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24 Mar 2021
News: Industry guidance on vaccination of seafarers
Industry bodies ICS, INTERTANKO, ITF and MHA have collaborated to release two sets of guidance relating to Covid-19 vaccines and the vaccination process for the guidance of the seafarer and Shipping Companies.
19 Feb 2021
SG-STAR Fund Taskforce (SFTF) develops CrewSafe audit program
SFTF have developed a CrewSafe audit program that endeavors to assist crew source nations to bring a higher level of confidence and quality control checks into crew change processes such as quarantine/holding, medical and swabbing facilities.
21 Jan 2021
News: Updated COVID-19 quarantine requirements in South Korea
We are informed by our correspondent that all foreigners, including on-signing seafarers, arriving at South Korean airports from 8 January 2021 are required to submit a PCR negative test certificate taken at any testing facilities within 72 hours prior to departure.
1 Jan 2021
Article: Regulation Update 2020/21
This article provides an overview of some of the important international regulations that will enter into force in end-2020 and 2021, including the European Union (EU) requirement in relation to ship recycling.
1 Oct 2020
Press Article: Crew issues during the Covid-19 pandemic
Capt. Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, and Richard Stevens, , Divisional Claims Director, International division at Standard Club, are interviewed by Maritime China Magazine, discussing the crew issues during the Covid-19 pandemic.
20 Aug 2020
News: Increased risk of hull fouling due to COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the shipping industry. One consequence of this is that more ships than ever have been left floating at anchor, which means that they are more likely to suffer from hull fouling.
4 Aug 2020
News: Singapore Crew Change Guidebook (SCCG)
The Singapore Crew Change Working Group (SCCWG) has revised the Singapore Crew Change Guidebook (SCCG) to incorporate the updated requirements and measures on crew change for Cargo Ships in the Port of Singapore.
11 Jun 2020
News: Hong Kong Resumes Crew Changes
The Maritime Department of the Hong Kong administration (MARDEP) has authorised crew changes without compulsory quarantine for cargo ships without scheduled cargo operations in Hong Kong.
28 May 2020
Press Article: COVID-19 and Seafarers
Rahul Sapra, Senior Surveyor and Maria Elena-Mourtzanou, Claims Assistant discuss the effect of COVID-19 on Seafarers with Japan Maritime Daily.
24 Apr 2020
Press Article: Managing Maritime Risks
Lisa Jenkins, Claims Executive, recently discussed shipowner and operator coverage with InsuranceAsia News (IAN), they also spoke about the greatest risks faced by the market during COVID-19.
22 Apr 2020
News: COVID-19 – personal message from IMO Secretary-General
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has issued a personal message to all the seafarers applauding the work they are doing being on the frontline and stating that they are not forgotten and asking them to stay strong in these difficult times. We encourage members to share this letter with the seafarers.
15 Apr 2020
News: USCG grants BWTS extension due to COVID-19
In light of the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has adjusted its extension policy for affected ships in regards to the US Ballast Water Management Regulations.
14 Apr 2020
News: COVID-19 – Maritime sector shows resilience
In these challenging times, the Maritime sector under the guidance of the IMO, ILO and other industry bodies have issued guidance to ensure that the world-trade continues while ensuring safety for the seafarer, ship and the environment.
8 Apr 2020
News: Britain suspends IMO 2020 checks
In an effort to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on supply chains, Britain has temporarily suspended checks on ships for compliance with sulphur regulations.
2 Apr 2020
Press Article: COVID-19: This is not a Drill!
Michael Hughes, Claims Executive and Rahul Sapra, Senior Surveyor of Standard Club share suggestions for members and owners to consider and adopt to further support seafarers during these unprecedented times.
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.
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.
2 Mar 2020
News: COVID-19 cases reported in five new member states
The latest Situation Report no.41 issued by the WHO on 1 March 2020 states that there are now reported cases of COVID-19 in five new member states in the last 24 hours: Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Ireland, Monaco and Qatar.
18 Feb 2020
News: Coronavirus Update
More than 300 Americans have been evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship moored off Yokohama, Japan to military bases in California and Texas, where they will begin a 14-day mandatory quarantine period.
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.
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.
3 Feb 2020
News: Novel Coronavirus update – IMO and other member states release advisories
On 30 January 2020, WHO declared that the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) constituted a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The latest situation report no 13 issued by WHO on 2 February 2020 states over 14,500 confirmed cases globally. The latest situation dashboard on the WHO website confirms that the virus has now spread to 23 other nations apart from China.
31 Jan 2020
Article: Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China
Members will be aware of the recent novel coronavirus outbreak in China, which has now been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation. Although the following information is believed to be accurate at the time of writing, the situation is evolving rapidly and new measures are frequently being put into place.
28 Jan 2020
News: Novel Coronavirus update – advice for members
Further to the club’s previous update regarding the latest situation of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) we have received some useful advice from our correspondents in China, Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd
24 Jan 2020
News: Novel Coronavirus update – situation worsens
Further to the club’s previous update on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the situation has further worsened. WHO has released a statement on the meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak.
23 Jan 2020
News: Novel Coronavirus - update
Further to the club’s previous news item on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported an increase in the number of patients infected with the mysterious virus and confirmed cases in Thailand, Japan and Korea.