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News items in 2019

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22 May 2019

22 May 2019, War Risks Class circular - Additional Premium Areas

Please read attached circulars.

21 May 2019

Web Alert: New US sanctions imposed against Iran’s metals industry

On 8 May 2019 President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) which imposes sanctions in respect of the iron, steel, aluminium, and copper sectors of Iran with the aim of targeting the Iranian government’s development of a nuclear weapon and intercontinental ballistic missiles, by denying them a revenue stream through the export of these products.

16 May 2019

Web Alert: Ukraine adopts new ballast water regulations

For the past several months ships trading in Ukrainian ports have reported being unfairly detained on the basis that they failed ecological inspection.

9 May 2019

Web Alert: USCG ballast water developments in the US

All ships calling at US ports and intending to discharge ballast water must either carry out ballast water exchange or treatment. US legislation requires the ballast water treatment system to be type-approved by the USCG. ​

8 May 2019

Web Alert: Drought forces further draft restrictions on the Panama Canal

The unprecedented drought hitting Panama has forced authorities to make a sixth draft restriction change this year. Effective from May 28, ships transiting through the new neopanamax locks will have a maximum authorised draft of 13.11m, shaving another 30cm off from the last restriction issued at the end of last month.

8 May 2019

Web Alert: Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) - 2019 Risk Period

The club would like to remind its members on the upcoming high risk season for Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM). During this time it is expected that port state inspectors in the United States, Canada, Chile, Australia and New Zealand will increase their efforts to prevent the spread of this invasive species.

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.

29 Apr 2019

Web Alert: Best practices for carriage of dangerous goods by container

Class society ABS and representatives from the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) have formed a joint industry project to develop best practices for carriage of dangerous goods.

29 Apr 2019

Article: Strasbourg Convention of 2012 on the Limitation of Liability in Inland Navigation (CLNI 2012) – New Limitation Regime

This bulletin is intended to be used as a reference to aid members to understand the CLNI 2012 terms in particular the new increased limitation of liability.

26 Apr 2019

Press Article: Insurance industry is poised to handle risk of marine casualty: The Standard Club

Sam Kendall-Marsden, Director of Claims, discusses marine casualty risk in an interview with Asia Insurance Review.

23 Apr 2019

Article: Casualties in the 21st Century - How Are We Coping?

This article is based on comments made during Sam’s opening address (with Douglas Martin, President Smit Salvage Americas LLC) at the 3rd Asian Marine Casualty Forum in Singapore on 11 April 2019.

18 Apr 2019

Web Alert: Enhanced awareness of the Turkey Environmental Law amendments 2019

A circular from Kalimbassieris Maritime A.S provides information concerning the recent amendments in the environmental law in Turkey and the respective pollution fines imposed.

17 Apr 2019

Web Alert: France's proposed speed limit for ships

French proposals submitted to the IMO's MEPC at the end of last month call for a two-step approach of short-term measures to cut GHG emissions in shipping.

17 Apr 2019

Press Article: The Standard Club appoints new Legal Director

Jamie Wallace joins The Standard Club.

16 Apr 2019

Web Alert: Tankers must cool decks during Panama Canal transits

Tankers have been issued with new deck-cooling orders by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP).

16 Apr 2019

Article: IMO 2020 - charterparty FAQs

The below FAQs are intended to assist members (as owners and charterers) in preparing their charterparties for IMO 2020. Whilst this is not intended to be formal legal or technical advice or an exhaustive list of FAQs, it seeks to identify chartering issues arising from IMO 2020, including potential contractual responsibilities and liabilities in respect of compliance.

16 Apr 2019

Article: IMO 2020 - scrubber FAQs for charterparties

The below FAQs about scrubbers are intended to assist members (as owners and charterers) in preparing their charterparties for IMO 2020. Whilst this is not intended to be formal legal or technical advice or an exhaustive list of FAQs, it seeks to identify chartering issues arising from IMO 2020, including potential contractual responsibilities and liabilities in respect of compliance.

15 Apr 2019

Web Alert: Singapore takes a tough stance to the enforcement of sulphur regulations

Singapore is the world's largest bunkering port in terms of volume, supplying over 49 million tonnes in 2018. Singapore has indicated that it will be adopting a tough stance when it comes to enforcement of the IMO's sulphur cap regulations (which will enter into force on 1 January 2020).

12 Apr 2019

Press Article: Singapore hosts Asian Marine Casualty Forum this week

Sam Kendall-Marsden speaks at the Asian Marine Casualty Forum