• Security alert - Port of Prince, Haiti

    Haiti’s situation has become increasingly uncertain following the days of Jovenel Moise’s assassination earlier this month. In the Caribbean island nation of 11 million, Haitians faced gang violence and political protests in the capital city Port-au-Prince. Port operations have been affected due to the violent unrest.

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    02 AUG 2021

  • New US Presidential Executive Order targets liner operators and alliances

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    22 JUL 2021

    Our guest authors from US Law Firm, Holland and Knight, explain the background and potential reach of President Biden’s executive order that calls for improved detention and demurrage practices for container traffic, along with the Federal Maritime Commission increased scrutiny of liner alliances with respect to enforcement of antitrust laws and shipping regulations.

  • Continued piracy activity in Singapore Strait

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    13 JUL 2021

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    The majority of all piracy and armed robbery incidents in Asia during the first half of 2021 occurred in the eastbound lane of the traffic separation scheme in the Singapore Strait, with bulk carriers the most frequently targeted ship type.

  • 5/2021: Amendments to Rules 2021 – Diversion expenses

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    12 JUL 2021

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    Cover for the costs of diverting a ship for the purpose of enabling the repatriation of deceased crew members or other deceased persons on board, shall be granted retrospectively to all Members with effect as from 20 February 2021 and, going forward, insurance cover will include certain extra costs for diverting a ship for the purpose of enabling repatriation of deceased crew members or other deceased persons on board.

  • Maritime security – unsafe seas, insecure crew

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    08 JUL 2021

    Gard’s Loss Prevention webinar, featuring guest speakers from security consultancy AMBREY, focused on trends in piracy and war risks with key recommendations for minimizing security threats to crew and property. We share some of the highlights.

  • Pilot on the bridge

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    06 JUL 2021

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    A good working relationship with the pilot, effective Master Pilot Information Exchange at the start of the pilotage followed by well performing Bridge Resource Management during the pilotage passage, are important factors in a successful pilotage.