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News items in 2013

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23 May 2013

Web Alert: Standard Club results 2013

The Standard Club releases its review of the year and full directors report and financial statements

20 May 2013

Web Alert: Intercargo lobbies IMO

Intercargo have commented upon an important decision at the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee held on 13-17 May.

16 May 2013

Web Alert: new Chief Executive Officer selected for Standard Club management

Steady transition to new leadership planned as Alistair Groom announces retirement in 2014

15 May 2013

Web Alert: US Coast Guard issues interim guidance regarding MARPOL ANNEX VI IEE Certificates

The US Coast Guard has issued a memorandum giving interim guidance regarding MARPOL Annex VI International Energy Efficiency (IEE) certificates.

13 May 2013

Web Alert: US authorities agrees settlement with P&I insurer for apparent violations of sanctions

The US authorities have published an enforcement notification in which they advise that the American Club has agreed to pay monies

13 May 2013

Web Alert: US counters attempts to evade sanctions

The US authorities have tightened Iran sanctions in an effort to counter Iran’s attempts to use front companies and deceptive business practices to sell their oil on the international market.

1 May 2013

Web Alert: Philippines Supreme Court clarifies 120/240 days rule

In January 2013 the Supreme Court in the Philippines handed down judgment in the case of Kestrel Shipping Co. Inc / Captain Amador P. Sevillion and Atlantic Manning Ltd v. Francisco D. Munar.

29 Apr 2013

Web Alert: Amendments to SOLAS – Lifeboat On-Load Release Mechanisms

In May 2012 the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee amended regulations to SOLAS in relation to lifeboat release hook mechanisms. The amendments entered into force on 1 January 2013.

29 Apr 2013

Web Alert: The Human Element DVD

In 2010 the award winning book ‘The Human Element a guide to human behaviour in the shipping industry’

25 Apr 2013

Web alert: BP V Transocean

On 1 March 2013, the US court of Appeal for the 5th circuit held that BP had coverage under Transocean’s umbrella insurance policy

24 Apr 2013

Web Alert: Increase in Turkish Pollution Fines

A revised Pollution Fine Tariff has been implemented in Turkey for 2013, which could impact shipowners significantly.

24 Apr 2013

Web Alert: 2002 Athens Protocol will enter into force in 2014

Belgium became the tenth state to ratify the 2002 Protocol to the Athens Convention thereby triggering the entry into force criteria.

19 Apr 2013

Standard Club Hull Facility

Please see attached press release

18 Apr 2013

Web Alert: Standard Club Hull Facility

Charles Taylor as managers of the Standard Club have arranged a hull and machinery facility exclusively for the benefit of Standard Club members.

16 Apr 2013

Web Alert: ExxonMobilvoy 2012 form of charter party

Members should be aware that under clause 27(a)(i) of ExxonMobilvoy 2012 charter...

8 Apr 2013

Web Alert: International Group of P&I Clubs 2012/13 Annual Review

We are pleased to make available a copy of the first International Group Annual Review.

8 Apr 2013

Web Alert: POEA Employment contract revised

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued a circular.

8 Apr 2013

Web Alert: Supreme Court rules death during shore leave is not work related and hence not compensable

The Philippines Supreme Court has ruled that a crew man’s death whilst on shore leave was not compensable as it was not work-related.

28 Mar 2013

Web Alert: Counterfeit portable fire extinguishers

The US Coast Guard has issued a warning regarding counterfeit US Coast Guard approved portable fire extinguishers

20 Mar 2013

Web alert: US issues update to Iran regulations

On 15 March 2013, OFAC issued a final rule amending the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations.

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