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The findings of Project Martha on crew fatigue and the implications

Implications of fatigue at sea and related issues after three-year study culminate in publication of Project Martha Report.  Read more

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New English Admiralty Court rules for electronic data evidence in collision claims

On 28 February 2017, amendments to the procedural rules for admiralty claims in the English courts came into force. Read more

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New penalties for breaching financial sanctions now in force

As of 3 April 2017, the UK Treasury’s OFSI has the power to impose monetary penalties for serious breaches of financial sanctions committed after 1 April. Read more


No recovery under liability policy where named co-assured had no contractual liability

It was found that a co-assured on the head charterers’ liability policy was not covered as it was not a sub-charterer. Read more

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New limits under 1996 Protocol to LLMC 1976 in force in the UK

In 2012, the IMO agreed to substantial increases in the liability limits set by the 1976 London Convention on LLMC. Read more

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Ballast Water Management Convention enters into force 8 September 2017

The IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) 2004 will enter into force on 8 September 2017. Read more

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The revised LMAA Terms: LMAA Terms 2017

The London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) has recently published a revised version of its 2012 procedural terms. Read more