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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

21 Aug 2013

Web alert: Interim Rule published regarding double hull tanker escorts in Prince William Sound, Alaska

The Coast Guard has published an interim rule regarding the escort requirements for certain tankers operating on the waters of Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska

16 Aug 2013

Web alert: Updated list of MLC States that have confirmed an IG club certificate of entry will evidence financial security.

Further to our web alerts of 24 May and 11 June and 18 July 2013 concerning the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention

15 Aug 2013

Web alert: State of emergency declared throughout Egypt

A state of emergency has been declared throughout Egypt by President Adly Mansour.

13 Aug 2013

Web alert: UK Government issues 50 licences for floating armouries in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden

Further applications for licences by private maritime security contractors will be considered

9 Aug 2013

Web alert: England and Wales – Extension of claims portal to personal injury claims under £25,000

On 31 July 2013 the electronic portal for personal injury claims in England and Wales was extended

8 Aug 2013

Web alert: PSC concentrated campaign in Paris, Black Sea and Tokyo MOU

Members attention is drawn to the attached USCG Marine Inspection Notice issued by the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance

18 Jul 2013

Web alert: Updated list of MLC States that have confirmed an IG club certificate of entry will evidence financial security

Further to our web alerts of 24 May and 11 June 2013 concerning the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention

17 Jul 2013

Web Alert: Canadian Carrier Code Regime Update

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has introduced new requirements for carriers calling at Canadian ports.

15 Jul 2013

Web Alert: Suez Canal cooperation with inspectors

The Egyptian Navy has sent out a circular reminding masters of ships transiting the Suez Canal to cooperate with Commission Inspectors

9 Jul 2013

Web alert: Supreme Court in the Philippines rules on the three day reporting requirement under the POEA standard employment contract

Two separate recent decisions of the Supreme Court in the Philippines have denied compensation to seafarers who failed to comply with the three day reporting requirements

9 Jul 2013

Web alert: Excessive security demands in Australia for pollution offences

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) have recently demanded security in the sum of AUS$20.4 million

8 Jul 2013

Web Alert: Excessive security demands in Australia for pollution offences

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) have recently demanded security in the sum of AUS$20.4 million

26 Jun 2013

Web Alert: Philippines Supreme Court rules on the implication of payments of sick wages in illness claims

Web Alert: Philippines Supreme Court rules on the implication of payments of sick wages in illness claims

26 Jun 2013

Web Alert: EU sanctions against North Korea (The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)

Web Alert: EU sanctions against North Korea (The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)

26 Jun 2013

Web Alert: EU sanctions against Syria

Web Alert: EU sanctions against Syria

19 Jun 2013

Web alert: England: Court of Appeal considers an owner/employers actions in refusing to pay contractual benefits in light of possible suicide of crewmember

The Court of Appeal in England & Wales recently gave judgment in a claim for personal injuries

14 Jun 2013

Web Alert: Rotterdam Rules Clear Significant Hurdle on Way to Ratification by the United States

The United States State Department has completed its “ratification package” for the Rotterdam Rules.