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19 Oct 2020

International Group – Press Release regarding the Crew Change issues arising from COVID-19

The International Group and its 13 constituent P&I Clubs, which are in turn mutually owned and governed by their shipowner and charterer members, have become extremely concerned about the detrimental effect upon the mental well-being of seafarers as a result of the prolongation of their contracts of employment due to the pandemic.
13 Oct 2020

US Oil Pollution California - Increased criminal penalties for oil spill related offences

The International Group Clubs have issued the following circular to their Members advising that new fines will be applicable in California from 1st January 2021 for ship sourced oil pollution damage in Californian State waters.
“The Group is committed to keeping under active review the ways in which clubs collectively deliver benefits for their shipowner members, and looking to the future, to ensuring that the Group’s pooling and reinsurance arrangements, which support the very comprehensive cover provided to the clubs' shipowner members, evolve and adapt to meet the challenges of new technologies which are being developed within the shipping industry and the new regulatory challenges facing both shipowners and marine insurers.”
Paul Jennings
International Group Chairman