Maritime Mutual Club circulars are provided for the benefit of our members and detail amendments to the club rules.
Transferring crude oil and petroleum products from one tanker to another at sea has been a common practice for many years. STS transfers involving tankers of 150 gross tons or above have since 1 January 2011 been regulated by MARPOL, Annex 1, Chapter 8 (Regulations 40 to 42). Such vessels are required to carry an STS operations plan which complies with these regulations and has been approved by the flag state of the vessel.
To the Association’s Members You may be aware that for foreign flagged vessels 100 GT and above entering or leaving Japanese waters and its Exclusive
December 2016, To all Members: MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 2006 (MLC). The MLC entered into force on 20 August 2013. To date it has been ratified by some 80 states. These states are listed in alphabetical order on the International Labour Organization (ILO) MLC database which can be accessed on the ILO website.