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Timely, accurate and actionable loss prevention advice and legal updates is a key service to our members and clients. Through selected relevant topics we help members control known risks in their business.

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Coronavirus virus originating in Wuhan China and possible worldwide pandemic (illustration)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Latest news and updates

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INSIGHT: Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006

General information about MLC is provided in this section of the website.

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INSIGHT: Bunker Convention 2001

General information about the Bunker Convention 2001 is provided in this section of the website.

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INSIGHT: Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks (Wreck Removal Convention) 2007

General information about the Wreck Removal Convention is provided in this section of the website.

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Ratifications of MLC convention

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Bunker disputes and shipboard fuel treatment

Shipboard fuel treatment and documenting the treatment procedures on board is of ultimate importance in dealing with bunker issues and disputes.

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Venezuela: United States sanctions

Circular issued by International Group clubs

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Brazil: Delay in soybean harvesting

Port congestion, risk of demurrage and excess moisture.

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INSIGHT: Venezuela Sanctions

General information about Venezuela sanctions is provided in this section of the website.

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INSIGHT: Russia Sanctions

General information about Russia sanctions is provided in this section of the website.

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Fast speedboat with Dutch Marines during an assault demo at the World Harbor Days in Rotterdam (photo)

US Maritime (US MARAD) updates its Gulf of Guinea, Red Sea/Gulf of Aden and Persian Gulf security advisories

Industry update following incident in the Persian Gulf.

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Cyber risks

Skuld has created a Cyber Security Awareness poster.

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Skuld PEME programme

Skuld Pre Employment Medical Examination Programme (PEME)

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Dakar, Senegal: Recent developments in respect of fines and taxes

Any master whose vessel is due to call at the port of Dakar port must be well informed about the current situation.

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Skuld Charterer January 2021

Charterers in the middle - mind the gap

Skuld Charterer January 2021.

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Turkey: Pollution fines and criminal proceedings 2021

Advice on new rates applicable from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021, including practical information.

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Possession order in light of the Megacore Honami

An interim injunction is a useful tool to bear in mind when attempting to enforce possession if a vessel is going to great lengths to evade arrest.

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Rescue of person from ship by helicopter exercise (photo)

Indian law: Personal injury / disability claims

This article focuses on the legal (liability) regime in India, to generally guide Owners facing a potential action by an Indian seafarer in India, for a personal injury/disability claim.

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Crew changes during COVID-19 - a new flashpoint for charterparty disputes?

A major hurdle facing shipowners has been crew changes and unrestricted crew changes are unlikely to return in the foreseeable future.

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ASBAGASVOY 2020 – a new voyage charter for the gas trade

ASBAGASVOY is a voyage charter where the shipowner provides a vessel for carriage of specified goods for a voyage between identified ports or between a range of identified ports.

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USA: US Oil Pollution California - Increased criminal penalties for oil spill related offences - update

Circular issued by International Group clubs

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Passage Planning in a nutshell

It requires proper knowledge, planning and execution to navigate the ship safely to its known port of destination. This article focuses on an important shipboard operation, i.e. Passage Planning.

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Ship to ship transfer safety

Ship to ship (STS) transfer is the term primarily applied to the transfer of crude oil, petroleum products, liquid bulk chemicals and liquefied gas between sea-going tankers.

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Rule B and pre-recognition remedies in maritime arbitration

Nothing is more frustrating to a successful claimant in an arbitral proceeding than the inability to enforce an award because the respondent has become insolvent or dissipated its assets.

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Containers lost at sea

Prevention intensifies while loss decreases - a situation taken seriously by the container industry.

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Turkish Straits - increase in the number of salvage cases

We have recently noticed a slight uptick in the number of cases concerning salvage services in this region.

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INSIGHT: Iran Sanctions

General information about Iran sanctions is provided in this section of the website.

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USA: Oil Pollution California - Increased criminal penalties for oil spill related offences

Circular issued by International Group clubs

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Early redelivery under the CP

Skuld Charterer October 2020.

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INSIGHT: Cuba Sanctions

General information about Cuba sanctions is provided in this section of the website.

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Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream – Update on new US sanctions

Circular issued by International Group clubs

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Diagnosis - Tuberculosis. Medical Report with Composition of Medicaments - Red Pills, Injections and Syringe. Selective Focus. (illustration)

Tuberculosis: an avoidable problem?

It is important that a ship’s designated medic or medical officer is aware of the early signs and symptoms of TB.

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Claiming damages in addition to demurrage following delay

A recent judgement in the English Commercial Court has brought clarity to whether a shipowner, faced with a cargo damage claim, following delay by the charterer to discharge the vessel within laytime, can recover those losses from the charterer.

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INSIGHT: North Korea Sanctions

General information about North Korea sanctions is provided in this section of the website.

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INSIGHT: HNS Convention

General information about the HNS Convention is provided in this section of the website.

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Ghana: MARPOL Annex IV violations pertaining to discharge of wastewater

Recommendations for all members intending to call ports in Ghana

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INSIGHT: Sudan Sanctions

General information about Sudan sanctions is provided in this section of the website.

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China: Revised Law on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Wastes

Circular issued by International Group clubs

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Inter-Club Agreement: Validity of written notification

The written notification of the Cargo Claim under clause (6) of the Inter-Club NYPE Agreement 1996 and its amendment in 2011 does not have to include details of the cargo claim and the claim amount.

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Libya: Port situation

The situation in Libya remains extremely volatile and vessel operators should contact local ship’s agents and P&I correspondents for the most up-to-date information on Libyan ports.

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Container ship carrying container for import and export, business logistic and transportation by ship in open sea, Aerial view container ship (picture)

Updated industry guidelines on the carriage of seed cake in containers

Circular issued by International Group clubs

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Aerial top view of oil tanker ship at the port (photo)

Crude and water - part II

Excessive free water may occur in any grades loaded from any loading place.

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Covid-19 Coronavirus concept inscription typography design logo (illustration)

Failure to comply with US COVID-19 regulations

It is a potential risk of vessel detention, civil and criminal penalties in the US in the event of non-compliance with recent COVID-19 regulations.

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INSIGHT: Syria Sanctions

General information about Syria sanctions is provided in this section of the website.

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US Global Maritime Advisory

Circular issued by International Group clubs

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Vessel monitoring and P&I insurance

Circular issued by International Group clubs

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Fumigants entering crew’s spaces – a word of caution

It is of crucial importance that fumigation operations are placed in the hands of qualified operators.

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Mexico: Smuggling of illegal narcotics – risk of ship detention and crew arrest

Circular issued by International Group clubs

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Telemedicine - standard care after the pandemic has passed?

During the current global pandemic, telemedicine has emerged as an effective way for doctors and patients to interact without risk of spreading COVID-19.

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Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK): Sanctions enforcement update

Circular issued by International Group clubs

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