REGINAVE Update – Argentina

    The Club would like to draw Members’ attention to recent changes to the navigation regulation in Argentina. The main legislation governing navigation in open seas and inland waterways in Argentina was the REGINAVE, which came into force in 1973. However,…

    Stowaways in South Africa

    The Club has been informed by our local correspondent, P&I Associates (Pty) Ltd, that with immediate effect no stowaways will be permitted to be landed in South Africa, unless it is a medical emergency. The effect of this decision means…

    Automatic membership of ITOPF

    The Club would like to draw Members’ attention to their automatic enrolment in the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF). All tankers are enrolled as members, while non-tankers are enrolled as associate members. Should a pollution incident occur, ITOPF will provide…

    Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

    The Club would like to draw Member’s attention to the notification of an outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa. Inspectors from the Department of Health and Agriculture and the World Health Organisation (WHO) sampled processed meats which tested positive for…

    Scam email warning

    We have today been made aware of a scam email which is targeting vessel owners and charterers. The email purports to be from a law firm and claims that a lawsuit has been filed by a client as a result…

    New biofouling standards issued by MPI of New Zealand

    The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) of New Zealand has issued new biofouling standards via the Craft Risk Management Standard (CRMS). These are voluntary until May 2018 following which the new rules will require all international vessels arriving in New…