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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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Turkey: Pollution fines and criminal proceedings

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Qatar: Boycott by other nations

A boycott of Qatar has been implemented by several nations in the region, and the following is an update of the situation country by country provided by Gulf Agency Company (GAC).

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Changing on-board bunkers safely

This article identifies some of the challenges on-board crew may face, and provides guidelines to reduce the risks of possible engine and fuel-equipment damage.

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INSIGHT: Russia Sanctions

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

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Bunker contamination: the importance of timely intervention

Skuld Charterer December 2018.

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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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INSIGHT: Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006

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

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Depression and mental illness

It is important to recognize mental illness in crew members as early as possible, as it can severely impact both the safety and productivity of the ship as well as having potentially serious consequences for the individual concerned.

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Iranian trade after 4 November 2018

Circular issued by International Group clubs

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INSIGHT: Syria Sanctions

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

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INSIGHT: Iran Sanctions

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

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Food and fitness - a healthy and happy crew

Ship managers who facilitate for tasty, healthy and nutritious food onboard as well as physical activities will benefit from this.

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IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

Few will be unaware that the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap will come into force on 1 January 2020. As of this date, the global sulphur limit under MARPOL Annex VI will be reduced from 3.5% to 0.5%.

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Fender damage

Fenders have a simple remit: they should prevent the immovable object (the berth) from succumbing to the irresistible force (of the ship) without damage to either.

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Training for the Master’s role - reflections and recommendations

With the challenges a Master of a vessel faces in modern times, it is important that they learn the tools and techniques during their years as junior officers so they are comfortable when taking command of a vessel.

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Continuing warranty of seaworthiness

Circular issued by International Group clubs

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New charterparty clause promoting the use of the Inter-Club Agreement

Circular issued by International Group clubs

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Pre-loading survey of steel cargo

Claims involving steel cargoes are frequent and the result is substantial payments from the Club.

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Bulk mineral cargo liquefaction - new edition

To assist our members, masters and their crew in identifying the hazards and safeguarding against bulk cargoes which may liquefy during carriage, we now launch a new edition of our pocket guide.

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Keeping communications privileged – a recent decision

The Field - October 2018

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USA: Potential fines for crew onshore

Failure of the master to detain crewmen onboard a vessel arriving in the United States until inspection may result in a monetary penalty.

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BMP5 and Global Counter Piracy Guidance printed copies out now

Electronic copies were released in June 2018 and the printed copies are available for free.

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Colombia: Drug smuggling at Colombian ports

Shipowners may become the innocent victims of creative drug smugglers and the following advice will assist in reducing the risk.

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Asian gypsy moth: Brief summary of the inspection procedures

The Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) is an exotic and highly destructive forest pest which is native to Far East countries such as Japan, Russia, China and Korea.

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Weather-restricted sea transports for heavy lift ships

The growing tendency of increase in weight and size of project cargoes calls for advanced methods to facilitate the cargo transport overseas in a safe and efficient way.

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"Bad" bunkers in the US Gulf, Caribbean and Far East

Our members and customers will be aware of the widely reported problems with fuel supplied at ports in the US Gulf region, Caribbean and Far East.

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Hedging in damages: A trader's playing field or minefield?

Skuld Charterer August 2018.

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Contractual wreck removal

The Field August 2018.

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Stepping in and out of shipping contracts

Step-In Rights permit a third party to step in to the shoes of a defaulting contractual party and replace them in order to continue the performance.

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Hidden engine room hot spots

The Club would like to draw its Members’ attention to the continued dangers of fires which originate in the machinery space.

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European Union Regulation 2271/96 (Blocking Regulation)

Circular issued by International Group clubs

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West Africa: Cargo fines

Information on fines that can be imposed on vessels calling at Lomé, Cotonou or Abidjan and our recommended best practices to avoid delays upon completion of discharge.

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A fully appraised decision

The Club would like to reiterate to its members of the importance of developing and maintaining a strong and robust bridge resource management culture.

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A brief history of laytime

A brief overview of the main conditions together with references to the significant supporting case law underpinning the guiding principles.

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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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Cat fines causing claims

A summary of recommendations on what the vessel should do to reduce the risk of damage to engines due to catalytic fines in marine bunker fuel.

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Brexit – Possible impact on the UK oil and gas industry

The Field Summer 2018.

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Shipping industry launches new security resources for world fleet

International shipping industry organisations, with military support, have launched a new website.

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Nickel ore - a liquefaction risk

Liquefaction risks of nickel ore cargoes from Indonesia and the Philippines have been a long-standing prominent issue which require constant vigilance and review by shipowners and charterers.

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Blockchain – the real deal, or a whole lot of hype?

Skuld Charterer June 2018.

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Bunker issue – US – Suppliers’ lien (or lack of same)

O. W. Bunker and Trading A/S and its affiliates in several countries (collectively “OWB”) went bankrupt in November 2014. Following the bankruptcies of OWB a tsunami of legal battles has taken place and do still take place in numerous jurisdictions.

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Best practice for storing bunker samples

It is important for the master to retain the bunker samples on board to determine the quality specification and to demonstrate compliance with MARPOL Annex VI bunker sulphur limits.

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US sanctions on Iran - Announcement by President Trump on 8 May 2018

Circular issued by International Group clubs

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INSIGHT: Libya Sanctions

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

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Reefer vessels - caring for cargo

Reefer vessels are an important part in the transport chain from producers to consumers.

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Effects of mental well-being on personal injury and recovery

In this article we briefly consider what effects mental well-being and outside influences can have on the seafarer.

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Re-Imposition of Iran Sanctions by Trump Administration

On 8 May 2018 President Donald Trump announced his decision to abandon the 2015 Iran nuclear deal - the JCPOA agreed in July 2014.

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Honduras: Oil Spill Response – new requirements

Circular issued by International Group clubs

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Onerous timebars from a pre-action disclosure perspective - Review of leading authorities

This article focuses on pre-action disclosure requirements specifically for notifying a counter-party of a quality, quantity or demurrage claim.

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