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News items in 2015

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16 Jan 2015

Web alert: Philippines Supreme Court rules that death of a seafarer which resulted from a deliberate or wilful act on his part will not be compensable

The Supreme Court in the Philippines recently gave a ruling, which could set a precedent, that a claim for death benefits would be denied in cases where the seaman committed suicide.

16 Jan 2015

Web alert: Update on trading to Yemen

The club has recently experienced a high volume of inflated and high value claims in Yemen. In order to assist our members, we have produced the following fact sheet.

16 Jan 2015

Web alert: BIMCO publishes Infectious Diseases Clause

BIMCO has today published two clauses which it hopes will address contractual issues relating to outbreaks of contagious and serious diseases, such as Ebola.

15 Jan 2015

Web alert: Iran sanctions - warning re ship to ship transfers in the Persian Gulf

The club is aware of recent attempts to export crude oil originating from Iran in breach of applicable sanctions, by means of ship to ship (STS) transfers at Khor Fakkan in the UAE.

14 Jan 2015

Web alert: Security situation in Misrata, Libya - possible air strikes

This update follows reports of a vessel being fired upon at the Libyan Port of Derna on 5 January 2015

14 Jan 2015

Web alert: IMB publishes annual report on piracy, showing increase in hijackings in SE Asia

Piracy is reported to be at its lowest level since 2008, but there has been a marked increase in the number of hijackings in the previous 12 months.

12 Jan 2015

Web alert: Bauxite liquefaction

The tragic loss of the mv Bulk Jupiter has once again brought concerns regarding cargo liquefaction to the fore

8 Jan 2015

Standard Bulletin: Defence Special Edition, January 2015

In this edition we cover: The Jackson reforms – Budgeting for the future of litigation, Our success in Greece, Fact or law? Anticipatory breach, Benefiting from a breach – The New Flamenco, Update on Prejudgment Security and Security and Enforcement of Judgments/Awards in the USA, Spotlight on Our New York Office, Does a charterer have to carry on paying hire during an arrest?, Update on the Commercial Dispute Resolution landscape in Singapore and Mediation – An overview.

7 Jan 2015

Web alert: Sulphur Emission Rules - IMO FAQs

Reduced limits on sulphur emissions from fuel entered into force in ECAs on 1 January 2015

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