Results in 'News'
25 Jun 2020
News: The Sea newspaper - Q2 2020
The 2020 quarter 2 edition of The Sea, which updates seafarers on the latest news and safety information, is now available.
18 Jun 2020
Press Article: Fire in the hold
As larger container vessels continue to be built, classification societies and shipowners are proactively developing new and more efficient firefighting capabilities to combat the fire risks they pose. Captain Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, shares with Safety at Sea his opinion that although these are positive steps, more needs to be done to combat the root of the problem in order to improve maritime safety.
4 Jun 2020
Press Article: Challenges seafarers face during COVID-19
As the 'uncertainty' surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be present among all walks of life, Standard Club Asia’s Captain Yves Vandenborn and Niccole Lian shed light on the impact to seafarers during the pandemic.
2 Jun 2020
Article: Practical considerations for ship recycling
This article looks at the applicable conventions and makes some recommendations as to what members should consider when it comes to recycling their ships, including their obligations regarding the club.
18 May 2020
News: Importance of accurate AIS broadcasts
Members with ships trading in US waters, particularly in the Mississippi River, are recommended to refer to the USCG Marine Safety Alert on the importance of accurate Automatic Identification System (AIS) broadcasts.
5 May 2020
News: Increased oil tanker presence off US coast
Oil prices collapsed in early March due to the huge drop in consumption caused by the pandemic coupled with the price war. It has been reported that over 40 million barrels of oil is destined for the US Gulf and the west coast in the next few weeks.
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
Article: Importance of navigational risk reviews
Over the last 10 years there has been a general increase in the number of claims which relate to the broad description of navigational incidents. We believe that significant numbers of major navigational incidents can be prevented by effective navigational risk reviews.
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.
1 Feb 2020
Press Article: Safety at Sea - Safety focus 2020
Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention at Standard club, shares his opinion on what he believes is to be the biggest issues for the shipping industry to tackle in 2020, and his concerns around crew safety awareness.
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
8 Jan 2020
News: New IMO lifeboat requirements enter into force
Three new compulsory IMO resolutions entered into force on 1 January 2020. These resolutions deal with the maintenance, testing and survey periods for lifeboats and analysis of ship escape routes.
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.
9 Oct 2019
News: 'Dangerous Ladders' Promotional Film
The #DangerousLadders campaign is a global initiative to improve the safety of pilot transfer arrangements and in particular the safe rigging of pilot ladders.
22 Jul 2019
Press Article: Working for a safer industry
Caitlin Kelly of Seaways, the international journal of The Nautical Institute, talks to Capt. Yves Vandenborn AFNI, Director of Loss Prevention at The Standard Club about his experience at sea and career ashore.
7 May 2019
Web Alert: Enclosed space entry concerns
The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) is calling attention to the hazards of confined space entry after a 'shocking spike' in the number of deaths associated with the known hazard.
2 May 2019
Web Alert: USCG re-instatement of BWM extensions: Are you affected?
The US Coast Guard (USCG) has reconsidered its interpretation of 'next scheduled drydocking' with regard to extensions given under its ballast water management requirements in 33 CFR 151 Subparts C and D and is providing additional guidance on what constitutes entry into drydock and the end of an extension period.
30 Apr 2019
Press Article: ECDIS - elephant on the bridge?
Captain Yves Vandenborn, of The Standard Club, explains why shipowners and their bridge teams need to do more to ensure clear understanding of ECDIS and other safety-critical systems.
3 Dec 2018
Web Alert: At sea, always be prepared for the unexpected
The last CHIRP video of 2018 is hosted at the National Maritime Operations Centre near Fareham, from where coastguard operations all around the UK are coordinated. The staff at the centre have first-hand experience of incidents occurring at sea due to complacency and an unpreparedness for the unexpected.