The rise in the number of incidents over the past few years has prompted the Singapore government to take further action, with its announced intention to restructure its maritime security arrangements and operate new purpose-built vessels by 2026.
Standard’s Club local correspondents in Columbia (A&A Multiprime) issued a circular to infrom on the precautions concerning drugs smuggling at Colombian ports.
The Standard Club reports that according to the amended Pooling Agreement of the International Group, P&I cover in respect of fines for smuggling and breach of customs regulations will no longer provided as of right, but only on a discretionary basis.
Standard Club reminds that UK flag ships of 500GT and over are advised that from 1 January 2021, the UK Ship Recycling Regulation (UK-SRR) retains the requirements of the EU Ship Recycling Regulation 1257/2013 (EU-SRR) in UK domestic legislation.
The Standard Club issued a guide concerning berthing and best practices, raising awareness of the risks that may arise. This new, updated version includes further content on berthing aids, snap-back zones and bow thrusters, also providing guidance on electronic berthing aids and detailed tug assistance.
Following the increased issue of container stack collapses, Standard Club shed light on the causes and the solutions of such incidents, highlighting that collapses put vessels, their crews and the environment in danger.
The Masters of vessels in Senegal must be well informed in relation to the systematic customs fines and he or she should liaise with the port agent as necessary, in order to prevent the imposition of any excessive fines.
Standard Club recently issued a circular to inform shipowners and operators about the stricter epidemic procedures on boarding personnel and crew changes operations at the Port of Guangzhou, China.
In light of the Brexit period, which is expected to end on 31st December 2020, Standard Club issued a circular ensuring that the club can continue to access European Economic Area (EEA) markets.
The Marine Advisory Medical Service for Standard Club has provided a practical guide for Masters regarding the management of death at sea.
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