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Turkey: Pollution fines tariffs 2014

The Association has previously advised on Turkey's developing environmental protection laws and

Ships without P&I insurance for maritime claims must inform the Danish Maritime Authority about their insurance

Danish ships with a gross tonnage of or above 300 must carry a certificate confirming that

Guidance on Cargo Operations at Anchorage in the Ukraine

The Ukraine is a key shipping export nation, producing significant quantities of raw materials such as

North P&I 'A' Rating and stable outlook confirmed by S&P following merger

Leading ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has reaffirmed North P&I club’s ‘A’ credit rating and stable outlook for

Sulphur Oxide Emissions Regulations - USA

U.S. EPA has served subpoenas in connection with the investigation into potential violations of MARPOL Annex and the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

Iron Ore Fines/Iron Ore Cargoes – Early Implementation of recent changes to the IMSBC Code – Australia and Brazil

A new iron ore fines (IOF) Schedule to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes

Nigeria: Freight fees payable to NIMASA

The Association is grateful to Femi Awogbade of Africa P & I, Lagos, Nigeria/ETIC sas for contributing to this advisory. Sourced by Mats Segolson, Piraeus.

‘Oily business' in Argentina can be costly to ship operators

The latest customs threat in Argentina concerns the misdeclaration of shipboard stores, which can lead to fines. In an alert to

Working at height in and around cargo holds

A recent Club review of crew injury and death claims highlights the dangers of falling from height when working in cargo holds. In the 2010-2012 underwriting years

Libya: Tankers calling at Libyan ports - update

Members may be aware of recent media reports in respect of Libyan Government warnings over loading at ports held by armed groups not under the authority of

Landmark victory for P&I industry in Court of Appeal ruling: Limitation Fund constituted by way of P&I Club LOU

In an important decision for the P&I industry, on 6 March 2014 the Court of Appeal has ruled

Steamship Mutual thanks Members for their support

Steamship Mutual has reported upon the 2014 year renewal. The overall objective, against a background of rising claims costs, was to

Ukraine - Further Update

According to the latest information from local correspondents Dias Marine Consulting, the situation in Ukraine is

Hold Harmless Clauses are not always Mutual!

ITIC provides an insurance related contract review service to all of its members. As the leading professional indemnity insurer for the offshore and hydrographic

Letters of indemnity

In today's trading market, owners are frequently requested to accept a letter of indemnity (LOI) in exchange for complying with charterers' or shipper's request to take on risks which can fall outside the contractual demands normally placed on a carrier. These can also fall outside the scope of standard insurance coverage, and hence deserve careful attention.

TT Talk - ‘Pack it in!’

While attention, not unreasonably, has centred on the number of containers that fell overboard from 'Svendborg Maersk' during extremely heavy weather, it should be

Exceptions to Laytime

Laytime questions are some of the most common, yet also technically complex, that Members have to consider as part of their operations. In this Bulletin, the Association will discuss the important recent decision in the "Ladytramp" 2012.


Once laytime commences, it may only be suspended

Lloyd’s Register and the UK P&I Club have updated the hugely popular ILO MLC smartphone app

In a fully paperless operation, the apps enable ships’ crews and their managers to view

North P&I and Sunderland Marine merge to become ‘North Group’

North of England P&I Association (North) and Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Company Limited (SMMI) merged to form the

Costs Liability passing down a Charterparty Chain

Provided that charterparties are on back to back terms, and the claim is successful, liability for costs incurred should be able to be passed down a charterparty chain. A technical issue will not be allowed to prevent such liability for costs being passed down a charterparty chain. This is illustrated by the recent case outlined below:

Occidental Chartering INC. V Progress Bulk Carrier
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