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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 2020

Date Title

27 Mar 2020

News: COVID-19 - Seafarer Wellbeing

The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has launched a new video aimed at seafarers. It provides information and guidance from a counselling psychologist, Dr Kate Thompson, about managing mental health during this crisis.

27 Mar 2020

News: Indian Ports declare Force Majeure due to the COVID-19 outbreak

As part of the attempt to minimise the spread the of the COVID-19, India has declared nationwide lockdown.

27 Mar 2020

News: COVID-19 – Port states to show flexibility

the Paris, Indian and Tokyo MOU along with the USCG have issued guidance recognising that there is a need to apply flexibility under these special circumstances.

26 Mar 2020

News: COVID-19 Personal Injury Protocol

A new 'Coronavirus (COVID-19) Personal Injury Protocol' was launched in the UK on 24 March 2020 by Thompsons Solicitors and the Association of British Insurers (ABI), to ensure personal injury solicitors - both defendant and claimant - and insurers work together to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.

26 Mar 2020

News: Use of open loop scrubber when transiting Turkish Straits

Members with ships fitted with scrubbers and transiting through the Turkish Straits are advised that the environmental authorities in Turkey may fine the ship if the samples collected from the overboard discharge line is suspected to be a pollutant.