Finland and China – Entry into force of Nairobi Convention on the Removal of Wrecks

11 January 2017

Members will already be aware of the requirements of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks that entered into force in April 2015 in various countries (click here to access the Club’s News Alert of 19 January 2015).  The Convention will shortly come into force in Finland as of 27 January 2017 and in China as of 11 February 2017.  Members with vessels  of 300GT and above trading to those countries and/or to their respective territorial seas on or after the dates specified should ensure that they have the appropriate Wreck Removal Certificate of Insurance on board.

The Correspondent, Huatai Insurance Agency and Consultant Service Limited, China, has issued a Circular with a summary of the Convention and certificate/blue card arrangements, a copy of which can be accessed by clicking here.