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News items in 2015

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5 May 2015

Web alert: Anti-suit injunctions – are they still a useful remedy in the UK?

The answer, in a nutshell, is yes - very much so. This article explores the topic in more detail.

30 Apr 2015

Web alert: Standard Service Contract for Liner Trade – SERVICECON

The SERVICECON is a new standard contract which has been launched by BIMCO and the Global Shippers’ Forum.

30 Apr 2015

Web alert: The Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc.) Regulations 2015

The Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc.) Regulations 2015 (SCR 2015) will enter into force on 19 July 2015 and will repeal the Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations (SCR) 2005.

24 Apr 2015

Web alert: Court of Appeal authoritatively confirms fraudulent devices rule

In this recent judgement of great significance to insurers in all classes of business, the Court of Appeal upheld that an assured who employs a ‘fraudulent device’ forfeits its claim, despite the fact that the claim would otherwise have been valid and recoverable.

23 Apr 2015

Offshore Member Forum 2015

The Standard Club's offshore forum is due to take place in London on 13 May 2015.

22 Apr 2015

Web alert: changes to the approval system of Ship Pollution Response Operators (SPROs) in People’s Republic of China

On 18 March 2015, the Ministry of Transport of People’s Republic of China issued a formal notice announcing its intention to cancel Qualification Assessment and Certification of Ship Pollution Response Operators

22 Apr 2015

Web alert: IMB publishes first quarter report on piracy and armed robbery 2015

In the first three months of 2015, there were 54 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships, an increase from 49 in the same period of 2014.

20 Apr 2015

Web alert: security situation in Yemen - update

As of 11 April 2015, the Yemeni Foreign Ministry has stated that navigation in Yemen’s territorial waters is prohibited.

20 Apr 2015

Press article: Singapore War Risks Mutual takes off

David Roberts, Standard Asia managing director, discusses Singapore War Risks Mutual in the latest edition of Tradewinds

17 Apr 2015

Web alert: new requirements for club LoUs in Mexico

A new requirement under the Mexican Navigation Law establishes that club letters of undertaking (LoUs) will only be accepted in Mexico when that club has been officially recognised by the Maritime Authority.

16 Apr 2015

Web alert: difficulties in obtaining Port Yuzhny surveying services

Members are advised that a number of practical problems have arisen for independent surveyors attempting to operate at the port of Yuzhny

15 Apr 2015

Press article: P&I issues on wreck removal

Constantino Salivaras, Manager, contributed an article to LaAm Insurance Review

14 Apr 2015

Press article: Wreck removal and the Nairobi Convention

Sam Kendall-Marsden, Syndicate Director, contributed an article to the March/April edition of International Tug & OSV

13 Apr 2015

RHL Maritime Law & Marine Insurance Claims Course 2015

Richards Hogg Lindley's annual course on maritime law and marine insurance claims is taking place on 14-18 September 2015 at Pewterers' Hall.

10 Apr 2015

Standard Safety Special Edition: ECDIS assisted grounding, April 2015

With ECDIS units being installed on increasing numbers of ships worldwide, The Standard Club is concerned about the proper implementation of this new technology.

8 Apr 2015

Web alert: security situation in Yemen - update

According to local correspondents, the Port of Aden continues to be closed and communications are becoming increasingly difficult.

7 Apr 2015

Web alert: Standard Asia sponsors Sea Asia 2015

We’re pleased to announce that Standard Asia will be the lead sponsor at Sea Asia 2015 ‘Offshore Marine Breakfast & Offshore Marine Forum’ on Wednesday, 22 April 2015.

2 Apr 2015

Web alert: breach of a COA – what is the correct measure of damages? Can an innocent party recover for breach of a law and jurisdiction clause?

In a recent English High Court case the contracting parties agreed to a contract of affreightment (COA) for six shipments of coal. A dispute subsequently arose when the claimant alleged that the defendant had failed to nominate the last four shipments.

31 Mar 2015

Web alert: High Court decision handed down regarding a carrier's care of coffee beans

The case concerned condensation damage to coffee beans. The question in this case was whether, or to what extent, lining the container with Kraft paper was properly carried out and whether it was adequate to meet the threat of condensation.

31 Mar 2015

Web alert: payment of hire - is it a condition? An update

Nearly two years after Mr Justice Flaux’s controversial decision in The Astra [2] holding that payment of hire is a condition, Mr. Justice Popplewell has held that payment of hire is an innominate term, not a condition.

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