Moth - Update
The UK P&I Club have received the following update from local correspondents, PICC, regarding the high risk season for Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM).
Legal Briefing: Cargo Claims in India
The UK P&I Club has collaborated with Advocate, Mr V. Subramanian, to issue this Legal Briefing on 'Cargo Claims in India'.
U.S. Cuban Policy Update
On June 16, 2017 President Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba. In a speech on that date to Cuban-Americans in Miami, President Trump stated that he was immediately cancelling the Obama Administration's "one-sided deal with Cuba". The question is whether this new policy will impact international shipping.
1131 - 06/17 - PSC CIC Navigation
The MoUs of Paris and Tokyo will carry out a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Navigational Safety from September to November 2017.
The UK Club has received a number of updates from its correspondent network regarding the decision of a number of countries to cut diplomatic ties to Qatar.
Legal Briefing: Electronic Bills of Lading
We have recently seen many of our Members switching to electronic bills of lading ("eBLs") on some of their trades. The move towards a paperless trade is therefore gaining momentum. The Club is, however, still receiving many questions about eBLs and about the three eBL systems approved by the International Group of P&I Clubs, namely Bolero, essDOCS and e-titleTM. This Legal Briefing provides brief explanations on these three systems and how each of them works.
Australia's Zero Tolerance for Asbestos - New ABF requirements for imports into Australia
The UK Club has received the following update from its correspondents, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, regarding new requirements for imports in Australia.