News items in 2020
17 Feb 2020
News: Coronavirus Update
“It is impossible to predict which direction this epidemic will take” said WHO Director-General about the Coronavirus disease.
14 Feb 2020
News: increased pollution fines in Greece
Further to an update from N Goyios – A Nassikas law firm, members are advised that there has been a significant increase in the levels of fines which can be imposed on shipowners in the event of oil pollution in Greece.
10 Feb 2020
Article: West Africa maritime security update
The club has identified a marked increase in incidents of piracy and armed robbery attacks off West Africa during 2019 and early 2020. This included the worrying increase in kidnappings involving tankers often occurring a long way from shore.
7 Feb 2020
Novel coronavirus – number of confirmed cases continues to rise
The latest situation report no 17 issued by WHO on 6 February 2020 states over 28,200 confirmed cases globally with over 3,700 new cases and 73 deaths in the last 24 hours. The latest situation dashboard on the WHO website confirms that the virus has now spread to 24 other nations apart from China.
6 Feb 2020
News: New workbook on cyber security onboard ships
BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have issued a new cyber security workbook with a view to support the master and officers on board ships in case of a potential cyber incident.
4 Feb 2020
IG Annual Review 2018/19
The International Group of P&I clubs has published its Annual Review for 2018/19, which covers the activities of the Group and key industry issues.