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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

11 Jun 2013

Web Alert: The list of MLC States that have confirmed an IG club certificate of entry will evidence financial security continues to grow

Further to our web alert of 24 May 2013 concerning the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention, The International Group has continued to engage with competent authorities in each State Part

11 Jun 2013

Web alert: Boycott from the Maritime Workers Union (SOMU) at the port of Bahia Blanca, Argentina

On Wednesday 5 June 2013, the local Maritime Workers Union (SOMU) at the port of Bahia Blanca issued a notice, copy attached

7 Jun 2013

Web alert: Access problems for P&I surveyors at Yuzhny, Ukraine - UPDATE

Advice received from club correspondents in Ukraine is that the authorities in the port of Yuzhny have effectively barred P&I surveyors attending ships in the port by refusing to grant access permits

7 Jun 2013

Web alert: USCG issues PSC guidance on the IMSBC Code

THE USCG has recently issued guidance on the policy of verifying compliance

6 Jun 2013

Web alert: Access problems for P&I surveyors at Yuzhny, Ukraine

Advice received from club correspondents in Ukraine is that the authorities in the port of Yuzhny have effectively barred P&I surveyors attending ships in the port by refusing to grant access permits.

4 Jun 2013

Web Alert: US tightens Iran sanctions

The US President has issued an Executive Order, further tightening sanctions against Iran.

31 May 2013

Web Alert: US EPA to conduct overflights of commercial ships to ensure compliance with MARPOL Annex VI

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it will begin conducting overflights of the upper Chesapeake Bay for the purpose of testing the plume emissions of commercial ships.

31 May 2013

Standard Club member training seminar - 1, 2 and 3 October 2013, London

The club is holding a training seminar for members in October

23 May 2013

Web Alert: Brazilian customs regulations change

The Brazilian Customs authorities have recently authorised terminals to allow delivery of cargo upon the presentation of an Import Declaration

23 May 2013

Web Alert: Standard Club results 2013

The Standard Club releases its review of the year and full directors report and financial statements

20 May 2013

Web Alert: Intercargo lobbies IMO

Intercargo have commented upon an important decision at the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee held on 13-17 May.

16 May 2013

Web Alert: new Chief Executive Officer selected for Standard Club management

Steady transition to new leadership planned as Alistair Groom announces retirement in 2014

15 May 2013

Web Alert: US Coast Guard issues interim guidance regarding MARPOL ANNEX VI IEE Certificates

The US Coast Guard has issued a memorandum giving interim guidance regarding MARPOL Annex VI International Energy Efficiency (IEE) certificates.

1 May 2013

Web Alert: Philippines Supreme Court clarifies 120/240 days rule

In January 2013 the Supreme Court in the Philippines handed down judgment in the case of Kestrel Shipping Co. Inc / Captain Amador P. Sevillion and Atlantic Manning Ltd v. Francisco D. Munar.

29 Apr 2013

Web Alert: Amendments to SOLAS – Lifeboat On-Load Release Mechanisms

In May 2012 the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee amended regulations to SOLAS in relation to lifeboat release hook mechanisms. The amendments entered into force on 1 January 2013.

29 Apr 2013

Web Alert: The Human Element DVD

In 2010 the award winning book ‘The Human Element a guide to human behaviour in the shipping industry’

25 Apr 2013

Web alert: BP V Transocean

On 1 March 2013, the US court of Appeal for the 5th circuit held that BP had coverage under Transocean’s umbrella insurance policy

24 Apr 2013

Web Alert: 2002 Athens Protocol will enter into force in 2014

Belgium became the tenth state to ratify the 2002 Protocol to the Athens Convention thereby triggering the entry into force criteria.

24 Apr 2013

Web Alert: Increase in Turkish Pollution Fines

A revised Pollution Fine Tariff has been implemented in Turkey for 2013, which could impact shipowners significantly.