The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) recently issued a Marine Notice to provide guidance to vessel owners, operators and masters of requirements for the use, the operation of, and steps to be taken in the event of malfunction to, Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) in Australian waters.
IMO Tier III NOx compliance is now mandatory for new vessels entering certain emission control areas
Ask an Expert: LNG Quality Sampling
In the latest series of 'Ask an Expert' Ansuman Ghosh spoke with Sven Lataire of SGS about the specific purposes, methods, challenges, advantages and disadvantages, and future trends of gas sampling.
Risk Awareness: Cargo Claims - LNG Tankers
An aid to risk identification and loss reduction
Risk Awareness - Cargo Claims: LNG Tankers
The UK Club has insured gas ships since 1964. With 55 years' experience in the gas market the UK Club has built up a formidable bank of experience.
On Thursday, 12th October, the UK Club were invited to a presentation and lunch hosted by MOL LNG Transport (Europe) Ltd. on behalf of Para Paheer.
The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited (ITOPF) latest press release is on the downward trend in oil spills from tankers.
Risk Focus: Engine Room Fires
The UK Club has teamed up with experts in forensic investigation, Burgoynes, to produce the latest Risk Focus on Engine Room Fires. Engine room fires are one of the most common fires on ships owing to the presence of a wide range of sources of fuel, sources of ignition and running machinery. An extended period of time on board a ship without a fire incident can lead to complacency and a failure to prioritise fire prevention measures and simulated fire incident practices.
On 2 December, the USCG issued the first USCG Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Norwegian manufacturer, Optimarin AS, the attached ECM Maritime Services Client alert 24-2016 reports.
Carrying solid bulk cargoes safely
Lloyd's Register, UK P&I Club, and Intercargo have released an update to the popular International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code pocket guide, designed for ships' officers and agents who arrange cargoes for loading.
In a public statement of 8th November, the US Coast Guard Sector Anchorage announced increased enforcement of tank vessel response plan (VRP) requirements including monetary penalties for operators in violation of those federal regulations.
Impact of Iran LNG sanctions
The European Union Council's decision to prohibit the transport of natural gas from Iran extends to the insurance of such transport. It is likely to have an immediate impact on Members whether or not subject to EU jurisdictions. When the decision takes effect, the Club will not provide cover to any Member in respect of carriage of natural gas originated in Iran.
New European Union Measures against Iran - Council Regulation 267/2012 dated 23 March 2012 - Frequently Asked Questions - Updated on 14th August 2012.
OCIMF - Recommendations Relating to the Application of Requirements Governing Seafarers' Hours of Work and Rest
With the entry into force of the 2010 Manila amendments to the STCW Convention and the 2006 Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), it is expected that Port State Control procedures will pay increasing attention to ensuring compliance with the requirements. There is a risk that variations in interpretation of the regulations by Port States will increase the likelihood of deficiencies being reported and/or vessels being detained.
A new publication from the UK P&I Club "How to prevent tanker cargo shortage claims" focuses on one of the major sources of cargo-related claims in the tanker sector.
A new publication from the UK P&I Club focuses on one of the major sources of cargo-related claims in the tanker sector: cargo contamination. The Club stresses that loading and discharging of a cargo is a joint operation between the crew of the tanker and the terminal staff.
Preventing bulk liquid cargo claims
The latest publication from our loss prevention department focuses on one of the major sources of cargo-related claims in the tanker sector - cargo contamination. The "Tanker Contamination Claims Checklist" identifies the main causes of cargo contamination and compiles the key points to consider both on board and shoreside
The attached Shipping Alert 11-213 gives updated guidance on bith EU and US sanctions in respect of Libya and Syria and is reproduced with the kind permission of Reed Smith. Any queries regarding the advice given in the Alert should be directed to the author Mr Mark Church of Reed Smith London by email