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  • Biden takes no action against Nord Stream 2...

    The Biden administration is taking a hands-off approach to Gazprom's nearly-complete Nord Stream 2 subsea pipeline, making no significant moves against companies violating U.S. sanctions on the project, according to sources familiar with a status report that the State Department completed last week. 

     

  • Philippine fishermen call on UN to invalidate...

    The Philippine artisanal fishermens' association Pamalakaya has called on the UN to declare China's new Coast Guard Law "null and void," asserting that Beijing's new rules of engagement for the agency are incompatible with international law. 

     

  • Solomon Islands seeks compensation for "...

    The government of the Solomon Islands says that it is pursuing compensation from the owners of a bulker that allegedly discharged fuel oil into Graciosa Bay, a natural harbor at the island of Nendo.

     

  • Wakashio stern removal begins as officers appear...

    Salvage work is getting underway more than seven months after the bulk carrier Wakashio went aground off Mauritius causing one of the worst environmental disasters in the country’s history. The efforts to remove and recycle the stern section of the 203,000 dwt bulker are commencing as a Court of Investigation is also underway in Mauritius providing the officers’ accounts of the accident.

     

  • Merchant Shipping Bill 2020: a work in progress

    The draft Merchant Shipping Bill was published in 2021 for comment and was designed to replace the 1951 Act which has grown into a very cumbersome piece of legislation as technology and shipping have developed. The Department of Transport is in the process of considering comments and input received and other submissions made during the course of the year. The Bill will then be scrutinised by state law advisers before being submitted to cabinet for approval and, ultimately promulgated by parliament as the new Merchant Shipping Act.

     

  • WFW advises Macquarie Bank on first of its kind...

    Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised Macquarie Bank Limited (“Macquarie”) in relation to the securitisation of certain underlying loans for Fleetscape Capital Limited (“Fleetscape”) in respect of the financing of ships on lease to various lessees. Oxane acted as facility agent and security trustee.

     

  • New Covid-19 travel rules

    Currently, there is no change to the current Seafarer exemptions, meaning seafarers will continue to be exempt from having to present a negative test before flying to the UK. However, it is important to note this should be checked with local travel providers as even transiting through certain countries, or travelling on certain airlines, may have a blanket stipulation for a negative Covid-19 test before being allowed to board.

     

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Biden takes no action against Nord Stream 2 participants

The Biden administration is taking a hands-off approach to Gazprom's nearly-complete Nord Stream 2 subsea pipeline, making no significant moves against companies violating U.S. sanctions on the project, according to sources familiar with a status report that the State Department completed last week. 

 
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Wakashio stern removal begins as officers appear in court

Salvage work is getting underway more than seven months after the bulk carrier Wakashio went aground off Mauritius causing one of the worst environmental disasters in the country’s history. The efforts to remove and recycle the stern section of the 203,000 dwt bulker are commencing as a Court of Investigation is also underway in Mauritius providing the officers’ accounts of the accident.

 
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