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News items in 2018

Date Title

19 Oct 2018

Web Alert: Behaving safely - a new guide

A new publication to support The Standard Club's commitment to safety at sea.

19 Oct 2018

19 October 2018, Standard Club circular - The Standard Syndicate

Please read attached circular.

18 Oct 2018

Press Article: The Standard Club withdraws from underwriting at Lloyd's

The Standard Club has today announced that it is withdrawing from underwriting at Lloyd’s from 2019. The club is exploring alternative approaches to provide its members with additional insurance covers.

12 Oct 2018

12 October 2018, Standard Club circular - The Strike Club

Please read attached circular.

9 Oct 2018

Web Alert: Recent developments at the port of Chittagong

Attached to this web alert is a circular explaining the requirements.

9 Oct 2018

A guide to key offshore jurisdictions

A new guide in which we consider how the law in a particular jurisdiction may impact the enforceability of key contractual provisions.

3 Oct 2018

Web Alert: Potential delays at Kuwait

Vessels are being inspected at Shuaiba and Shuwaikh

3 Oct 2018

Web Alert: UK sanctions post-Brexit

The scope, nature and possible implications of the new UK sanctions regime has been discussed by the House of Commons in a recent briefing paper.

26 Sep 2018

Web Alert: Ongoing problems with Ukrainian 'ecological inspectors'

One of the club’s correspondents has reported that they have seen an increase in the quantity of such incidents affecting foreign vessels.

26 Sep 2018

Press Article: Career Paths - Yves Vandenborn

Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, talks about the fascinating world of loss prevention and his experiences for an article published in Safety4Sea

21 Sep 2018

Web Alert: MCA warns of the hazards of an accidental CO2 release onboard ships

The UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) has released ‘Safety Bulletin 12 – Accidental CO2 releases onboard 2 UK Merchant Vessels’, which was issued in September 2018. The bulletin was produced in response to two serious and potentially fatal accidental CO2 releases on UK flagged ships in the last two years.

20 Sep 2018

Technology Bulletin, September 2018

The pace of technological change in the shipping industry has accelerated exponentially in the last two years. This bulletin explores the impact of technological advancements upon both the shipping and insurance industries.

20 Sep 2018

Web Alert: BMP5 and Global Counter Piracy Guidance printed copies out now

Printed copies of BMP5: Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy and Enhance Maritime Security in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea and Global Counter Piracy Guidance for Companies, Masters and Seafarers are available now from Witherby Publishing.

19 Sep 2018

Web Alert: Filipino Supreme Court upholds employer-designated physician exam requirement

The Supreme Court has dismissed a seafarer’s claim for disability benefits under the POEA contract as the seafarer failed to report to the company-designated physician.

17 Sep 2018

Press Article: Finding the key to misdeclared cargoes

Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, argues better box booking is the key to avoiding misdeclared container cargoes, in an article for Maritime Risk International.

13 Sep 2018

Web Alert: Constant vigilance is the key to safe sailing

In its latest video, sponsored by The Standard Club, the Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) investigates three recent reports that highlight hazards onboard ships. In each case, a serious incident was avoided by someone raising the issue and resolving it before it was too late.

12 Sep 2018

Press Article: 20 years of the ISM code

Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, reflects on how the ISM code is doing and what still needs to be done in an article for Safety4Sea Log published in September.

12 Sep 2018

Web Alert: Early implementation of low sulphur fuel oil (0.5%) requirement for ships in Yangtze River Delta ECA (from 1 Oct 2018)

This move comes ahead of the original timeline of Chinese ECA regulation. The implementation in the Pearl River Delta and Bohai Sea Area ECAs remains unchanged.