The FSMC Moth is a destructive forest pest known to spread via ocean-going vessels in international trade. Vessels calling at certain ports in Asia Pacific between May and September should therefore be inspected and “certified free of FSMC” prior to departure.
The ongoing hostilities in Ukraine have had a huge impact on the maritime community and seafarers in particular, as well as global trade.
Updated 7 December 2022
The maritime industry is changing and transitioning to meet the global targets for decarbonisation. This page provides an overview and helps you navigate a changing landscape.
Updated 29 November 2022
At best, mosquitoes are annoying. At worst, they are carriers of dangerous diseases, and they are quite efficient at making humans sick.
The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) entered into force on 20 August 2013 with additional amendments agreed by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) entering into force on 18 January 2017.
Piracy and armed robbery against vessels are some of the modern day challenges of the maritime and offshore industries.
Updated 6 January 2022
There are still a high number of COVID cases affecting crews and others on board ships, and many ports and countries continue to operate with changing restrictions and regulations, which differ from place to place.
Gard has experienced substantial claims for damage to soya beans shipped primarily from Brazil to China where the damage has been caused by microbiological instability of the cargo.
Updated January 2021
From 2021 shipowners and operators must incorporate cyber risk into ships’ safety management systems. With cyber criminals are already heavily at work, crises like the COVID-19 pandemic often lead malicious cyber actors to take advantage through various malicious methods.
List of links to resources where the latest information on the current status of various sanction regimes can be found.
The situation in Yemen is changeable and vessels should carry out an assessment of the risks involved prior to entering or transiting Yemeni waters, the Red Sea or the Gulf of Aden.
Liquefaction of fine particle cargoes, resulting in cargo shift and loss of stability, has caused the loss of many lives in numerous marine casualties over the decades and continues to be a hot topic for P&I Clubs and their Members.