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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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.
20 May 2020

Vessel monitoring and P&I insurance – ship’s Automated Information System (AIS)

The ability to track vessels using their AIS (“Automatic Identification Signals”) has become an increasingly important part of Clubs’ sanctions compliance programmes. All International Group Clubs have now agreed a common minimum standard of tracking.