Notices to Members

No. 34 2011/2012 - New Bye-Laws

February 2012

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Dear Sirs,

New Bye-Laws 

At its meeting on 8 February 2012 the Board passed the following Bye-Laws which can also be found in the Rule Book 2012/13 under The Third Schedule.  Together with the Association’s Rules and Constitution and a Member’s Special Terms of Entry, Bye-Laws constitute the contract of indemnity insurance between the Association and Members and Joint Members.  These Bye-Laws take effect from 20 February 2012. 

Carriage of Steel 

Members considering carriage of the following types of steel: 

Hot rolled steel in coils or bundles
Cold rolled steel in coils, packs or bundles
Galvanised steel
Stainless steel
Tin plate
Wire rods
Steel pipes
Structural steel (rebars, channels, angles, beams, bars, strips, sections, forgings) are required to: 

  1. Consider the Association’s Notice to Members Number 8 of December 1993. 
  2.  Inform the Managers of the place and time of loading and particulars of the intended carriage at the earliest opportunity after having agreed to carry such cargo, so that a surveyor can be appointed by the Association or with its approval in order (a) to establish the apparent condition of the cargo which shall be described in the bills of lading, waybills or any other document containing or evidencing a contract of carriage of that cargo, and (b) to verify that the hatch covers and other openings are in sound condition.

This Bye-Law is made under Rule 2 section 16 proviso (o) and under Rule 54 and shall operate without prejudice to Rule 19. 

This Bye-Law does not apply to the carriage of

Pig iron
Steel billets
Steel blooms
Steel scrap
Steel swarf
 
Carriage of Nickel Ore from Indonesia, New Caledonia and the Philippines 

Members considering carriage of Nickel Ore from Indonesia, New Caledonia or the Philippines are required: 

  1. To consider SOLAS Ch.VI, Reg.2 and Sections 4, 7 and 8 of the IMSBC Code and
  2. To consider the Association’s Notice to Members Number 23 2010/2011 and
  3. Before agreeing to carry such cargo (a) to contact the Club’s Claims and Loss Prevention departments for further advice and (b) to ensure that the  terms of  the charter party, contract of affreightment or other applicable contract for the carriage of such cargo are approved by the Managers and
  4. To inform the Managers of the place of loading and particulars of the intended carriage at the earliest opportunity after having agreed to carry such cargo, so that a surveyor can be appointed to establish the location of the cargo prior to arrival and provide assistance to the Master during loading.

This Bye-Law is made under Rule 2 section 16 provisos (b) and (f) and under Rule 54 and shall operate without prejudice to Rule 19. 

Carriage of Iron Ore Fines from India

 Members considering carriage of Iron Ore Fines from India are required:

  1. To consider SOLAS Ch.VI, Reg.2 and Sections 4, 7 and 8 of the IMSBC Code and
  2. To consider the Association’s Notice to Members Number 24 2010/2011 and
  3. Before agreeing to carry such cargo (a) to contact the Club’s Claims and Loss Prevention departments for further advice and (b) to ensure that the  terms of  the charter party, contract of affreightment or other applicable contract for the carriage of such cargo are approved by the Managers and
  4. To inform the Managers of the place of loading and particulars of the intended carriage at the earliest opportunity after having agreed to carry such cargo, so that a surveyor can be appointed to establish the location of the cargo prior to arrival and provide assistance to the Master during loading. 

This Bye-Law is made under Rule 2 section 16 provisos (b) and (f) and under Rule 54 and shall operate without prejudice to Rule 19. 

Carriage of coal from Kalimantan Indonesia 

Members considering carriage of coal from Kalimantan Indonesia are required: 

  1. To consider SOLAS Ch.VI, Reg.2 and Sections 4, 7 and 8 of the IMSBC Code and
  2. To consider the Association’s Notice to Members Number 12 2010/2011 and
  3. Before agreeing to carry such cargo (a) to contact the Club’s Claims and Loss Prevention departments for further advice and (b) to ensure that the  terms of  the charter party, contract of affreightment or other applicable contract for the carriage of such cargo are approved by the Managers and
  4. To inform the Managers of the place of loading and particulars of the intended carriage at the earliest opportunity after having agreed to carry such cargo, so that a surveyor can be appointed to establish the location of the cargo prior to arrival and provide assistance to the Master during loading.

This Bye-Law is made under Rule 2 section 16 provisos (b) and (f) and Rule 54 and shall operate without prejudice to Rule 19.

Yours faithfully
For:      West of England Insurance Services (Luxembourg) S.A.
    
       (As Managers)

 

R J B Searle
Director