The China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has launched a special inspection on bulk carriers from 15 June to 31 December 2017. This circular is relevant for owners and managers of bulk carriers.
Hanseatic Underwriters enjoys strong support from the Lloyd’s market. It puts us in the comfortable situation to expand the consortium with effect from 1 April 2017.
Hanseatic Underwriters has created a cover and will issue relevant certificates as required under MLC’s Regulations 2.5 and 4.2 to our clients enabling them to comply with new requirements.
Every year the sea pollution fines get updated by the local authorities. For 2016 the updated sea pollution fine list was now published.
This circular also contains important notes and recommendations in relation to sea pollution fines in Turkey.
The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee approved changes to the SOLAS Convention regarding a mandatory container weight verification requirement on shippers, which will become legally effective on 1 July 2016. Official guidelines attached.