Monday, 24th June 2019

EMSA Places of Refuge workshop – International Group participation

The International Group fully participated in a workshop on places of refuge for Black Sea and Caspian Sea littoral States held in Lisbon on 18-20 June 2019.

The workshop was delivered as part of the European Maritime Safety Agency’s (EMSA) wider programme of event activities, the aim of which is to provide information and guidance to non-EU States regarding better protection and response in waters and coastal zones that could affect the jurisdiction of one or more European Union member states.

The course participants represented, among others, the governments of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine as well as representatives from Malta and EMSA.

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.