MPA Singapore Port Marine Circular No.19
The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore recently issued Port Marine Circular No.19 of 2022 which introduced a requirement for all non-vaccinated crew arriving in Singapore after 28th August to perform a pre-departure COVID test 2 days before arrival and hold valid travel insurance which covers them for all COVID risks.
Crew Changes - A Comprehensive Guide
We have been working with over 200 members of our correspondents network to produce a comprehensive document that outlines challenges and changes for crew changes in ports
Announcement of Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration on Strengthening the Safety Management of Ships with Machinery Failure
The UK Club would like to draw Members' attention to the latest circular from Club correspondent Huatai advising of additional requirements for vessels entering and leaving Shanghai Port.
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.
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.
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 UK Club's local correspondents in Colombia, A&A Multiprime, have issued their latest updated report on drug smuggling in Colombian ports.
We have collated a range of industry best practice guidelines and relevant pages of organisations including the World Health Organization, International Labor Organization, and the International Maritime Organization.
World Health Organization (WHO) releases an implementation guide for the management of Covid-19 on board cargo ships and fishing vessels.
The Club is pleased to issue the following guidance from our Club Correspondent Oasis P&I regarding their circular No_2107: Updates on Chinese Ports after Recent Regional Outbreaks of Covid-19 in China.
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.
China - Bulk Cargo Shortage at Loading Port
Our local correspondents in China, Huatai Marine, have provided the following update on cases where a claim is made for shortage on the ground of short loading at the loading port, despite the shortage of discharged quantity not exceeding 0.5%.
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.
UK Club Correspondent Huatai Marine have provided the below Circular (available in both English and Chinese)
Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) has announcement new regulation for vessels calling at Korean Ports to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Ice Condition in Northern Chinese Ports
UK Club correspondents Oasis P&I have provided the following circular on sea ice conditions at Northern Chinese ports
On 23 July 2020, the National Immigration Council issued Resolutions CNig The Federal Police issued a notice exceptionally and temporarily accepting, until at least 15 June 2021, seafarers' identity document (SID) issued under the format of ILO Convention C108, provided it is from member states to the ILO Convention C185, which is the case of India, among other nations.
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
Members' attention is drawn to the following procedures applicable to all oil tankers arriving at ports in Sri Lanka to discharge oil cargo at a single point buoy mooring (SPBM)