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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

29 Jan 2014

Web alert: Incidents between merchant vessels and aquaculture farms in vicinity of Lanshan Port, China

Two recent incidents in which merchant ships were alleged to have damaged aquaculture farms in the vicinity of Lanshan port have highlighted the difficulties facing ships trading in this area.

22 Jan 2014

Web alert: Intertanko amends model piracy clauses to take account of Gulf of Guinea risks

Intertanko recently announced that it has amended its model piracy clauses to take into account security issues specific to the Gulf of Guinea.

22 Jan 2014

Web alert: Threat of attack to ships trading at Libyan oil ports

The club is aware of recent reports indicating that ships attempting to trade at a number of Libya’s oil ports are coming under threat of attack from armed forces.

21 Jan 2014

Press article: P&I in Latin America

Constantino Salivaras, claims executive, discusses the development of P&I cover for ship-owners in Latin America

17 Jan 2014

Web alert: Comprehensive cover for Standard Club members

The Standard Club outlines additional covers available

17 Jan 2014

17 January 2014, Standard Club circular, Iran sanctions update

Please see attached circulars

15 Jan 2014

Web alert: Indonesian Mineral Ore ban update

Indonesian media reports suggest that despite rumours that the ban would be relaxed, the law 'No.4/2009' has come into effect.

15 Jan 2014

Web alert: ICC IMB publishes 2013 annual report on piracy and armed robbery

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has published its 2013 annual report on piracy and armed robbery.

14 Jan 2014

Standard Bulletin, January 2014

The latest edition of the Standard Bulletin

7 Jan 2014

Web alert: Australia's implementation of draft IMSBC Code amendments

A new iron ore fines schedules to the IMSBC code was agreed at the IMO DSC18 meeting in September 2013 governing the carriage of iron ore fines by sea.

7 Jan 2014

Web alert: Lloyd’s publishes revised SCOPIC rates, effective from 1 January 2014

Lloyd’s has published a revised Appendix A to the SCOPIC clause, which sets out amended tariff rates

6 Jan 2014

Web alert: Amendments to IMSBC Code

A number of amendments to the IMSBC Code have been issued by the IMO which are scheduled for early implementation.

6 Jan 2014

Web alert: Changes to Free Fall Lifeboat test procedures

A new regulation entering into force in January 2014 concerns the operational testing of free fall lifeboats.

3 Jan 2014

Web alert: Indonesia law on export of raw minerals to be enforced from 12 January 2014

The Indonesian government has announced that it will start enforcing law no 4/2009