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Latest items in 2018

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23 Jan 2018

Web Alert: U.S. Expansion of Department of Transportation (DOT) Drug Screening to include Semi-Synthetic Opiates

The DOT promulgated its final rule (82 FR 52229) to add hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone to the "Opioids" section of the drug-testing panel. Beginning January 1, 2018, in addition to the existing DOT drug testing panel, mariners in safety-sensitive positions will also be tested for the four additional semi-synthetic opioids.

23 Jan 2018

Web Alert: Web Alert: Honduras – Oil Spill Response – new requirements – update

Owners/Members are informed that the new oil spill response requirements in Honduras (as set out in the club's Circular dated 22 December 2017) are not now expected to come into force until the end of March 2018, rather than on 15 January 2018 as previously notified.

19 Jan 2018

Web Alert: Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks – Update on Portugal and Sweden

The club refers to its recent circulars and web alerts (all of which can be found here), on the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks ('the Nairobi Convention') which came into force on 14 April 2015.

17 Jan 2018

Web Alert: Anti-technicality clauses and withdrawal ─ the devil is in the detail

Withdrawal of a ship on time charter is the owner’s traditional remedy against non-payment of hire.

17 Jan 2018

Web Alert: Venezuela restricts commercial trade to the Netherlands Antilles in an effort to strengthen anti-smuggling efforts

In January 2018, the government of Venezuela announced its decision to ban commercial trade to the Netherlands Antilles, namely Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire.