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News and Commentary


The guidance and advice from the club helps members operate as safely as possible, stay ahead of changing regulations and mitigate operating risks. Our team of experienced lawyers and technical experts specialise in particular ship types or geographical regions so they can provide tailored and relevant advice and guidance. These teams contribute to the wealth of best practice knowledge, news and opinion available to members

Latest items in 2020

Date Title

27 Jan 2020

News: Incidents involving ships underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait

The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) has released an incident alert recently for incidents involving ships while underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait.

24 Jan 2020

News: Novel Coronavirus update 2 – 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.

24 Jan 2020

News: Reminder of requirements for complying with the California Ocean-Going Vessel Fuel Regulation

CARB has issued Marine Notice 2020-1 to remind vessel owners and operators that the requirements under the OGV Fuel Regulation remain in effect.

23 Jan 2020

News: Update on marine pollution fines in Turkey as of 1 January 2020

The levels of pollution fines being applied by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in Turkey against polluting vessels have again increased significantly, this year by more than 20%.

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.