News items in 2019
13 Feb 2019
Web Alert: 'FONAR' systems in view of the 2020 sulphur regulations
The IMO has attempted to reduce airborne emissions from ships through Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention, which first came into force in 2005. This includes a global limit for the sulphur content of ship’s fuel oil, as well as more stringent controls within designated ‘Emission Control Areas’ (ECAs).
13 Feb 2019
Article: Anthropogenic sound - the pollution you may not have heard of
The shipping industry is the primary cause of anthropogenic sound but at present international laws and guidelines do little to negate this. This begs the question whether anything more stringent will be introduced and, if so, what effect this may have on cover and costs to members/other parties in the industry.
6 Feb 2019
Web Alert: Venezuela - US sanctions imposed on PDVSA
On 28 January 2019, the Venezuelan state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) was designated by US OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) to the US Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List) under Executive Order 13850.
29 Jan 2019
Article: Don’t be misled by the apparent accuracy of electronic navigation aids
While navigators might assume that the accuracy of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) is certain, this is not always the case, and many navigators are placing too much faith in the information that their ECDIS displays. For safe navigation, a mariner must also consider the accuracy and reliability of the source hydrographic data.
22 Jan 2019
Web Alert: Collectively stronger
The Standard Club is proud to be one of the thirteen P&I clubs which comprise the International Group, which between them provide P&I cover for approximately 90% of the world's ocean-going tonnage.