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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

21 Jan 2020

News: Port security at Douala, Cameroon

The Port of Authority information notice 0346 provides that vessels making anchor at Douala anchorage, Base Buoy (B9), will be provided with armed security for their protection.

21 Jan 2020

News: Prohibition on discharge of wash-water from open-loop scrubbers in Port of Karachi, Pakistan

Members with ships fitted with scrubbers and calling at the Port of Karachi are recommended to take note of the recent circular and comply with local regulations.

21 Jan 2020

News: BIMCO releases new sanctions clauses for time and voyage charter parties

Against a backdrop of geopolitical uncertainty and increasingly complex sanctions regimes, on 19 December 2019 BIMCO published two new sanctions clauses for use in time and voyage charter parties.

21 Jan 2020

Article: Eleventh Circuit decision reaffirms narrow turnover duty of owners

The case discussed in this article is an important decision for members as it establishes the open and obvious defense to the turnover duty.

20 Jan 2020

News: US issues new security advisories to commercial shipping

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) of the United States Department of Transportation ​has issued two new advisories to commercial shipping. These new advisories cancel the earlier advisories issued in 2019.