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New Zealand introduce stringent compulsory ‘clean hull’ requirements


The world health organisation has reported another outbreak of Ebola within the Democratic Republic of Congo.


VPS Bunker Alert 24-2018 Low Flash Point Distillates in Bilbao


Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU have announced a joint port state control concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) that focuses on compliance with MARPOL Annex VI.


On 8 May 2018, President Trump announced that the U.S. would begin taking steps to re-impose, following a wind down period, all United States sanctions lifted or waived in connection with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.


The Tianjin Municipal Government has introduced new pollution prevention controls on visiting vessels.


Ships are facing penalties for failing to sign SPRO agreements when calling at Chinese ports.


On 6th April 2018, 7 Russian oligarchs, 12 companies which they own and 17 Russian government officials were added to the U.S. Specially Designated Nationals (“SDN” list). The companies targeted include United Company Rusal PLC.


The new Brazilian Migration Law is now in force and introduces new visa requirements affecting seafarers.


President Trump has issued an Executive Order that prohibits US persons and entities engaging in any dealings involving the Venezuelan cryptocurrency, the “Petro”. This has potential implications for all shipowners with vessels calling at Venezuelan ports…


In this article, the Club recommends that as part of your preparations for GDPR you complete a review of your crew management arrangements to ensure they will be GDPR compliant.


All vessels calling at Kaohsiung must use 0.5 % m/m sulphur fuel or other compliant fuel from 1 January 2019 in accordance with a statement issued by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC).


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