Monday, 8th May 2006

Group presentation to EESC Study Group on the Third Maritime Safety Package

Along with other industry participants including ICS, Chamber of Shipping, OCIMF, Intertanko and ECSA, the Group was invited to address the European Economic and Social Committee Study Group which is currently preparing an opinion on the Third Maritime Safety Package drafted by the European Commission. Andrew Bardot reaffirmed Group support for the positive objectives of the Package (principally encouragement of early entry into force of LLMC in all Member States and early ratification of IMO conventions) and reiterated concerns including the proposed introduction of direct action COFRs for all types of claim, compulsory insurance at double LLMC limits, changing the limitation test for vessels flagged in non-LLMC States, the possible future amendment of CLC limits by EU Directive and dealing with abandonment of seafarers by means of liability insurance. Other industry sectors supported the position taken by the Group on these proposals. The Study Group welcomed the input from insurers and industry and confirmed that it will continue it's work on it's report which will be finalised in the Autumn

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13 Nov 2019

International Group publishes a revised International Group Agreement

Please note that following a meeting on 12 November 2019 the International Group has published new guidelines on the interpretation of the International Group Agreement together with a revised agreement.
01 Nov 2019

IOPC Funds’ meetings at the IMO - International Group attendance

The International Group attended and took the lead industry role in the discussions at the meetings of the IOPC Funds that were held in London at the IMO HQ on 28 October – 31 October 2019.