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News items in 2014

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5 Mar 2014

Web alert: Update on situation in Ukraine

The club has received updates from its correspondents in Ukraine following recent unrest in the country and in particular the impact upon ports at the Black Sea and in the Crimea region.

3 Mar 2014

Web alert: German maritime law update

Maritime law in Germany has undergone recent reform and all members are advised to be aware of the principal developments.

14 Feb 2014

Web alert: German Insurance Premium Tax (IPT): revised arrangements

Changes to the German Insurance Premium Tax act

13 Feb 2014

Press article: Voice of the Future: Sian Meadows

Sian Meadows, offshore deputy underwriter, is featured in an article about talented newcomers and what attracted them to insurance

11 Feb 2014

Web alert: Reminder to ship owners of their right to recover costs of exercising possessory lien on cargo

Discussion of a case which reached the Court of Appeal and brought a change in English Law

7 Feb 2014

Standard Bulletin Special Edition, post-board report, February 2014

We report on the club board meeting held on Tuesday 21 January

4 Feb 2014

Web alert: Heavy fines for failure to comply with Georgian TSS

A number of vessels trading from Georgian ports have recently been fined for failure to comply with local vessel traffic management schemes.

4 Feb 2014

Press article: Pollution control from P&I perspective

When it comes to recent casualties, environmental considerations are being taken into accouint more often.

3 Feb 2014

Press article: Piracy: Safer seas

With a more stable Somalia and improved maritime security, will the downward trend in piracy attacks continue, or will incidents in East African and South-East Asian waters ensure rough seas in future?

3 Feb 2014

Web alert: Iran sanctions – summary of the current situation following implementation of the Joint Plan of Action

A number of members have contacted the club asking about the current position on trading to Iran following the recent implementation of November’s Joint Plan of Action by the EU and USA.

29 Jan 2014

Web alert: Incidents between merchant vessels and aquaculture farms in vicinity of Lanshan Port, China

Two recent incidents in which merchant ships were alleged to have damaged aquaculture farms in the vicinity of Lanshan port have highlighted the difficulties facing ships trading in this area.

29 Jan 2014

Press article: Banking sanctions restrict Iran-linked P&I payouts

Moves to loosen Tehran trade restrictions have yet to ease payment of claims

22 Jan 2014

Web alert: Intertanko amends model piracy clauses to take account of Gulf of Guinea risks

Intertanko recently announced that it has amended its model piracy clauses to take into account security issues specific to the Gulf of Guinea.

22 Jan 2014

Web alert: Threat of attack to ships trading at Libyan oil ports

The club is aware of recent reports indicating that ships attempting to trade at a number of Libya’s oil ports are coming under threat of attack from armed forces.

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