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Latest items in 2017

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17 Nov 2017

Web Alert: Reported incidents during mandatory underwater inspections in Venezuela

The club has been made aware of incidents of corruption relating to the practice of mandatory underwater hull inspections in Venezuelan ports. In the recent past drug smuggling has been accomplished (in Venezuela) by attaching packages of drugs to the hulls of unsuspecting vessels.

17 Nov 2017

Capital management methodology, November 2017

All P&I clubs must have free reserves to protect members against shocks, but how large should these reserves be? This bulletin explains how The Standard Club works out the appropriate level of reserves to protect against such shocks – and when to give some of the reserves back.

16 Nov 2017

Web Alert: Uncertainty in the import of wheat affected by Ergot Fungus in Egypt continues

Pursuant to a recent application by an Egyptian citizen to the Administrative Court alleging danger to the health of the Egyptian people, the issue has once again come back to light.

15 Nov 2017

Web Alert: Outbreak of Pneumonic Plague

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and International Transport Workers Federation have highlighted a recent outbreak of Pneumonic Plague (also referred to as Madagascar Plague) on the island of Madagascar.

9 Nov 2017

Web Alert: Cape Town Port suspends sale and supply of fresh water to ships

The South African port of Cape Town has recently suspended the sale and supply of fresh water to ships calling at the port, with exceptions considered only in extreme cases.