Shipowners face a growing cyber threat to their electronic systems both ashore and afloat as well as regulatory pressure to enhance their cyber resilience. West are here to help by with a comprehensive solution provided by our strategic partner, leading cyber specialist Astaara.
The shipping industry faces a major challenge in complying with the global 0.5% sulphur cap for bunker fuel under MARPOL Annex VI as from 1 January 2020. This webpage provides resources from the Club and elsewhere to help guide Members in meeting those obligations.
Neptune, a comprehensive global information portal for Members, brokers and Club correspondents. Providing security, operational and bunker information at ports globally, the portal will deliver comprehensive information to Club Members.
Notices to Members
Notices to Members 09 Oct, 2020No. 13 2020/2021 - US Oil Pollution California - Increased criminal penalties for oil spill offences
Members are advised that new fines will be applicable in California from 1st January 2021 for ship sourced oil pollution damage in Californian State waters.Tony PaulsonCorporate Director
Notices to Members 21 Sep, 2020No. 12 2020/2021 - Nord Stream 2 & TurkStream - Update on new US Sanctions
Nord Stream is a system of offshore natural gas pipelines from Russia to Germany. It includes two lines running from Vyborg to Greifswald forming the original Nord Stream (NS1), and two lines running from Ust-Luga to Greifswald termed Nord Stream 2 (NS2).Tony PaulsonCorporate Director
Notices to Members 10 Aug, 2020No. 11 2020/2021 - PRC Law on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Wastes
The current PRC Law on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Wastes (previously revised in 2015) prohibits the import, dumping and disposal of both solid wastes, unless subject to a specific import license, and hazardous wastes.Tony PaulsonCorporate Director