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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 2018

Date Title

29 May 2018

Web Alert: Oceans Beyond Piracy publish 2017 State of Piracy Report

One Earth Future’s Oceans Beyond Piracy program have released ''The 2017 State of Maritime Piracy Report''.

23 May 2018

Web Alert: United States imposes further sanctions against Venezuela

This Web Alert provides the club's members with a brief update on most recent United States sanctions imposed against Venezuela.

22 May 2018

Web Alert: Mandatory biofouling standards in New Zealand - Update

The New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries recently gave a presentation on the topic in Auckland, describing the risk posed by hull biofouling to the New Zealand marine environment.

17 May 2018

Web Alert: Honduras – Oil Spill Response - new deadline for compliance - 26 May 2018

Members are advised that the deadline for compliance with the new oil spill requirements for ships calling at Puerto Cortes, Honduras is now extended to 26 May 2018.

15 May 2018

Web Alert: Paris MoU to focus on air pollution from ships

The Paris MoU has announced that it will focus attention on marine air pollution in the near future. This development anticipates the new maximum limits for sulphur in ships fuel oil, which is due to enter into force on 1 January 2020.

10 May 2018

Web Alert: U.S. pulls out of Iran nuclear deal

On 8 May 2018 President Trump announced that the U.S. is terminating its participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal.

2 May 2018

Press Article: David Roberts interviewed by Lloyds List, Asia

David Roberts, Managing Director of Standard Asia, was interviewed during Singapore Maritime Week by Lloyds list.

2 May 2018

Web Alert: USCG Houston Ship Channel MSIB 10-18

The USCG has issued a bulletin related to problems encountered by vessels in the Houston Ship Channel complex.

30 Apr 2018

Press Article: How might technology affect the marine insurance industry?

Callum O'Brien, Deputy Underwriter - Europe Division, gives his views on technology and the marine insurance industry in the latest issue of Maritime Risk International.

27 Apr 2018

Web Alert: China MSA to implement Special Safety/Security Inspections in Qingdao (20 April - mid-June 2018)

Due to the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Qingdao, China MSA has decided to implement ‘Special Safety/Security Inspections’ for ships entering the water areas under the maritime administrative jurisdictions of Qingdao Qianwan MSA, Huangdao MSA, Dagang MSA, Qianhai MSA and Laoshan MSA.

20 Apr 2018

Web Alert: ReCAAP launches new website and mobile app. Publishes Q1 report

ReCAAP has published its report for the first quarter of 2018.

20 Apr 2018

Web Alert: USCG increases marine casualty reporting thresholds

Members should be aware that the USCG has increased the marine casualty property damage thresholds for reportable marine casualties that take place in US waters or involve US-flag ships. These changes took effect on 18 April 2018.

20 Apr 2018

Web Alert: What is the role of your P&I club during a major oil spill?

ECM Maritime Services asked LeRoy Lambert, General Counsel, to comment on the role of a P&I club for a video available on youtube

19 Apr 2018

Web Alert: OCIMF: Guidance on safety critical equipment and spare parts

Oil Companies International Marine Forum has released a paper providing guidance on safety critical spare parts for companies to consider when preparing an SMS.

13 Apr 2018

GDPR bulletin, April 2018

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in the EU/EEA on 25 May 2018. This bulletin looks at the potential implications and issues to consider.

12 Apr 2018

Web Alert: London office relocation

After more than 8 years at their current location, the managers’ London agents, Charles Taylor & Co Ltd, are moving to new CT plc headquarters in the heart of the city.

12 Apr 2018

Web Alert: US sanctions and Venezuelan crypto-currency

Members trading to Venezuela should be aware that any transactions made through US banks in connection with their Venezuelan trade may be ultimately used to purchase Petros.

11 Apr 2018

Web Alert: Always Accessible

On 26 March 2018 Mr Justice Knowles determined that the berth warranty 'always accessible' must mean the vessel must be able to enter and leave the berth.

10 Apr 2018

Press Article: Singapore War Risk Mutual seeks rapid growth in expanding market

The Singapore War Risks Mutual has seen a boom in business during the past year. The Standard Club-managed mutual, established with the support of the Singapore Shipping Association, has nearly doubled the number of ships on its books to 619 from 350 in just 12 months, according to data from Standard Asia.