Submissions

Submission to the IOPC Fund – Consistent application of the 1992 Conventions 30/03/2017

30/03/2017

This document has been co-sponsored jointly with the ICS and refers to concerns that courts in Member States have taken decisions in past cases that are inconsistent with the Civil Liability and Fund Conventions, notably with respect to the limitation and channelling provisions of the 1992 Civil Liability Convention (1992 CLC).

Submission to the IOPC Fund – STOPIA & TOPIA – amendments

16/09/2016

This submission contains the amendments to be made to STOPIA and TOPIA following the recent review of the two Agreements.

Submission to the IOPC Fund – STOPIA & TOPIA review outcome

16/09/2016

This submission provides the outcome on the 10 year review of STOPIA & TOPIA, undertaken following the initiative of the International Group, and notifies States of the subsequent approach to be taken by the Group.

Submission to the IOPC Fund – Funding of interim payments

16/09/2016

This submission informs the IOPC Fund Member States that the International Group has continued to work closely with the IOPC Fund’s Consultation Group, and the Fund Director, to clarify the basis on which interim payments are made in respect of claims where the 1992 Civil Liability Convention limit is exceeded and which are funded both by the P&I Club and the 1992 Fund, and that the International Group endorses the agreement in this regard that has been tabled for the 1992 IOPC Fund Assembly meeting.

Submission to the IOPC Fund – Prestige

16/09/2016

This submission informs the IOPC Fund Member States that the implications of the Spanish Supreme Court’s judgment in the Prestige case have been given further study by the International Group and are the subject of observations contained therein, particularly with respect to the liability limit of insurers.

Submission to IMO LEG 101 - Athens Convention 2002

28/04/2014

Paper submitted to the IMO legal committee to raise awareness of key issues regarding the uniform application and implementation of the Athens Convention, 2002

Submission to IMO LEG 101 - Wreck Removal Convention 2007

28/04/2014

Paper to the IMO legal committee in order to raise awareness of the opt-in provision which provides that a State Party may extend the Convention to its territory and territorial sea.

Submission to the IOPC Fund - Winding up of the 1971 Fund

27/09/2013

This document informs the IOPC Fund Member States that a number of the pending cases involving the 1971 Fund involve member P+I Clubs of the International Group.

Submission to IMO DSC 18 - Comments on alternative test methods for the carriage of nickel ore - International Group, INTERCARGO, ICS and BIMCO

26/07/2013

Comments on elements of the report of the Correspondence Group on the Transport of Iron Ore Fines in Bulk. Particularly the key proposals to amendments to appendix 2 of the Code and provisions in the new individual schedule for Iron Ore Fines.

Submission to the IOPC Fund – Funding of interim payments

25/04/2013

This document informs the 6th intersessional working group of the 1992 Fund that little progress was made in discussions with the Director of the Fund on the funding of interim payments since the previous working group meeting and that the Group agreed, as a result, with the proposal that the working group should now be closed.

Submission to the IOPC Fund – Winding up of the 1971 Fund

25/04/2013

This document outlines the position of the Group on the winding up of the 1971 Fund, and informs the 1971 Administrative Council that the Group cannot agree to the winding up of the Fund while there are still claims against Group Clubs in outstanding 1971 Fund cases.

Submission to IMO FAL 38 - Stowaways

13/02/2013

This document provides an analysis of stowaway cases handled by IG Clubs in the period 20 February 2011 to 20 February 2012 and compares the data with the IG's data submitted to the IMO FAL 36.

Proposal for a Regulation on the Recycling of Ships

30/01/2013

This document sets out the position of the International Group on the proposals in the European Parliament to introduce a financial security mechanism into the draft Ship Recycling Regulation text.

Submission to the IMO Maritime Safety Committee 91 - Carriage requirements for instruments that test the atmosphere of enclosed spaces - Australia, IG and IACS

05/10/2012

This document discusses and provides comments upon the decision of DSC 17 relating to developing carriage requirements for instruments that test the atmosphere of enclosed spaces.

Submission to the IOPC Fund - Nissos Amorgos

21/09/2012

This document provides the 1971 Fund Administrative Council with information concerning the position of the Gard Club in relation to the decision of the Maracaibo Criminal Court of Appeal in March 2011, and in respect of the possible implications of that decision.

Submission to IMO DSC 17 - Comments on alternative test methods for the carriage of nickel ore - IG, INTERCARGO, ICS and BIMCO

27/07/2012

This document comments on the proposal for a modified test method to be included in the new schedule for nickel ore cargoes to the IMSBC Code.

Submission to IMO DSC 17 - Comments on alternative test methods for the carriage of iron ore fines - IG, INTERCARGO, ICS and BIMCO

27/07/2012

This document comments on the proposal for including alternative test methods in a new iron fines schedule to the IMSBC Code.

Submission to the IOPC Fund – Funding of interim payments

02/04/2012

This document provides a draft 1992 IOPC Fund Assembly Resolution that seeks to place the arrangements for interim payments on a clearer footing in a way that will benefit all concerned and establishes a form of agreement between the International Group and the 1992 Fund that could be laid by the shipowner/P Club concerned before the court administering the limitation fund as authoritative evidence of the existing practice.

Submission to the IOPC Fund – Iran sanctions

02/04/2012

This document summarises the effect of European Council Regulation 276/2012 on the purchase, import and transport of crude oil, petroleum and petrochemical products either loaded in Iran or originating in Iran; the potential financial impact on the operation of the 1992 Fund and Supplementary Fund, and the impact on STOPIA 2006 and TOPIA 2006.

Submission to IMO MSC 90 – early implementation of the amendments to the IMSBC Code - IG, INTERCARGO, ICS, BIMCO and IUMI

23/03/2012

This document urges early utilisation of measures to control the moisture content of Group A cargoes under the IMSBC Code, as agreed at the IMO DSC 16 meeting for inclusion in the next set of amendments (02-13) to the IMSBC Code, in advance of their mandatory application on 1 January 2015.

Submission to IMO MSC 90 - Guidance for Flag States on measures to prevent Somalia-based piracy - ICS, IG, ITF, BIMCO, INTERTANKO, INTERCARGO, Intermanager, ICC-IMB, IPTA, SIGTTO and WSC

12/03/2012

This document reminds Flag States of their obligations under international law and invites them to implement a number of steps to deal with actual or attempted piracy against their ships.

Submission to IMO LEG 99 – LLMC review – IG & ICS

09/03/2012

This document provides additional information from the IG and the International Chamber of Shipping to facilitate the discussions at the IMO LEG meeting in April 2012 on any increases to the 1996 LLMC Protocol limits.

Submission to IMO LEG 99 – claims subject to limitation – claims experience - IG

02/03/2012

This document provides updated claims data on claims subject to limitation under the 1996 LLMC Protocol further to the data provided by the International Group to the ninety-sixth and ninety-seventh sessions of the Legal Committee.

Submission to IMO DSC 16 - Solid Bulk Cargoes That Can Liquefy

29/07/2011

This document provides further information and proposals concerning the transportation of solid bulk cargoes that may liquefy.

Submission to IMO DSC 16 - Solid Bulk Cargoes That Can Liquefy

15/07/2011

This document submitted in conjunction with INTERCARGO, BIMCO, ICS, and IUMI provides further information concerning the difficulties faced by the industry to the MSC's request in particular in cases involving cargo liquefaction.

Submission to the IOPC Fund - Funding of interim payments

23/06/2011

This document welcomed and supported the 1992 IOPC Fund Director's proposal that the establishment of a Consultation Group may be an appropriate forum to examine further the issue of the funding of interim payments and the proposals that had been tabled to date, including the proposed draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the International Group and the 1992 Fund, and an Assembly Resolution.

Submission to the IOPC Fund - handling of large numbers of claims for small amounts with little documentation

23/06/2011

This document provided comments on the issues for consideration and discussion on the handling of large numbers of claims for small amounts by the third meeting of the 1992 IOPC Fund's sixth Intersessional Working Group.

Submission to the IOPC Fund - Funding of interim payments

11/03/2011

This document informed the second meeting of the 6th IOPC Fund Intersessional Working Group of the intersessional discussions that had taken place between the IG and the IOPC Fund Secretariat on the issue of the funding of interim payments and, although no agreement had yet been reached between the two parties, it also presented to the Working Group a proposed MoU that has the intention of setting out both the practice which has normally been followed in making interim payments under the international regime of compensation for claims for oil pollution damage, and also the intent in making such payments, with a proposal that the Fund could engage in the funding of interim payments before the shipowner’s limit of liability has been exceeded.

Submission to IMO LEG 97 - claims subject to limitation

08/10/2010

This document provides additional information and claims data on claims subject to limitation under the 1996 LLMC Protocol further to the data provided by the International Group to the ninety-sixth session of the Legal Committee.

Submission to IMO FAL 36 - Stowaways

02/07/2010

This document provides an analysis of stowaway cases handled by IG Clubs in the period 20 February 2007 to 20 February 2008 and compares the data with the statistics published by the IMO for this period.