News items in 2019
5 Apr 2019
Web Alert: GPS spoofing threatens safety of navigation
A recent report by the non-profit analytic group C4ADS shows Russian jamming and spoofing of GPS signals is more extensive than previously thought. After the completion of a year long investigation, the report 'Above Us Only Stars - Exposing GPS spoofing in Russia and Syria' has been produced.
4 Apr 2019
Press Article: Singapore War Risks Mutual
The Singapore War Risks Mutual (SWRM) was established, with strong support from the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), as an insurance class of The Standard Club Asia (Standard Asia) in 2015.
25 Mar 2019
Web Alert: Cyclone Veronica
Cyclone Veronica has crippled activity around the three major ports in the world’s most important iron ore exporting region, the Pilbara.
20 Mar 2019
Web Alert: Calls at Qatari ports
Members are reminded that direct trade between Qatar and seven other states (the 'Restricting States') remains restricted or prohibited.
27 Feb 2019
Web Alert: Chinese ballast water management requirements
Following China’s ratification of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, the authorities have issued a document on the supervision and management of ship ballast water and sediment upon entry into Chinese waters.
27 Feb 2019
Web Alert: GPS week rollover
The UK Maritime Coastguard Agency and the US Homeland Security have issued alerts for operators using Global Positioning System for both position and Coordinated Universal Time.
26 Feb 2019
Web Alert: Expansion of The Standard Club’s PEME scheme
Since its creation in September 2015, the club’s pre-employment medical examination (PEME) scheme has conducted over 12,500 examinations on behalf of club members. The expansion in number of clinics and locations will allow more examinations to take place.
19 Feb 2019
Web Alert: Ship detention in The Singapore Strait
Members are advised on the recent industry advisory issued by the Singapore Shipping Association and the notice issued by the club’s local correspondents in Indonesia, highlighting a number of cases where the ships anchored in waters around the island of Batam and near Bintan have been detained by the Indonesian Authorities as a part of their efforts to combat smuggling.