8/2022: EU sanctions – clarification published on the carriage of certain Russian cargoes including coal and fertilisers
On 10 August 2022, the European Union (EU) published updated FAQs clarifying the application of provisions relating to the carriage of certain cargoes from Russia, including coal and other solid fossil fuels as well as certain types of fertilizer.
Please note that even if the circular is a P&I Member Circular the content of the circular applies to all forms of insurance provided by the Gard group of companies.MEMBER CIRCULAR 8/2022
12 AUG 2022
10 AUG 2022
All six WHO regions have now reported cases of monkeypox, and we encourage ship operators to follow the evolution of the outbreak and keep seafarers informed about the risks of infection.
MEMBER CIRCULAR 7/2022
10 AUG 2022
The International Group of P&I Clubs is a member of the Maritime Research Institute of the Netherlands (MARIN) Top Tier project. The project has been established to examine and assess the causes of container losses arising from at-sea incidents onboard various sizes of container ships with a particular focus on ultra large ships.
Black Sea Grain Initiative - Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) procedures for merchant vessels with cargos from Ukraine
On 22 July the Republic of Turkey, Ukraine, the Russian Federation and the United Nations signed the Initiative on the safe export of foodstuffs and fertilizers, including ammonia, from the Ukrainian ports of Odesa, Chernomorsk and Yuzhny.
04 AUG 2022
Complex questions can arise about who has control, responsibility and authority over a vessel when in the custody of a drydock facility. Lack of clarity over contractual and insurance risk allocation issues can be complicating factors when damage occurs while a vessel is at a repair yard or in dry dock. Who is responsible or liable for the damage occurring to the vessel or repair facility, and the resulting repair costs? Is it the vessel’s owners or the yard?
Updated 5 August 2022
China has announced that military and gun firing will be carried out in certain areas off Taiwan. Shipping traffic along regular routes may be impacted as a result.