News items in 2016
6 Jun 2016
Web Alert: INTERCARGO Bulk Carrier Casualty Report 2005-2015
INTERCARGO, the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners, recently submitted their Bulk Carrier Casualty Report on the years 2005-2015 to the 3rd session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III 3).
6 Jun 2016
Web Alert: Panama Canal draft updates - 1 June 2016
Further to the club’s previous updates on Panama Canal draft restrictions, the ACP (Panama Canal Authority) has issued an Advisory to Shipping (No.A-29-2016) announcing the suspension of the second draft restriction due to the rainfall during the past week.
3 Jun 2016
Web Alert: Philippines - Supreme Court upholds 3 Day Reporting Rule
A seafarer employed under the POEA Standard Employment Contract has had a claim for disability benefits rejected by the Supreme Court in the Philippines because he failed to be examined by a company-designated physician within three days of repatriation, as required under his employment contract.
2 Jun 2016
Web Alert: York Antwerp Rules 2016 - The changes
On 6 May 2016 in New York the International Working Group of the Comité Maritime International (IWG) approved the 11th revision of the York-Antwerp Rules (YAR), the York-Antwerp Rules 2016. The intention of the parties involved in this process was to create a new set of rules that would enable the YAR to correspond to the established adjusting practice and the needs of the various parties of the shipping industry, also achieving greater uniformity in the treatment of general average.
31 May 2016
Web Alert: Brazil - Crew overstay and immigration fines
The club has been advised that there are still a number of cases in Brazil where ships and/or crew have been fined due to crew overstaying in the country. Fines are more frequent at the port of Rio de Janeiro where immigration controls are more stringent.
27 May 2016
Web Alert: Responsive site
The Standard Club site is responsive to all devices, so you can browse on your mobile or tablet.
27 May 2016
Standard Safety: Tankers, May 2016
Despite higher safety standards on board tankers, the number of tanker cargo-related claims The Standard Club deals with is rising, particularly on chemical and product tankers. With this analysis in mind, we have put together a wide variety of articles in this special edition, ranging from cargo-specific topics to the controversial issue of blending, plus various legal articles.
26 May 2016
Web Alert: Three further lessons from near-miss reports
The ‘Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme’ (CHIRP) works to collect information regarding incidents or near-misses and distribute this knowledge to assist others to learn from these experiences. Their latest initiative, sponsored by The Standard Club, is the production of new ‘video maritime feedback bulletins’ which are released on a quarterly basis.
26 May 2016
Web Alert: Argentina garbage discharge issues
The club has been advised by the local correspondents in Argentina (Pandi Liquidadores S.R.L.) that there has been an increase in the activity of the Argentinean Authorities ordering vessels to land garbage ashore at a significant cost.