Industry News


The 6th edition of ISO 8217 has been published reflecting changes to the international standards on marine fuel oil.


The International Hydrographic Office revised ENC standards for ECDIS will soon be in force.


The latest VPS Bunker Alert (16-2017) is on Low Viscosity Fuels in Baltimore.


On 6 March President Trump signed EO 13780 entitled “Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”.  It revokes and replaces the previous Executive Order of 27 January and is effective from 16  March.


It has been reported that some bunker suppliers are finding ways to deliver less cargo than stated by the Mass Flow Meter.


Environmental charges are again being imposed on international vessels transiting the provincial coastal waters of Zambales in the Philippines.


Details of open and closed ports, including areas to be avoided and the precautions to be taken when transiting Libyan waters.


Legal correspondents Keesal, Young & Logan have issued a Maritime Alert reporting the Washington State Supreme Court’s decision to allow seamen punitive damages in unseaworthiness personal injury claims.


Local P&I correspondents have provided us with an update on the status of ports in Yemen.


Local P&I correspondents have informed the Club that the strike action scheduled for 10, 13 and 15 March has been cancelled following negotiations between employers and trade unions.


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