News items in 2019
11 Jul 2019
Article: Transboundary movement of waste
Shipping of waste or hazardous materials internationally is a regular but also regulatory affair. But how is this affected when the ship itself is the waste?
11 Jul 2019
Mega box ship bulletin, July 2019
As the size of container ships has steadily increased, so has the level of difficulty in handling casualties involving them. This special edition of the standard bulletin looks at the different legal, technical and practical considerations.
4 Jul 2019
Web Alert: Ship Recycling Regulations
The HKC, upon its entry into force, will have a requirement on ships to be sent for recycling to carry an inventory of hazardous materials (IHM), which will be specific to each ship. Resolution MEPC.269(68) provides guidelines for the development of the inventory of hazardous materials.
3 Jul 2019
Web Alert: Libyan Ports
Due to recent developments and representations made by various Libyan authorities, members are reminded that the situation in Libya remains extremely unstable.
27 Jun 2019
Web Alert: Foreign flag representatives in the UAE
The UAE FTA circular No 5 of 2019, dated 9 June 2019, requires Foreign Flag representatives in the UAE to apply to the FTA before 30 June 2019 in order to continue with their activities in the UAE.
25 Jun 2019
Article: US Supreme Court holds seaman are not entitled to punitive damages
The Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision today in Dutra Group v Batterton, 588 US __ (2019) (attached on the right), holding (in a 6-3 decision) that seafarers are not entitled to punitive damages if the shipowner breaches its duty to provide a seaworthy ship. The seafarer is entitled to recover pecuniary losses only, the losses the seafarer may recover for negligence under the Jones Act.