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Outbreak Of The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-Ncov): United States Coast Guard (Uscg) Marine Safety Information Bulletin (Msib) Of February 2, 2020

The United States Coast Guard has recently cancelled its MSIB 01-20 entitled Novel Coronavirus Precautions dated January 24, 2020. This was referred to in the Club’s Member Alert of the same date. In the former bulletin’s place the USCG has now published new precautionary guidance in the form of MSIB 02-20, Novel Coronavirus. This new document highlights the recent proclamation on suspension of entry into the United States of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus. In this connection, Members should note that the USCG Captain of ...

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TT Club Advises Transport Operators on their Liabilities as a Consequence of the Coronavirus

The ongoing disruption to freight transport services and global supply chains resulting from the coronavirus are significant and will continue to evolve on a daily basis. In addition to the heightening challenges transport operators are facing in moving their customers goods to and from China, insurance provider, TT Club is advising on the potential unforeseen exposures that may also accrue. In a briefing compiled with the assistance of specialist international lawyers, HFW, the Club outlines how freight forwarders, logistics service providers and other intermediaries can protect themselves legally and minimise ...

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The 2019 Novel Coronavirus: Impact On Maritime Operations In The People’s Republic Of China

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to impact maritime operations at various ports in the PRC. Your Managers have been updated as to the following requirements and restrictions: 1. Health declaration requirements before berthing: * Tianjin and Xiamen: Submission of a Health Declaration Form is required before a vessel’s berthing. The form is available here for reference purposes. * Dalian: Customs officers will attend on board the vessel and take the temperature of each member of the crew. 2. Vessels with crew from vessels having port calls in Wuhan or ...

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The threat of Malaria

Nigel Griffiths heads the Marine Advisory Medical Service and has administered the Standard Club PEME Scheme for two years. Here he shares information about Malaria, measures of prevention and how it can be treated. Malaria Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that affects humans and other animals. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or death. According to the latest World Malaria Report by WHO, released in November 2018, there were 219 million cases of malaria ...

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Novel coronavirus – number of confirmed cases continues to rise

The latest situation report no 17 issued by WHO on 6 February 2020 states over 28,200 confirmed cases globally with over 3,700 new cases and 73 deaths in the last 24 hours. The latest situation dashboard on the WHO website confirms that the virus has now spread to 24 other nations apart from China. WHO is working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge on this new virus, to track the spread and virulence of the virus, and to provide advice to countries and individuals ...

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Steamship Mutual Financial Update and 2020 Renewal

At Steamship Mutual’s Board Meeting in Seoul on 4 February 2020, the Directors were pleased to note the continued growth in the Association’s owned entry from 20 February 2019 to 20 January 2020. An additional 3.9 million GT increased the Club’s combined owned and chartered entry to over 165 million GT. In the eleven months ending 20 January the Club recorded a 5.5% investment return of $58 million, excluding the impact of currency movements. Last October the Club’s strong financial position enabled it to order a capital distribution to Members ...

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Coronavirus – guide for Members on potential legal issues

Duty of care towards to crew Employers owe a duty of care towards their crew. The Club has set out some recommended precautions for minimising the spread of the disease which can be found in our News Item 24 January 2020. Notice of Readiness When the notice of readiness is given, the vessel must be physically ready but also legally ready. It is common to provide for the commencement of laytime “whether in free pratique or not”. In the majority of cases such matters are irrelevant to the giving of ...

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Turkey: Revised pollution fines

As reported in our previous circular, Pollution Fines in Turkey published in September 2019, fines for causing pollution are imposed under the Turkish Environment Code dated 1983, number 2872. With effect from 1 January 2020, the level of fines have been revised to reflect increases of approximately 23% from the previous year. The updated amounts are as per the below. Revised level of fines Category 1 – pollution from tankers such as petroleum products. • Up to 1000 Gross Tons: 606.67 Turkish lira per ton. • Between 1000 and 5000 ...

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Coronavirus – implications for ships and crew

The WHO, in a statement on 30 January 2020, declared that the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China (2019-nCoV) constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). As cases have now been reported in five WHO regions in the course of one month, with human-to-human transmission outside Wuhan, and experts still trying to identify crucial ‘unknowns’ about the virus’ transmission and infection, the WHO decided that a global coordinated effort is needed to enhance preparedness in regions of the world that may need additional support. At ...

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North P&I Club Launches Digital Tool To Help Shipping Stay Up To Date With Coronavirus Outbreak

North P&I Club has launched a new digital tool that will help shipowners and operators track the spread of the Coronavirus outbreak. North P&I Club has developed its MyGlobeView platform – an interactive map which Members use to identify commercial risks and physical threats to shipping around the world – so that it now can provide live updates as to the number of confirmed cases of the virus, countries at risk and what to look out for. The software, which sources its data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and ...

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Standard Club: 2020/21 Policy Year Renewal

1. Advance contribution rates We wish to advise that the club’s rates of advance contribution have been set with effect from 20 February 2020. A 50% reduction will be granted for ships trading exclusively in one of the following areas: • Europe (but including the Mediterranean and Black Sea) • USA and Canada (excluding Panama Canal transits) • Australasia Extensions to trading outside any of these areas will be covered on the basis of a minimum period of three months. The advance contribution will be payable in one instalment which ...

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Steamship Mutual launches the “Yacht Club”

Steamship Mutual has been a market leader providing specialist P&I insurance for yachts for over 10 years. It is proud to announce the launch of its new brand, the “Yacht Club”. Our dedicated yacht terms and conditions have been specifically adapted to meet the needs of yacht owners, and we have unique additional covers that allow us to offer the widest and most innovative cover. Team Manager Hugo Jacquot says: “Steamship Mutual is committed to retain and develop its current book of yacht business hence why we are making significant ...

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Scrubber installation delays in China due to novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak

The race to get scrubbers retrofitted on ships ahead of the second part of IMO2020 regulations (ban on the carriage of non-compliant fuels which comes into effect on 1 March 2020) may result in a significant extension of the budgeted downtime for many vessels. As ship queues for scrubber installation grow at Chinese repair yards, some members are now faced with delivery delays due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak. The Chinese government has already extended the lunar new year holiday, but there are concerns that the ...

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Novel Coronavirus update – IMO and other member states release advisories

On 30 January 2020, WHO declared that the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) constituted a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The latest situation report no 13 issued by WHO on 2 February 2020 states over 14,500 confirmed cases globally. The latest situation dashboard on the WHO website confirms that the virus has now spread to 23 other nations apart from China. IMO has released guidance for the maritime industry and has issued two circulars which are available in the attachments on the right. The information and guidance provided ...

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Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China

Members will be aware of the recent novel coronavirus outbreak in China, which has now been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation. Although the following information is believed to be accurate at the time of writing, the situation is evolving rapidly and new measures are frequently being put into place. Members are advised to always check with their agents and the local correspondents (contact details can be found on the club’s website) well in advance of any call to a country affected by the virus, particularly ports ...

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