It was back in 1958 that the Greek Code of Maritime Law 3816/1958 became national law
The Latest Developments in Limitation of Liability under Greek Law: Losing the Right to Limit Liability
The international legal framework relating to the entitlement of shipowners to limit their liability for maritime claims has been established by the entry into force of the 1976 Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims
No Suit For You (Volume II)
How a Jones Act seafarer was barred from suing a London-based P&I insurer directly.
When Charterers are on the hook
Matthew Johnston explores three categories where charterers may face liability for a bodily injury incident and how those incidents might be handled.
Kristin Poling, Claims Executive, looks at the Eastern District of Louisiana's decision concerning an insurer's right to recoup maintenance and cure payments.
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.
Dee O' Leary explains how a prompt and efficient investigation by Tom Nork, a partner at Holman, Fenwick and Willan, saved a foreign shipowner from a potential million-dollar claim
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 United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) approved on 30 June 2022 a draft convention (the Draft Convention) on the effect of judicial sales
The Supreme Court has refused the disponent owners permission to appeal, and affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal
Transport Canada has issued Ship Safety Bulletin (SSB) No
The Club's guest authors, Jeremy M Joseph and Matthew Van Huizen of JOSEPH & PARTNERS, discuss the different limitation of liability regimes applicable to Peninsular Malaysia and to East Malaysia.
On 22 June 2022, the European Parliament adopted a revised proposal for the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).
Just two months after the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 was introduced into Congress (see our previous article here), the Federal Maritime Committee (FMC) Fact Finding Final Report #29, Effects of Covid-19 Pandemic on the U.S
No Suit for You: U.S. Eleventh Circuit Prohibits Contribution Claims Against the U.S. Government for Oil Spill Cleanup Costs
Savage Servs. Corp. v. United States, Slip Op. No. 21-10745 (11th Cir. Feb. 8, 2022).
Herculito Maritime Limited & others v Gunvor International BV & others (The "Polar") - Court of Appeal  EWCA Civ 1828
The Court of Appeal has held that in the absence of clear words to the contrary, the holders of bills of lading will not be excluded from their liability to contribute to general average, where the peril suffered is already insured by the shipowner.
In a recent decision on the CMA CGM Libra, the UK Supreme Court upheld the lower court's decision that defects in passage planning, could render a vessel unseaworthy.
STS tranfers in Brazil have never been regulated but from 1 December 2021, the National Waterway Transport Agency (ANTAQ)'s Resolution 59 of 28 October 2021 will govern such operations
QCR Winter 2021: CMA CGM LIBRA
The UK Supreme Court in its judgement issued on 10 November 2021 has upheld the lower Courts' judgments in this case confirming that a defective passage plan can render a vessel unseaworthy
New PRC Civil Code: impact on guarantees
The new Civil Code of the People's Republic of China came into effect from 1st January, 2021, bringing in numerous changes to the rules governing civil disputes in China, those of particular relevance to Members are the changes to the rules relating to guarantees, which we consider in more detail below.