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Göteborg: 1 September 2018

Monthly Web News: August 2018

In August 2018 we reported the following:


Iran – European Union Regulation 2271/96 (Blocking Regulation)
9 August - The International Group has engaged extensively with the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in the U.S., the European Union External Action Service, European Commission, the UK Treasury and Foreign Office and EU Member States in order to explain some of the practical effects arising from the reactivation of U.S. secondary sanctions on shipowners and insurers, and the potentially complex legal scenario that could arise as a result of EU natural and legal persons complying on the one hand with the reinstatement of U.S. measures, while on the other hand facing a potential exposure to a law suit by virtue of an civil action taken under the Blocking Regulation.

Member Alerts

Fish farmHow to avoid incidents with Fishery Farms when navigating in Chinese water
7 August - There has been a large number of fishery farm incidents in the Shangdong and Fujian provinces in 2017 and further actions are to be taken to minimize the damages. A summary of recommendations for navigating in Lanshan and Ningde can be found in this Member Alert.

Latest information from IMB can be found in SCOL
15 August - International Maritime Bureau (IMB) report in their latest confidential bulletin to members about fraud, law enforcement issues and defaults generally, which members can access through the SCOL website (The Swedish Club OnLine member area).

Updated International Group FAQs for Members regarding Maritime Labour Convention
24 August - The entry into force of the 2014 amendments to MLC on 18 January 2017 raised a number of complex and novel questions. These FAQs are intended to provide guidance to assist Members and Clubs in complying with the amendments.

ship at berthMSS Case September: Contact while berthing
28 August -In the latest MSS Case, we discuss how we ensure that we keep track of the current and wind, how it is communicated within the bridge team and if there are assigned roles for the bridge team. What was the cause of this accident and how to prevent this scenario from happening again? Read the full case, provided by our Loss Prevention department.

Yemen ports status
28 August - Latest update regarding the port situation in Yemen as per 2018-08-27, provided by our correspondent, GAC.

Club News

Lasse KristoffersenShipping Podcast: The importance of shifting from analog to digital thinking within the company
17 August - In the latest Shipping Podcast, Lasse Kristoffersen, Chief Executive Officer for Torvald Klaveness, describes the journey from a genuine, traditional shipowner to a true digital organization ready to meet the demands of the future and how everyone in Torvald Klaveness will be invited to take part in that journey.


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