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.
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.
During the 110th session of the International Labour Conference, held from 27 May to 11 June 2022, the plenary session approved additional amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC 2006)
AMSA Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) in Australia on Hours of Work and Rest, May & June 2022
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the update below from the Club's Correspondents in Australia.
Inflated Medical Damages in California State Courts: A brief analysis of Howell v. Hamilton Meats and how to prevent "unreasonable" costs
In a costly new trend, California Plaintiffs' attorneys are referring their personal injury clients to expensive, lien-based medical providers to skirt the California Supreme Court's decision in Howell v Hamilton Meats which limits plaintiffs to recovering the actual amounts paid for medical treatment not the amounts billed
Relationships Matter: Harbor worker's claim against vessel owner precluded under the LHWCA and the "Borrowed Servant" Doctrine
Given the limited time in port and the crews' extra hours on duty for the inland transits, owners often look to repair vendors or local unions for extra assistance to keep the crew in compliance with STCW work hour requirements.
There are so many legal, medical and other terms used when talking about rape and sexual assault, navigating the issue can be difficult and confusing, to say the least; this article reviews the definitions and examine the differences between sexual assault and sexual harassment.
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.
As an extension of the UK Club's dedication to safety our Loss Prevention team are proud to have launched a new book focusing on the imperative nature of human element training; the book - Maritime Team Dynamics: 'Lessons from the Flight Deck' - was created in partnership with CAE - the leaders in civil aviation training.
Crew change in anchorage
Following the restrictions on travel imposed since March 2020 to deal with the spread of Covid-19, ship owners and managers have hunted for alternative locations for crew changes on ships.
UK MCA: Hazard reporting guidance
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency has issued guidance for ship owners and operators about the types of hazards that should be reported to the Agency.
ICS publishes COVID-19 Legal, Liability and Insurance Issues arising from Vaccination of Seafarers
This Guidance addresses legal, liability and insurance issues that could potentially arise for shipowners from or in connection with vaccinations of crew for coronavirus (COVID-19).
IG P&I FAQ: Vaccination of Seafarers
This publication answers some frequently asked questions (FAQ's) relating to P&I Club Cover and the vaccination of seafarers
Day of the Seafarer 2021
The International Day of the Seafarer is a rare opportunity for the industry to educate, raise awareness and "showcase" the vital work of seafarers - those who keep the World supplied with essential and non-essential goods
Lessons Learnt: Fall in Cargo Hold
In this lessons learnt video the crew were instructed to clean the vessel's cargo holds in preparation for the next cargo, during the procedure a seaman on top of the staging fell down suffering serious injuries.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has recently published Coronavirus (COVID-19): Roadmap for Vaccination of International Seafarers setting out procedures for all stakeholders to facilitate crew inoculation during the pandemic.
Crew Health Advice: Panic Disorders
A life at sea entails dangers that are not present in many other occupations, this advice outlines what a panic disorder is, the symptoms to looks for, the characteristics of such disorders, the treatments and how seafarers can get help
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Legal, Liability and Insurance Issues arising from Vaccination of Seafarers
This article contains two documents from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) offering guidance on legal, liability and insurance issues that could potentially arise for shipowners from or in connection with vaccinations of crew for coronavirus (COVID-19) and a practical guide for Seafarers and Shipping Companies on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccinations
UK Club Correspondent Huatai Marine have provided the below Circular (available in both English and Chinese)