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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 2012

Date Title

29 Nov 2012

Web Alert: New panamax ship requirements for those ships arriving at Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority (PCA) has issued up-to-date requirements for all ships arriving at the Panama Canal in an advisory issued 23 November 2012.

8 Nov 2012

Web Alert: Government initiated unannounced oil spill response exercises to take place in Captain of the Port of New Orleans Zone

The Managers understand that an oil spill response drill is scheduled to be held imminently in the Captain of the Port of New Orleans Zone.

24 Oct 2012

Web Alert: US customs tightens requirements for advance notice

The Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) is an electronic data interchange system established by US Customs and Border Protection.

11 Sep 2012

Web Alert: Philippines Supreme Court restricts crewman’s claims

The Philippines Supreme Court has ruled that a crewman had no cause of action for total and permanent disability as his complaint was filed before the expiry of the 120 day treatment period envisaged.

10 Sep 2012

Web Alert: Limitation amounts set to increase

The IMO adopted the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (LLMC) in 1976 in order to update the limitation regime previously available under the Brussels Convention of 1957.

24 Aug 2012

Web Alert: Greener fuels must be used near US and Canada

The North American Emission Control Area (ECA), designated under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) entered into force on 1 August 2012.

13 Aug 2012

Web Alert: Recent Developments in Turkish Maritime Law

The Turkish Commercial Code 1957 has recently been amended by a New Turkish Commercial Code (new TCC) which came into force on 1 July 2012.

1 Aug 2012

Web Alert: US strengthens Iran sanctions again

The US Treasury has confirmed new sanctions against Iran following the issue of a new Executive Order.

1 Aug 2012

Web Alert: European Commission closes investigation

The European Commission has today announced that it has closed its review of the International Group's claims-sharing and reinsurance arrangements.

6 May 2012

Web Alert: Indonesia to ban export of unprocessed ores from 06 May 2012

Recent Indonesian press reports state that the Indonesian authorities are set to impose a ban on shipping unrefined mined products.

23 Mar 2012

Web Alert: Updated China FAQ’s

Further to the clubs circular dated 24 December 2011 the International Group

22 Mar 2012

Web Alert: Off-Hire Clauses and Piracy

In Osmium Shipping Corporation v Cargill International SA (The Captain Stefanos) the Commercial Court recently held that

21 Mar 2012

Web Alert: ECDIS

Certain flag states, including Japan and the Marshall Islands have issued safety notices warning mariners

20 Mar 2012

Web Alert: Court adopts wide interpretation of EU restrictive measures against Iran 20 March 2012

The EU implementing Regulation following the EU Council Decision of 23 January 2012 is still awaited.

8 Mar 2012

Web Alert: New EU Union Measures against Iran - Council Decision 2012/35 – Key Points to Consider

In response to the recent European Council Decision 2012/35 the International Group is continuing to play an important role in lobbying the European Commission.

22 Feb 2012

Web alert: Project HORIZON

The club, through Charles Taylor Consulting, was a partner in a consortium of 11 academic institutions and shipping organisations

16 Feb 2012

Web Alert: Industry Recommendations for ECDIS training 16 February 2012

A number of shipping related organisations, including the International Group of P&I Clubs have issued a guidance note