This bulletin briefly describe the physical properties of petcoke, the environmental implications of its discharge or loss at sea, the properties and effects of petcoke cleaning agents and some of the national and international policies relating to its disposal.
As there is a wide variety of liquid cargoes carried and many different types of ships involved, the subject of sampling is very wide. This article deals with the general principles of how to ascertain the apparent order and condition of liquid goods when they are shipped and, just as importantly, how to preserve the evidence.
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.
The New Rules on Disclosure and Volcafe
Practical Issues in The Pursuit and Defence of Cargo Claims
The UK P&I Club has collaborated with Advocate Sertaç Sayhan, to issue this Legal Brieﬁng on "Cargo Claims under the Turkish Commercial Code".
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.
An international one day seminar on oil pollution response was held in Rio de Janeiro on 31 August 2017, jointly sponsored by the UK Club, Petrobras/Transpetro and ITOPF, and was held at the Transpetro Academy.
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'.
1133 - 07/17 - Use of Flexi tanks
Following a number of queries from Members the Club issues the below advice in the use of Flexi Tanks. The advice has been written in collaboration with ICHCA's International Safety Panel.
The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited (ITOPF) latest press release is on the downward trend in oil spills from tankers.
2017 Reinsurance rates announced
The International Group today announced that it had concluded terms for 2017 in respect of the excess of loss reinsurance.
Circular 20/16: 2017 POLICY YEAR
For the 2017 policy year, the Club retention will remain $10 million. The Group Pooling retention will remain unchanged at $80 million and continues to be insured by the Group captive, Hydra, and pre-funded by a premium contribution from each club. This premium is included in the reinsurance rates.
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.
Members will recall that substantial increases in the liability limits set by the 1976 London Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (LLMC) as amended by the 1996 LLMC Protocol, were agreed by the IMO Legal Committee in 2012.
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.
The Club would like to alert Members with ships entering Canadian waters that Transport Canada have issued a bulletin stating that marine safety inspectors have begun verifying compliance with the 0.1% sulphur content requirements for marine fuel used on vessels, subject to the North American Emission Control Area (NAECA) of the MARPOL Convention.
Tackling Cargo Liquefaction
Claims Executive Christopher Karageorgis looks at the dangers of cargo liquefaction and the steps Members can take to mitigate the risk.
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.
Circular 20/12: Regulations of the People's Republic of China on the prevention and control of Marine Pollution from Ships
OUTLINE: This circular refers to the earlier Circular 17/12 "Regulations of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships"; A revised set of FAQs is attached to this circular taking account of the revised Detailed Rules although the further MSA Notice anticipated in circular 17/12 has not yet been published; If a new MSA Notice requires amendments of these attached FAQs a new set of FAQs will be issued in a future circular; The IG spill response contract issued with circular 17/12 has been revised further and is also attached to his circular.