The recent attacks on merchant vessels in the vicinity of the Straits of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman, culminating in the boarding and detainment of a UK flagged tanker at the end of last week, have prompted the United States (US) Central Command to promote a multinational naval security initiative
22 July 2019
1 July 2019
Following on from the Club’s previous News Alerts concerning the 2020 ‘Global Sulphur Cap’, ship owner/operator Members who have chosen to achieve compliance with MARPOL Annex VI by using low sulphur compliant fuel oil should note that the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Guidance originally issued in September 2018 has been updated.
13 June 2019
The Club has been advised by P&I Associates, a correspondent in South Africa, of potential action by South African Authorities against seafarers fishing off the side of the vessel whilst at anchorage or in port.
9 May 2019
Members and Assureds will be well aware of the re-imposition of sanctions against Iran since the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in May 2018
15 April 2019
As Members are already aware from our News Alert of 15 February 2019, the US imposed sanctions against Venezuela’s oil sector, including designating Petroleos de Venezuela SA (“PdVSA”) as a sanctioned entity pursuant to Executive Order 13850 (“EO 13850”). Previous legal advice obtained on EO 13850 and FAQ 657 from Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP indicated that non-US persons/entities were still free to trade with and carry PdvSA cargoes, in certain circumstances.
2 April 2019
The IG has recently published some further revised FAQs on the MLC (2006), reflecting experiences that Clubs have encountered in dealing with matters arising under the Convention.
25 March 2019
Bureau Veritas, TMC Marine, the casualty and salvage experts, and the London P&I Club, have teamed up again to address risk in shipping – to help prevent injury, loss of life and damage to ships and to cargo
1 March 2019
One of the correspondents in Indonesia/Singapore, Spica Services, has reported that there have been a significant number of vessel detentions in the Eastern parts of the Singapore Strait, mainly in the waters around Bintan Island.