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.
We upgraded to a 100% Lloyd’s consortium. All clients affected by this change will receive a relevant addendum within the next days to their policy to reflect those changes.
Blue Cards issued by Hanseatic Underwriters will fully satisfy the Convention in relation to the requirement for compulsory insurance. Please find all details in the our circular.
Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) of the P. R. China approves Blue Cards issued by Hanseatic P&I. As a consequence of this approval, Chinese flagged vessels may now be underwritten and covered directly by Hanseatic P&I.