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Standard Safety: Tankers, May 2016
News & Insights 26 May 2016
Despite higher safety standards on board tankers, the number of tanker cargo-related claims The Standard Club deals with is rising, particularly on chemical and product tankers. With this analysis in mind, we have put together a wide variety of articles in this special edition, ranging from cargo-specific topics to the controversial issue of blending, plus various legal articles.
Despite higher safety standards on board tankers, the number of tanker cargo-related claims The Standard Club deals with is rising, particularly on chemical and product tankers. With this in mind, we have put together a wide variety of articles in this special edition, ranging from cargo-specific topics to the controversial issue of blending, plus various legal articles.
We hope you will enjoy reading this special edition and, as always, we welcome your comments on these articles.
Fuel oil articles
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Since the beginning of 2014, increasing numbers of oil tankers are being used as storage tankers. This raises a number of concerns, highlighted in this article.
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Taking proper samples can mean the difference between winning or losing a contamination claim. This article explains in detail the value of taking proper samples, how to ensure the equipment is in good condition and how to retain the samples on board.
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Chemical cargo articles
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A number of bulk liquid cargoes require the use of nitrogen blankets/inert gas during ocean-going carriage to ensure safety when carrying chemical cargoes that react in the presence of oxygen or moisture. We explain these requirements in more detail.
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This article explains the risks involved with heating cargoes during a voyage.
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What can an owner do if the cargo is rejected by the receivers? There are various ways in which an owner can salvage the cargo and mitigate losses.
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This article discusses when laytime commences in cases when the ship has arrived and tendered its NOR but free pratique has not yet been granted.
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One of the functions of a bill of lading is to act as a receipt for the cargo shipped. The bill must therefore contain an accurate record of the quantity of cargo carried. This is
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In certain cases, the master will need to issue a letter of indemnity (LOI) and there are numerous considerations to take into account. This article includes a draft LOI which can be tailored for cases when ship/shore figures differ.
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Voyage charters often include additional rider clauses requiring an owner to submit any claim they may have for demurrage within a prescribed period following completion of loading/discharge operations. This article explains why, where a charterparty makes clear provision as to how demurrage claims are to be submitted by an owner, it is essential that such provisions are strictly complied with.
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Our last article examines the court’s ruling in the Falkonera case in 2010, where the owner withheld consent for a proposed ship to receive cargo, leading to demurrage claims.
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