Results in 'News'
27 Mar 2020
News: COVID-19 - Seafarer Wellbeing
The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has launched a new video aimed at seafarers. It provides information and guidance from a counselling psychologist, Dr Kate Thompson, about managing mental health during this crisis.
26 Mar 2020
News: Use of open loop scrubber when transiting Turkish Straits
Members with ships fitted with scrubbers and transiting through the Turkish Straits are advised that the environmental authorities in Turkey may fine the ship if the samples collected from the overboard discharge line is suspected to be a pollutant.
25 Mar 2020
News: COVID-19 - stricter restrictions
COVID-19 continues to spread at an alarming rate forcing governments across the globe to implement ever stricter measures in an attempt to contain the pandemic.
24 Mar 2020
News: UAE Ports Update
The United Arab Emirates government has undertaken steps restricting crewmember transfers and shore access in order to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and to safeguard the wellbeing of all the port users and workers.
13 Mar 2020
News: CMF/EUNAVFOR Industry Releasable Threat Bulletin 18
Members with ships passing through or operating in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden (GOA) are advised to refer to the attached Industry Releasable Threat Bulletin (IRTB) produced by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR).
5 Mar 2020
Press Article: Misdeclared cargoes and the booking process
At Standard Club, we are well-aware of the issue of misdeclared cargoes and work hard with our members and the marine industry to raise awareness of this bad practice. John Dolan discusses misdeclared cargoes and the grave dangers it presents.
2 Mar 2020
News: COVID-19 cases reported in five new member states
The latest Situation Report no.41 issued by the WHO on 1 March 2020 states that there are now reported cases of COVID-19 in five new member states in the last 24 hours: Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Ireland, Monaco and Qatar.
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.
7 Feb 2020
Novel coronavirus – number of confirmed cases continues to rise
The latest situation report no 17 issued by WHO on 6 February 2020 states over 28,200 confirmed cases globally with over 3,700 new cases and 73 deaths in the last 24 hours. The latest situation dashboard on the WHO website confirms that the virus has now spread to 24 other nations apart from China.
3 Feb 2020
News: Novel Coronavirus update – IMO and other member states release advisories
On 30 January 2020, WHO declared that the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) constituted a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The latest situation report no 13 issued by WHO on 2 February 2020 states over 14,500 confirmed cases globally. The latest situation dashboard on the WHO website confirms that the virus has now spread to 23 other nations apart from China.
1 Feb 2020
Press Article: Safety at Sea - Safety focus 2020
Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention at Standard club, shares his opinion on what he believes is to be the biggest issues for the shipping industry to tackle in 2020, and his concerns around crew safety awareness.
31 Jan 2020
Article: Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China
Members will be aware of the recent novel coronavirus outbreak in China, which has now been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation. Although the following information is believed to be accurate at the time of writing, the situation is evolving rapidly and new measures are frequently being put into place.
28 Jan 2020
News: Novel Coronavirus update – advice for members
Further to the club’s previous update regarding the latest situation of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) we have received some useful advice from our correspondents in China, Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd
27 Jan 2020
News: Introduction of voluntary speed limits and ECA in South Korea
Members with ships trading in South Korea are advised on the new environmental laws that introduces a series of measures, including a voluntary speed reduction programme and an impending emission control area (ECA) as steps to reduce air pollution from shipping.
24 Jan 2020
News: Novel Coronavirus update – situation worsens
Further to the club’s previous update on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the situation has further worsened. WHO has released a statement on the meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak.
23 Jan 2020
News: Novel Coronavirus - update
Further to the club’s previous news item on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported an increase in the number of patients infected with the mysterious virus and confirmed cases in Thailand, Japan and Korea.
8 Jan 2020
News: Focusing on Seafarer Wellbeing - Fitness and Exercise
Your lifestyle choices will directly impact your health. Exercise is a key component of this equation. Our second set of posters focus on the topic of fitness and exercise, and provide useful tips and advice to care for your physical wellbeing.
8 Jan 2020
News: New IMO lifeboat requirements enter into force
Three new compulsory IMO resolutions entered into force on 1 January 2020. These resolutions deal with the maintenance, testing and survey periods for lifeboats and analysis of ship escape routes.
17 Dec 2019
News: Re-emergence of Polio virus in the Philippines
After 19 years of being polio-free, Polio is re-emerging in the Philippines. As of now there are seven confirmed polio cases nationwide. In line with this unfortunate development, the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) has now issued a travel advisory for travellers entering and leaving the Philippines.
16 Dec 2019
Focusing on Seafarer Wellbeing - Mental wellbeing
The Standard Club’s ‘people claims’ statistics indicate a clear upward trend of mental health related illnesses. You are never alone; support is only one call away. This poster set focuses on the topic of mental wellbeing, and provides details and information on support networks and services.
26 Nov 2019
News: Focusing on Seafarer Wellbeing - Healthy diet and lifestyle
The first topic we focus on as part of our exciting new poster campaign is the healthy diet and lifestyle element of physical wellbeing. Your health is in your hands, is is a personal choice to live a healthy lifestyle and take responsbility for your diet.
20 Nov 2019
News: Seafarer Wellbeing Poster Campaign
Seafarer wellbeing has been a focal topic for Standard Club's Loss Prevention team, particularly in recent years. The club’s latest attempt to reach out to seafarers directly has seen the launch of an exciting new campaign based around a series of posters.
9 Oct 2019
News: 'Dangerous Ladders' Promotional Film
The #DangerousLadders campaign is a global initiative to improve the safety of pilot transfer arrangements and in particular the safe rigging of pilot ladders.
26 Jul 2019
Web Alert: Compliance with ISPM 15
The club has come across a few cases where the ships on a voyage from South Africa to the USA were refused entry in the port on the grounds of non-compliance of wood packaging materials with the ISPM15. The financial losses arising from such non-compliance and refusal of entry were substantial.
22 Jul 2019
Press Article: Working for a safer industry
Caitlin Kelly of Seaways, the international journal of The Nautical Institute, talks to Capt. Yves Vandenborn AFNI, Director of Loss Prevention at The Standard Club about his experience at sea and career ashore.
19 Jul 2019
Web Alert: Ebola update
The WHO Director General accepted the Emergency Committee’s proposal and on the 17 July 2019, declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
8 May 2019
Web Alert: Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) - 2019 Risk Period
The club would like to remind its members on the upcoming high risk season for Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM). During this time it is expected that port state inspectors in the United States, Canada, Chile, Australia and New Zealand will increase their efforts to prevent the spread of this invasive species.
8 May 2019
Web Alert: Drought forces further draft restrictions on the Panama Canal
The unprecedented drought hitting Panama has forced authorities to make a sixth draft restriction change this year. Effective from May 28, ships transiting through the new neopanamax locks will have a maximum authorised draft of 13.11m, shaving another 30cm off from the last restriction issued at the end of last month.
7 May 2019
Web Alert: Enclosed space entry concerns
The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) is calling attention to the hazards of confined space entry after a 'shocking spike' in the number of deaths associated with the known hazard.
2 May 2019
Web Alert: USCG re-instatement of BWM extensions: Are you affected?
The US Coast Guard (USCG) has reconsidered its interpretation of 'next scheduled drydocking' with regard to extensions given under its ballast water management requirements in 33 CFR 151 Subparts C and D and is providing additional guidance on what constitutes entry into drydock and the end of an extension period.
30 Apr 2019
Press Article: ECDIS - elephant on the bridge?
Captain Yves Vandenborn, of The Standard Club, explains why shipowners and their bridge teams need to do more to ensure clear understanding of ECDIS and other safety-critical systems.
26 Feb 2019
Web Alert: Expansion of The Standard Club’s PEME scheme
Since its creation in September 2015, the club’s pre-employment medical examination (PEME) scheme has conducted over 12,500 examinations on behalf of club members. The expansion in number of clinics and locations will allow more examinations to take place.
3 Dec 2018
Web Alert: At sea, always be prepared for the unexpected
The last CHIRP video of 2018 is hosted at the National Maritime Operations Centre near Fareham, from where coastguard operations all around the UK are coordinated. The staff at the centre have first-hand experience of incidents occurring at sea due to complacency and an unpreparedness for the unexpected.