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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

News items in 2013

Date Title

31 Dec 2013

Web alert: Standard War Class centenary

The Standard War Class, a member of the Combined Group of War Risk Associations, has celebrated its 100th year of operation in 2013.

20 Dec 2013

Web Alert: The less obvious benefit of New York's "prompt" arbitration

Tom Tisdale from Tisdale Law Offices​, LLC succesfully assisted a former member in New York arbitration, securing in the process a substantial cost recovery for the club.

20 Dec 2013

Web Alert: Norway implements PLR from 1 January 2014

As previously explained, the PLR gives effect to the key provisions of the Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea 1974 as amended by the 2002 Protocol.

18 Dec 2013

Standard Safety Bulletin: Safe bunkering, December 2013

Standard Safety bulletin special edition.

13 Dec 2013

Standard Bulletin: Special Edition, December 2013

A special edition of the Standard Bulletin

9 Dec 2013

Web Alert: Standard Club fights for members’ interests in the Court of Appeal

Action aims to avoid multi-million pound payments into court in marine liability cases

27 Nov 2013

Web Alert: Piracy warning to ships transiting Malacca Straits/Singapore Straits/Malaysian waters off Johor and Tioman/east coast Malaysia

Two recent attempted robberies on the same ship entered with the club, at the same location, led to the club making enquiries about piracy incidents in this particular region.

26 Nov 2013

Web Alert: Draught surveys in Italian ports

Please find attached an article by Mauro Consultants regarding malpractices during draught surveys

26 Nov 2013

Standard Bulletin: Underwriting methodology

Please read attached bulletin

20 Nov 2013

Web Alert: Fraud at Novorossiysk

Following a recent call at Novorossiysk, one of our members was sent an invoice from Harbour & General Port Services seeking payment

12 Nov 2013

Web Alert: Typhoon Haiyan causes havoc over the weekend

Super-typhoon Haiyan continued to cause havoc in Philippine waters over the weekend

4 Nov 2013

Web Alert: Italy clarifies position on employment of private armed guards on Italian-flagged vessels

On 19 October 2013 the Italian Public Security Department of the Ministry of the Interior released a circular clarifying Italy’s position relating to the employment of privately contracted armed security personnel.

4 Nov 2013

Web Alert: Cautionary advice for Mozambique - Political instability

Local reports from Southern Africa note that there increasing political tensions in Mozambique.