May 26

Bulletin 1100 – 05/16 – VGM Amendment to SOLAS – Latest Advice – Worldwide

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The IMO has issued a circular to all Member States and the transport industry this week in order to assist the implementation of the VGM amendment to SOLAS, which comes into effect on 1 July. Importantly, governments have also been urged to engage with the industry in their jurisdictions to assist with compliance…

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May 26

Club Circular 11/16 – US VESSEL RESPONSE PLANS – ALASKA AND OREGON

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MAY 2016 OUTLINE • A third APC provider – Alaska Response Company (ARC), has now been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) covering the Western Alaska COTP Zone • SEAPRO in South East Alaska and CBRC in Oregon are also reviewed and found to be in conformity with the IG guidelines for…

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May 13

Bulletin 1099 – 05/16 – Disembarkation of Stowaways banned in both Tema and Takoradi – Ghana

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The Association has been recently advised of a ban to disembark stowaways in both Tema and Tokaradi ports, Ghana. Budd Ghana advises that Takoradi Port Authority has now decided to follow the example of Tema and ban the disembarkation of non-Ghanaian stowaways in its port, rather than inflicting the US$ 1,000.00 fine for…

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May 10

(Español) Circular del Club 10/16 – Nuevas Directrices IG/CINS para el Transporte de Hipoclorito de Calcio en Contenedores

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Sorry, this entry is only available in European Spanish.

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May 10

Club Circular 9/16 – SYRIA SANCTIONS

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OUTLINE • European Union and the United States continue to apply trade sanctions against the Government of Syria and a number of designated Syrian persons and entities. • Circular provides an overview of key sanctions that apply to Syria shipping and related insurance activities. TO THE MEMBERS SYRIA SANCTIONS Background Both the European…

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May 9

UK P&I CLUB – REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2016

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Review of the Year 2016 2016 Assets and Income

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May 9

Club Circular 8/16 – REVIEW OF OPEN POLICY YEARS

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OUTLINE • 2013 policy year closed • Open years developing in line with expectations 8/16 MAY 2016 TO THE MEMBERS REVIEW OF OPEN POLICY YEARS 2013 Policy Year At their meeting in May 2016, the Directors closed the 2013 policy year.The deficit was met from the reserves. 2014 Policy Year The 2014 policy…

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May 4

Bulletin 1098 – 05/16 – USCG Addresses Industry Concerns Regarding the Forthcoming Implementation of the SOLAS Container Verified Gross Mass Requirements – USA

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The Association has just received the attached circular from a law firm in the USA. Source of Information Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP Web: http://www.freehill.com/   Bulletin 1098 – USCG Addresses VGM Requirements  

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May 4

Bulletin 1097 – 05/16 – Use of GPS by vessels – Worldwide

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  The Association would like to remind its Members of the dangers of over-reliance on a single method of position fixing. The now universal use of GPS by vessels of all description, has made a significant contribution to the safety and accuracy of marine navigation. However, continuing news reports of alleged jamming of…

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May 4

Bulletin 1096 – 05/16 – Stowing heavy on top of light containers – Worldwide

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On 1st July changes to the SOLAS convention will require Ports to ensure containers are weighed prior to being loaded on vessels. A recent case investigated by Signum Services highlights the importance of this amendment. Signum were called upon to enquire into six containers that had gone missing on route from Italy to…

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