News items in 2020
27 Mar 2020
News: COVID-19 - Seafarer Wellbeing
The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has launched a new video aimed at seafarers. It provides information and guidance from a counselling psychologist, Dr Kate Thompson, about managing mental health during this crisis.
26 Mar 2020
News: COVID-19 Personal Injury Protocol
A new 'Coronavirus (COVID-19) Personal Injury Protocol' was launched in the UK on 24 March 2020 by Thompsons Solicitors and the Association of British Insurers (ABI), to ensure personal injury solicitors - both defendant and claimant - and insurers work together to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
26 Mar 2020
News: Use of open loop scrubber when transiting Turkish Straits
Members with ships fitted with scrubbers and transiting through the Turkish Straits are advised that the environmental authorities in Turkey may fine the ship if the samples collected from the overboard discharge line is suspected to be a pollutant.
25 Mar 2020
News: COVID-19 - stricter restrictions
COVID-19 continues to spread at an alarming rate forcing governments across the globe to implement ever stricter measures in an attempt to contain the pandemic.
24 Mar 2020
News: UAE Ports Update
The United Arab Emirates government has undertaken steps restricting crewmember transfers and shore access in order to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and to safeguard the wellbeing of all the port users and workers.
20 Mar 2020
News: Correspondents and COVID-19
By way of reassurance to our members, the club's correspondents continue to operate and provide a full support service during the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes providing useful coronavirus updates affecting their respective region and ports.
17 Mar 2020
News: New annexes broaden scope of BIMCO Supplytime 2017
The BIMCO Supplytime contract remains one of the most popular and well used contracts of all of the offshore contracts drafted by BIMCO. BIMCO have published four special task annexes for Supplytime 2017 that cover activities which are not addressed in the main agreement.