UK Club

Fuel Quality Claims: key considerations

In two enlightening webinars last month, experts from the UK P&I Club’s Singapore office addressed the topic of bunker quality claims and the technical aspects of a fuel quality claim. They discussed many issues, from the various aspects of testing to compliance in order to provide feedback on doubts related to the practical and operational aspects of handling fuel. 

A risk assessment on ballast water pollution: Threats and controls

A recently-published booklet by the UK P&I Club seeks to guide to the controls and key points that the Club’s Risk Assessors look for when inspecting a vessel. The checklist aims to help operators carry out a similar check on the Threats and Controls and make sure the vessel has a good risk profile.

Lessons learned: Man overboard in heavy weather

Recent reports say operators are directing ships through the Straits of Magellan and round The Cape of Good Hope in order to save on canal dues amid the suppressed fuel prices. In this regard,  the UK Club issued a reminder to Masters of the considerations that should be taken into account when operating in areas of adverse weather conditions.     

Key threats that cause cargo claims

UK P&I Club recently published a guide concerning the controls and the key points that the UK Club’s Risk Assessors look for when inspecting a vessel. Specifically, the guide allows ship operators to carry out a similar check on the Threats and Controls, ensuring that the ship has a good risk profile.

The mariner’s role in collecting evidence

In the latest issue of UK Club’s Lookout publication, Capt. Hiroshi Sekine, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, highlights the importance for mariners of gathering evidence from the ship, in the aftermath of an incident at sea. 

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