Tuesday, 31st March 2020

Best Management Practices – Piracy and Armed Robbery - West Africa

The International Group, in partnership with shipping industry associations, have launched new maritime security guidance.  The Best Management Practices (BMP), West Africa, is a new addition to the established BMP series and provides threat mitigation guidance on counter-piracy/armed robbery at sea.  The new BMP should help companies and mariners to risk assess voyages and mitigate external threats to their safety while operating in and around the coast of West Africa, including the Gulf of Guinea. The BMP West Africa is accessible on the websites of all the International Group Clubs and at https://www.maritimeglobalsecurity.org.

Download BMP_West_Africa.pdf
18 Jun 2020

Updated Industry Guidelines on the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers

The carriage of Seed Cake cargoes continues to cause confusion and the potential for mis-declaration remains high - with the consequent risk of fire on board container ships. Seed Cake is the term used for pulp, cake, pellets, expellers or other cargo where oil has been removed from oil-bearing seeds, cereals or commodities with similar properties, including all such types of seed meal. It is principally used as an ingredient in animal feeds.
22 May 2020

International Group clubs respond to the US Government sanctions guidance for maritime and related industries.

On 14 May 2020 the US issued a Global Maritime Advisory (“Guidance”) aimed at a range of industry sectors including marine insurers such as P&I clubs, shipowners and charterers.