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News and Commentary

 

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

News items in 2012

Date Title

12 Feb 2012

Web Alert: Regulations in relation to weapons/armed guards on ships in Egyptian waters

The Egyptian government has issued regulations prohibiting weapons/armed guards on board ships calling at Egyptian ports or transiting the Suez Canal.

10 Feb 2012

Web Alert: International Group of P&I Clubs 2011/12 Annual Review

We are pleased to make available a copy of the first International Group Annual Review.

9 Feb 2012

Web Alert: New EU Union Measures against Iran - Council Decisions 2012/35, dated January 2012 - FAQ's - issued on 8 February 2012

In response to Council decision 2012/35/CFSP issued by the EU on 23 January 2012 the International Group has produced the below ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

1 Feb 2012

Lloyds List article: Up to 45% of watchkeepers sleep while on duty, 1 February 2012

Six on six off watches worst for sleep patterns

30 Jan 2012

INTERCARGO has prepared a leaflet setting out their guidance for the safe loading of nickel ore.

INTERCARGO has prepared a leaflet setting out their guidance for the safe loading of nickel ore.

25 Jan 2012

Web Alert: EU increase sanctions against Syria

The EU published Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 on 18 January 2012 with immediate effect in a move to further increase sanctions against Syria.

24 Jan 2012

Web Alert: Regulations of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships: Update 24 January 2012

Members will be aware from the club circulars dated 8 and 24 December that the above regulations came into force on 1 January 2012.

15 Jan 2012

Costa Concordia

The Standard Club confirms that it is the lead P&I insurer for the cruise ship Costa Concordia, which ran aground off the west coast of Italy on Friday.

5 Jan 2012

Web Alert: Regulations of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships: Update

Further to the recent club circulars dated 8 and 24 December 2011 the above regulations came into force on 1 January 2012.

5 Jan 2012

Web Alert: EU accedes to the 2002 Protocol to the Athens Convention 05 January 2012

The EU acceded to the 2002 Protocol to the Athens Convention on 15 December 2011.

5 Jan 2012

Lloyds List article: Telling lies about cargo can cost lives – 05 January 2012

Liquefaction of hazardous cargo has claimed four ships in the past year