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
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.