Legal & Regulations

  • Susi continues legal fight against Hai Fa

    Despite a failed attempt to bring the MV Hai Fa to justice, the largest illegal fishing-related vessel the state has ever caught, the government has renewed its efforts to crack down on the perpetrators behind the incident to avoid setting a precedent for weak law enforcement.

     

  • A well-defined maritime policy for a well-...

    Soon after the delimitation of maritime boundary, the entire nation seemed to have suddenly become aware of our legitimate right and jurisdiction over the newly acquired maritime territory. Now that we have a sea - an undisputed one of our own - we need an integrated maritime policy covering the complex systems of the sea, the knowledge and control of which are of great importance for the future of the country and survivability of the nation. 

  • DSD Shipping Slapped with Another Magic Hose...

    A Norwegian-based shipping company Det Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab AS (DSD Shipping) is facing further charges in the USA after a federal grand jury in Lafayette, Louisiana returned a three-count indictment charging the company and four of its employees with violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and the obstruction of justice.

  • Adopting ship-specific procedural systems

    With approximately 70% of our tonnage being 500GT and below, we understand that many of our Member’s vessels are not required to conform to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and therefore, the International Safety Management (ISM) Code.

  • Adopting ship-specific procedural systems

    With approximately 70% of our tonnage being 500GT and below, we understand that many of our Member’s vessels are not required to conform to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and therefore, the International Safety Management (ISM) Code.

  • Many tankers set to miss looming ECDIS deadline

    SOLAS regulations on the mandatory carriage of ECDIS for all tankers of 3,000 gt or more come into force on July 1, 2015. Of the 8,750 plus tankers in the global fleet required to comply by their first survey following this date, 54% are now using ENCs (Electronic Nautical Charts) on ECDIS. However, says UKHO (United Kingdom Hydrographic Office), over 4,000 tankers that make up the remaining 46% of the fleet are not yet using an ENC service.

  • Italy, Malta, and the UK call for rescue law...

    In the first session of the Maritime Safety Committee's special session on mixed migration at sea today, a review of rescue regulations to clarify the role of ships in mass rescues at sea was called for by Italy, the UK, Malta, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), while the US and Norway urged caution.

  • Compensation for the damage resulting from the...

    In our Shipping and Transport Bulletin of August 2013, we dealt with the judgement issued by the English Courts in the case of M/v “Astra” concerning the possible actions that a shipowner may enforce in the event of non-­‐ and/or delayed payment of the freight by charterers.

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ITF, ETF Stand Firm behind Rotterdam Dockworkers’ Strike

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers†Federation (ETF) voiced their support to the affiliated Dutch dockers†union FNV Havens as they began industrial action on Thursday 7 January at the Port of Rotterdam.

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US Gulf Oil Spill Nearly Killed BP, Chief Bob Dudley Says

The massive oil spill off the U.S. coast in 2010 nearly ruined BP Plc., CEO Bob Dudley said in an interview Friday. The incident, termed one of the worst environmental disasters in the U.S., shook BP “to its core” and led to a change in its complete organizational structure, he added.

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Petrojam faces legal issues over failure to observe LRIDA

THE Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE) says it would be a bad example for the State-owned oil refinery Petrojam to be dragged into court for failing to observe the provisions of the Labour Relation and Industrial Disputes Act.

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Spanish Ship Finance Scheme Is Legal, Court Says

The General Court of the European Union has overturned the EU Commission’s decision that theThe General Court of the European Union has overturned the EU Commission’s decision that the Spanish tax lease system was illegal state aid.

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