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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11 May 2022

The International Group’s collaborative approach to dealing with large maritime claims and salvage & wreck removals

Ben Harris, Chair of the International Group’s Salvage Committee and Sam Kendall-Marsden, Chair of the International Group’s Large Casualty Committee discuss the Group’s collective approach to dealing with large marine casualties. Specifically, how the Group plays an important part in achieving positive, sustainable solutions with regard to the marine environment, local communities and other stakeholders.
02 Feb 2022

Sanctions – Recent Deceptive Practices

The International Group Clubs have recently issued a common circular highlighting several deceptive practices that some parties deploy when they engage in sanctions breaking activities.