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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 2018

Date Title

9 Nov 2018

Press Article: The Standard Club Asia Ltd and Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Company of China, Ltd collaborate to underwrite P&I risks for world’s second-largest shipowning country

The Standard Club Asia Ltd, yesterday entered into a co-operation agreement with Ping An property & Casualty Insurance Company of Cina, Ltd.

2 Nov 2018

2 November 2018, Standard Club circular - Notice of meetings

Please read attached circular.

31 Oct 2018

Standard Safety: Seafarer Wellbeing, October 2018

Over the last couple of years, the club has been working on a variety of projects related to seafarer wellbeing, culminating in this special edition. Seafarer wellbeing is a holistic concept combining physical, mental and social wellbeing, and our mix of articles reflects this.

31 Oct 2018

Web Alert: New ICS Guidelines on compliance with the 2020 ‘Global Sulphur Cap’

This publication is provisional guidance by the ICS and has been prepared for the vast majority of ships that will comply with the Global Sulphur Cap immediately after 1 January 2020

23 Oct 2018

A master’s guide to the carriage of steel cargo

Steel is a high-value cargo, a cargo easily damaged by rough handling, water and moisture. This guide focuses on correctly loading, stowing, caring for and securing steel cargoes.

23 Oct 2018

Press Article: The Human Element and Seafarer Resilience

During his presentation at the last SAFETY4SEA Conference in Athens, Capt. Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, talked about one specific aspect of the human element in maritime casualties: seafarers’ resilience. The publication summarises his talk in a recent article.

22 Oct 2018

Web Alert: IACS publish new recommendations on cyber safety

Following a huge increase in the use of onboard cyber-systems, IACS has developed a series of Recommendations with a view to reflecting the cyber resilience that will be required of vessels with increasing interdependencies.

19 Oct 2018

Web Alert: Behaving safely - a new guide

A new publication to support The Standard Club's commitment to safety at sea.

19 Oct 2018

19 October 2018, Standard Club circular - The Standard Syndicate

Please read attached circular.

18 Oct 2018

Press Article: The Standard Club withdraws from underwriting at Lloyd's

The Standard Club has today announced that it is withdrawing from underwriting at Lloyd’s from 2019. The club is exploring alternative approaches to provide its members with additional insurance covers.

12 Oct 2018

12 October 2018, Standard Club circular - The Strike Club

Please read attached circular.

9 Oct 2018

Web Alert: Recent developments at the port of Chittagong

Attached to this web alert is a circular explaining the requirements.

9 Oct 2018

A guide to key offshore jurisdictions

A new guide in which we consider how the law in a particular jurisdiction may impact the enforceability of key contractual provisions.

3 Oct 2018

Web Alert: Potential delays at Kuwait

Vessels are being inspected at Shuaiba and Shuwaikh

3 Oct 2018

Web Alert: UK sanctions post-Brexit

The scope, nature and possible implications of the new UK sanctions regime has been discussed by the House of Commons in a recent briefing paper.

26 Sep 2018

Web Alert: Ongoing problems with Ukrainian 'ecological inspectors'

One of the club’s correspondents has reported that they have seen an increase in the quantity of such incidents affecting foreign vessels.