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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

1 Nov 2013

Web Alert: EU bans breaking of ships on beaches

The EU Parliament voted in favour of the new EU ship recycling regulation

1 Nov 2013

Standard Bulletin, Offshore Special Edition, November 2013

Welcome to the eighth Offshore Special Edition of the Standard Bulletin

28 Oct 2013

Web Alert: Standard Club to host seminar on the Maritime Labour Convention in Istanbul

The Standard Club will address an audience of over 120 Turkish shipowner representatives and brokers on the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) at a seminar at the Turkish Chamber of Shipping.

25 Oct 2013

Standard Bulletin: Washington DC board meeting, October 2013

Please read attached bulletin

17 Oct 2013

Web Alert: Brazil launches SISTRAM - Marine Traffic Information System

Please find attached circular on a newly launched Marine Traffic Information System for Brazilian waters

17 Oct 2013

Web Alert: Personal Injury Judicial College Guidelines 12th Edition published

The 12th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines for the assessment of general damages in personal injury cases (in England and Wales) has been published.

8 Oct 2013

Web Alert: Discharge of Edible Oil in Chittagong, Bangladesh

The total volume of edible oil imported into Bangladesh was estimated to be 1.84 billion metric tons during 2012.

1 Oct 2013

Standard Bulletin, September 2013

The latest edition of the Standard Bulletin

25 Sep 2013

Web Alert: Bribery Laws in Singapore – are you compliant?

For companies operating in Singapore

23 Sep 2013

Web alert: New Standard Club website

We are pleased to present the new website.

23 Sep 2013

Web Alert: Phytosanitary Requirements to prevent the entry of Asian Gypsy Moth

The Chilean Agricultural & Livestock Service has issued Phytosanitary Requirements for Vessels

17 Sep 2013

Web Alert: Shallow water berths and draft discharge surveys at Mombasa, Kenya

The owners of the vessels that call at Mombasa, Kenya to discharge cargo, should be aware of the shallow water berths in the area, before fixing the terms of the charter party for such voyage.

3 Sep 2013

Web Alert: Passing costs down a charter party

The Commercial Court, on appeal from an arbitration award, held that where there was a claim being passed down through a chain of charterparties

3 Sep 2013

Web Alert: International Group of P&I clubs updates piracy FAQs

The club has participated in drafting updated FAQs to keep members informed in relation to current piracy issues

30 Aug 2013

Web Alert: IMO issues circular letter highlighting Interim Guidelines for protection against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

On 15 August 2013 the International Maritime Organization issued circular letter No. 3394 highlighting the Interim Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for protection against piracy

23 Aug 2013

Web alert: Paperless trading (electronic bills of lading)

We have received a number of enquiries from members regarding the use of electronic bills of lading and the implication with regard to club cover

21 Aug 2013

Web alert: Update on the safety of Egyptian ports & the Suez Canal

The Suez Canal and the Canal cities continue to be safeguarded by the police and the Egyptian armed forces.