Legal Corner

  • US Executive Order Relating to Sanctions on Iranian Metals

    May 08: US lawyer Bill Juska of Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP has advised that on 8 May 2019, US President Trump issued a new Executive Order “Imposing Sanctions with […]

  • AMATO Threatens Strike As Nigerian Customs Moves to Auction Seized Trucks

    April 03: The Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) has threatened to order its members to withdraw their services from the port over plans by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) […]

  • Singapore To Increase Criminal Penalties for Not Meeting Low Sulfur Fuel Requirements From Next Year

    April 03: Singapore has a message for shipping companies considering cheating on rules starting next year to combat pollution to save a few dollars on their fuel bills: don’t. Captains […]

  • IMO Works to Clamp Down on Illicit Shipping Practices

    April 04: The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is working on tougher measures to clamp down on rogue shipping companies trying to use flag registries fraudulently to conceal their activities, officials […]

  • Legal hiccup for Nigeria

    President urged the Senate to focus on passing the Suppression of Piracy Bill. Buhari rejects Maritime Security Bill, 4 others  By Patience Danjuma President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the […]

  • Angola boosts marsec

    Country to adopt norms that criminalise acts of piracy and armed robberies at sea. Angolan Executive improves maritime security The Angolan Executive intends to improve in the next two years […]

  • CMF on charcoal smuggling

    lllegal trade funds terror group. CTF152 Hold Counter Charcoal Smuggling Conference The second conference on combatting the illegal smuggling of Somalian charcoal was held at the Combined Maritime Forces headquarters in […]

  • Death penalty for piracy

    India introduces stringent laws. Union Cabinet approves stringent anti-piracy law The Union Cabinet today approved a bill providing for death penalty or life imprisonment to those involved in piracy at […]

  • Med, migrants and merchant ships

    Shipping’s concerns over Italy’s migrant stance. Migrant crisis may pose threats to Med shipping By Julia Louppova The migrant crisis continues in Europe and the shipping industry is getting increasingly worried […]

  • Nigeria: still no piracy law

    Still no legislation in place to combat maritime piracy. ‘There is no comprehensive piracy law in Nigeria’ By Joseph Onyekwere Adjudicating on admiralty or maritime matters was a herculean task for […]