News items in 2019
27 Nov 2019
News: Changes to California's ballast water regulations
Ballast water, while necessary for the safe and efficient operation of commercial ocean-going ships, can also create serious environmental complications if not handled correctly. Studies suggest that in the US alone, the introduction of invasive mollusks (transported in water loaded at one port, which is then discharged at another) into local ecosystems costs more than USD 6 billion per year.
26 Nov 2019
News: Focusing on Seafarer Wellbeing - Healthy diet and lifestyle
The first topic we focus on as part of our exciting new poster campaign is the healthy diet and lifestyle element of physical wellbeing. Your health is in your hands, is is a personal choice to live a healthy lifestyle and take responsbility for your diet.
20 Nov 2019
News: Seafarer Wellbeing Poster Campaign
Seafarer wellbeing has been a focal topic for Standard Club's Loss Prevention team, particularly in recent years. The club’s latest attempt to reach out to seafarers directly has seen the launch of an exciting new campaign based around a series of posters.
5 Nov 2019
News: Piracy attacks off West Africa
The club is aware of several recent piracy incidents in the Gulf of Guinea with incidents being reported off the coasts of Benin and Togo in the past few days.
29 Oct 2019
News: US lifts sanctions against Turkey
On 14 October 2019 the US administration imposed sanctions against Turkey under Executive Order 13894, designating the Government of Turkey's Ministry of Energy & Natural Resources and the Ministry of National Defence together with three individual Ministers, to the US Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) sanctions list.
24 Oct 2019
News: Surge in fraudulent registries
In light of a spike in fraudulent vessel registrations, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is seeking to combat rogue national flag registries operating without the knowledge of governments they claim to represent.
22 Oct 2019
News: Ban on single-use plastics in Indian waters
Members with ships trading to and from India are advised to take note of the requirements on 'Prohibition on use of Single Use Plastics' issued by the Directorate General of Shipping, India on 16 October 2019.