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News items in 2014

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17 Jul 2014

Web alert: ReCAAP ISC publishes summary of piracy incidents in Asia for 2014

ReCAAP ISC has published a summary of its statistics for piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia between January and June 2014.

16 Jul 2014

Standard Cargo Special Edition: Misdeclared Cargo

The shipment of an undisclosed cargo can be a shipowner’s worst nightmare and, in some scenarios, can lead to a major casualty, putting the safety of the ship’s crew, hull, cargo and the environment at risk.

14 Jul 2014

Web alert: Ukraine - closure of sea ports in Crimea

On 16 June 2014 the Ukraine Ministry of Infrastructure issued decree number 255, stating that certain sea ports in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea will be closed to international shipping

10 Jul 2014

Web alert: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

Based on information provided by the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the total number of MERS-CoV cases recorded in the Kingdom since 2012 is 714.

8 Jul 2014

Press article: Ongoing education in the marine liability market

Nick Sansom, Director of Professional Development, comments on the importance of ongoing education and the P&I Qualification

8 Jul 2014

Web alert: NTVRP Interim Operating Authorizations – Limited Extensions

US Coast Guard stated its intention to grant a 3 month extension beyond July 31st of Interim Operating Authorizations (IOAs) for non-tank vessels

27 Jun 2014

Web alert: Visual checks - An essential part of lifeboat safety

A recent accident involving a free fall lifeboat occurred when the hook system, intended to secure the lifeboat in place, released unexpectedly.

20 Jun 2014

Web alert: NTVRP Interim Operating Authorizations Expire July 31, 2014

Vessel owners or operators who have yet to submit their NTV Response Plans are urged to do so as soon as possible.

19 Jun 2014

Web alert: Nigeria - use of armed guards

Members should be aware there is currently jurisdictional uncertainty between the Nigerian navy and the Nigerian marine police

17 Jun 2014

Press article: Look out and around

Rahul Sapra, Marine Surveyor, comments on the recent upsurge in the number of navigation related incidents seen by the Standard Club and advises on safe navigation

12 Jun 2014

Web alert: USCG Ballast Water Regulations

The issue of ballast water management (BWM) is the subject of legislation for both the IMO and various governments

12 Jun 2014

Standard Bulletin, June 2014

In this edition we cover: club board meeting, the master and pilot relationship, cargo values, safety and loss prevention and the staff spotlight

10 Jun 2014

Web alert: Entry requirements for Port of Salalah, Oman

The Port of Salalah, Oman has introduced a requirement requiring ships calling there to provide confirmation of cover

29 May 2014

Press article: the delicate art of staying still

As advances are made in dynamic positioning technology and its application, are we treading water in our understanding and prevention of incidents

27 May 2014

Web alert: Asian Gypsy Moths - it’s nearly that time again

The flight season of the Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) is nearly upon us.

7 May 2014

Web alert: 70% chance of an El Niño event

Australia Bureau of Meteorology has announced a 70% chance of an El Niño event occurring as early as July 2014

30 Apr 2014

Press article: Ukraine - what should the shipping industry expect?

Our representative on the IG sanctions working group, Roger Johnson, was consulted for an article published in Maritime Risk International in April 2014

29 Apr 2014

Web alert: IMO SOLAS Chapter VI - Carriage of Cargoes - Regulation 5.2 - Bulk liquid blending

January 2014 saw the entry into force of a number of amendments to SOLAS. Amongst these amendments, the changes to SOLAS Chapter VI – Carriage of cargoes, Regulation 5.2 have a particular significance.

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