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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

19 Apr 2013

Standard Club Hull Facility

Please see attached press release

18 Apr 2013

Web Alert: Standard Club Hull Facility

Charles Taylor as managers of the Standard Club have arranged a hull and machinery facility exclusively for the benefit of Standard Club members.

16 Apr 2013

Web Alert: ExxonMobilvoy 2012 form of charter party

Members should be aware that under clause 27(a)(i) of ExxonMobilvoy 2012 charter...

8 Apr 2013

Web Alert: International Group of P&I Clubs 2012/13 Annual Review

We are pleased to make available a copy of the first International Group Annual Review.

8 Apr 2013

Web Alert: POEA Employment contract revised

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued a circular.

8 Apr 2013

Web Alert: Supreme Court rules death during shore leave is not work related and hence not compensable

The Philippines Supreme Court has ruled that a crew man’s death whilst on shore leave was not compensable as it was not work-related.

28 Mar 2013

Web Alert: Counterfeit portable fire extinguishers

The US Coast Guard has issued a warning regarding counterfeit US Coast Guard approved portable fire extinguishers

19 Mar 2013

Web Alert: Unrest in Malaysia and the Philippines

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office have released the following information

15 Mar 2013

Web Alert: US OFAC expands list of sanctioned entities

The US Office of Foreign Assets Control has continued to expand its list of Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs).

8 Mar 2013

Web Alert: MARPOL Annex V: Port Reception Facilities.

From 1 January 2013 shippers must declare if a bulk cargo is or is not Harmful

7 Mar 2013

Web Alert: Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea – important contact numbers.

Incidents of hijacking, attacks and attempted boardings in the Gulf of Guinea continue to remain very high.

6 Mar 2013

Web Alert: US Coast Guard Issues Interim Guidance for Revised MARPOL Annex V Implementation

The US Coast Guard has published CG-CVC Policy Letter 13-01

22 Feb 2013

Web Alert: Increased fines for federal maritime offences in Australia

Under new legislative amendments brought into force in December 2012, members trading to Australia now face significantly increased fines

15 Feb 2013

Web Alert: Lloyds List article A step by step guide to dealing with disaster

What to do before, during and after an incident.

15 Feb 2013

Web Alert: Lloyds List article How to survive a casualty

IT IS vital to get the response to a casualty right because wreck removal costs are an increasingly significant feature of maritime casualties and it is ultimately shipowners that bear the burden thro

14 Feb 2013

Web Alert: Lloyds List article: Day of reckoning for clubs and owners

WHILE shipowners’ eyes may be smarting as they confront their premium increases, certain clubs are not surprised by the rises and perceive them as part of a wider picture.

13 Feb 2013

Web Alert: Lifeboat Safety

An incident recently occurred during an in port drill where a lifeboat fell into the water.

8 Feb 2013

Web Alert: Marpol Annex V – Cargo Residues

On 1 January 2013, the revised MARPOL Annex V entered into force.

7 Feb 2013

Web Alert: US Supreme Court’s decision in Lozman does not affect club’s members

On January 15, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach, held that a floating home was not a “vessel.”