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News items in 2020

Date Title

21 Feb 2020

Article: practical and contractual considerations arising from the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China

The club offers practical and contractual considerations arising from the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China.

21 Feb 2020

Press Article: Coronavirus: P&I will cover seafarer illness and death, Standard Club confirms

Richard Stevens, Divisional Claims Director, discusses how P&I will respond to Coronavirus complications.

21 Feb 2020

News: China Shipowners’ Association (CSOA) issue a draft proposal to Beijing requesting a temporary reprieve from IMO Rules

As a result of the ongoing financial and logistical difficulties arising from coronavirus, Chinese shipping entities have raised concerns of their ability to comply with the more stringent IMO Sulphur Rules introduced in January 2020.

21 Feb 2020

News: IG P&I - Building Blocks

The IG has produced a short video explaining the pooling agreement and reinsurance arrangements.

20 Feb 2020

News: Coronavirus Update - WHO Director-General remarks that outbreak has potential to cause severe political, social and economic upheaval

At the latest mission briefing on COVID-19 the WHO Director-General remarked that this outbreak has the potential to cause severe political, social and economic upheaval.

19 Feb 2020

News: Turkey – misdeclaration of fuel and potential consequences

Members with ships trading in Turkey are advised of the recent increasing trend regarding sudden and unannounced inspections on ships by Turkish customs.

19 Feb 2020

News: Coronavirus Update - MPA to give port dues concession to passenger vessels in Singapore

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will be giving a 50% port dues concession to passenger vessels in order to provide relief to owners and operators of passenger vessels that have seen volumes drop since the outbreak of COVOID-19.

18 Feb 2020

News: Coronavirus Update

More than 300 Americans have been evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship moored off Yokohama, Japan to military bases in California and Texas, where they will begin a 14-day mandatory quarantine period.

17 Feb 2020

News: Novel Coronavirus - Strike and Delay class

Where ships are unavoidably delayed, members who purchase the club’s Strike and Delay insurance are protected against up to 29 different perils.

17 Feb 2020

Publication: Standard Club Rule Books 2020/21

The Rule Books for 2020/21 have now been published.

17 Feb 2020

News: Novel Coronavirus update - Reinforcement of additional precautionary measures

The latest situation dashboard on the WHO website confirms a rise in the number of confirmed cases and deaths caused by Novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

17 Feb 2020

News: Coronavirus Update

“It is impossible to predict which direction this epidemic will take” said WHO Director-General about the Coronavirus disease.

14 Feb 2020

News: Contingency planning onboard ships in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The club has prepared advice based on the guidelines issued by WHO and health ministries of various governments, advice can be used as a basic reference for ship owners in preparing and educating the crew about the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

14 Feb 2020

News: increased pollution fines in Greece

Further to an update from N Goyios – A Nassikas law firm, members are advised that there has been a significant increase in the levels of fines which can be imposed on shipowners in the event of oil pollution in Greece.

13 Feb 2020

News: Novel Coronavirus update - state-owned shipyards resume work

As of 13 February 2020, the Club understands that state-owned shipyards have resumed work albeit at reduced capacity, although privately owned yards remain closed and it is not clear when they will re-open.

12 Feb 2020

News: Novel coronavirus update

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to rise according to the World Health Organisation.

11 Feb 2020

News: IMO-2020 sulphur cap - issues to consider prior to the implementation of the carriage ban on 1 March 2020

The ban mandates that fuel oil used and carried on board ships must not exceed the 0.50% sulphur limit, unless the ship is provided with ‘equivalent’ compliance mechanism.

11 Feb 2020

News: Novel Coronavirus update - number of confirmed cases passes 42,000

The latest situation dashboard on the WHO website confirms that the number of confirmed cases has crossed 42,900 with 1,018 deaths as of 11 February 0900 UTC. While no new countries have reported any cases, the number of cases is rising steadily in China.