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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 2017

Date Title

9 Aug 2017

Web Alert: New US sanctions legislation against Iran, Russia and North Korea

On 2 August 2017, President Trump signed the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.

9 Aug 2017

Web Alert: Communication is key

The latest video bulletin from CHIRP highlights case studies where communication can help prevent an incident.

9 Aug 2017

Web Alert: The Standard Club sponsors LISW17

We’re pleased to announce that we are Platinum sponsors at this year’s London International Shipping Week conference, taking place from 11-15 September.

3 Aug 2017

Web Alert: Temporary control measures for ships in Xiamen, China

Members with ships calling Xiamen during this period are recommended to refer to the attached notice and ensure compliance in order to avoid any issues or penalty.​

3 Aug 2017

Web Alert: Launch of the joint Paris and Tokyo CIC on the safety of navigation

The Paris and Tokyo CICs will commence on 1 September 2017 and end on 30 November 2017.

3 Aug 2017

Web Alert: California requirements for Ballast Water discharge

The list of USCG Type Approved Ballast Water Management Systems and USCG accepted Alternate Management Systems is included in the letter.

3 Aug 2017

Web Alert: Health and Safety Report 2017 published by Oil & Gas UK

The report highlights the industry’s continuous efforts for the safety and well-being of the offshore workforce

1 Aug 2017

Web Alert: A master’s guide to enclosed space entry

This guide focuses on making seafarers aware of the risks associated with entering an enclosed space and the applicable onboard procedures

31 Jul 2017

Web Alert: NTSB release 2016 Safer Seas Digest

The digest is a collection of the various marine accident reports adopted or issued by the NTSB during 2016.

31 Jul 2017

Web Alert: The new LMAA Terms 2017

This update is intended to be a brief summary of the key changes and comments from the club’s perspective.

28 Jul 2017

Web Alert: London Arbitration 19/17: Cargo recovery dispute ends all square

The tribunal considered the owner's cargo recovery claim from the charterer.

25 Jul 2017

Web Alert: AMSA Marine Notice 7/2017: Guidance on ECDIS for ships calling at Australian ports

The approach of flag states to the issue of ECDIS familiarisation varies. It is therefore important for shipowners to understand their own flag state’s requirements.

25 Jul 2017

Web Alert: The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) publishes its half yearly report for 2017

The report highlights that the situation of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia continues to improve, with the lowest number of incidents reported during a five-year period.

24 Jul 2017

Web Alert: Nautical Institute's Ice Navigator Accreditation Standard

This scheme is designed to help meet the demand for properly trained officers with the skills and knowledge to handle a ship in ice.

21 Jul 2017

Web Alert: The Standard Club launches new offshore advisory committee

Industry collaboration providing a forum for discussion and exchange of information on offshore contracting, emerging risks and loss prevention initiatives

20 Jul 2017

Press Article: Quantitative risk assessment in wreck removal tendering

Sam Kendall-Marsden, Head of UK & Americas Division, explains the role of quantitative risk assessment in an article for Maritime Risk International

14 Jul 2017

Web Alert: EU MRV Regulations

The European Union Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU MRV) of CO2 emissions from maritime transport regulation entered into force in July 2015. This web alert discuss the three parts of the regulation.

13 Jul 2017

Web Alert: US extends Sudan sanctions review period by three months

On 11 July 2017, President Trump postponed for three months a decision on whether to permanently lift sanctions against Sudan.

13 Jul 2017

Web Alert: The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) publishes its second quarter report on piracy and armed robbery for 2017

The IMB has published its report on piracy and armed robbery for the second quarter of 2017, covering the period from 1 January to 30 June 2017. The report highlights continuing decline in the number of incidents of maritime piracy.