Chinese Military Drills - Taiwan
In light of the military exercises China are currently conducting around the surrounding waters of Taiwan, the Association’s correspondent, Taiwan Transport Insurance Services Ltd. (TTIS) has sent us the attached notices issued by the Maritime and Port Bureau and the MOTC.
UK Sanctions - An Update
The UK has implemented a number of sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The applicable UK legislation is The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which has been amended by eight additional regulations (the “Amendments”).
China: Revised Ship Routeing and Reporting Systems of Qiongzhou Strait - From 1 April 2022
The UK Club’s Correspondents, Huatai Marine, report that on 28.02.2022, China MSA announced a modification to the Routeing System and Ship Reporting System of Qiongzhou Strait which have been operating for over 15 years. Huatai Marine explain the main modifications to the systems which will come into force on 01.04.2022.
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the below update from the Club's Correspondents in Australia
In the latest series of "Ask An Expert", Capt Anuj Velankar talks with Capt Vincent Fernandes, Author of "ECIDS Blues" on the subject of passage planning on ECDIS - the grounding of CMA CGM Libra took place more than 10 years back on paper charts.
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
Safe Navigation and Stakeholders
When an accident involving a ship occurs, there are immediately questions concerning who is responsible and investigations inevitably target all stakeholders associated with the ships involved - this article examines what can be done and the role of P&I Clubs in such scenarios
The Grounding of the Exxon Valdez
On March 24 1989, the VLCC Exxon Valdez was carrying about 200,000 tons of crude oil, and ran aground on Bligh Reef in the Prince William Sound of Alaska
The Sinking of the Titanic
In this short article, the Club takes a look back one of the most notorious historical incident in maritime history, the sinking of Titanic; this casualty gives us the opportunity to examine the reported facts, to reflect and understand human error and avoid those mistakes from being repeated that others have made.
The UK P&I Club recently held a webinar on the subject of bridge watchkeeping which received an overwhelming response with over 1800 registrations from 78 countries - watch the webinar today.
After the UK Club webinar on bridge watchkeeping, a follow up bonus session ("After-Hour") was held with the industry to discuss the practical & legal challenges how these could be overcome.
To promote safety and avoid maritime pollution, the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) has issued this shipping notice laying out the mandatory procedures for the transfer of oil and other substances.
ECDIS Detention data by AMSA PSC
When using the ECDIS, it is necessary to know specifically what the problems for navigators are; in this article Captain Sekine extracts the problems related to the use of ECDIS in regard to the current status of ships operated around the world.
In this report, the UK Club examines potential issues that can arise and even contribute to the cause of an accident when using ECDIS
Ship to Shore Communication
Communication is vital for the safe navigation and management of ships, this is true for communications within a ship as well as for ship-to-shore communications
The Mississippi remains difficult to navigate, prone to high water, and thus perpetually awash with high value claims.
The Club’s correspondents, Hyopsung Surveyors & Adjusters Corporation, provides an update on recent designations of ECAs and low speed areas at five major ports in South Korea.