News items in 2019
18 Jan 2019
Web Alert: Liability in ship collision appeal - Evergreen Marine (UK) Limited v Nautical Challenge Limited
In this case, the first instance decision of Teare J was upheld on appeal following a collision that occurred in the narrow channel leading to the entrance of the port of Jebel Ali. It was the first appeal on liability in a collision case to reach the Court of Appeal since 2004. The findings of the Court of Appeal will be of assistance to members in avoiding confusion regarding the application of the Collison Regulations (COLREGs).
14 Jan 2019
Article: Piracy in Southeast Asia
Piracy is an ongoing issue in Southeast Asia. In this article we present a hypothetical case study from Thailand to illustrate how P&I cover would respond to the different claims arising from a piracy attack.
11 Jan 2019
Web Alert: IMO's Guidance on Ship Implementation Plan for 2020 Global Sulphur Cap
IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), during its seventy-third session (22-26 October 2018) agreed that Administrations should encourage ships flying their flag to develop implementation plans, outlining how the ship may prepare in order to comply with the required sulphur content limit of 0.5% by 1 January 2020.
9 Jan 2019
Article: The CRMS – New Zealand’s anti-biofouling measure
Approximately 87% of New Zealand’s non-indigenous marine species were introduced through biofouling by international vessels, with substantial negative impact on New Zealand’s economy and environment. However, options for managing biofouling within New Zealand territory are limited. This article discusses options available to ships calling at New Zealand.