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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 2020

Date Title

27 Feb 2020

News: COVID-19 detection measures are expected to tighten in Greek ports

The latest WHO report notes that for the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the number of reported new cases is higher in countries outside of China than in China.

26 Feb 2020

News: IMO2020 sulphur cap - online survey to identify fuel issues

Have your say about your experiences with fuel oil quality since the change to 0.50% sulphur compliant fuel oils.

26 Feb 2020

News: Coronavirus update - ports continue to impose additional requirements due to the Coronavirus

Numerous ports in and around South Asia and the Far East continue to impose additional requirements due to the Coronavirus.

26 Feb 2020

Press Article: Coronavirus driving uptake of BI cover by shipowners

Richard Stevens, Divisional Claims Director, discusses how Coronavirus is driving the uptake of BI cover by shipowners.

25 Feb 2020

News: Implementation and enforcement of relevant IMO instruments and Joint statement with WHO

Although we are seeing a fall in the new coronavirus cases in China, the WHO is concerned by global spread and the recent rise in cases reported especially from Korea and Japan.

25 Feb 2020

News: Restrictions on the use of open-loop scrubbers in France, Portugal, Spain and Gibraltar

Members with ships fitted with scrubbers and trading in European ports are advised that based on the information provided by the club’s correspondents in France, Portugal, Spain and Gibraltar that there are restrictions placed on the use of open loop systems.

25 Feb 2020

News: USCG marine safety information bulletin - Mississippi

The USCG has issued a Marine Safety Information bulletin advising on the operating requirements in the Mississippi when Carrollton Gauge is at 15 feet and rising.

25 Feb 2020

News: Coronavirus - the club's offices

An update on the working arrangements for our offices in Hong Kong and Singapore

24 Feb 2020

News: Coronavirus update - no new countries have reported cases of COVID-19 since 22 February 2020

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) last report dated 23 February 2020 advised that no new countries had reported cases of COVID-19.

21 Feb 2020

News: IG P&I - Building Blocks

The IG has produced a short video explaining the pooling agreement and reinsurance arrangements.

21 Feb 2020

News: China Shipowners’ Association (CSOA) issue a draft proposal to Beijing requesting a temporary reprieve from IMO Rules

As a result of the ongoing financial and logistical difficulties arising from coronavirus, Chinese shipping entities have raised concerns of their ability to comply with the more stringent IMO Sulphur Rules introduced in January 2020.

21 Feb 2020

Press Article: Coronavirus: P&I will cover seafarer illness and death, Standard Club confirms

Richard Stevens, Divisional Claims Director, discusses how P&I will respond to Coronavirus complications.

21 Feb 2020

Article: practical and contractual considerations arising from the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China

The club offers practical and contractual considerations arising from the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China.

20 Feb 2020

News: Coronavirus Update - WHO Director-General remarks that outbreak has potential to cause severe political, social and economic upheaval

At the latest mission briefing on COVID-19 the WHO Director-General remarked that this outbreak has the potential to cause severe political, social and economic upheaval.

19 Feb 2020

News: Turkey – misdeclaration of fuel and potential consequences

Members with ships trading in Turkey are advised of the recent increasing trend regarding sudden and unannounced inspections on ships by Turkish customs.

19 Feb 2020

News: Coronavirus Update - MPA to give port dues concession to passenger vessels in Singapore

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will be giving a 50% port dues concession to passenger vessels in order to provide relief to owners and operators of passenger vessels that have seen volumes drop since the outbreak of COVOID-19.

18 Feb 2020

News: Coronavirus Update

More than 300 Americans have been evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship moored off Yokohama, Japan to military bases in California and Texas, where they will begin a 14-day mandatory quarantine period.

17 Feb 2020

Publication: Standard Club Rule Books 2020/21

The Rule Books for 2020/21 have now been published.

17 Feb 2020

News: Novel Coronavirus update - Reinforcement of additional precautionary measures

The latest situation dashboard on the WHO website confirms a rise in the number of confirmed cases and deaths caused by Novel coronavirus (COVID-19).