News items in 2017
12 May 2017
Web Alert: The Ocean Victory – Supreme Court Decision
The UK Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeal’s ruling in The 'Ocean Victory' (Gard Marine and Energy Limited v China National Chartering Company Limited and Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha (2017)) that the port of Kashima in Japan was legally safe.
9 May 2017
Web Alert: MCA draws attention to EEBD recall
The UK Maritime Coastguard Agency has released a safety bulletin concerning a specific make of ‘emergency escape breathing device’ (EEBD) which has been found to suffer from an inherent blockage and therefore does not fulfil the required rate for delivery of breathing air to the user.
5 May 2017
Web Alert: ICS, BIMCO & MPA-Singapore release new cyber security poster
A recent joint initiative by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has seen the release of a new awareness poster which focusses on the threats posed by cyber-attack and measures to mitigate the risk to vessels.
12 Apr 2017
Web Alert: Quantitative risk assessment in wreck removal tendering
This web alert is based on comments made by Sam Kendall-Marsden, Head of Division, UK & Americas, during a panel discussion on ‘The Changing Process in Wreck Removal’ at the International Salvage Union Associate Members’ Day in London on 22 March 2017.
11 Apr 2017
Web Alert: Claim handling tips for crewmember tuberculosis cases in the United States
Over the past few years, the club has seen an increase in the number of Tuberculosis (TB) cases in crewmembers around the world, especially in crewmembers travelling to the United States. These cases can be particularly difficult to handle and can be very costly for shipowners if the crewmember is diagnosed while in a US hospital.
24 Mar 2017
Web Alert: Update on US immigration orders
President Trump issued an Executive Order (E.O) 13769 which banned any immigrant or non-immigrant entry into the US of citizens from Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Libya for the next 90 days.A new E.O 13780 entitled 'Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States' has come into effect on 6 March which introduces new restrictions on travel to the U.S. from the above listed countries with the sole exception of Iraq.