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Göteborg: 3 December 2019

Monthly web news: November 2019

In November 2019, we reported the following;

Member Alerts

Customs fines at the port of Dakar
4 November -  Enhanced steps by customs to impose fines for short and over landing of cargo, reported from local correspondents TCI Africa. Members trading in bulk cargo to Senegal are recommended to follow these recommendations.

MSS Case November: Poorly planned maintenance led to engine room flooding
5 November - In the Monthly Safety Scenario Case of November, an electrical problem calls for an inspection in the engine room. The critical job, checking the anodes of the system, is not planned carefully and ends up in a major flooding of the engine room.

Nearly 82 percent of all crew kidnappings were reported from Gulf of Guinea
5 November - International Maritime Bureau (IMB) keep focusing on Gulf of Guinea as a high-risk area for piracy, after summarizing the latest incidents this year. 

Sanctions violations: US charges Turkey’s state-run bank
6 November - US have filed criminal charges against Turkey’s state-run bank for allegedly participating in a multi-billion-dollar scheme to evade economic sanctions on Iran, according to the latest issue of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) bulletin.

Latest insights on Sulphur Cap 2020
14 November - The new global sulphur limitation for marine fuel is getting closer. From 1 January 2020 only fuel oil with a maximum sulphur content of 0,50% will be approved or a cleaning system is needed. Get the latest up-date on the new regulations.

EU impose sanctions against Turkey
18 November - The EU Council has agreed to put in place a framework for sanctions (Council Regulation 2019/1890) against natural and legal persons involved in offshore drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean within Cypriot territorial waters.

Narcotics worth of USD 207 million found in Sydney cargo
18 November - Australian police found drugs in hot sauce bottles shipped into Sydney from US. Read about the case in the latest IMB Confidential Bulletin.

The situation in Port of Durres after Albanian earthquake
27 November - After the Albanian earthquake on 26 November 2019 our correspondent, in the area, is reporting that the traffic is allowed to continue in the Port of Durres.

Focus: Piracy attacks
28 November - A product tanker outside a West African port was attacked by pirates while awaiting berth. Since this is a high-risk area preventive measures had been ordered by the Master. Get advice on piracy matters from our Loss Prevention team.

Press Release

The Swedish Club point Bridge crew in the right direction
20 November - Containers tumbling into the sea, environmental damage – with reports of navigational error a seeming fact of life The Swedish Club has launched a new edition of Navigational Claims.

Club News

Meet our member – Latsco Ltd. in London
29 November - In our film series of “Meet our members”, we have the pleasure of introducing Latsco Ltd. in London. A multi-facetted organisation, active in many countries in the world.


German Club Lunch on crew claims
11 November - Members and brokers gathered for a lunch seminar in Hamburg on 23 October at the Hafen-Klub. The Swedish Club's correspondent and legal experts from Manila presented some common scenarios regarding Filipino crew claims.

Full House at the Piraeus Marine Insurance Seminar
27 November - A new record was set this year in the number of attendees at the 7th Marine Insurance Seminar (MIS) in Greece. Over 50 members and brokers from Greece, Cyprus and The Netherlands attended the MIS, 11 to 13 November 2019.

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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