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Göteborg: 31 October 2018

Monthly Web News: October 2018

In October 2018 we reported the following:


New charterparty clause promoting the use of the Inter-Club Agreement
5 October - Reference is made to circular No 2614/2016 dated 4 May 2016 referring Members to the Inter-Club New York Produce Exchange Agreement 1996 (the “ICA”), as amended in September 2011, that provides a mechanism whereby liability for cargo claims arising under the New York Produce Exchange Form (NYPE) or Asbatime charterparties and/or contracts of carriage authorised under such charterparties can be swiftly and fairly apportioned between owners and charterers.

Continuing Warranty of Seaworthiness
10 October - The Club is aware that, from time to time, Members have been offered contractual terms with counterparties that require the shipowner to provide a continuing warranty of seaworthiness for the entire duration of the voyage. Should this situation arise, the Club would urge Members to exercise caution before entering into contract terms since such a warranty could prejudice their P&I cover.

Hull & Machinery Insurance Terms 2019
25 October - The Hull & Machinery Insurance Terms 2019 are outlined in this circular.

Member Alerts

The latest news from CCI reg. commercial crime
1 October - The latest newsletter from International Chamber of Commerce regarding commercial crime includes the following topics: bills of lading fraud, fee fraud, money laundering, bribery & corruption and cybercrime. 
The CCI newsletter is available to members on the SCOL website (The Swedish Club OnLine member area).

ship with tug boatMSS Case October: Grounding in river
9 October - In the latest MSS Case, we discuss what can happen when you communicate in a language not everybody onboard understands.  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 update: Huthi militia is holding 10 oil and commercial vessels in the port of Hodeidah
9 October - The head of the Higher Relief Committee, Abdul Raqeeb Fath, revealed that the Huthi militia is holding 10 oil and commercial vessels in the port of Hodeidah, preventing them from unloading their cargo, pointing out that some ships have been detained for nearly 6 months.

Argentina: New Declaration Forms
16 October - The Swedish Club has been advised by their Argentinian P&I correspondents, Pandi Liquidadores S.R.L., about new forms issued by the local custom authorities aimed at providing more certainty as to what items need to be declared upon arrival.

Latest information from IMB can be found in SCOL
16 October - International Maritime Bureau (IMB) report in their latest confidential bulletin to members about incidents involving synthetic trade Letters of Credit, collusion charges against certain shipping companies and regulatory fines imposed against auditors KPMG, fraud, law enforcement and defaults generally, which members can access through the SCOL website (The Swedish Club OnLine member area). 

Iran sanctions have wide impact on payments
23 October - As previously advised the US has ceased participation in the Iran nuclear deal. As a result, the US will impose additional extra territorial sanctions in relation to Iran with start from 4 November 2018.

Club News

IGP&I Annual Review 2017/18Annual review from IGP&I 2017/18
2 October - Key facts for the IGP&I 2018/2018; Since 2014 the average size of entered vessels has increased 19 % to just under 21,000 GT and the total mutual tonnage in the Group Clubs now exceeds 1.209 billion GT. Between 2008 and 2018 removal wreck accounted for 46 % of all claims from ground up 21 of the world's top 25 reinsurers participate in the Group reinsurance programme.

Nordic Marine Insurance Plan 2019 now online
11 October - The 2019 version of the Nordic Marine Insurance Plan has now been approved by the Plan’s Standing Revision Committee and can be found on the Cefor website . The revisions include defining the border between war and marine risks, the addition of an arbitration clause, as well as an automatic reinstatement clause for loss of hire.


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