Japan Club publishes the fines that Greece imposes in case of marine pollution. The fines are separated into two categories, the first one being until December 30 2019, and the second one from 31 December 2019.
In light of the soon approaching Sulphur cap, both shipowners and charterers should prepare to comply with the SOx regulations and potentially deal with the risks and responsibilities of each party associated with the new regulations in chartering contracts, the Japan P&I Club advises.
In the wake of the fast approaching implementation of the 2020 sulphur cap, the production method of the compliant fuel oils is expected to become more diverse than at present. As such, the Japan P&I Club noted five properties of residual fuel oils that should be further paid attention when using compliant fuel oils.
Japan P&I Club issued a Loss Prevention bulletin analyzing psychological factors affecting safety behaviour. More than 90% of all maritime accidents are said to be caused by human error. On examining the root cause, in most cases, this was down to inadequate prior inspection and careless mistakes.
Japan P&I Club issues information and guidelines on dealing with the use of compatible oil to prevent any potential accidents, in line with IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap approach, a change that has already made the shipping industry look for alternatives.
Typhoon Hagibis is approaching wide areas from western to northern Japan in the upcoming weekend. The Japan Club highlights that shipowners and vessels should be extra cautious of the weather conditions, and should ensure the safety of their crew and their vessels.
In response to reports of high population levels of Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) in some countries regulated for AGM, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Canadian food Inspection Agency (CFIA) jointly remind ship operators of requirements for entering US and Canada safely.
Japan P&I Club has obtained recent navigation warnings of the China Waters issued by China MSA. The navigation warnings regard well exploration, optical fiber cables installation and geological exploration of Bohai Strait Sea-Crossing Passage Project.
The Japan P&I Club published the results on the condition surveys that were carried out during the 2018 policy year. The aim of the survey is to maintain the standard of vessel’s management and seaworthiness above a certain level. For 2019, the Club informed that the most common defects are related to: Hatch covers; Engine room machinery; and Oil spill prevention.
Japan P&I published a loss prevention bulletin on marine weather and the ship handling in rough seas. Navigating in rough weather conditions deserves extra attention from ship operators; Waves caused by winds and swell from several directions results to vessels experiencing a number of oscillations.
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