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News items in 2015

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29 May 2015

Web alert: In Transit Loss (ITL) clauses: do they apply to ALL cargo shortage claims? It seems not....

The Valle di Cordoba was chartered out on a BVOY3 form, with additional and amended terms. On the 24 December 2010, 15 armed pirates boarded the ship and seized control near Lagos, Nigeria. Under the amended charterparty terms there was an In-Transit Loss Clause (‘ITL’) which read as follows...

28 May 2015

Web alert: Revision of Anchorages, Fairways and Channels in the Port of Singapore

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has issued a port marine circular on recent revisions of the anchorages, fairways and channels listed in the port limits.

28 May 2015

Web alert: Multimodal Bills – A reminder

The club has recently seen an increase in shippers converting what are typically ‘port to port’ bills of ladings into ‘door-to-door’, also known as multimodal, or combined transport, bills.

28 May 2015

Press article: Bhandarkar Shipping News article on our Mumbai Seminar, 7 May 2015

'...Standard Club is one of the strongest members of the International Group of P&I Clubs.'

27 May 2015

Web alert: loading of fertiliser at ports in China

The Standard Club would like to draw members' attention to a recent circular concerning problems commonly encountered when loading fertilisers in China.

26 May 2015

Web alert: security situation in Libya – reported air strikes against ships

Members should exercise extreme caution when calling at Libyan ports or trading through Libyan waters.

26 May 2015

Web alert: Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation Convention) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

The Regulations, which will enter into force on 19 July 2015, will amend the Merchant Shipping Regulations 1998 and will implement other environmental requirements relating to internal emergency response plans derived from the Offshore Safety Directive (OSD 2013/30/EU).

22 May 2015

Web alert: Anti-suit injunctions – a disappointing decision from the ECJ? Gazprom OAO

For over ten years, it has been accepted that the English courts have restricted powers when it comes to issuing anti-suit injunctions within the EU, seeking to restrain court proceedings before another EU state. However, what about an anti-suit injunction seeking to restrain the breach of an arbitration agreement?

22 May 2015

Press release: The Standard Club delivers stable 2014-15 underwriting performance and steady growth

The result is in line with the club’s strategy of delivering sustainable, good-value cover with excellent financial security and a high quality membership.

21 May 2015

Web alert: environmental provisions adopted during MEPC 68th session (11-15 May 2015)

The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 68th session at IMO Headquarters in London from 11 to 15 May 2015. We set out the decisions made.

21 May 2015

Web alert: refugees and migrants at sea – expenses and other costs covered by the club

The magnitude and urgency of the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Mediterranean is undisputed. The continuous movement of refugees, coupled with the obligation to assist distressed people at sea, has led to many questions concerning the expenses and costs that are covered under a member’s P&I cover.

21 May 2015

Web alert: Asian Gypsy Moths - 2015 recap

Once again it is time for the mariner to consider the Asian Gypsy moth (AGM) in order to avoid any undue complications with the port states which require action to be taken. Whilst the AGM season occurs every year, 2015’s AGM season differs slightly from previous years due to new requirements in North America and a different approach to the problem in Australia.

20 May 2015

Standard Bulletin, Post-board Special Edition, May 2015

The club board, and the boards of its principal subsidiaries, met in Copenhagen on 12 May 2015. The club’s class General Meetings were held on the same day. On the previous day, meetings of the board’s three committees – Nomination and Governance, Strategy, and Audit and Risk – took place. We report on these in this special edition of the Standard Bulletin.

19 May 2015

Web alert: Customs fines in Senegal - A cautionary note

This web alert addresses the current trend being observed in Senegalese ports, particularly Dakar, of the local customs authorities carrying out thorough investigations on board and imposing high fines on ships.

19 May 2015

Web alert: Two-stage test to be applied to applications for extensions of time, for commencement of a collision claim

The recent decision in the case of CDE S.A. v Sure Wind Marine Limited EWHC 720 (SB Seaguard c/w Odyssée) has confirmed the test to be applied to applications for an extension of time pursuant to s.190(5) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.

14 May 2015

Web alert: The Standard Club and ICS launch new hazard awareness competition for seafarers

In an initiative to raise awareness of potential hazards at sea, The Standard Club and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have joined forces to launch a ‘Spot the Hazard’ competition open to any seafarer worldwide.

14 May 2015

Web alert: rescuing refugees and migrants at sea

According to the UN High Commission for Refugees, over 13,500 people were rescued between the period of 10 April to 17 April 2015 and up to 1600 migrants are feared dead this year alone.

13 May 2015

Web alert: The Offshore Petroleum Licensing (Offshore Safety Directive) Regulations 2015

The Offshore Petroleum Licensing (Offshore Safety Directive) Regulations 2015 will enter into force on 19 July 2015. These regulations will implement the licensing requirements of the Offshore Safety Directive (OSD 2013/30/EU ).

12 May 2015

Web alert: China SPRO Update - Qianhe

The club is aware that certain investigations are taking place into Qianhe, one of the largest ship pollution response organizations (SPROs) in China. The investigation is being led by the customs authority in China.

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