Advice and Information

26 Sep 2017
Research presented to IMO found that certain forms of bauxite with a large proportion of smaller particles could be subject to a newly-identified phenomenon...
07 Aug 2017
The BackgroundThe vessel was voyage chartered by the Owners under the terms of an amended Gencon 94 form and pursuant to a fixture recap.Clause 15 of...
17 May 2017
There have been changes made to the Sea Service Verification for Crew on large commercial and privately owned yachts, as well as training vessels, arriving...
13 Mar 2017
Assureds are reminded of the dangerous and continually changing situation in Yemen and their attention is drawn to recent developments in and around...
19 Sep 2016
As discussed in our Circular dated 3rd April 2013 the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) came into force internationally on 20th August 2013. In April...
19 Apr 2016
DefinitionRDF stands for Refuse Derived Fuel. It is produced from commercial, industrial and household waste and is sold as a fuel for incineration...
08 Jan 2016
British Marine has been observing the ever changing situation in the Yemen in view of the political unrest. We understand that at this moment a humanitarian...
21 Apr 2015
The LawIn 2013, Flaux J argued in The Astra [2013] EWHC 865 (Comm), that payment of hire by Charterers was a condition of the Charterparty. Owners were...
18 Sep 2014
Viscous Global v Palladium Navigation (the “Quest”) [2014] EWHC 2654 (Comm)In this case, the P&I insurer provided a Letter of Undertaking...
03 Sep 2014
Recent DevelopmentsFurther to our recent advice about the Ebola Virus (“EVD”), the current situation is changing on a daily basis. Owners...
14 Aug 2014
Shipowners calling at ports in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria should be aware of the risksof exposing crew to the Ebola Virus Disease (“EVD”).The...
22 Jul 2014
This circular aims to report on the current situation and recent trends regarding ship detentions in Spanish ports, as well as offering a brief explanation...
27 Jun 2014
On April 15, 2014, the Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada) of Ukraine enacted Law of Ukraine No.1207-VII “On Assurance of Rights and Freedoms and...
19 Jun 2014
The Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention 2007 (the “Convention”) permits a Party State to take measures to remove a wreck that is a hazard to...
24 Mar 2014
In a court judgment issued on 6 March 2014, the English Court of Appeal ruled that a LimitationFund may be constituted through the provision of a suitable...
06 Mar 2014
Environmental Law no. 2872 decree (2014/1) has increased the tariffs for Turkish pollution fines by 3.93%. The new tariffs will be applicable to incidents...
20 Sep 2013
Forged Crew Certificates of Competency (“CoCs”) continue to give ship owners and their P& I Clubscause for concern.The matter came to...
20 Sep 2013
In the past few months there have been a few instances of renewed hostilities between theMozambique’s opposition party Renamo (formerly the resistance...
20 Sep 2013
The Chilean Agricultural & Livestock Service has issued Phytosanitary Requirements for Vesselentering the country to prevent the entry of Asian...
03 Apr 2013
The MLC comes into force internationally on 20th August 2013. The purpose of theconvention is to provide more extensive rights and protection for seafarers...
01 May 2012
Calling at North African ports to discharge bagged, bulk and even project cargo, bringschallenges that our Assureds should be prepared to encounter;...
22 Dec 2011
The Detailed Rules took effect on 1 June 2011 and it is requested that ship operators shall sign contracts with Ship Pollution Response Organisations...
23 May 2011
As you may be aware British Marine have been running PEME schemes in Ukraine and Philippines for a number of years (see our website under Loss Prevention...
17 Jan 2008
THE BASIC CAUSE of many collapsed container stows and the loss of containers overboard canbe attributed to inadequate or incorrect securing, resulting...
17 Jan 2008
Steel cargoes, (rolls, coils, rebars, strip, girders) may result in claims arising from waterdamage or physical damage. It is important that the cargo...
17 Jan 2008
THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT on the deck of a trawler at sea is very different to anything tobe found ashore and in order to avoid accidents to himself or...
17 Jan 2008
Protection against claims against the ship for cargo contaminationCargo contamination claimsThere has been an increase in the number of claims brought...
09 Jan 2008
The difficulty and expense of dealing with stowaways has increased sharply along with theincrease in illegal immigration and associated human misery....
09 Jan 2008
As winter approaches in the northern hemisphere we will once again be seeing salt and gritsprayed on the roads to keep them free of ice and prevent...
09 Jan 2008
IT SHOULD BE WELL KNOWN by now that the fundamental purpose of our investigations is todetermine the circumstances and the causes of accidents with...
09 Jan 2008
RECENTLY A VESSEL INSURED by this Association became a total loss due to a fire whichdeveloped in an acetylene cylinder, the fire spread rapidly to...
09 Jan 2008
Following the “HERALD OF FREE ENTERPRISE” disaster in 1987, legislation was quicklypassed in order to create new offences in relation to...
09 Jan 2008
As any seafarer who has experienced it will undoubtedly agree, a fire at sea is a frighteningexperience. The fire brigade may be thousands of miles...