Singapore: 47 individuals & 7 companies penalized for breaching COVID-19 related regulations
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced that 47 individuals and 7 companies, including ocean-going vessel interests, were penalized between November 2020 and June 2021 for breaching safe management regulations, apparently related to the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020.
QCR Summer 2021: Enemalta Plc V The Standard Club Asia Ltd (THE “DI MATTEO”)  EWHC 1215 (Comm)
This decision might be of interest to Members who may be involved in jurisdictional arguments in the context of limitation proceedings.
On 1 February 2021, the Singapore parliament passed the Electronic Transactions (Amendment) Bill2 which adopts the UNICTRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records (“Model Law”), with certain modifications.
UK P&I Club will host a series of live training webinars aimed at both members and the wider maritime industry, with the first webinar, addressing the practical and legal issues of bunker fuel quality, taking place on Thursday 2 April at 9am BST (4pm Singapore).
The following table lists countries which have imposed bans on vessels fitted with open-loop SOx scrubbers calling at their ports, and on the discharge of washwater from these scrubber systems within their port waters.
The Singapore Convention on Mediation was signed on 7 August 2019 by 46 countries. The Convention applies to international settlement agreements resulting from mediation, concluded by parties to resolve a commercial dispute. Countries that ratify the Convention will have to ensure that international commercial settlement agreements are enforced by their courts.
The Club has recently been notified of an increase in Port State Control (PSC) detentions experienced by Singapore ships, due to sewage treatment plant defects.
Members are advised that there will be temporary restrictions in place in the vicinity of Sentosa Island during the planned summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
1150 - 05/18 - Mandatory adoption of mass flow metering system for distillates delivery in the Port of Singapore
Members may recollect previous bulletin by the Club which covered developments in bunkering in Singapore. The Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA ) had mandated that all Marine Fuel oil delivery in Singapore after the date of 01 January 2017 was to take place with the use of Mass Flow metering (MFM) system.
Loss Prevention Singapore seminar
On Tuesday 16th May our Loss Prevention team held a seminar and drinks reception at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore which aimed to provide an insight into the departments commitment to safety, offsetting rising claims and maintaining membership quality.