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Paper and Electronic Evidence Following a Marine Casualty

Japan P&I Club Loss Prevention news The Japan P&I Club has published a document with respect to how to handle the preservation of electronic and paper evidence following a marine casualty. The document has been published with regard to safe voyaging.IntroductionAfter a marine casualty, the ship's evidence must be preserved. In particular, the master, chief officer, watch officer and chief engineer must carefully keep all paper and electronic evidence surrounding a navigation casualty.The bridge of a modern vessel as well as the engine room contains numerous written records, as well as electronic information. Emails following a marine accident sent from the ship to the management company as well as messages received from the company, should be carefully maintained, anticipating investigations bya) owners and their solicitors;b) Port State Controlauthorities; andc) flag state authorities.Reports or documents specifically generated in the wake of a collision or other navigation casualty, including statements of the crew, should also be carefully preserved.The Forms of EvidenceEvidence, both paper and electronic, may take many forms:a) Paper evidence - this would include vessel log books, bell books, movement books, navigation charts, course recorder charts, NAVTEX printouts, GPS tapes, weather facsimile, bell logger tapes (bridge and engine room), passage or ...

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Japan ship insurer sets new rules on Iran oil voyages

Ship owners must alert insurer of Iran oil voyages Ship owners covered by Japan P&I club must alert the maritime insurer in advance of any plans to transport Iranian oil and petrochemicals that could fall foul of Western sanctions, the insurer said.The United States and European Union have tightened measures aimed at reducing Iran's oil trade, stemming the flow of petrodollars to Tehran to force the OPEC member to halt a nuclear programme the West suspects is intended to produce weapons.European insurers and reinsurers will be prohibited from indemnifying ships carrying Iranian petrochemicals anywhere in the world from May, and crude and oil products from July.Although Japan's P&I Club, which provides insurance for shipping companies, does not directly fall under the sanctions regime, it is largely dependent on the European reinsurance market to hedge its risk."Any reinsurers including other (P&I clubs) subject to EU legislation will not be able to pay out if a claim involves a sanctioned cargo," said Japan's main ship insurer in a circular to its members on Tuesday."This will impact the member's ability to make a recovery from the club as the club is not able to pay out on any claim in relation to which ...

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The Japan P&I Club issued circular for all the frequently asked questions for Calcium Hypochlorite

This chemical is a white or yellowish solid that is soluble in water Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The Japan P&I Club issues circular regarding all the frequently asked questions for Calcium Hypochlorite as follows:We refer to our Special Circular No. 99-021 dated 6 December 1999 and No. 00-011 dated 21 September 2000. International Group of P&I Clubs wish to raise awareness in the maritime industry of the hazards and precautions associated with the carriage of calcium hypochlorite through the following FAQ's.1 What is calcium hypochlorite?This chemical is a white or yellowish solid that is soluble in water. There are several products manufactured as water purification and bleaching agents, which contain calcium hypochlorite (CH) as their active ingredient. The three most common products are twohigh strength types (UN1748 and UN 2880) and a lower strength type, often referred to as bleaching powder (UN2208).The entries in the IMDG CODE are shown as follows:Class 5.1 UN 1748Calcium hypochlorite dry, or calcium hypochlorite mixtures, dry containing more than 39% active chlorine;Class 5.1 UN 2880Calcium hypochlorite hydrated, or calcium hypochlorite hydrated mixture containing not less than 5.5% but not more than 16% water; Class 5.1 UN 2208 Calcium hypochlorite mixture dry containing more ...

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