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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

6 Feb 2013

Lloyds List article: Risk managers are unprepared for once-in-a-career challenges, 6 February 2013

Standard Club to issue guidance on meeting extreme circumstances.

29 Jan 2013

Web Alert: Transport Canada ballast regulations in The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway

The IMO International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments was adopted in 2004.

29 Jan 2013

Web Alert: Scope of Employment

U.S. Jones Act employers are certainly aware of the Beech v. Hercules decision handed down by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

18 Jan 2013

Web Alert: US Iran Sanctions significantly expanded by the enactment of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012

On 2 January 2013, President Obama signed into the law the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012.

15 Jan 2013

Web Alert: MARPOL Annex V Amendments now effective as of 1 January 2013, regarding garbage disposal at sea

Amendments to Annex V of MARPOL, which addresses the disposal of garbage from ships, have gone into effect as of 1 January 2013.