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News items in 2017

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22 Jun 2017

Web Alert: MAIB releases ZARGA snap back fatality report

The UK's Marine Accident Investigation Branch has released a report into the causes of a fatal mooring accident onboard Zarga, an LNG tanker, at South Hook LNG Terminal, Milford Haven in 2015.

22 Jun 2017

Web Alert: Special inspection on bulk carriers in China from 15 June to 31 December 2017

The China MSA has announced a special inspection campaign for bulk carriers from 15 June to 31 December 2017.

22 Jun 2017

Web Alert: USCG guidance on safety considerations for simultaneous operations during LNG bunkering

The United States Coastguard has issued a notice on the safety considerations for simultaneous operations during LNG fuel transfer operations.

13 Jun 2017

Web Alert: Revised Supplytime 2017 approved for adoption by BIMCO

On 6 June 2017 BIMCO’s Documentary Committee adopted the revised Supplytime 2017. The revision was carried out by representatives from Owners, Charterers, brokers, insurers and legal interests and has taken over two years to complete.

13 Jun 2017

Web Alert: Warning - Phishing attempts

The Club has recently been advised of an e-mail phishing attempt, aimed at shipowners and charterers.

12 Jun 2017

Web Alert: Qatar diplomatic crisis - legal implications

Some additional guidance for members dealing with the restrictions that have been put in place, and their impact upon contracts of carriage.

12 Jun 2017

Web Alert: USCG safety alert on oil spray fires in the engine room

Safety alert 06-17 warns of the dangers posed to commercial vessels by fires caused by fuel sprays being ignited by adjacent machinery.

8 Jun 2017

Web Alert: Qatar diplomatic crisis - a shipping context

Members may be affected by the recent decision by a number of countries to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar.

7 Jun 2017

Web Alert: International Group of P&I Clubs Annual review 2016/17

The International Group of P&I Clubs has published its Annual Review which covers the activities of the group and key industry issues.

6 Jun 2017

Web Alert: Special Safety Inspections in Xiamen, China

The China MSA has recently issued a notice (No. 502 of 2017) on special inspections to be undertaken by PSC authorities on ships calling Xiamen.

6 Jun 2017

Web Alert: South Africa - Storms to hit the Western Cape

The club is aware that a large storm is approaching the south west of South Africa affecting Cape Town and other ports along the southern coast.

31 May 2017

Press Article: Wreck Removal Liability Unravelled

Sam Kendall-Marsden, head of our UK & Americas division, discusses the club's cover for wreck removal in Tug & OSV.

25 May 2017

Web Alert: Making life at sea safer

The Standard Club is working with the Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) to promote safety at sea and accident prevention. CHIRP receives reports of hazardous incidents which they investigate with the ship's owner.

12 May 2017

Web Alert: The Ocean Victory – Supreme Court Decision

The UK Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeal’s ruling in The 'Ocean Victory' (Gard Marine and Energy Limited v China National Chartering Company Limited and Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha (2017)) that the port of Kashima in Japan was legally safe.

10 May 2017

Web Alert: Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) publishes its 2016 annual report

OBP has published its annual report on the state of maritime piracy for 2016.

9 May 2017

Web Alert: MCA draws attention to EEBD recall

The UK Maritime Coastguard Agency has released a safety bulletin concerning a specific make of ‘emergency escape breathing device’ (EEBD) which has been found to suffer from an inherent blockage and therefore does not fulfil the required rate for delivery of breathing air to the user.

8 May 2017

Web Alert: The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) publishes its first quarter report on piracy and armed robbery for 2017

The IMB has published its report on piracy and armed robbery for the first quarter of 2017, covering the period from 1 January to 30 March 2017. The report highlights persisting violence in piracy hotspots off Nigeria and around the Southern Philippines.

5 May 2017

Web Alert: California State Regulations on Ballast Water Management (effective as of 1 July 2017)

The California State Lands Commission has issued a letter (dated 19 April 2017) addressing the new regulations pertaining to the enforcement of the Marine Invasive Species Act and highlighting the reporting requirements.