Important Updates on COVID-19 Prevention and Restriction Policies at Chinese Mainland Ports
On December 26th, 2022, the National Health Commission of the P.R.C
Israel's Port Regulations (prevention of air pollution from ships) 2022 implementing MARPOL Annex VI will enter into force on 23rd February 2023
MPA Singapore Port Marine Circular No. 22
The Maritime Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore has issued Port Marine Circular No.22 which relates to the restrictions of flying unmanned aircraft over Singapore port waters as an increased number of these have been noticed.
No Requirement for Vessels to Submit Seafarers' Nucleic Test Results before Calling Chinese Ports
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the latest advice from Club correspondents Huatai Marine relating to the Chinese government's new policy on improving epidemic prevention and control measures, a new version of Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in Ports and Their Frontline Personnel (the 12th edition)
Recently, and in particular during the summer period, the Club has noticed a spike in stowaway cases, hence the below article serves as a refresher on what is already known as well as an update on the practical problems and implications for Owners that may arise in connection with the disembarkation and repatriation of stowaways.
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.
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.