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The guidance and advice from the club helps members operate as safely as possible, stay ahead of changing regulations and mitigate operating risks. Our team of experienced lawyers and technical experts specialise in particular ship types or geographical regions so they can provide tailored and relevant advice and guidance. These teams contribute to the wealth of best practice knowledge, news and opinion available to members

Latest items in 2021

Date Title

5 Mar 2021

News: Update on Myanmar

Following the coup in Myanmar on 1 February 2021, protests and strikes have been taking place throughout the country.

5 Mar 2021

News: Additional fuel analysis to be conducted starting in May 2021 for California Ocean-Going Vessel Fuel Regulation

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff has announced that, starting in May 2021, it will commence additional analysis of fuel samples taken during the inspection of ocean-going ships to verify compliance with the local environmental regulations.

4 Mar 2021

Article: Non-negotiable (straight), negotiable ('to order') and bearer bills of lading

This article will set out the differences between a straight, 'to order' and bearer bill of lading.

3 Mar 2021

News: The International Group of P&I Clubs launches a safety animation to help prevent the loss of life in enclosed spaces on board ships

The International Group has collaborated to produce a safety training animation that draws attention to the risk of entering such spaces without first taking preventive and protective measures.

3 Mar 2021

News: Singapore deploys new maritime security vessels as rise reported in armed robbery attacks in Asia during 2020

The latest annual report from the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) was recently published.