Strike Alert: Grounded bulker in the Martín García channel
A laden handy size bulker is reported as grounded since Tuesday in the Martín García channel, located between Uruguay and Argentina in the northern part of the Rio de la Plata estuary.
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Strike Alert: Australian National Longshoremens Strike Underway
The Maritime Union of Australia is organizing strikes at DP World facilities at Brisbane, Sydney and Freemantle container terminals for varying periods.
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Strike Alert: Strike action suspended - Nigeria
Strike action in Nigerian ports was suspended on Friday 5 July 2019.
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Strike Alert: Strike action - Nigeria
As of 3 July 2019, all Nigeria’s dockers have been on strike.
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Press Alert: Strike Club reaffirms cover after Gulf attacks
Mutual's board pledges to keep delay insurance in place despite heightened risk.
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Strike Alert: IMO 2020 guidelines for Singapore-registered ships and for ships calling to Port of Singapore
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), in collaboration with the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), has published the second edition of two technical guides on the impending 0.50% fuel oil global sulphur cap.
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Press Alert: Prudent owners should run for cover as pollution delays spike
Nick Rowe, The Strike Club, discusses pollution delays in an article published by TradeWinds on Friday 21 June 2019.
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Strike Alert: Recent incident involving vessels attacked in Gulf of Oman
Explosions have been reported from two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on 13 June 2019. As a result, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) have issued the enclosed advisory.
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Strike Alert: US threatens imposition of sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil
In November 2018, the US government granted waivers known as Significant Reduction Exemptions (SREs) to eight countries that had committed to significantly reducing the purchase of Iranian oil.
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Strike Alert: Strike action - South African Ports
South Africa’s transport workers union Satawu threatened a “total shutdown” at major ports across the country from Thursday 30 May.
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Strike Alert: Maritime Casualty and Port Closure in Thailand
A large fire and explosion onboard a container ship led to the closure of three berths at Thailand’s Laem Chabang port on Saturday 25 May.
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Strike Alert: Strike action in Vancouver
With effect from 7 AM on Monday 27 of May members of International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) began “limited and targeted” strike action in the Vancouver area.
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Strike Alert: New US sanctions imposed against Iran’s metals industry
On 8 May 2019 President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) which imposes sanctions in respect of the iron, steel, aluminium, and copper sectors of Iran with the aim of targeting the Iranian government’s development of a nuclear weapon and intercontinental ballistic missiles, by denying them a revenue stream through the export of these products.
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Strike Alert: Ukraine adopts new ballast water regulations
For the past several months ships trading in Ukrainian ports have reported being unfairly detained on the basis that they failed ecological inspection.
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Strike Alert: Buenos Aries Terminal Strike
Argentina (Buenos Aries), FEMPINRA, the union responsible for port workers in Buenos Aries has declared a total cessation of activities for staff.
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Strike Alert: Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) - 2019 Risk Period
The club would like to remind its members on the upcoming high risk season for Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM). During this time it is expected that port state inspectors in the United States, Canada, Chile, Australia and New Zealand will increase their efforts to prevent the spread of this invasive species.
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Strike Alert: Drought forces further draft restrictions on the Panama Canal
The unprecedented drought hitting Panama has forced authorities to make a sixth draft restriction change this year.
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Strike Alert: Singapore takes a tough stance to the enforcement of sulphur regulations
Singapore has indicated that it will be adopting a tough stance when it comes to enforcement of the IMO's sulphur cap regulations (which will enter into force on 1 January 2020).
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Strike Alert: South Africa - Effective implementation of IMO 2020 0.50% Sulphur Cap
The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has recently published two Marine Notices, read more within.
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Strike Alert: IMB report global piracy has dropped in Q1 2019
IMB reported 38 incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea, representing 28 fewer incidents than the first quarter of 2018 (66). Of particular importance is that although 27 vessels were boarded, seven vessels were fired upon and four attempted attacks occurred, no vessels were reported as hijacked for the first time since the first quarter of 1994.
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Strike Alert: GPS spoofing threatens safety of navigation
A recent report by the non-profit analytic group C4ADS shows Russian jamming and spoofing of GPS signals is more extensive than previously thought.
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Are You Covered Bulletin: SOLAS and Stowaways
Are you covered for SOLAS and Stowaways?
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Strike Alert: US sanctions against Syria - Advisory targeting petroleum shipments
On 25 March 2019, the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published an Advisory warning the global shipping industry about the US sanctions risks for parties involved in petroleum shipments to the Syrian government.
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Strike Alert: Houston ship channel closure
A fire at a petrochemical tank farm near Houston has resulted in the Houston ship channel being closed. The decision was taken by the US Coast Guard on Friday the 22nd following a containment dike being breached at the facility as a result of the fire.
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Strike Alert: Cyclone Veronica
Cyclone Veronica has crippled activity around the three major ports in the world’s most important iron ore exporting region, the Pilbara.
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Strike Alert: Calls at Qatari ports
Members are reminded that direct trade between Qatar and seven other states - namely Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and the Maldives (together "the Restricting States") - remains restricted or prohibited. This relates to discharge of goods originating from Qatar in one or more of the Restricting States, and to discharge of goods originating from one or more of the Restricting States in Qatar. Vessels that are Qatari-flagged or owned/operated by Qatari nationals are also subject to restrictions.
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Strike Alert: GPS week rollover
The United Kingdom Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the United States Homeland Security have issued alerts for operators using Global Positioning System (GPS) for both position and Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).
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Strike Alert: Venezuela Economic and Political Instability
The economic and political instability of Venezuela continues to deteriorate, creating an increased risk environment for vessels trading there. The Strike Club’s dedicated risk map will continue to be updated with information on the risk environment as it develops.
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Making Up For Lost Time Brochure
The Making Up For Lost Time brochure is now online.
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The Strike Club Rulebook 2019/20
Our Rulebook is now online.
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Strike Alert: Iran Sanctions notification
The Strike Club has been following developments and taking advice on its implications. The club must now advise its members who are considering trading to Iran that they will need to exercise due diligence to ensure that the trade or operation is not subject to sanctions.
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Press Release: The Strike Club and The Standard Club announce plans to combine
Proposals strengthen The Strike Club and extend market-leading mutual marine delay insurance to members of The Standard Club.
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Strike Alert: Brazil, Santos Port Worker’s Strike
Workers at Brazil’s Santos port have said they will take strike action after negotiations between workers’ representatives and the Dock Company over pay and conditions broke up without resolution.
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Strike Alert: Argentine Customs Authorities Strike
Argentine Customs Authorities have begun a strike which has stopped activities in all Argentine ports.  The strike officially began a 00:00 28 June 2018.
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Drug case highlights ship detention risk
David Williams, Underwriter, told Fairplay that the number of detained vessels in Latin America is rising
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The Strike Club Circular - Renewal 2018/19 & Review of Open Policy Years
Please read attached circular.
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Standard & Poor's reaffirms BBB rating and stable outlook
The reaffirmation of the rating reflects S&Ps view of the club's business and financial risk profiles.
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Press article: non-damage business interruption comes ashore
David Williams, Underwriter, shares his views in a blog on Insurance Post
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Renewal Press Release
Strike Club celebrates 98% renewal rate in 2018
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The Strike Club Rule book 2018/19
Our rule books are now available online.
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Brochure
Our latest brochure is available online.
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Cyber Bulletin
Are you covered for Cyber Risks?
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Hurricane Bulletin
Are you covered for Hurricanes?
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