China Wreck Removal Convention

The Wreck Removal Convention will come into force in China from 11 February 2017, Britannia P&I Club has reminded its Members. Under the terms of the Convention, ships with a gross tonnage of 300 and above need to apply for a certificate of insurance. From February 11th 2017 ships of over 300gt, wherever registered, when entering or leaving a Chinese port or arriving at/leaving from an offshore facility in Chinese territorial waters, must carry a Wreck Removal Certificate on board.