UK Sanctions - New Trade Restrictions
On 21 June 2022, the UK government imposed further trade restrictions against Russia under The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No
Great Lakes vessels trading is typically performed by dry bulk vessels that carry a variety of cargoes including ores, limestone, salt, cement, sand, grain, coal and gypsum. This article provides some insight into commercial shipping on the Great Lakes and some of what one might expect when transiting the area.
Circular 03/22: General Trade Licence dated 17 March 2022 – Reporting of vessel calls to Russia and transiting Russian territorial waters
On 17 March 2022 the UK Government published a General Trade Licence in part to clarify earlier amendments to the UK Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations (the “Regulation”). Specifically, the licence addresses the issue as to whether it is lawful under the Regulation for insurers and reinsurers domiciled or operating from the United Kingdom to provide insurance for vessels calling at Russian ports or transiting Russian territorial waters.
UK Sanctions - An Update
The UK has implemented a number of sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The applicable UK legislation is The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which has been amended by eight additional regulations (the “Amendments”).
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.
Ballast Water Management - UK MCA FAQs
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency has released a set of Ballast Water Management FAQs Updated in October 2020, which we are sharing for the members and the wider shipping community
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.
The New Rules on Disclosure and Volcafe
Practical Issues in The Pursuit and Defence of Cargo Claims
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.
Risk Ahoy- Safety at Sea Awards 2018
The UK Club is delighted to have been shortlisted for Safety at Sea Best safety Product of the Year Award for its innovative training game - Risk Ahoy.
Wellness at Sea
Mental health is an ongoing issue in all walks of life, but in our business we are additionally exposed through the claims we see.
Shipping in an Eco World.
You cannot escape the "Eco trend" that's taking over. It is no longer an option to be naïve about the impact you are having on the planet, whether that be on a personal or business level.
The issue of abandoned cargo is exactly what it says on the tin, cargo that has been abandoned - most commonly (but not exclusively) at the port of discharge.
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.
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For the 2018 year, the Club will no longer be sending out hard copies of either the Rule Book or the accompanying Correspondent Book. Instead, pdf copies will be available on the Club website, and will be emailed to Members.
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.
The Club has received the below guidance from the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations in relation to the escalation of attacks and approaches in and around the Bab El Mandeb Strait