Member Alert

Member Alert

Göteborg: 31 May 2017

Monthly Web News May 2017

In May 2017 we reported the following:

Member Alerts

Seasonal threat to ships transiting upper Texas Coast and Gulf of Mexico
2 May - The following information has been issued for the upper Texas Coast and Gulf of Mexico, indicating a significant risk to the cooling water systems of Vessels operating in and about Southeast Texas as well as Southwest Louisiana and elsewhere in the Gulf of Mexico.

UPDATE: Groundings at main channel “Paso Cortada Isla Nueva
3 May - As from 18th April 2017 the Navigational Authorities established as main channel the “PASO CORTADA ISLA NUEVA” which goes from Km 335 to Km 345 of the Parana River, replacing the previous one which was round the island.

Monthly Safety Scenario Calendar
3 May - The Swedish Club has launched its first Monthly Safety Scenario Calendar, with various cases for each month of the year.

Yemen port update
9 May - Latest updates on open and closed ports in the Gulf of Aden

Monthly Safety Scenario: Hot work caused fire
30 May - The crew welded d-rings to the tween deck to be able to secure the cargo. After a while the bosun noticed smoke coming from the lower hold. He immediately informed the chief officer about the smoke and tried to reach the area where the smoke was coming from with a fire hose, but could not reach it...

Club News

The Swedish Club Annual Report 2016 is now available
3 May - The highlights 2016 are as follow:

 * 7.5 % year on year growth in P&I business well ahead of growth in the world fleet
* Combined ration of 98 %
* Intensified Emergency Response Training

A medal-winning performance
15 May - When the 168-metre long, 20,615 dwt container ship TS Taipei suffered engine failure in a strong storm and was blown aground 300 metres away from a scenic beach off Shimen, Taiwan in March 2016, the stage was set for what could have been an incredibly expensive and catastrophic outcome.

The importance of internal anti-corruption guidelines
17 May - Following a four year investigation the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Rolls Royce entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) approved by the Queen's Bench Division on 17 January 2017.

Summons Annual General Meeting 2017
18 May - The summons will be mailed to members of the Club.

MIC - a course full of knowledge and energy
22 May - The Swedish Club's Marine Insurance Course (MIC) aims to exclusively offer a course to all members and business partners covering the important aspects of marine insurance. This ranges from terms and conditions to practical handling of claims and loss prevention.

Shipping Podcast: Things that could change our industry in the future
22 May - In the latest Shipping Podcast, you can listen to Märtha Rehnberg, Founder and Partner at Dare Disrupt. Märta is a technology optimist and critical thinker, who is passionate about the environment and tech.

The Deadly Dozen - A mirror on MRM
31 May - The 'Deadly Dozen', a list of the 12 most important factors in maritime safety, was recently published by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Out and About

Crowded at the Istanbul Club evening on 27 April
11 May - The Club evening in central Istanbul proved to be the biggest ever, with 120 guests joining the networking evening.

Well attended Club evenings in Hamburg and Bremen, 3- 4 May 2017
11 May - Members, brokers and business associates mingled at the annual Club evenings in Hamburg and Bremen.

The Swedish Club in London hosted more than 100 brokers and business colleagues
11 May - The Club's London Lunch Reception was held in Balls  Brothers at the heart of the city in the shadow of the Lloyds building. More than 100 brokers and business colleagues joined The Swedish Club at its latest London event on 10 May. 

Table talk at the Member's lunch in Piraeus
15 May - Amidst a relaxed and informal atmosphere at the Piraeus Marine Club, The Swedish Club Piraeus staff welcomed Members to this year’s Members’ lunch 26 April.

Member Alert is published by The Swedish Club as a service to members. While the information is believed correct, the Club cannot assume responsibility for completeness or accuracy.

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