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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 2014

Date Title

15 Apr 2014

Web alert: Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks to come into force on 14 April 2015

The Convention will come into force 12 months after Denmark’s ratification

14 Apr 2014

RHL Maritime Law & Marine Insurance Claims Course 2014

RHL Maritime Law & Marine Insurance Claims Course 2014

4 Apr 2014

Web alert: Corruption warnings for Port of Lagos

BIMCO has warned shipping organisations to be on there guard when conducting operations at the port of Lagos Nigeria.

4 Apr 2014

Standard Bulletin, April 2014

The latest edition of the Standard Bulletin

3 Apr 2014

Web alert: US Coast Guard issues updated port security advisory for Libya

Please read the attached port security advisory relating to Libya published by the US Coast Guard and also available on their website

2 Apr 2014

Web alert: Considerations for the carriage of 'Direct Reduced Iron' cargoes

Direct Reduced Iron’s (B) propensity to self-heat (and associated hazards) requires ship’s fixed to carry this cargo to ensure that their cargo holds are properly inerted for the duration of its voyage

2 Apr 2014

Web alert: Security considerations for ships transiting the suez canal

The USCG recently issued ‘Marine Safety Information Bulletin 04-14’ (MSI 04-14)

1 Apr 2014

Press article: Standard Club supports limitation case in the Court of Appeal

The Standard Club has supported a case to the UK Court of Appeal

12 Mar 2014

Press article: Ship masters 'should check conditions in Singapore Straits'

Recent collisions in the Singapore Strait have raised concern among the city-state's shipping community

6 Mar 2014

Web alert: Court of Appeal holds a Club LOU sufficient security under the Limitation Convention

The Standard Club has won their appeal in the UK Court of Appeal in the case of Kairos Shipping Ltd and The Standard Club Europe Ltd v Enka & Co LLC.

5 Mar 2014

Web alert: Update on situation in Ukraine

The club has received updates from its correspondents in Ukraine following recent unrest in the country and in particular the impact upon ports at the Black Sea and in the Crimea region.

3 Mar 2014

Web alert: German maritime law update

Maritime law in Germany has undergone recent reform and all members are advised to be aware of the principal developments.

14 Feb 2014

Web alert: German Insurance Premium Tax (IPT): revised arrangements

Changes to the German Insurance Premium Tax act

13 Feb 2014

Press article: Voice of the Future: Sian Meadows

Sian Meadows, offshore deputy underwriter, is featured in an article about talented newcomers and what attracted them to insurance

11 Feb 2014

Web alert: Reminder to ship owners of their right to recover costs of exercising possessory lien on cargo

Discussion of a case which reached the Court of Appeal and brought a change in English Law

7 Feb 2014

Standard Bulletin Special Edition, post-board report, February 2014

We report on the club board meeting held on Tuesday 21 January

4 Feb 2014

Web alert: Heavy fines for failure to comply with Georgian TSS

A number of vessels trading from Georgian ports have recently been fined for failure to comply with local vessel traffic management schemes.

4 Feb 2014

Press article: Pollution control from P&I perspective

When it comes to recent casualties, environmental considerations are being taken into accouint more often.

3 Feb 2014

Press article: Piracy: Safer seas

With a more stable Somalia and improved maritime security, will the downward trend in piracy attacks continue, or will incidents in East African and South-East Asian waters ensure rough seas in future?