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News and Commentary


The guidance and advice from the club helps members operate as safely as possible, stay ahead of changing regulations and mitigate operating risks. Our team of experienced lawyers and technical experts specialise in particular ship types or geographical regions so they can provide tailored and relevant advice and guidance. These teams contribute to the wealth of best practice knowledge, news and opinion available to members

Latest items in 2020

Date Title

23 Jan 2020

News: Update on marine pollution fines in Turkey as of 1 January 2020

The levels of pollution fines being applied by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in Turkey against polluting vessels have again increased significantly, this year by more than 20%.

23 Jan 2020

News: Novel Coronavirus - update

Further to the club’s previous news item on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported an increase in the number of patients infected with the mysterious virus and confirmed cases in Thailand, Japan and Korea.

23 Jan 2020

News: Indonesia - uncertainty over availability of LSFO

There is also some uncertainty over the extent to which the Indonesian authorities will enforce the sulphur regulations.

22 Jan 2020

News: Guidelines for the carriage of seed cake in containers

A joint publication of CINS and the International Group of P&I Clubs sets out practices that are intended to improve safety during the carriage of seed cake.

21 Jan 2020

News: Port security at Douala, Cameroon

The Port of Authority information notice 0346 provides that vessels making anchor at Douala anchorage, Base Buoy (B9), will be provided with armed security for their protection.