News items in 2019
31 Dec 2019
News: IMO Sulphur Cap coming into force
The shipping industry has been working tirelessly to ensure it is prepared for the IMO Sulphur Cap and there is a smooth transition on 1 January 2020.
30 Dec 2019
News: Use of scrubbers in US Waters
This update outlines the USCG’s methods and procedures for verifying compliance with MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14 (Sulphur Oxides [SOx] and Particulate Matter [PM]) as well as Regulation 18 (Fuel Oil Availability & Quality).
17 Dec 2019
News: Re-emergence of Polio virus in the Philippines
After 19 years of being polio-free, Polio is re-emerging in the Philippines. As of now there are seven confirmed polio cases nationwide. In line with this unfortunate development, the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) has now issued a travel advisory for travellers entering and leaving the Philippines.
16 Dec 2019
Focusing on Seafarer Wellbeing - Mental wellbeing
The Standard Club’s ‘people claims’ statistics indicate a clear upward trend of mental health related illnesses. You are never alone; support is only one call away. This poster set focuses on the topic of mental wellbeing, and provides details and information on support networks and services.
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.