News items in 2020
1 Jul 2020
News: Australia maximum employment period for seafarers
We have been informed by our Correspondent in Western Australia of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Marine Notice 04/2020 which refers to the maximum period of ship board service for seafarers.
29 Jun 2020
Press Article: Tankers to the rescue again: a solution to storage woes
Standard Club comments on how the current crisis in oil prices coupled with the fall in demand has pushed several oil producers, traders and consumers to stock up, leading to a shortage in storage space for oil, not just crude but even clean products such as aviation fuel and gasoline.
25 Jun 2020
News: The Sea newspaper - Q2 2020
The 2020 quarter 2 edition of The Sea, which updates seafarers on the latest news and safety information, is now available.
18 Jun 2020
Press Article: Fire in the hold
As larger container vessels continue to be built, classification societies and shipowners are proactively developing new and more efficient firefighting capabilities to combat the fire risks they pose. Captain Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, shares with Safety at Sea his opinion that although these are positive steps, more needs to be done to combat the root of the problem in order to improve maritime safety.
17 Jun 2020
Article: Tankers to the rescue again: a solution to storage woes
The current crisis in oil prices coupled with the fall in demand has pushed several oil producers, traders and consumers to stock up, leading to a shortage in storage space for oil. Members are seeking guidance for using tankers for the storage of oil in the current climate, as a solution to these storage issues. This article shares lessons learnt from previous claims and offers practical and operational considerations.
11 Jun 2020
News: Hong Kong Resumes Crew Changes
The Maritime Department of the Hong Kong administration (MARDEP) has authorised crew changes without compulsory quarantine for cargo ships without scheduled cargo operations in Hong Kong.