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11 Dec 2017

Web Alert: Brazilian appeal court recognises Liberian ship mortgage

On 16 November 2017, the Superior Court of Justice (SCJ), Brazil’s highest court (in respect of non-constitutional claims) recognised a Liberian ship mortgage involving an FPSO (i.e. a floating, production, storage and offloading vessel) located offshore Brazil.

11 Dec 2017

Web Alert: Brazil announces new oil & gas bidding rounds

Brazil’s National Energy Policy Council (CNPE) approved the fourth bidding round of the pre-salt area which is planned for 7 June 2018 and the fifteenth bidding round under the concession regime which is scheduled for  29 March 2018

8 Dec 2017

Web Alert: Nortrader explosion safety lessons

The MAIB has released a summary of the findings into two explosions onboard a cargo vessel called Nortrader. The explosions were caused by an accumulation of hydrogen gas emitted by the cargo Nortrader was carrying.

8 Dec 2017

Web Alert: Dakar: reinforcement of customs controls affecting vessels

Members are advised that there has been a reinforcement of the customs control exercised by the local customs authorities in Dakar.

1 Dec 2017

Web Alert: Hainan MSA of the People’s Republic of China issues Ship Pollution Control Implementation Plan

​On 3 November 2017, Hainan MSA issued a Ship Pollution Control Implementation Plan (the Plan). The Plan is intended to monitor the emission of ships’ pollutants during the period from 3 November 2017 to 3 December 2018.