A Guide to People Claims
Information and documentation required to efficiently handle your claim.
The New Rules on Disclosure and Volcafe
Practical Issues in The Pursuit and Defence of Cargo Claims
Carrying Deck Cargo - at whose risk?
The UK Club routinely advises Members on the implications of proposed carriage of cargo on deck. The Club usually advises on both the contractual aspects, i.e. risk allocation under the Bills of Lading and Charterparties, as well as from a loss prevention/ or practical perspective. Carriage of cargo on deck exposes the cargo to a variety of extra risks from the elements, such as sea-spray and wind, as well as the potential risk of being washed off or falling overboard due to bad weather conditions or inadequate lashing/stabilising. Depending on the cargo, there may also be issues with the stability of the vessel itself, for example, the carriage of wing blades on top of hatch covers.
The UK P&I Club has collaborated with Advocate Sertaç Sayhan, to issue this Legal Brieﬁng on "Cargo Claims under the Turkish Commercial Code".
Delivery of cargo without bills of lading
It is common in a lot of trades to accept a Letter of Indemnity ("LOI") for non-production of bills of lading. Although it is commonly accepted in many trades, the consequences of non-performance can be extremely serious for Members.
From 1 September 2017, in Jiangsu and Zhenjiang provinces, the requirement of all ships at berth (1 hour after arrival and before departure are excluded) using low sulphur bunker (not exceeding 0.5%mm) is geographically expanded from the major ports to all ports within these two provinces.
The Club's Loss Prevention team, in conjunction with Witherby Publishing have just released a new training guide for crew on "Survival craft release and retrieval systems."
Lessons Learnt: Serious eye injury to fitter
Whilst the vessel was at anchor waiting to berth, one of the engine room fitters was instructed by the Chief Engineer to fabricate a set of locking pins for the anchor cable stoppers. It was planned that the work would take place in the engine room workshop and involve the use of an angle grinder for which the fitter had the choice of an electrical or pneumatically powered tool.
Legal Briefing: Cargo Claims in India
The UK P&I Club has collaborated with Advocate, Mr V. Subramanian, to issue this Legal Briefing on 'Cargo Claims in India'.
Petar Modev, Senior Loss Prevention Executive at UK P&I Club, in conjunction with CWA International, advises on the safe carriage of soya beans.
Risk Focus: Engine Room Fires
The UK Club has teamed up with experts in forensic investigation, Burgoynes, to produce the latest Risk Focus on Engine Room Fires. Engine room fires are one of the most common fires on ships owing to the presence of a wide range of sources of fuel, sources of ignition and running machinery. An extended period of time on board a ship without a fire incident can lead to complacency and a failure to prioritise fire prevention measures and simulated fire incident practices.
On 2 December, the USCG issued the first USCG Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Norwegian manufacturer, Optimarin AS, the attached ECM Maritime Services Client alert 24-2016 reports.
Press Release: Hepatitis B - the number one reason for crew failing pre-employment medical tests
Dr Balaji of Balaji Medical Centre, a clinic which is part of the UK P&I PEME programme, comments on the dangers of hepatitis B, the silent epidemic.
The US Coast Guard has issued an updated Safety Alert reminding Members of the recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones.
PEME & Loss Prevention Healthy Living Drive
This Autumn, The UK P&I Club PEME & Loss Prevention team members are supporting various charities as a drive to live a healthier lifestyle.
Advisory on Final Rule relating to Nontank Vessel Response Plan requirements confirms 30 January 2014 VRP submission date.