• The challenges of CII compliance – Cooperation is key

    IMO’s Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) rating system for vessels is coming into force next year. It will be used to assess the efficiency with which a ship operates in terms of its CO2 emissions. The CII regulation is likely to alter the traditional division of responsibilities between owners and time charterers, and may significantly change the way vessels are operated.

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    25 NOV 2022

  • The importance of ensuring navigation bridge visibility

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    ALERT

    24 NOV 2022

    Has your ship been exempted from complying with parts of the navigation bridge visibility requirements of SOLAS Regulation V/22 when carrying specialized cargoes such as wind turbine blades and towers? Beware that such exemption documents may not be accepted for compliance purposes in Australia.

  • Under the lens – BIMCO’s CII clause for time charterparties

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    INSIGHT

    24 NOV 2022

    The IMO’s Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) rating system for vessels is coming into force next year. It will be used to assess the efficiency with which a ship operates. It is the first carbon regulation from the IMO that is likely to alter the traditional division of responsibilities between owners and time charterers and may significantly change the way vessels are operated. For those less familiar with the CII regulations, see our accompanying article "The challenges of CII compliance - cooperation is key".

  • Beware of the danger of in-transit fumigation

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    17 NOV 2022

    Many agricultural bulk cargos and forestry products are required to undergo fumigation on board ships to prevent infestation. However, to achieve the efficacy, the fumigation operation started at the load port often needs to continue in transit to the discharge port. Such “in-transit fumigation” may endanger the safety and lives of crew members and shore-based personnel if not handled properly. The toxicity of the fumigant makes it extremely important to raise awareness of the dangers of in-transit fumigation. 

  • Type 2 diabetes – Know your risk factors

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    14 NOV 2022

    The number of people with diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980 and the numbers grow year by year. According to the WHO, a large proportion of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by a healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintaining a normal body weight and avoiding tobacco use. Prevalence of the condition has correspondingly grown in seafarer populations threatening their health and wellbeing.  November 14 is World Diabetes Day and a reminder to check your risk factors and take preventive action.

  • 11/2022: Electronic (Paperless) Trading

    MEMBER CIRCULAR 11/2022

    14 NOV 2022

    This circular informs Members of the approval by the International Group of P&I Clubs (the Group) of the Secro system.