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News items in 2018

Date Title

20 Apr 2018

Web Alert: ReCAAP launches new website and mobile app. Publishes Q1 report

ReCAAP has published its report for the first quarter of 2018.

20 Apr 2018

Web Alert: USCG increases marine casualty reporting thresholds

Members should be aware that the USCG has increased the marine casualty property damage thresholds for reportable marine casualties that take place in US waters or involve US-flag ships. These changes took effect on 18 April 2018.

20 Apr 2018

Web Alert: What is the role of your P&I club during a major oil spill?

ECM Maritime Services asked LeRoy Lambert, General Counsel, to comment on the role of a P&I club for a video available on youtube

19 Apr 2018

Web Alert: OCIMF: Guidance on safety critical equipment and spare parts

Oil Companies International Marine Forum has released a paper providing guidance on safety critical spare parts for companies to consider when preparing an SMS.

13 Apr 2018

GDPR bulletin, April 2018

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in the EU/EEA on 25 May 2018. This bulletin looks at the potential implications and issues to consider.

12 Apr 2018

Web Alert: London office relocation

After more than 8 years at their current location, the managers’ London agents, Charles Taylor & Co Ltd, are moving to new CT plc headquarters in the heart of the city.

12 Apr 2018

Web Alert: US sanctions and Venezuelan crypto-currency

Members trading to Venezuela should be aware that any transactions made through US banks in connection with their Venezuelan trade may be ultimately used to purchase Petros.

11 Apr 2018

Web Alert: Always Accessible

On 26 March 2018 Mr Justice Knowles determined that the berth warranty 'always accessible' must mean the vessel must be able to enter and leave the berth.

5 Apr 2018

A master’s guide to fire safety on ferries.

This guide sets out to promote best practice in fire safety, to raise awareness of fire risks in general and fire risks on ferries in particular.

5 Apr 2018

Web Alert: USCG guidance on ballast water management

The United States Coastguard has recently issued updated and comprehensive guidance to assist with understanding and ensuring compliance

3 Apr 2018

Web Alert: Bahrain discovers its biggest oil field since 1932

The Government of Bahrain has announced a finding of new 'tight oil and deep gas resource' in the Khaleej Al Bahrain Basin.

27 Mar 2018

Web Alert: Grounding of Richards Bay (S.A.) pilot transfer helicopters

Members are advised regarding changes to the use of helicopters for Marine Pilot transfers at Richards Bay S.A.

23 Mar 2018

Web Alert: IMO fuel oil consumption data collection system (IMO-DCS)

The Club's previous web alert on MEPC-70 outcome mentioned about IMO’s introduction of the Data Collection System (IMO-DCS), which runs in parallel to the European Union Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU-MRV) regulation, but on a different timeline.

21 Mar 2018

Web Alert: US Coast Guard issues new circular on potential danger of defective immersion suits for seafarers

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has issued a new circular which highlights the potential problem of vessel operators using defectve, non-watertight immersion suits, and the potential danger this creates for seafarers.

19 Mar 2018

Web-alert - Implementation of 0.5% sulphur limit for all foreign vessels entering Taiwanese ports from 1 Jan 2019

Members are advised regarding the latest announcement from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) of Taiwan which requires all foreign vessels entering Taiwanese ports to use 0.5% sulphur fuel or other compliant fuel from 1 January 2019.

19 Mar 2018

Web Alert: Hong Kong office move

Our office has moved to a new location in Wanchai

13 Mar 2018

Standard Bulletin, March 2018

If you require further information on any of the articles in this bulletin please get in touch with the author or your usual club contact.

12 Mar 2018

Web Alert: Listeriosis outbreak Rep. S.A.

A Listeriosis outbreak has been reported in the Rep. South Africa. The outbreak is a unique strain of Listeriosis, with a large number of cases reported since the start of 2017.

12 Mar 2018

Press Article: Why P&I clubs are returning premiums to their members

Nick Jelley, Chief Financial Officer, explains how clubs calculate the correct level of free reserves, in an article in Insurance Day.