Notices to Members

No. 33 2013/2014 - Amended Bye-Laws for 2014

February 2014

Dear Sirs,

Amended Bye-Laws

At its meeting on 5 February 2014 the Board passed the following amended Bye-Laws which can also be found in the Rule Book 2014/15 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 2014.

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 14 2013/2014 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 15 2013/2014 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 16 2013/2014 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 may 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)

A Paulson
Director