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News items in 2017

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21 Apr 2017

Web Alert: China MSA recommendations & control measures for ships navigating in restricted visibility off Fujian waters

The club's correspondent in China (Huatai) has recently issued circular 1704 highlighting the increasing number of navigational incidents due to poor visibility along the coast of Fujian province in China.

13 Apr 2017

Web Alert: Maritime Labour Convention 2006 ratified by Turkey

The Maritime Labour Convention 2006, has been ratified by Turkey, as declared in the Official Gazette numbered 30018 dated 25 March 2017.​

12 Apr 2017

Web Alert: Quantitative risk assessment in wreck removal tendering

This web alert is based on comments made by Sam Kendall-Marsden, Head of Division, UK & Americas, during a panel discussion on ‘The Changing Process in Wreck Removal’ at the International Salvage Union Associate Members’ Day in London on 22 March 2017.

11 Apr 2017

Web Alert: Somali piracy - recent attack shows there is no room for complacency

On 8 April 2017, the bulk carrier OS 35 was attacked and boarded by pirates in the Gulf of Aden. This attack follows the first hijacking by Somali pirates for five years. Read more here.

11 Apr 2017

Web Alert: Claim handling tips for crewmember tuberculosis cases in the United States

Over the past few years, the club has seen an increase in the number of Tuberculosis (TB) cases in crewmembers around the world, especially in crewmembers travelling to the United States. These cases can be particularly difficult to handle and can be very costly for shipowners if the crewmember is diagnosed while in a US hospital.

10 Apr 2017

Web Alert: Without Prejudice Privilege – are negotiations admissible evidence when the charterer is in repudiatory breach of charter?

Without prejudice privilege (‘WPP’) applies to exclude all negotiations genuinely aimed at settlement, whether oral or in writing, from being given in evidence in legal proceedings.

7 Apr 2017

Web Alert: ‘The Arundel Castle’ – High Court clarifies the meaning of 'port limits'

The High Court has clarified the meaning of “port limits” in voyage charterparties which say that notice of readiness (NOR) can only be tendered within a specified port.

4 Apr 2017

Web Alert: UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) signs International Group Large Casualty MoU

The UK is the latest state to sign the International Group large casualty Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the response to major maritime casualties and incidents.

29 Mar 2017

Web Alert: Indonesian immigration authorities becoming stricter in the enforcement of immigration law

The club has been made aware of a recent case of the Indonesian immigration authorities taking a strict approach to enforcement of local visa regulations resulting in significant fines and the deportation of a number of crew.

24 Mar 2017

Web Alert: Update on US immigration orders

President Trump issued an Executive Order (E.O) 13769 which banned any immigrant or non-immigrant entry into the US of citizens from Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Libya for the next 90 days.A new E.O 13780 entitled 'Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States' has come into effect on 6 March which introduces new restrictions on travel to the U.S. from the above listed countries with the sole exception of Iraq.

24 Mar 2017

Web Alert: Peru - heavy rains and flooding

​The club understands that Peru has recently been severely affected by heavy rains causing flooding in some parts of the country.

23 Mar 2017

Web Alert: Report a near-miss, save a life

The Standard Club has been working on a number of initiatives to promote the importance of near-miss reporting. The latest of these has been the creation of an educational video and workbook with Videotel, the maritime e-learning experts.

23 Mar 2017

Web Alert: Soya bean cargo exports from Uruguay to China

The club’s local correspondent in Uruguay (Chadwick Weir Navegacion S.A.) has issued a circular highlighting the phytosanitary requirements for the export of soya beans from Uruguay to China.

22 Mar 2017

Web Alert: Expansion of The Standard Club PEME Scheme

The Standard Club is happy to report that its Pre-Employment Medical Examination (PEME) scheme has now entered its second year. The scheme has been expanded with the addition of four more clinics based in the Philippines.

22 Mar 2017

Press Article: Salvage contracts - Lloyd’s Open Form

The Standard Club's Sam Kendall-Marsden features in the latest edition of Salvage World.

21 Mar 2017

Web Alert: UK Court clarifies meaning of ‘disembarkation’ under Athens Convention

This web alert is about the judgement The Canterbury County Court Recently gave in the case of Collins v Lawrence, that provided some clarification to the meaning of disembarkation under the Athens Convention 1974.

16 Mar 2017

Standard Bulletin, March 2017

As we mark the conclusion of the renewal for the 2017/18 policy year, this bulletin reflects upon the scope of and some key concepts underpinning club cover.

14 Mar 2017

Press Article: The Standard Club’s perspective towards BWMC implementation

In an exclusive interview with GREEN4SEA, Capt. Akshat Arora, Marine Surveyor, discusses what the implementation of the BWM Convention this September means for the shipping industry from a P&I perspective.

10 Mar 2017

Web Alert: China eases quarantine measures against Zika virus

Members are advised that there has been a reported change in respect of the port entry requirements for vessels entering China from Zika affected countries.

10 Mar 2017

Web-alert: Update on the U.S. Ballast Water Management (BWM) Extension Program

The USCG has issued a recent Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB 003/2017) highlighting that their policy granting extensions has now become considerably stricter.