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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

News items in 2016

Date Title

26 Apr 2016

Web Alert: New round of revision of the IMSBC Code

The IMSBC Code is now under its fourth revision process referring to amendments 04-17, expected to be finalised in 2017

19 Apr 2016

Web Alert: Improving hazard awareness

The 'Spot the Hazard' competition is now closed. In this article we look at the results of the competition and review the correct answers.

19 Apr 2016

Web Alert: What’s the time bar for outstanding hire claims? Some guidance issued

Hire, unlike freight, is not sacrosanct. In certain limited situations a charterer is entitled to make legitimate deductions from hire. For example, where they can bring themselves within the relevant off hire clause in the charterparty, or where the charterer has a claim for damages for which they are permitted to make a set-off against the hire otherwise due and payable

19 Apr 2016

Web Alert: Over reliance on technology a regular feature of navigation claims

In recent years the changing attitude amongst seafarers to technology has been evidenced by the large number of accidents caused by an overreliance on technology or the lack of healthy scepticism in its use

19 Apr 2016

Personal Injury Bulletin, April 2016

Each edition of the Standard Bulletin centres on one key P&I risk. This edition highlights personal injury, as these claims account for almost 30% of notifications to the club.

19 Apr 2016

Web Alert: The Panama Canal announces its third draft restriction

Further to the club's last update on the Panama Canal draft restrictions, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued a new Advisory to Shipping (no. A-18-2016) announcing a third draft restriction due to the effect of the drought caused by El Niño phenomenon on the Gatun Lake.

14 Apr 2016

14 April 2016, Standard Club circular - Iran Trading, P&I cover

Please read attached circular

12 Apr 2016

Web Alert: Follow-up developments on ECA implementation at key ports within Yangtze River Delta

The club has been advised by the local correspondents in China on the notices issued by the local MSA offices regarding the implementation of ECA measures at key ports within Yangtze River Delta

5 Apr 2016

Web Alert: Panama Canal announcement of second draft restrictions

Further to the Club’s last update on Panama Canal draft reduction, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued a new Advisory to Shipping (No. A-14-2016) informing that with effect from 29 April 2016, the maximum authorised transit draft will be set at 11.74m (38.5 feet) in tropical fresh water (TFW - density of 0.9954 at 29.4oC)

5 Apr 2016

Web Alert: Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks – Update on The Netherlands

The club has received information through the International Group (IG) that the Nairobi Convention will enter into force for The Netherlands on 19 April 2016

1 Apr 2016

RHL Maritime Law & Marine Insurance Claims Course 2016

Richards Hogg Lindley's annual course on maritime law and marine insurance claims is taking place on 12-16 September 2016 at Pewterers' Hall, London

31 Mar 2016

Web Alert: The loading, and subsequent discharge, of unsafe nickel ore – all time to ‘count’

In a recent, published, London arbitration award the English tribunal has held that all time lost as a result of loading, and then discharging, a confiscated (unsafe) cargo will be for the charterer’s account

31 Mar 2016

Web Alert: The Panama Canal Expansion will be inaugurated on 26 June 2016

The inauguration of the Panama Canal Expansion has been scheduled for Sunday 26 June 2016

31 Mar 2016

Web Alert: Welcome relief - UK North Sea tax cuts

In the budget last week, the UK government announced a number of North Sea Budget measures to assist the oil and gas industry

30 Mar 2016

Web Alert: Panama Canal draft restrictions

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued Advisory to Shipping (No. A-12-2016), informing that with effect from 18 April 2016, the maximum authorised transit draft will be set at 11.89m (39.0 feet) in tropical fresh water (TFW)

24 Mar 2016

Web Alert: New loss prevention initiative to promote safety awareness amongst seafarers

CHIRP works to retain information regarding incidents or near-misses and then distributes this knowledge to assist others to learn from these experiences.

21 Mar 2016

Web Alert: Follow-up advice on Chinese quarantine measures against Zika virus

Further to the club’s update on quarantine measures against the Zika virus, the Chinese Quarantine Authority (CIQ) has clarified their requirement regarding mosquito eradication certificates for vessels coming from Zika affected regions

21 Mar 2016

Web Alert: South Korea takes preventive measures against Zika virus

The Club has been advised by the local correspondents in South Korea (Hyopsung) that the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare has strengthened countermeasures against the possible outbreak of the Zika virus in the country

16 Mar 2016

Web Alert: China tightens quarantine measures against Zika virus

Chinese Entry-Exit Inspection & Quarantine Bureau (CIQ) has issued a ‘Notice on Prevention and Control of Zika Virus into China’