Wednesday, 31st October 2018

International Group signs large casualty Memorandum of Understanding with Venezuela

INEA (Instituto Nacional de los Espacios Acuaticos de la Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela) has joined the list of signatory states to the Group Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the response to major Maritime casualties and incidents.

The MoU is part of the Outreach programme developed by the Group following its detailed review in 2012/13 of major Maritime casualties involving removal of wreck, and it is focused on improving and streamlining the joint co-operation and casualty response of national Maritime administrations/authorities and the clubs. A key focus of the MoU is joint preparedness training and involves experienced club personnel participating in training workshops and exercises with national administrations and authorities.

The MoU was signed in London at the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on Monday 29 October by Vice Admiral Jorge Sierraalta, Vice President of the Instituto Nacional de Espacios Acuáticos of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (INEA), and Group CEO Andrew Bardot.

INEA-MOU

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.