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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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13 August 2018

3 July 2018

Following extensive consultation, maritime security guidance has been updated and made available through a dedicated website The website includes guidance on counter-piracy as well as other topical maritime security risks, such as human migration, war zones and cyber security.

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27 June 2018

The Club’s new issue of LP Focus has been published today and considers the loss prevention issues arising out of the set-up and use of ECDIS.

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8 June 2018

Members whose vessels will be in Singaporean waters during 10-13 June, when US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shall be meeting on Sentosa Island, should note that the Singapore MPA has issued a Notice setting out restrictions on vessel movements in the vicinity.

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16 May 2018

Further to President Trump’s announcement on 8 May that the US would withdraw from the JCPOA and the two periods for winding down business activities connected to sanctioned trade with Iran (as we outlined in our News Alert of 9 May 2018).

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9 May 2018

As Members may already be aware, President Trump announced on Tuesday 8 May that the US would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed in Vienna in July 2015, that suspended certain sanctions against Iran from January 2016.

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26 April 2018

As many Members are already aware, the US sanctions landscape continues to change. We highlight below some recent changes to Russian-related sanctions, in relation to which Members should continue to carry out careful due diligence, as well as a currency dilemma for vessels proceeding to Venezuelan ports.

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20 April 2018

Members will be aware, from previous circulars and alerts in respect of the Chinese Regulations for the prevention and control of marine pollution from ships (click here for the News Alert attaching the International Group FAQs from March 2012), that a vessel must contract with an approved Ship Pollution Response Organisation (SPRO) before entering/exiting Chinese ports.

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16 February 2018

The International Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO and INTERTANKO have jointly published a document entitled “Interim Guidance Note on Maritime Security in the Southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb” (the “Guidance Note”). The Guidance Note has been published in response to maritime threats arising from the conflict in Yemen beyond those posed by piracy in the region, including missiles, sea mines and water-borne improvised explosive devices.

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13 February 2018

Members will be aware from the London Club Circulars of January 2017 and July 2017 that the United States is not a party to the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Regulations and has introduced its own legislation, with California State developing even stricter requirements. Vessels arriving at ports in California from outside of the Pacific Coast Region intending to de-ballast in California waters are currently required to conduct any ballast exchanges in open seas.

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