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nagement Report (949k) The annual Management Report reviews the club’s activities for each financial year to 20 February and includes the combined accounts for the Club. Please click here to download the latest report . The Management Report is in PDF format. You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files. To read previous reports, please choose from below: Management Report 2003 Management Report 2002 Management Report 2001 Management Report 2000 Nepia - Club Circulars - Articles Rules | North News | Management Report | Club Circulars | Risk Management 23 April 2004 War Risks Renewal 2004/2005 5 April 2004 Class III War Risks - Insured Values And Amounts March 2004 USA – Automated Manifest System Regulations– Identity of ‘Carrier’ March 2004 Bio-Chem Risks January 2004 USA – New Automated Manifest System Regulations January 2004 War Risks Renewals 2004/2005 January 2004 United States Oil Pollution Cover Archives: 2003 | 2002 | 2001 Nepia - Who we are - Admiralty Claims Overview | Ships | Members | Directors | Staff | Correspondents | Offices This section introduces who we are and where to find us individually, making it easier to contact the person most able to help at any time. Tony Allen Manager On qualification as a solicitor, Tony specialised in maritime and insurance litigation with City of London law firm Simmons & Simmons before joining Norton Rose in their Piraeus office where his caseload encompassed both P&I and FD&D related work. Since joining the Association's P&I Department he has primarily dealt with container and general cargo claims together with admiralty and oil pollution matters. Home Tel: +30 210 8955901 Mobile: +30 6946 503267 Email: tony.allen@nepia.com Iain Beange Senior Executive (Claims) Iain spent sixteen years at sea, predominantly on dry bulk tonnage. He holds a British Master Mariner's Certificate and has sailed as Master on bulk carriers. On leaving sea, Iain joined Clyde & Co in London where he was involved in "dry work". He began work in the Association's Claims Department in July 1995 and primarily handles cargo, admiralty and pollution claims. He recently completed an LL.B (Honours) at the University of Northumbria. Home Tel: +44 1207 581184 Mobile: +44 7771 946716 Email: iain.beange@nepia.com Adrian Durkin Manager Adrian, a solicitor, joined the Association in 1999 from maritime lawyers Rayfield Mills having previously worked in Eversheds' shipping department. He has broad experience in all aspects of shipping and marine insurance litigation in the English High Court and London Arbitration and also in providing supervision, advice and opinions for use in overseas proceedings. He has an LL.B (Honours) degree and is primarily concerned with cargo, admiralty and pollution claims. He is also involved in overseeing the claims of charterer members. Adrian became a manager in July 2003. Home Tel: +44 1434 672330 Mobile: +44 7713 215182 Email: adrian.durkin@nepia.com Ken Govan Senior Executive (Claims) Ken joined the Association in September 1988 after having previously been with average adjusters Richards Hogg in Glasgow for some thirteen years. He is primarily involved with our sister company MSMI, dealing with hull and machinery matters, however, he also handles claims in respect of fixed and floating objects, pollution and admiralty matters for the Association. Home Tel: +44 191 2537800 Mobile: +44 7803 193302 Email: ken.govan@nepia.com John Owen Senior Executive (Claims) John joined the Association in 1990 after sixteen years at sea. Formerly with P&O Bulk Shipping Division, he sailed on a variety of ships and then as Master on gas tankers operated by A/S Havtor Management, Oslo. He became Deputy Manager (Greece) when the Association's Piraeus office opened in October 2000. After returning to Newcastle in 2002 with additional responsibility with our sister company MSMI, he adds hull and machinery claims to existing experience with cargo claims, admiralty matters and pollution. Home Tel: +44 1830 520068 Mobile: +44 7721 377112 Email: john.owen@nepia.com Peter Scott Senior Executive (Claims) Peter obtained a degree in Commerce and Administration and worked in a port agency for nine years. He then switched career to maritime law by gaining an LLM in Maritime Law from the University of Wales, Cardiff and qualifying as a solicitor with Clyde & Co in 1993. He joined the Association in 1998 after five years experience with Ocean Marine Mutual. Home Tel: +44 191 2596387 Mobile: +44 7748 144347 Email: peter.scott@nepia.com Colin Trappe Associate Director Colin joined the Association in 1995. He is a qualified Master Mariner and spent ten years at sea with P&O as a deck officer principally in the Bulk Shipping Division. On leaving the sea in 1985 he spent a year lecturing in maritime subjects at South Tyneside College before joining Newcastle maritime solicitors Eversheds and subsequently Rayfield Mills, where he specialised in salvage and collision matters. Home Tel: +44 191 3781164 Mobile: +44 7803 193303 Email: colin.trappe@nepia.com Robert Tym Senior Executive (Claims) Robert joined Newcastle P&I in 1987. Previously he spent nine years at sea with BP and Ben Line. He holds a Class 2 Deck Certificate and a BSc in Maritime Studies. Before joining Newcastle P&I he spent three years with another P&I Club and three years with a firm of London solicitors doing mainly collision and salvage work. He deals with admiralty and cargo claims. Home Tel: +44 1670 517949 Mobile: +44 7803 193304 Email: robert.tym@nepia.com John Wilkinson Senior Executive (Claims) John joined North of England in 1979 after having worked in shipowners' offices: William Cory & Sons, Nielsen Anderson & Co and eight years at Hall Brothers Steamship Co Ltd, with responsibilities for all aspects of the operations. His prime responsibilities are with our sister company MSMI, on hull and machinery claims, but he is actively involved for the Association in fixed and floating objects and admiralty matters. Home Tel: +44 191 2524873 Mobile: +44 7803 193305 Email: john.wilkinson@nepia.com Simon Williams Manager Simon joined the Association after gaining several years experience in the claims department of Liverpool & London. Simon previously worked as a claims executive with Steamship Mutual for eight years having graduated with an Honours Degree. Home Tel: +44 191 2857675 Mobile: +44 7771 705689 Email: simon.williams@nepia.com John Woodmass Senior Executive (Claims) John joined Newcastle P&I Association in 1986 after graduating with an Honours Degree in law. He worked in the claims department for twelve years, dealing with a wide variety of claims. He is now primarily concerned with cargo and admiralty work. Home Tel: +44 191 4543667 Mobile: +44 7990 562978 Email: john.woodmass@nepia.com Henry Woods Manager Henry joined the Association in 2000 from Liverpool & London P&I. Previously he served with the Corporation of Lloyd's where he was responsible for cargo claims. He had a number of years prior P&I claims experience with Steamship Mutual, having previously worked in the marine cargo and bills department of Hambros Bank Ltd. Home Tel: +44 1661 852201 Mobile: +44 7771 727854 Email: henry.woods@nepia.com Nepia - Who we are - Cargo Claims Overview | Ships | Members | Directors | Staff | Correspondents | Offices This section introduces who we are and where to find us individually, making it easier to contact the person most able to help at any time. Tony Allen Manager On qualification as a solicitor, Tony specialised in maritime and insurance litigation with City of London law firm Simmons & Simmons before joining Norton Rose in their Piraeus office where his caseload encompassed both P&I and FD&D related work. Since joining the Association's P&I Department he has primarily dealt with container and general cargo claims together with admiralty and oil pollution matters. Home Tel: +30 210 8955901 Mobile: +30 6946 503267 Email: tony.allen@nepia.com Graham Anderson Manager Graham joined the Association in 1986. He has a B.Ed (Honours) and LL.B (Honours). Graham mainly deals with cargo claims. Home Tel:+44 1661 831853 Mobile: +44 7768 068279 Email: graham.anderson@nepia.com Iain Beange Senior Executive (Claims) Iain spent sixteen years at sea, predominantly on dry bulk tonnage. He holds a British Master Mariner's Certificate and has sailed as Master on bulk carriers. On leaving sea, Iain joined Clyde & Co in London where he was involved in "dry work". He began work in the Association's Claims Department in July 1995 and primarily handles cargo, admiralty and pollution claims. He recently completed an LL.B (Honours) at the University of Northumbria. Home Tel: +44 1207 581184 Mobile: +44 7771 946716 Email: iain.beange@nepia.com Andrew Cooke Senior Executive (Claims) Andrew joined the Association in 1986. He studied the Hague Rules and International Trade while gaining an LL.B (Honours) degree in Law. He is primarily concerned with cargo claims. Home Tel: +44 191 2367413 Mobile: +44 7803 193301 Email: andrew.cooke@nepia.com Neil Davison Senior Executive (Claims) Neil joined Newcastle P&I Association in 1995. He worked for eighteen years with Commercial Union Assurance where he qualified as an ACII and is now a Chartered Insurer. He primarily handles cargo claims. Home Tel: +44 191 2534798 Mobile: +44 7990 562981 Email: neil.davison@nepia.com Adrian Durkin Manager Adrian, a solicitor, joined the Association in 1999 from maritime lawyers Rayfield Mills having previously worked in Eversheds' shipping department. He has broad experience in all aspects of shipping and marine insurance litigation in the English High Court and London Arbitration and also in providing supervision, advice and opinions for use in overseas proceedings. He has an LL.B (Honours) degree and is primarily concerned with cargo, admiralty and pollution claims. He is also involved in overseeing the claims of charterer members. Adrian became a manager in July 2003. Home Tel: +44 1434 672330 Mobile: +44 7713 215182 Email: adrian.durkin@nepia.com Rune Dybedal Attorney, FD&D Department Senior Executive (Claims) Rune is a qualified Norwegian Attorney who joined the FD&D Department in January 2000 after spending more than seven years with the claims department of the Gard P&I Club in Norway. Rune graduated from the University of Oslo in 1990 and he holds a further degree from the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law. Rune is also a member of the P&I Claims Department with particular interest in dry cargo claims. Home Tel: +44 1434 632110 Mobile: +44 7748 144346 Email: rune.dybedal@nepia.com Julie Fisher Senior Executive (Claims) Julie has over nine years experience of P&I claims after joining Newcastle P&I in 1994, and recently gained an LL.B (Honours) Law degree from Northumbria University. Her main responsibilities are cargo and personal injury claims. Home Tel: +44 191 2966199 Mobile: +44 7747 600284 Email: julie.fisher@nepia.com Tricia Forrest Senior Executive (Claims) Tricia joined the Association in August 1992 after working for a firm of Newcastle solicitors. She gained an LL.B (Honours) degree in law at Lancaster University and is primarily concerned with cargo claims. Home Tel: +44 191 4870791 Mobile: +44 7789 748300 Email: tricia.forrest@nepia.com Amanda Millar Senior Executive (Claims) Amanda joined the Association in February 2000. Prior to this Amanda worked in the claims department at Liverpool & London. She graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 1997 with a BSc (Hons) in Maritime Studies. Amanda is responsible for handling cargo claims. Mobile Tel: +44 7713 215181 Email: amanda.millar@nepia.com James Moran Claims Executive James graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BSc (Honours) degree in Marine Biology. He has experienced life at sea working aboard small dry bulk carriers. After a short internship with the American Club he joined the Association in February 2003 and is now primarily concerned with cargo claims. Home Tel: +44 191 4403345 Mobile: +44 7899 905432 Email: james.moran@nepia.com John Owen Senior Executive (Claims) John joined the Association in 1990 after sixteen years at sea. Formerly with P&O Bulk Shipping Division, he sailed on a variety of ships and then as Master on gas tankers operated by A/S Havtor Management, Oslo. He became Deputy Manager (Greece) when the Association's Piraeus office opened in October 2000. After returning to Newcastle in 2002 with additional responsibility with our sister company MSMI, he adds hull and machinery claims to existing experience with cargo claims, admiralty matters and pollution. Home Tel: +44 1830 520068 Mobile: +44 7721 377112 Email: john.owen@nepia.com Peter Scott Senior Executive (Claims) Peter obtained a degree in Commerce and Administration and worked in a port agency for nine years. He then switched career to maritime law by gaining an LL.M in Maritime Law from the University of Wales, Cardiff and qualifying as a solicitor with Clyde & Co in 1993. He joined the Association in 1998 after five years experience with Ocean Marine Mutual. Home Tel: +44 191 2596387 Mobile: +44 7748 144347 Email: peter.scott@nepia.com Colin Trappe Associate Director Colin joined the Association in 1995. He is a qualified Master Mariner and spent ten years at sea with P&O as a deck officer principally in the Bulk Shipping Division. On leaving the sea in 1985 he spent a year lecturing in maritime subjects at South Tyneside College before joining Newcastle maritime solicitors Eversheds and subsequently Rayfield Mills, where he specialised in salvage and collision matters. Home Tel: +44 191 3781164 Mobile: +44 7803 193303 Email: colin.trappe@nepia.com Robert Tym Senior Executive (Claims) Robert joined Newcastle P&I in 1987. Previously he spent nine years at sea with BP and Ben Line. He holds a Class 2 Deck Certificate and a BSc in Maritime Studies. Before joining Newcastle P&I he spent three years with another P&I Club and three years with a firm of London solicitors doing mainly collision and salvage work. He deals with admiralty and cargo claims. Home Tel: +44 1670 517949 Mobile: +44 7803 193304 Email: robert.tym@nepia.com Belinda Ward Senior Executive (Claims) Belinda joined the Association in 1990 after studying Economics and Accounting at Newcastle University and more recently obtained a LL.B (Honours) from Northumbria University. Belinda is primarily concerned with Cargo and Personal injury matters. Home Tel: +44 191 2655372 Mobile: +44 7990 562979 Email: belinda.ward@nepia.com Simon Williams Manager Simon joined the Association after gaining several years experience in the Claims Department of Liverpool & London. Simon previously worked as a Claims Executive with Steamship Mutual for eight years having graduated with an Honours Degree. Home Tel: +44 191 2857675 Mobile: +44 7771 705689 Email: simon.williams@nepia.com John Woodmass Senior Executive (Claims) John joined Newcastle P&I Association in 1986 after graduating with an Honours Degree in Law. He worked in the Claims Department for twelve years, dealing with a wide variety of claims. He is now primarily concerned with cargo and admiralty work. Home Tel: +44 191 4543667 Mobile: +44 7990 562978 Email: john.woodmass@nepia.com Henry Woods Manager Henry joined the Association in 2000 from Liverpool & London P&I. Previously he served with the Corporation of Lloyd's where he was responsible for cargo claims. He had a number of years prior P&I claims experience with Steamship Mutual, having previously worked in the Marine Cargo and Bills Department of Hambros Bank Ltd. Home Tel: +44 1661 852201 Mobile: +44 7771 727854 Email: henry.woods@nepia.com Nepia - Who we are - Hull and Machinery Claims Overview | Ships | Members | Directors | Staff | Correspondents | Offices This section introduces who we are and where to find us individually, making it easier to contact the person most able to help at any time. Ken Govan Senior Executive (Claims) Ken joined the Association in September 1988 after having previously been with average adjusters Richards Hogg in Glasgow for some thirteen years. He is primarily involved with our sister company MSMI, dealing with hull and machinery matters, however, he also handles claims in respect of fixed and floating objects, pollution and admiralty matters for the Associations. Home Tel: +44 191 2537800 Mobile: +44 7803 193302 Email: ken.govan@nepia.com John Wilkinson Senior Executive (Claims) John joined North of England in 1979 after having worked in shipowners' offices: William Cory & Sons, Nielsen Anderson & Co and eight years at Hall Brothers Steamship Co Ltd, with responsibilities for all aspects of the operations. His prime responsibilities are with our sister company MSMI, on hull and machinery claims, but he is actively involved for the Association in fixed and floating objects and admiralty matters. Home Tel: +44 191 2524873 Mobile: +44 7803 193305 Email: john.wilkinson@nepia.com Tony Forster Senior Executive (Claims) Tony has been with the Association since 1985. He deals specifically with personal injury, crew and passenger claims, oil pollution and all types of fines. Home Tel: +44 1670 789318 Mobile: +44 7990 562977 Email: tony.forster@nepia.com Nepia - Who we are - Personal Injury Claims Overview | Ships | Members | Directors | Staff | Correspondents | Offices This section introduces who we are and where to find us individually, making it easier to contact the person most able to help at any time. Judith Burdus Senior Executive (Claims) Judith joined Newcastle P&I Association in October 1994, prior to which she worked for Cornhill Insurance in Newcastle as head of their claims department. She specialises in personal injury claims. Home Tel: +44 191 2845070 Mobile: +44 7881 826434 Email: judith.burdus@nepia.com Lucy Dixon Claims Executive Lucy has been with the Association for almost five years. Originally working in the Archiving Department, she has now been in the Personal Injury department for one and a half years, dealing specifically with personal injury, stowaways and general crew claims. Mobile: +44 7919 096942 Email: lucy.dixon@nepia.com Julie Fisher Senior Executive (Claims) Julie joined Newcastle P&I Association in July 1994 and handled various types of P&I claims after completing her studies at sixth form college. Julie is responsible for the handling of cargo and personal injury claims. Home Tel: +44 191 2966199 Mobile: +44 7747 600284 Email: julie.fisher@nepia.com Tony Forster Senior Executive (Claims) Tony has been with the Association since 1985. He deals specifically with personal injury, crew and passenger claims, oil pollution and all types of fines. Home Tel: +44 1670 789318 Mobile: +44 7990 562977 Email: tony.forster@nepia.com Karen Sackfield Senior Executive (Claims) Karen joined the Association in September 1997 after graduating from the University of Northumbria with an LL.B (Honours) Law degree and a post graduate diploma in July 1997. She deals with personal injury, stowaways and general passenger and crew claims. Home Tel: +44 191 2382049 Mobile: +44 7766 697236 Email: karen.sackfield@nepia.com Belinda Ward Senior Executive (Claims) Belinda joined the Association in 1990 after studying Economics and Accounting at Newcastle University and more recently obtained an LL.B (Honours) from Northumbria University. Belinda is primarily concerned with cargo and personal injury matters. Home Tel: +44 191 2655372 Mobile: +44 7990 562979 Email: belinda.ward@nepia.com Nepia - Who we are - Pollution Overview | Ships | Members | Directors | Staff | Correspondents | Offices This section introduces who we are and where to find us individually, making it easier to contact the person most able to help at any time. Tony Allen Manager On qualification as a solicitor, Tony specialised in maritime and insurance litigation with City of London law firm Simmons & Simmons before joining Norton Rose in their Piraeus office where his caseload encompassed both P&I and FD&D related work. Since joining the Association's P&I Department he has primarily dealt with container and general cargo claims together with admiralty and oil pollution matters. Home Tel: +30 210 8955901 Mobile: +30 6946 503267 Email: tony.allen@nepia.com Iain Beange Senior Executive (Claims) Iain spent sixteen years at sea, predominantly on dry bulk tonnage. He holds a British Master Mariner's Certificate, and has sailed as Master on bulk carriers. On leaving sea, Iain joined Clyde & Co in London where he was involved in "dry work". He began work in the Association's Claims Department in July 1995 and primarily handles cargo, admiralty and pollution claims. He recently completed an LL.B (Honours) at the University of Northumbria. Home Tel: +44 1207 581184 Mobile: +44 7771 946716. Email: iain.beange@nepia.com Adrian Durkin Manager Adrian, a solicitor, joined the Association in 1999 from maritime lawyers Rayfield Mills having previously worked in Eversheds' shipping department. He has broad experience in all aspects of shipping and marine insurance litigation in the English High Court and London Arbitration and also in providing supervision, advice and opinions for use in overseas proceedings. He has an LL.B (Honours) degree and is primarily concerned with cargo, admiralty and pollution claims. He is also involved in overseeing the claims of charterer members. Adrian became a manager in July 2003. Home Tel: +44 1434 672330 Mobile: +44 7713 215182 Email: adrian.durkin@nepia.com Tony Forster Senior Executive (Claims) Tony has been with the Association since 1985. He deals specifically with personal injury, crew and passenger claims, oil pollution and all types of fines. Home Tel: +44 1670 789318 Mobile: +44 7990 562977 Email: tony.forster@nepia.com Ken Govan Senior Executive (Claims) Ken joined the Association in September, 1988 after having previously been with average adjusters Richards Hogg in Glasgow for some thirteen years. He is primarily involved with our sister company MSMI, dealing with hull and machinery matters, however, he also handles claims in respect of fixed and floating objects, pollution and admiralty matters for the Association. Home Tel: +44 191 2537800 Mobile: +44 7803 193302 Email: ken.govan@nepia.com Colin Trappe Associate Director Colin joined the Association in 1995. He is a qualified Master Mariner and spent ten years at sea with P&O as a deck officer principally in the Bulk Shipping Division. On leaving the sea in 1985 he spent a year lecturing in maritime subjects at South Tyneside College before joining Newcastle maritime solicitors Eversheds and subsequently Rayfield Mills, where he specialised in salvage and collision matters. Home Tel: +44 191 3781164 Mobile: +44 7803 193303 Email: colin.trappe@nepia.com Simon Williams Manager Simon joined the Association after gaining several years experience in the claims department of Liverpool & London. Simon previously worked as a Claims Executive with Steamship Mutual for eight years having graduating with an Honours Degree. Home Tel: +44 191 2857675 Mobile: +44 7771 705689 Email: simon.williams@nepia.com Henry Woods Manager Henry joined the Association in 2000 from Liverpool & London P&I. Previously he served with the Corporation of Lloyds where he was responsible for cargo claims. He had a number of years prior P&I claims experience with Steamship Mutual, having previously worked in the marine cargo and bills department of Hambros Bank Ltd. Home Tel: +44 1661 852201 Mobile: +44 7771 727854 Email: henry.woods@nepia.com Nepia - Finances Overview Overview | Premiums | Reserves and Investments | Reinsurance North of England P&I Club is a financially secure marine mutual with a historically strong growth in free reserves and long record of accurate premium calculation. We currently have an A- interactive rating from leading US credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s. Total premium income for the financial year ending on 20 February 2004 was US$ 156 million for all classes. Combined assets at 20 Feb 2004 were $446m, and free reserves were $133million. The Club also has a comprehensive reinsurance programme split between the International Group of P&I Club’s pooling and excess-of-loss programme, and our own retention reinsurance. Please click here to download the latest Management Report . Nepia - Finances - Premiums Overview | Premiums | Reserves and Investments | Reinsurance Premiums are set at a level calculated to enable the Club to achieve a breakeven underwriting result, which means covering all likely claims, reinsurance and overheads costs. North of England has an excellent track record in this respect, avoiding additional premiums on members and keeping a strong free reserve. Nepia - Press Releases - Articles Industry News | Press Releases 10 May 2004 North of England P&I club publishes expert guide to Collision Regulations 2 March 2004 North of England P&I club approaches 50 million GT at renewal 12 Februrary 2004 North of England P&I club highlights commercial impact of new security code 27 January 2004 Scandinavian members endorse ‘local’ North of England P&I club 12 January 2004 North of England P&I club warns of further increases in shipping claims Archives: 2003 | 2002 | 2001 Return to current Press Releases Industry News - US TO PRESS ALL COUNTRIES TO SIGN UP TO 24-HOUR RULE Industry News | Press Releases US TO PRESS ALL COUNTRIES TO SIGN UP TO 24-HOUR RULE 24 Jan 2005 According to Keith Thomson, assistant commissioner in the Office of International Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, in a recent interview with Reuters , the United States is pressing for wider global adoption of the new shipping rules it enforced after the Sept. 11 attacks and which it believes have deterred potential terrorists. Thomson went onto say, "Washington was in favour of all nations adopting the 24-hour rule, plus a common approach to risk management, information-sharing, inspections, and fast-track processing for companies that meet "best practice" security standards." Mr Thomson gave the interview after a conference on maritime security held in Berlin last week. For full details of the Reuters interview click here . Click here to return to Industry News Printer friendly page Industry News - SEAFARER ISSUES IN A SECURITY CONSCIOUS WORLD RAISED AT A MEETING BETWEEN THE HEAD OF THE IMO AND US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Industry News | Press Releases SEAFARER ISSUES IN A SECURITY CONSCIOUS WORLD RAISED AT A MEETING BETWEEN THE HEAD OF THE IMO AND US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 21 Jan 2005 At a meeting held at IMO headquarters in London last week, Efthimios Mitropoulos told Mr Ridge that it was important to treat seafarers as partners in the maritime security chain and highlighted the need for them to take shore leave when their vessels were in port. Mr Ridge drew attention to the need for authentication and verification of seafarers identification documents and the problems of fraudulent documentation. He also promised to share the concerns about treatment of seafarers with agencies in Washington. Both men agreed to keep open channels of communication between their respective agencies. For full details of the IMO press release click here . Click here to return to Industry News Printer friendly page Industry News - INTERTANKO PUBLISH NEW GUIDE ON CORRECT ENTRIES IN THE OIL RECORD BOOK Industry News | Press Releases INTERTANKO PUBLISH NEW GUIDE ON CORRECT ENTRIES IN THE OIL RECORD BOOK 20 Jan 2005 The U.S. Coast Guard established in October 2001 the Oily Water Separation Systems Task Force to examine a wide range of issues relating to machinery and equipment used to manage oily bilge water on commercial vessels; and to develop recommendations for the maritime industry on how to reach its environmental goals and ensure compliance with MARPOL and the Clean Water Act. As a follow-up action INTERTANKO's Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC) has developed the "A Guide for correct entries in the Oil Record Book, Part I - Machinery Space Operations Guide for correct entries" to address the increasing problems of ships being detained and fined in the USA due to equipment malfunction, and also to aid management of ship oil-water separators in the engine room. The Guide contains: (a) instructions and interpretations on how to properly record all related operations as per MARPOL 73/78, Annex I, Regulation 20, (b) list of operations to be recorded, (c) frequently found errors or mistakes, (d) detailed examples for all related operations. The Guide is available in printed format and is structured to facilitate integration in the document management system of any individual INTERTANKO member. It can also be used as a training tool for seafarers. For further details on how to purchase this guide click here . Click here to return to Industry News Printer friendly page Industry News - USCG - NATIONAL VESSEL MOVEMENT CENTER ISSUE NEWSLETTER WARNING OF NOTICE OF ARRIVAL PROBLEMS Industry News | Press Releases USCG - NATIONAL VESSEL MOVEMENT CENTER ISSUE NEWSLETTER WARNING OF NOTICE OF ARRIVAL PROBLEMS 19 Jan 2005 The following message text was forwarded by E-mail to New Orleans based club correspondent Murphy, Rogers and Sloss by the U.S. Coast Guard's National Vessel Movement Center ("NVMC"). "Below you will find links to the first edition of the National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC) News as well as a power point presentation describing the NVMC and the Notice of Arrival process. The intent of this newsletter/presentation is to provide helpful information to our industry partners concerning the requirements of 33 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 160, Subpart C- Notification of Arrival, Hazardous Conditions, and Certain Dangerous Cargos. This newsletter will be published as needed to inform industry of updates or issues that may be of concern. Please feel free to share this newsletter/presentation with other agents, vessels, CSO's, etc. that you think may benefit from this information." Link to Newsletter Link to powerpoint presentation The attached links direct the readers attention to: 1. The 1st edition of NVMC News (12 January 2005); 2. A NVMC power point presentation that discusses vessel Notice of Arrival requirements. Readers will note that NVMC News lists eleven (11) "most common Notice of Arrival (NOA) problems," and in the section entitled "MISC. NOTES," the USCG states that "keep in mind that the time requirements to submit a NOA begins when a completed NOA is produced. NOAs with incomplete data or errors could result in delay in the vessel being allowed to enter a port until the required advanced notice has passed." The NVMC go onto advise, "If you know of someone who would like to receive the newsletter in the future they can contact Senior Chief Dave McClintock at the NVMC and request to be added to the distribution list or log onto the NVMV website and join the subscription list." Click here to return to Industry News Printer friendly page Industry News - NEIL KINNOCK TO ADVISE BIMCO ON EU MARITIME AFFAIRS Industry News | Press Releases NEIL KINNOCK TO ADVISE BIMCO ON EU MARITIME AFFAIRS 18 Jan 2005 Former European Commissioner Neil Kinnock has become BIMCO's advisor on European maritime affairs, the international shipping organisation has announced. He took up his position as BIMCO's EU Liaison Officer with effect from 1 January 2005. The British and European Politician, who stepped down as Vice-President of the European Commission last year, will assist BIMCO in its efforts to create a closer dialogue with Brussels on behalf of its members. Commenting on the appointment of Neil Kinnock, BIMCO's President Mr. C.C. Tung said that "BIMCO has a positive contribution to make to maritime developments within the EU. As the largest of the international shipping organisations and with membership spanning all aspects of the industry, BIMCO is in a unique position to bring the industry's views and pragmatic solutions to the attention of the relevant authorities." Press Release courtesy of BIMCO Click here to return to Industry News Printer friendly page Industry News - NEW CHAIRMAN FOR BALTIC DRY FREIGHT MARKET INFORMATION USERS\' GROUP Industry News | Press Releases NEW CHAIRMAN FOR BALTIC DRY FREIGHT MARKET INFORMATION USERS' GROUP 17 Jan 2005 Guy Campbell, director of ocean freight for US energy giant Koch Carbon, has been appointed as the new dry market chairman of the Baltic Exchange s Dry Freight Market Information Users Group. The group enables shipowners, charterers and freight derivative traders to have an input into the Baltic Exchange s wide range of shipping market information. For further comment on this new appointment click here . Click here to return to Industry News Printer friendly page Industry News - SHIPPING RISKS IN HIGH FREIGHT MARKET Industry News | Press Releases SHIPPING RISKS IN HIGH FREIGHT MARKET 14 Jan 2005 With the value of cargo and the price of freight both on the rise, the IMB is recommending that owners and charterers take extra precautions to protect their financial interests. IMB Director Pottengal Mukundan stated: Market prices for high demand resources such as coal and steel are high. Some suppliers of these commodities have sought to avoid previously agreed commitments at lower prices. In many cases this has occurred after the chartering agreements has been concluded. Clearly, this poses a problem for charterers who have fixed vessels to carry the cargo and find themselves caught in the middle of disputes between buyers and sellers. For full details of the article click on the link below. http://www.icc-ccs.org/main/news.php?newsid=30 Click here to return to Industry News Printer friendly page Industry News - ECSA - BRUSSELS ROUND UP DECEMBER 2004 Industry News | Press Releases ECSA - BRUSSELS ROUND UP DECEMBER 2004 13 Jan 2005 The following report covering contemporary EU shipping issues has been prepared by the European Community Shipowners Associations (ECSA). Transport Council 9-10 December 2004 ISM Code Mutual recognition of certificates CLC/IOPCF New Directive on Port Services Safety and environment Maritime safety package Reception facilities Air emissions Promoting equality of opportunity Career mapping Training and recruitment Legal issues Criminal sanctions for ship-source pollution For full details of the newsletter please click on the attached link: http://www.ecsa.be/newsletters/044.pdf Click here to return to Industry News Printer friendly page Industry News - USCG - MARINE SAFETY OFFICE NEW ORLEANS - MARINE SAFETY BULLETIN (VOLUME V -- ISSUE I -- JANUARY 2005) \"STOWAWAYS IN VESSEL RUDDER TRUNKS\" Industry News | Press Releases USCG - MARINE SAFETY OFFICE NEW ORLEANS - MARINE SAFETY BULLETIN (VOLUME V -- ISSUE I -- JANUARY 2005) "STOWAWAYS IN VESSEL RUDDER TRUNKS" 10 Jan 2005 Warnings of this nature have previously been issued by international group clubs, however, we would like to draw our member's attention to a recent New Orleans, USCG Marine Safety bulletin which outlines the risks and consequences associated with the failure to conduct a proper stowaway search, which should include an inspection of the rudder trunk. The bulletin outlines what stowaway related information the USCG may require before granting the vessel port entry and reminds master's of the harsh penalties that befall those who knowingly harbor stowaways. Our thanks go to our local New Orleans club correspondent Charles Whited, of Murphy, Rogers & Sloss for drawing our attention to this safety bulletin. For full details of the safety bulletin click here Click here to return to Industry News Printer friendly page Industry News - SUBMISSION OF SECURITY RELATED INFORMATION PRIOR TO PORT ENTRY - IMO ADVICE Industry News | Press Releases SUBMISSION OF SECURITY RELATED INFORMATION PRIOR TO PORT ENTRY - IMO ADVICE 7 Jan 2005 In an attempt to prevent the proliferation of different coastal/port state demands for security-related information, the consequences of which are un-conducive to the enhancement of maritime security and the promotion of maritime traffic, the IMO has issued a Circular providing guidance to masters, companies, and duly authorised officers detailing the recommended requirements relating to submission of security-related information prior to port entry. For full details of the IMO advice click on the following link. MSC Circ. 1130 (12/14/04) Click here to return to Industry News Printer friendly page Industry News - IMO TO TACKLE RESTORATION OF MARINE INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGED BY INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI Industry News | Press Releases IMO TO TACKLE RESTORATION OF MARINE INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGED BY INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI 6 Jan 2005 The restoration of important maritime infrastructure damaged by the Indian Ocean tsunami has been identified as an important priority by the International Maritime Organization, which has begun to co-ordinate efforts designed to repair serious damage in the affected areas. For full details of the IMO press release click here . Click here to return to Industry News Printer friendly page Industry News - INDIAN SHIPPING MINISTRY ASSISTS WITH RELIEF EFFORT Industry News | Press Releases INDIAN SHIPPING MINISTRY ASSISTS WITH RELIEF EFFORT 6 Jan 2005 It has been reported by Fairplay that India's Shipping Ministry has directed all major ports to accord priority berthing to ships carrying relief materials and also to waive port charges to such vessels. According to shipping secretary D T Joseph, the waiver will be subject to producing a certificate from the relief commissioner. The ministry has estimated the losses to port and shipping assets in Andamans at over Rs10Bn ($230M), with Port Blair alone accounting for Rs1.5-2Bn. Click here to return to Industry News Printer friendly page Industry News - ICS REVIEW 2005 AND COMMENT ON THEIR INVOLVEMENT ON LIABILITY AND INSURANCE ISSUES Industry News | Press Releases ICS REVIEW 2005 AND COMMENT ON THEIR INVOLVEMENT ON LIABILITY AND INSURANCE ISSUES 4 Jan 2005 This brief review covers discussions at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) on a new draft instrument on liability for the carriage of goods to replace the Hague/Visby and Hamburg Rules. CMI's ongoing revision of the 1994 York Antwerp Rules. Recent revisions of the London insurance market s hull and machinery policy wordings, officially known as the "International Hull Clauses 01/11/03" and the EU and Japan's ongoing preparations to implement the new IMO Protocol to the Athens Convention, which allows states to introduce increased levels of shipowner liability for personal injury on passenger ships. For full details of the ICS's expanded comments on these issues and full details of it's annual review please click on the following link. http://www.marisec.org/ics-isfkeyissues2004/yearinreviewtext.htm#liability%20&%20insurance Click here to return to Industry News Printer friendly page Industry News - REVISED LOAD LINES PROTOCOL ANNEX ENTERS INTO FORCE 1 JANUARY 2005 Industry News | Press Releases REVISED LOAD LINES PROTOCOL ANNEX ENTERS INTO FORCE 1 JANUARY 2005 1 Jan 2005 Regulatory amendments enter into force 1 January 2005 for full details of the changes click here . Click here to return to Industry News Printer friendly page Industry News - TSUNAMI DISASTER - PORT UPDATE AND EFFECT ON SHIPPING Industry News | Press Releases TSUNAMI DISASTER - PORT UPDATE AND EFFECT ON SHIPPING 31 Dec 2004 Please click on the following link to view a recent update on how the Tsunami has effected ports and what the long term effects on shipping in the Indian Ocean area may be. http://www.mgn.com/newsletter.cfm?#story4957 Click here to return to Industry News Printer friendly page Nepia - Club Circulars - Articles Rules | North News | Management Report | Club Circulars | Risk Management 12/2003 Policy Year 2004/2005 10/2003 FD&D Class Policy Year Accounts 10/2003 Policy Year Accounts 14/08/2003 Additional Premium Areas 07/2003 Bills Of Lading - Delivery Of Cargo - The Republic Of Korea And The People's Republic Of China 28/03/2003 War Risks P&I Cover 26/02/2003 War Risks Class III Additional Premium Areas 31/01/2003 Reinsurance Renewal Rates 2003 31/01/2003 P&I Class War /Terrorism cover 2003 01/2003 United States Oil Pollution Cover 17/01/2003 War Risks Renewals 2003/2004 17/01/2003 War Risks Class III Renewal 2003/2004 Archives: 2003 | 2002 | 2001 Click here to return to current Club Circulars Nepia - Club Circulars - Articles Rules | North News | Management Report | Club Circulars | Risk Management 12/2002 Notice Of An Extraordinary General Meeting Of The Members Of The Association - 21 January, 2003 12/2002 Policy Year 2003/2004 Renewal 22/11/2002 Us Terrorism Risk Insurance Bill 2002 10/2002 Fd&D Class Policy Year Accounts 10/2002 P&I Class Policy Year Accounts 28/08/2002 Maritime Lien Insurance For Charterers' Debts 18/07/2002 Pre-Employment Medical Scheme 06/06/2002 Additional Premium Areas 18/01/2002 War Risks Renewals 2002/2003 16/01/2002 Cover For Terrorism Archives: 2003 | 2002 | 2001 Click here to return to current Club Circulars Nepia - Club Circulars - Articles Rules | North News | Management Report | Club Circulars | Risk Management 12/2001 Policy Year 2002/2003 10/2001 FD&D Class Policy Year Accounts 10/2001 P&I Class Policy Year Accounts 18/10/2001 Protecting & Indemnity Class War Risks Insurance General Notice Of Cancellation 09/2001 Additional Premium Areas 1/06/2001 United States Oil Pollution Cover 2001/2002 Policy Year 18/04/2001 Payment Of Contractual Compensation To Crew Members 21/02/2001 New Compulsory Insurance Requirements In Australian Waters 02/2001 Bills Of Lading - Delivery Of Cargo 31/01/2001 Calcium Hypochlorite 29/01/2001 War Risks Renewals 2001/2002 01/2001 United States Oil Pollution Cover 2001/2002 Policy Year Archives: 2003 | 2002 | 2001 Click here to return to current Club Circulars Nepia - Press Releases - Articles Industry News | Press Releases 22 Jan 2005 Ship operators still overlooking risks from hatch covers, says P&I club 10 Jan 2005 North of England P&I club s pre-renewal update includes Dutch tribute 22 Dec 2004 Phil Anderson moves on after 25 years in P&I 11 Dec 2004 North of England P&I club opts for 12.5% general increase at next renewal 29 Oct 2004 P&I club publishes CD on how to avoid collisions in restricted visibility 27 Oct 2004 P&I club highlights dangers of using crews in unfamiliar roles 30 Sep 2004 North of England P&I club launches hard-hitting safety poster campaign 14 Sep 2004 Shipping Industry needs more positive image, says North of England chairman 31 Aug 2004 Enclosed-space death toll continues to rise, says North of England P&I club 13 Aug 2004 North of England P&I club continues conservative, service-driven approach 22 Jul 2004 North of England P&I club hosts major Indian loss prevention seminar 21 Jul 2004 North of England P&I club launches new website and extranet service 20 Jul 2004 North of England's sister hull club reaches a record 5.5 million GT 12 Jul 2004 Shipowners need to speak with one voice, says North of England P&I club 2 Jul 2004 Bill Thomson becomes chairman of North of England P&I club Archives: 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 Nepia - Press Releases - Articles Industry News | Press Releases 16 December 2003 P&I transparency is no guarantee of future performance, says North of England 30 November 2003 Increasing proof of rogue waves could help to defend ship owners 17 November 2003 Traffic-separation schemes are still misunderstood, says P&I club 11 November 2003 North of England publishes second edition of port-state control guide 29 October 2003 Senior shipping lawyers join the North of England P&I club 16 October 2003 P&I costs driven higher by surge in dry cargo claims 15 October 2003 North of England P&I club steps up support on new security code 30 September 2003 Management changes at North of England P&I club’s Greek office 18 September 2003 P&I underwriting losses are no longer sustainable, Dubai forum told 12 September 2003 North of England P&I club’s accounts confirm another strong year 30 July 2003 North of England P&I club promotes seven staff 18 June 2003 North of England P&I club strengthens operations in Asia-Pacific 11 June 2003 Orion helps North of England P&I club celebrate 21 years in Germany 5 June 2003 North of England P&I club’s free reserve approaches US$100 million 8 May 2003 New guidance published on stowing and securing ship cargoes 2 May 2003 P&I club's pre-employment medicals for Filipinos achieve substantial savings 15 April 2003 North Of England explains new ship-security rules to Greek shipowners 11 April 2003 P&I Clubs need to structure regional offices properly, Greek conference told 20 February 2003 North of England P&I club achieves another successful renewal 7 February 2003 S&P says North of England P&I club remains strong in a tough market 31 January 2003 North of England reaffirms its commitment to loss prevention 16 January 2003 P&I Club Publishes Comprehensive Guidance On New Ship-Security Rules 16 January 2003 New poster reminds shipowners to give way with confidence Archives: 2003 | 2002 | 2001 Return to current Press Releases Nepia - Press Releases - Articles Industry News | Press Releases 23 December 2002 North of England P&I club continues policy of corporate transparency 12 December 2002 North of England explains need for premium rises at major Greek P&I seminar 12 December 2002 North of England P&I club directors decide on 25% increase at renewal 11 December 2002 North Of England P&I Club Director Honoured By Indian Shipping Community 19 November 2002 Hellenic Branch Of Nautical Institute Chooses Safety Guru For Inaugural Lecture 14 November 2002 Shipowners reminded of collision danger from crossing situations 10 October 2002 P&I club helps shipowners to satisfy STCW with new ship-familiarisation CD 18 September 2002 P&I clubs need to protect free reserves at 2003 renewal, Dubai forum told 11 September 2002 North Of England P&I club boosts Greek office with new appointments 4 September 2002 North Of England Launches New Charterers' Debt Insurance 22 August 2002 North Of England P&I Club's Accounts Confirm Market-Leading Performance 7 August 2002 New poster campaign aims to improve understanding of ships' safety signs 31 July 2002 North of England's sister hull club reaches a record 4 million GT 22 July 2002 North of England launches pre-employment medical scheme in Philippines 17 July 2002 North of England reports continuing deaths from lifeboat release systems 11 July 2002 North of England P&I club appoints new management company directors 4 July 2002 North of England P&I club increases free reserves by 3% 14 June 2002 Hamburg Süd praises value and significance of P&I mutuals 10 June 2002 North of England P&I club wins solid support in Greece 27 May 2002 North of England P&I club trials innovative on-line insurance broking service 22 May 2002 Some shipowners need a major review of their ISM safety management systems, mariners told 8 May 2002 Shipowners Get New Tools To Explain ISM Code Benefits To Seafarers 2 May 2002 North of England P&I club reaches record 39 million GT entered tonnage 20 February 2002 North Of England On Target For Further Growth At Renewal 13 February 2002 S&P Improves Outlook For North Of England To 'Positive' And Reaffirms 'A-' Financial Strength Rating 7 February 2002 New Guide Helps Mariners To Understand Dry Time Charterparties 1 February 2002 Electronic Course Aims To Improve Global Understanding Of P&I 28 January 2002 North Of England Launches New Charterparty Credit Risk Cover 11 January 2002 Weak Investment Markets Highlight Inadequate P&I Premiums Archives: 2003 | 2002 | 2001 Return to current Press Releases Nepia - Press Releases - Articles Industry News | Press Releases 20 December 2001 Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage Puts Shipowners At Risk In Brazil 12 December 2001 North Of England Sets General Increase For 2002/2003 Policy Year At 25% 7 December 2001 Reducing The Risk Of Accidents From Ships' Power-Operated Watertight Doors 30 November 2001 Bigger Waves Mean Bigger Risks for Ship Owners, P&I Club Warns 23 November 2001 Shipowners Warned About Grain Quality Risk At Romanian Ports 14 November 2001 North Of England Reviews Record Year With London Brokers 13 November 2001 Shipowners Urged To Review Security To Minimise Terrorist Risk 24 October 2001 North Of England P&I Club Celebrates Successful First Year In Greece 4 October 2001 IACS Acts Over Link Between Accidents And Inadequate Manuals 4 October 2001 IACS Issues Ship Maintenance "Wake Up Call" 4 September 2001 Shipowners Given Detailed Advice On Rescuing Migrants And Refugees 3 September 2001 Shipowners Warned That Dirty Holds Cost Money 16 July 2001 Indian Master Joins North Of England Management Company 31 May 2001 North of England launches Loss-Prevention Toolkit for Shipowners 21 May 2001 Shipowners Warned Of The Real Cost Of Fraudulent Certificates 30 April 2001 New Guide For Shipowners On Port-State Control Inspections 4 April 2001 North Of England Publishes Multi-Lingual Stowaway Questionnaires 21 February 2001 North Of England Grows To A Record 34 Million Gt At Renewal 8 February 2001 Collision Regulations Brought to Life in New Poster Series 30 January 2001 Sulphur Cargo Fires - P&I Club Issues a New Warning 26 January 2001 S&P Rates North of England P&I Club at 'Top of Peer Group' 17 January 2001 Judges Urged To Be More Supportive Of Seafarers To Improve Safety 11 January 2001 Guidance On Avoiding Man-Overboard Deaths Archives: 2003 | 2002 | 2001 Return to current Press Releases Printer-Friendly Page - Industry News - US TO PRESS ALL COUNTRIES TO SIGN UP TO 24-HOUR RULE US TO PRESS ALL COUNTRIES TO SIGN UP TO 24-HOUR RULE 24 Jan 200