The UK P&I Club is currently addressing a situation on board one of our Members’ vessels concerning a coal cargo shipment from the East coast of the USA. The cargo is emitting dangerously high levels of methane.
US - EPA Reminder of VGP Requirements
The Club would like to draw Members’ attention to Enforcement Alert #310F22002 issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in January 2023
Circular 17/22: The Price Cap on Russian Oil
The EU, G7 and Australia (the “Price Cap Coalition”) has recently introduced legislation and guidance effective 5 December 2022 intended to maintain the supply of Russian oil to world markets whilst at the same time reducing Russia’s earnings from its oil exports (the “Price Cap Scheme”).
Dee O' Leary explains how a prompt and efficient investigation by Tom Nork, a partner at Holman, Fenwick and Willan, saved a foreign shipowner from a potential million-dollar claim
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.
Preventing mooring line injuries
Damon Hartley looks at how mooring line incidents occur and the methods to prevent them
Kristin Poling, Claims Executive, looks at the Eastern District of Louisiana's decision concerning an insurer's right to recoup maintenance and cure payments.
When Charterers are on the hook
Matthew Johnston explores three categories where charterers may face liability for a bodily injury incident and how those incidents might be handled.
No Suit For You (Volume II)
How a Jones Act seafarer was barred from suing a London-based P&I insurer directly.
Just two months after the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 was introduced into Congress (see our previous article here), the Federal Maritime Committee (FMC) Fact Finding Final Report #29, Effects of Covid-19 Pandemic on the U.S
It is not always smooth sailing in the shipping industry
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.
The Club was joined by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and MidOcean Wind for presentations and discussion focusing on an overview of the U.S
The Club would like to draw to the attention of Members trading to Brazil a well written and comprehensive update on the cabotage trade in Brazil
In December 2020, the Club provided the below update on the California ballast water discharge regulations reporting that the California State Lands Commission (CSLC) had issued a notice of Approval of Amendment to Articles of the California Code of Regulations, these amendments will become effective on 1 January 2022.
White House Makes Enforcement of Rule Against Unjust Detention and demurrage Practices a Priority
The new order enables the FMC to "vigorously enforce the prohibition of unjust and unreasonable practices in the context of detention and demurrage pursuant to the Shipping Act, as clarified in "Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention Under the Shipping Act," 85 Fed
This article examines the outlook for offshore wind farms in the United States, including the two types of offshore wind farm, regulatory compliance and more
Our Americas Members often deal with contracts of carriage subject to the US Carriage of Goods by Sea Act ("COGSA") and the Harter Act, here we address FAQ's.
Texas Ports and Courts update - May 2021
The UK Club has received an update from listed Correspondent Royston Rayzor Vickery & Williams regarding the latest developments form the ports and courts on the Texas coast