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News items in 2013

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19 Mar 2013

Web Alert: Unrest in Malaysia and the Philippines

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office have released the following information

15 Mar 2013

Web Alert: US OFAC expands list of sanctioned entities

The US Office of Foreign Assets Control has continued to expand its list of Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs).

14 Mar 2013

Web Alert: US OFAC releases updated sanctions search tool

The US Office of Foreign Assets Control has released an updated tool

12 Mar 2013

Web Alert: Sanctions FAQs

The International Group has issued a further set of frequently asked questions in relation to sanctions.

8 Mar 2013

Web Alert: MARPOL Annex V: Port Reception Facilities.

From 1 January 2013 shippers must declare if a bulk cargo is or is not Harmful

7 Mar 2013

Web Alert: Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea – important contact numbers.

Incidents of hijacking, attacks and attempted boardings in the Gulf of Guinea continue to remain very high.

6 Mar 2013

Web Alert: US Coast Guard Issues Interim Guidance for Revised MARPOL Annex V Implementation

The US Coast Guard has published CG-CVC Policy Letter 13-01

22 Feb 2013

Web Alert: Increased fines for federal maritime offences in Australia

Under new legislative amendments brought into force in December 2012, members trading to Australia now face significantly increased fines

15 Feb 2013

Web Alert: Lloyds List article A step by step guide to dealing with disaster

What to do before, during and after an incident.

15 Feb 2013

Web Alert: Lloyds List article How to survive a casualty

IT IS vital to get the response to a casualty right because wreck removal costs are an increasingly significant feature of maritime casualties and it is ultimately shipowners that bear the burden thro

14 Feb 2013

Web Alert: Lloyds List article: Day of reckoning for clubs and owners

WHILE shipowners’ eyes may be smarting as they confront their premium increases, certain clubs are not surprised by the rises and perceive them as part of a wider picture.

13 Feb 2013

Web Alert: Lifeboat Safety

An incident recently occurred during an in port drill where a lifeboat fell into the water.

8 Feb 2013

Web Alert: Marpol Annex V – Cargo Residues

On 1 January 2013, the revised MARPOL Annex V entered into force.

7 Feb 2013

Web Alert: US Supreme Court’s decision in Lozman does not affect club’s members

On January 15, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach, held that a floating home was not a “vessel.”

6 Feb 2013

Lloyds List article: Risk managers are unprepared for once-in-a-career challenges, 6 February 2013

Standard Club to issue guidance on meeting extreme circumstances.

31 Jan 2013

Web Alert: The International Group publishes further guidance on Iran Sanctions, 31 January 2013

The European Union has recently issued a new Regulation (1263/2012)

29 Jan 2013

Web Alert: Transport Canada ballast regulations in The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway

The IMO International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments was adopted in 2004.

29 Jan 2013

Web Alert: Scope of Employment

U.S. Jones Act employers are certainly aware of the Beech v. Hercules decision handed down by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

18 Jan 2013

Web Alert: US Iran Sanctions significantly expanded by the enactment of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012

On 2 January 2013, President Obama signed into the law the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012.

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