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North P&I Club chairman stresses importance of Posidonia at Greek reception

North P&I Club chairman stresses importance of Posidonia at Greek reception
George Procopiou with North Chairman Pratap Shirke Pratap Shirke, chairman of the ‘A’ rated 170 million grt North of England P&I club, stressed the importance of last week’s Posidonia 2012 exhibition in Athens as one of the most prestigious global shipping gatherings. Despite the current economic...
June 14th, 2012 | Events, P and I Clubs | Read More

Senegal Customs fines advice

We would like to inform Members regarding reports that the customs authorities in Dakar have recently been concentrating on ships’ compliance with Title 3 of the Senegalese Customs Code dated 28th December 1987. This code requires vessels to make complete and correct declaration of the cargo manifest...
June 7th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Grounding caused by sleeping watchkeeper –

Grounding caused by sleeping watchkeeper – CATEGORY: Navigation Issue date: 1st June 2012 Dry cargo: container Case number: 10/2012 Please note that this case study has been extracted from UK MAIB’s Accident Investigation Report no. 10/2012 The incident At 05.36 hrs on 3rd August 2011, the...
June 2nd, 2012 | Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Prohibition of use of satellite phones in Indian waters

We would like to bring to our Members’ attention that the use of satellite phones such as Thuraya, Iridium and other such satellite communication systems in Indian waters is prohibited as per the DGS Order No. 02 of 2012. Any vessel in possession of the above satellite communication equipment and calling...
May 31st, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

NORTH P&I Club ‘on track’ despite office revaluation and modest investment return

Directors of North of England P&I club confirm the club raised its free reserve to US$314.0 million at the annual renewal in February 2012 despite revaluation of its UK head office and a modest investment return. Chairman Pratap Shirke and fellow board members approved the club’s 2011/12 accounts...
May 30th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Recommended interim measures for passenger ship companies

We would like to advise Members of the issuance of draft MSC Circular on ‘Recommended Interim Measures for Passenger Ship Companies to Enhance the Safety of Passenger Ships’. The circular invites member states to recommend to passenger ship companies to conduct a review of operational safety measures...
May 30th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Norsafe AS NLH-70 lifeboat on-load release system

We would like to recommend Members with vessels fitted with Norsafe AS NLH-70 lifeboat on-load release systems to verify their systems are in good operational condition. Following a recent incident involving a Norsafe AS NLH-70 lifeboat on-load release system, the Isle of Man has issued Shipping Notice...
May 25th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Asian Gypsy Moth certification for marine vessels entering Canadian ports

Asian Gypsy Moth certification for marine vessels entering Canadian ports This news comes from the Shipwowners Club: Category: Regulation Date: 15/05/2012 Area: Worldwide We would like to advise Members that from 1st March 2012 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) commenced full enforcement of...
May 16th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Strong underwriting result underpins UK P&I Club finances in 2012

Dino Caroussis The UK P&I Club (the Club), one of the oldest shipping protection and indemnity insurance mutuals, announces its results for the year ended 20 February 2012. Highlights Combined ratio 97% for 2012 financial year Surplus of $11m for 2012 financial year Free reserves and capital increased...
May 10th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

The American Club’s charitable initiation

The American Club’s charitable initiation
• AMERICAN CLUB TO HELP THE NEEDY IN GREECE • Initiative Linked with Three Charities • Campaign Launch on the Eve of Posidonia 2012 The American P&I Club is this month launching an ambitious initiative aimed at feeding 100 needy families for 100 days in embattled Greece, as well as supporting...
May 9th, 2012 | Charity, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, P and I Clubs, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

ITIC says ship managers must beware increase in claims by owners

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says it has seen a noticeable increase in claims against ship managers by shipowners who are going through difficult financial times. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC notes that, as result of their financial difficulties, owners resist...
May 9th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

NORTH P&I Club lends support to International Campaign to cut liquefaction losses

The ‘A’ rated, 170 million GT North P&I club is playing a major role in continuing international efforts to prevent further loss of life caused by nickel ore cargoes that liquefy at sea. The latest developments in the campaign are reported in the club’s loss-prevention newsletter Signals. Most...
May 2nd, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

NORTH P&I Club updates definitive Guide to P&I industry

The ‘A’ rated, 170 million GT North P&I club has published a second edition of its comprehensive introduction to the critically important topic of maritime liability cover – otherwise known as ‘protection and indemnity’ (P&I) – which recent international casualties, pirate...
May 2nd, 2012 | Books, P and I Clubs | Read More

Japanese shipowners celebrate North P&I Club’s Tokyo office opening

Japanese shipowners celebrate North P&I Club’s Tokyo office opening
Nobutaka Mukae of Kumiai Senpaku addressing North PI club reception Over 100 representatives of Japanese shipping community recntly attended a reception in Tokyo to celebrate the opening of North P&I club’s new branch office Japan. Located in Tokyo’s central Kyobashi commercial district, the...
May 2nd, 2012 | Events, P and I Clubs | Read More

North American Emission Control Area (ECA) – Pollution

Following from the Shipowners’ Club: We would like to advise Members that from 1st August 2012 the North American Emission Control Area (ECA) will come into effect. Under this new regulation, all ships sailing within 200 nautical miles of the North American coastline, including Canada, will be required...
April 30th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Pollution | Read More

Strike Club’s growth

Strike Club Reports strong growth in mutual membership Fixed-Premium Business – Increasing Take-up Free Reserves Boosted by $2.5m. Managers of The Strike Club, the market leader for delay insurance for the marine trades, were able to give an upbeat report to the club’s directors when they met...
April 26th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Maritime Association of the Port of New York / New Jersey elects P & I Club Manager as its New President

Maritime  Association of the Port of New York / New Jersey elects P & I Club Manager as its New President
Joe Hughes New York:  At its annual meeting this week in New York, the Maritime Association of the Port of New York/New Jersey elected Joe Hughes, chairman and ceo of the managers of the American P&I Club, as its new president. Founded in 1873, the Maritime Association maintains the United States’...
April 26th, 2012 | News, P and I Clubs, Ports & Terminals | Read More

London P&I Club issues warning on manhole gasket and bilge pump shortcomings

THE London P&I Club has reported a growing incidence of shortcomings with regard to the condition of manhole cover gaskets on board ships. In the latest issue of its StopLoss Bulletin, the club says that feedback from its Ship Inspection Programme indicates that an increasing number of inspectors...
April 20th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Guidance on ECDIS for ship operators and navigating officers

We would like to advise Members that on 1st January 2011, the amendments to SOLAS as adopted by IMO Resolution MSC.282 (86) entered into force. This details a number of changes to SOLAS Chapter V ‘Safety of Navigation’ including the revision of Regulation 19 to include Electronic Chart Display and...
April 18th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Slips, trips and falls represent nearly one in three of the large personal injury claims submitted to the UK P&I Club

Slips, trips and falls represent nearly one in three of the large personal injury claims submitted to the UK P&I Club
New Risk Focus publication aims to reduce the incidence of such accidents Following the launch of its Bow Tie loss prevention initiative in January 2012, the UK P&I Club is now embarking on the publication of a series of ‘Risk Focus’ booklets which highlight specific areas of risk. This month...
April 18th, 2012 | Books, Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Collisions at anchorages in the port of Singapore

The Club has noticed a number of collision claims at anchorages in the port of Singapore recently. Analysis of the claim files highlights the fact that in many cases the masters and crew members had failed to maintain vigilant GMDSS watch for obtaining the weather forecast and did not keep their vessels’...
April 11th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

UK P&I Club restructures to increase efficiency under Solvency 2

UK P&I Club restructures to increase efficiency under Solvency 2
Hugo Wynn-Williams The UK P&I Club has announced that it is reorganising its structure to establish UK Europe as the sole provider of direct insurance to UK Club members. By reducing the number of separately regulated insurers from two to one, the UK Club aims to streamline governance, reduce compliance...
March 21st, 2012 | News, P and I Clubs | Read More

Category: Navigation Vessel type: Passenger vessel Issue date: 16/03/2012 Case number: 26912

  Caution is required in reduced visibility The incident In this case a double decker passenger ferry was making its way in port at a speed of about 4 knots. Weather conditions were poor and visibility was restricted by thick fog to less than 100 feet. In his statement the master commented that the...
March 20th, 2012 | Environment, P and I Clubs | Read More

Carriage of arms and security guards

Category: Regulations Date: 16/03/2012 Area: Europe and Middle East We would like to advise Members that the Egyptian government have forbidden any presence of arms or security squads on board commercial vessels, as per laws and regulations of the International Maritime Organisation. A conference was...
March 16th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Liquefaction of Bauxite cargoes

Liquefaction of Bauxite cargoes Category: Cargo: dry Date: 14/03/2012 Area: Americas We would like to advise Members that in the last few weeks there has been a reported increase in the number of cases involving the liquefaction of bauxite cargoes deriving from the Amazon bay region (especially Trombetas). The...
March 14th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More