The global sulphur cap, a MARPOL Annex VI requirement, enters into force on 1 January 2020, less than nine months away. In this short article we provide recommendations for managing the transition where the strategy is to use conventional compliant fuel, that is to transition from HSFO to a low sulphur fuel oil or distillate.
04 APR 2019
Carriers should ensure that they implement solid and diligent record-keeping routines of what is declared and known about the specific cargo to be carried and of each step taken to care for the cargo. This includes evidence of market practice for the storage and carriage of moisture absorbing cargoes.
The fall-back cover, placed to deal with the potential reinsurance recovery shortfall risk under Gard’s Fixed Premium P&I Excess Loss reinsurance programme, has not been renewed for the 2019 policy year.
Our previous article highlighted the development of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS) in Norway and Finland with the YARA BIRKELAND and FinFerries’ FALCO projects. In this article, we focus on the challenges of adapting the existing regulatory regime and traditional marine insurance policy wordings to autonomous vessels.
All the ten mandatory speed restriction zones to protect North Atlantic right whales along the US East Coast are now active. In addition, NOAA recently announced that a voluntary speed reduction zone off Nantucket, Massachusetts is currently in force until 13 April 2019.