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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

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29 May 2020

Circular: 29 May 2020, Standard Club circular - Notice to members

Please read attached circular.

29 May 2020

Press Article: Adequate information vital for seafarers’ wellbeing amid crisis

Clear accessible communication can minimize the feeling of abandonment and anxiety which seafarers onbaord ships are experiencing during this pandemic, Safety 4 Sea highlights key issues discussed in Standard Club's recent seafarer wellbeing webinar: a discussion with ISWAN.

29 May 2020

Article: Importance of navigational risk reviews

We believe that significant numbers of major, headline-generating navigational incidents can be prevented by effective navigational risk reviews (audits) which assess how the actual navigation of the ship is conducted.

29 May 2020

News: ICS issues new Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued updated health guidance for the global shipping industry to ensure ship operators and crew can safely deal with seafarers struggling with medical conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.