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News Alerts

To help keep members abreast of relevant industry news, we add Alerts to our website with information on topical developments from around the world. Please see the latest Alerts below.

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20 February 2019

One of the Club’s China correspondents, Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd, reports that the China Maritime Safety Authority published a Notice on 29 December 2018 giving guidance on the implementation of new Emission Control Area (ECA) regulations applicable from 1 January 2019.

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19 February 2019

Following China’s ratification in 2018 of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, one of the Club’s China correspondents, Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd, reports that the measures have been in force from 22 January 2019.

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15 February 2019

Members proceeding to ports in Gabon should note that all vessels are subject to Port State Control (“PSC”) inspection and there is currently a long list of “deficiencies” which vessels should take care to try to rectify beforehand, or otherwise risk being fined.

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15 February 2019

The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) has added Venezuela’s State-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela SA (“PdVSA”) to the SDN list as of Monday 28 January 2019.

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28 January 2019

Members will be aware that the US Dept of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) has previously given repeated extensions of time for winding down operations and contracts with En+ Group PLC (“EN+), UC Rusal PLC (“Rusal”), JSC EuroSibEnergo (“ESE”) and GAZ Group

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11 January 2019

Members should note that the level of pollution fines in Turkey has been amended with effect from December 2018 with increases in the fines from between 3 to 14 times previous levels.

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20 December 2018

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Transport Authority (FTA) have advised that, with effect from 1 January 2019

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18 December 2018

Following on from the Club’s News Alert of September on compliance with the 2020 Global Sulphur Cap which takes effect from 1 January 2020

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14 December 2018

A correspondent in Ukraine, Dias Marine Consulting PC, reports that the ice season has begun in the Azov Sea area.

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13 December 2018

Members will be aware of the Club’s recent News Alert concerning the extension of the time to wind down operations and contracts with Rusal, EN+ or GAZ Group until 7 January 2019.

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