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Issue of Boxship Fires Reignited

The recent fire on the 7,510 TEU vessel “Yantian Express” in the North Atlantic again raises the issue of the adequacy of controls relating to the shipment of dangerous goods in containers. This issue was raised recently in September 2018 at the IMO Sub-Committee on carriage of cargoes in containers. [...]

January 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

The perils of buy to scrap

Shipowners are increasingly subject to an array of regulations relating to the operation of vessels. The talk at the moment is of the new low sulphur fuel regulations coming into effect next year. However, the whole issue of scrapping ships has become subject to increased regulation as highlighted here in one [...]

January 17th, 2019|0 Comments

BDM’s fourth Christmas!

The team celebrating BDM’s fourth Christmas at the end of another long and extremely busy year.  Thanks go to all of our friends and clients for their continued support throughout the year.  Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! BDM is a specialist shipping [...]

December 21st, 2018|0 Comments

BDM listed as leading practitioners in Who’s Who Legal

Nick and Bob made it into the Who’s Who list of leading shipping and maritime lawyers for yet another year. Thanks to all the clients and peers who recommended us. For those interested please click here to view our page. BDM is a specialist shipping law firm offering high quality legal [...]

November 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Russian blockade of Kerch Strait causing legal problems

We received new instructions today from a Ukrainian ship owner whose vessel is one of many blocked by Russian authorities at the Kerch Strait. The situation is fluid as there is little in the way of information from the Russian authorities. The UK Club has also released a useful update [...]

November 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Arresting for security for a maritime claim in England? Court confirms there’s no need to post counter-security

The Court, in Natwest Markets plc v. Stallion Eight Shipping & Co S.A. [2018] EWHC 2033 (The “Alkyon”), recently re-considered the longstanding principle under English law that those with a maritime claim need not post counter-security for an arrest. The facts of the case are not of any particular interest. [...]

November 14th, 2018|0 Comments