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News items in 2018

Date Title

19 Jul 2018

Press Article: Women in Salvage

Ursula O’Donnell, Divisional Claims Director, is featured in an article about women who are protecting our seas, one grounding at a time.

19 Jul 2018

Web Alert: Asian piracy drops to 10-year low

ReCAAP ISC's Half-Yearly Report for 2018 highlights a 15% decrease in incidents compared to last year.

19 Jul 2018

Web Alert: Correspondent manager appointment

As from today The Standard Club has appointed Jonathan Clark as its Correspondent Manager.

18 Jul 2018

Web Alert: Update - increase in problems with ecological inspectors in Ukrainian ports

Some recommendations for the master in the event of an incident.

18 Jul 2018

Press Article: P&I clubs size up fixed-premium opportunity

Jeremy Grose, CEO talks to Insurance Day about the unique opportunity P&I clubs have in the fixed premium market.

11 Jul 2018

Web Alert: EU extends sanctions against Russia for 6 months

The EU has prolonged its sanctions targeting the financial, energy and defence sectors of the Russian economy until 31 January 2019.

11 Jul 2018

Press Article: Better booking procedures will cut misdeclared box risk

Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, says a more rigorous approach to container booking is needed if shipowners are to protect their ships, crews and reputations from the real risk of misdeclared box cargoes.

9 Jul 2018

9 July 2018, Standard UK circular - Change of name

Please read attached circular.

3 Jul 2018

Web Alert: Piracy - Best Management Practices Version 5 (BMP5)

The 5th version of the shipping industry’s Best Management Practices has now been published.

3 Jul 2018

Web Alert: US re-imposition of sanctions against Iran - revocation of General License H

US OFAC has also issued updated FAQs which were originally issued on 8 May 2018 regarding the US re-imposition of sanctions against Iran.

3 Jul 2018

Web Alert: Updates at The Standard Club

The Standard Club has moved office in London and is being re-named.

2 Jul 2018

Web Alert: BMP5 - INTERCARGO announces release and updates to piracy guidance publications

The Loss Prevention department would like to make members of aware of a recent announcement by INTERCARGO and its industry partners.

2 Jul 2018

Standard Safety, July 2018

In this edition of Standard Safety we reflect on certain pressing issues faced by members of the club, reflecting the emerging risks or demonstrating a new way to tackle an old problem.

29 Jun 2018

Web Alert: Personal Injury (e-cigarette battery explosion)

The club was recently notified of a personal injury incident after a crew member suffered severe burns to his right leg when a spare e-cigarette battery carried in his coverall overheated & exploded

28 Jun 2018

Web Alert: The Alhani - English High Court clarifies the applicability of the Hague Rules Time Limit to Misdelivery Claims

In an important judgment issued on 15 June 2018 the English High Court held that a shipowner who misdelivered cargo to a third party without production of the bill of lading can still avail himself of the time bar protection prescribed by Article III Rule 6 of the Hague Rules.

28 Jun 2018

Web Alert: EU extends existing sanctions against Syria for further year

On 28 May 2018, the European Council extended existing sanctions against Syria (under EU Reg. 2018/774) until 1 June 2019, in light of the "ongoing repression of the civilian population''.

27 Jun 2018

Web Alert: ISU statistics indicate that the salvage industry continues to experience weak revenues

The International Salvage Union today published its annual statistics for 2017.

25 Jun 2018

Web Alert: PSC Concentrated Inspection Campaigns for 2018

The Black Sea MoU and the Indian Ocean MoU have confirmed running a similar CIC from 1 September to 30 November 2018 to check ships’ compliance with air pollution prevention requirements and to boost awareness of the 2020 sulphur cap.

19 Jun 2018

Web Alert: Shortlisted for the Safety at Sea awards 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

We are delighted that Eric Murdoch, our recently retired Chief Surveyor, has made the shortlist in the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.

15 Jun 2018

Press Article: Risks and challenges of an emerging market

Sarah Wallace, Claims Director, contributed an article to International Tug & OSV on the risks, typical insurance covers and current challenges of insuring decommissioning operations.