Thursday, 3rd December 2020

107th session of the IMO Legal Committee (remote) – International Group attendance

The International Group took an active role at the 107th remote session of the IMO Legal Committee that was held on 27th November to 2nd December 2020.

The Legal Committee's main agenda items included consideration of the further development of a Unified Interpretation on the shipowner’s right to limit liability under the IMO Conventions (as proposed by the Group along with other co-sponsors), the use fraudulent ship registries, monitoring the implementation of the HNS Protocol 2010, the provision of financial security in case of abandonment of seafarers under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) and a proposal from the Group for a 2001 Bunkers Convention claims manual. The Group welcomed the progress made by the Committee on a number of these items, in particular on the Committee’s agreement that a draft Unified Interpretation on the shipowner’s right to limit liability under the IMO Conventions should be developed intersessionally, along with the mechanism for such a Unified Interpretation, and then presented to the next Committee meeting.  The Group will continue to take a full and active role in this work given its importance to the long term sustainability of the IMO liability and compensation Conventions.

11 May 2022

The International Group’s collaborative approach to dealing with large maritime claims and salvage & wreck removals

Ben Harris, Chair of the International Group’s Salvage Committee and Sam Kendall-Marsden, Chair of the International Group’s Large Casualty Committee discuss the Group’s collective approach to dealing with large marine casualties. Specifically, how the Group plays an important part in achieving positive, sustainable solutions with regard to the marine environment, local communities and other stakeholders.
02 Feb 2022

Sanctions – Recent Deceptive Practices

The International Group Clubs have recently issued a common circular highlighting several deceptive practices that some parties deploy when they engage in sanctions breaking activities.