China increases penalties for breaches of Safe Navigation from 1 September 2021

News & Insights 24 August 2021

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The Maritime Traffic Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China (MTSL) is the primary law regulating maritime traffic safety in the sea areas within the jurisdiction of the People’s Republic of China. The latest amendments to...

China increases penalties for breaches of Safe Navigation from 1 September 2021

The Maritime Traffic Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China (MTSL) is the primary law regulating maritime traffic safety in the sea areas within the jurisdiction of the People’s Republic of China. The latest amendments to the MTSL will come into effect on September 1, 2021.

Under the new law, the penalties for various breaches of the safety of Navigation requirements have been increased.

More information on the new amendments and the increase in fines are available at the below links and attachments. 

We would like to thank Huatai Marine and Oasis P&I Services for providing the guidance on the new requirements.

Members are requested to comply with the latest requirements under the MTSL.

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