On 27th April 2020, the English High Court (Mr Justice Teare) gave guidance on the requirements imposed by International Group LOI wordings and the position of intermediate parties in an LOI chain, in circumstances where an LOI is given to enable cargo to be delivered without production of the original Bill of Lading.
How Important Is Passage Planning?
On 8 March, the English Admiralty Court in a judgment (ALIZE 1954 & CMA CGM SA v ALLIANZ ELEMENTAR VERSICHERUNGS AG AND OTHERS  EWHC 481 (Admlty)) highlighted the utmost importance of careful passage planning by navigational officers on board vessels.
Directors of the UK P&I Club, the leading provider of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, have subject to regulatory approval elected Nicholas Inglessis as their new Chairman, succeeding Alan Olivier.
The UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency have issued a set of FAQs relating to the IMO's BWMC 2004 which entered into force on 8 September 2017.
Press Release: UK P&I Club – Safeguarding the Club’s financial stability remains a priority
The Club emerges from the renewal to start the new policy year with total mutual owned tonnage of 139 million gt, slightly higher than at the start of the previous policy year. Combined mutual-owned and chartered tonnage now stands at around 239 million gross tonnes.
Circular 2/18: Maritime Labour Convention 2006 as amended (MLC) – liability for uninsured MLC liabilities
As Members will be aware from the Club’s Circulars 13/16 July 2016 and 16/16 October 2016 concerning the implementation of financial certification requirements in accordance with the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (“MLC”), the Boards of all International Group Clubs agreed that Clubs would provide the necessary certification.
Captain David Nichol, senior loss prevention executive at UK P&I Club, discusses the lessons learnt from a recent incident involving cargo damage on a bulk carrier.
The UK P&I Club recently hosted a People Claims Seminar, which was well attended by Club Members.
Madlene Wangrau of UK P&I Club, discusses the issue of biofouling and how shipowners and crew can benefit by reducing its risk.