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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 Aug 2018

Web Alert: New US Executive Order - reimposing sanctions against Iran

The Executive Order reimposes secondary sanctions on non-US persons that were lifted under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

8 Aug 2018

Web Alert: IMO 2020 global sulphur cap

With less than eighteen months to go until the 2020 global sulphur cap deadline, members are faced with a decision of how to comply.

7 Aug 2018

Web Alert: How to cope with main engine failure

CHIRP has been releasing targeted videos each month. The latest video highlights good practice in the event of main engine failure.

7 Aug 2018

Web Alert: Loss Prevention - Regulation Update 2018/19

With the constantly evolving regulatory landscape, it is essential to keep abreast of the industry developments and understand the challenges when addressing compliance or deliberating commercial decisions.

3 Aug 2018

Web Alerts: Rescuing the rescue boat

This safety video shows a rescue boat on which replacement lifting strops had been fitted incorrectly, meaning that when it was deployed the rib swung out to the vertical.

2 Aug 2018

Web Alert: EOS Risk Group report on the return of petro-piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

EOS Risk Group has released a half-year report on Nigerian Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

1 Aug 2018

Web Alert: Turkey extends blue card system to yachts

This extension also applies to foreign flagged yachts who stay in Turkish waters for more than 3 days.

1 Aug 2018

Web Alert: A brush with catastrophe

The latest video from CHIRP features a shocking scene, in which a crew member is painting the side of the ship hanging on to an accommodation ladder with one hand while stretching out a long-handled brush with the other, and without any PPE.

30 Jul 2018

Web Alert: NOAA releases first edition of 'US Coast Pilot'

The ‘US Coast Pilot’ is a series of nautical books which provide information of importance to navigators operating in US coastal, intracoastal waters and the Great Lakes.

26 Jul 2018

Web Alert: Risks of cargo attachments in Curacao

This could have a severe disruptive effect on trading, in particular for tanker operators.

19 Jul 2018

Press Article: Women in Salvage

Ursula O’Donnell, Divisional Claims Director, is featured in an article about women who are protecting our seas, one grounding at a time.

19 Jul 2018

Web Alert: Asian piracy drops to 10-year low

ReCAAP ISC's Half-Yearly Report for 2018 highlights a 15% decrease in incidents compared to last year.

19 Jul 2018

Web Alert: Correspondent manager appointment

As from today The Standard Club has appointed Jonathan Clark as its Correspondent Manager.

18 Jul 2018

Web Alert: Update - increase in problems with ecological inspectors in Ukrainian ports

Some recommendations for the master in the event of an incident.

18 Jul 2018

Press Article: P&I clubs size up fixed-premium opportunity

Jeremy Grose, CEO talks to Insurance Day about the unique opportunity P&I clubs have in the fixed premium market.

11 Jul 2018

Web Alert: EU extends sanctions against Russia for 6 months

The EU has prolonged its sanctions targeting the financial, energy and defence sectors of the Russian economy until 31 January 2019.

11 Jul 2018

Press Article: Better booking procedures will cut misdeclared box risk

Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, says a more rigorous approach to container booking is needed if shipowners are to protect their ships, crews and reputations from the real risk of misdeclared box cargoes.

9 Jul 2018

9 July 2018, Standard UK circular - Change of name

Please read attached circular.

3 Jul 2018

Web Alert: Piracy - Best Management Practices Version 5 (BMP5)

The 5th version of the shipping industry’s Best Management Practices has now been published.