Tuesday, 14th May 2019

IGP&I attend the BIMCO Documentary Committee

Andrew Bardot and Nick Shaw attended the BIMCO Documentary Committee meeting held on 14 May in Athens. The Group has observer status on the Documentary Committee, and attends the bi-annual committee meetings.

In addition to the Group participation, representatives from the West of England, UK Club, Steamship, Standard, Swedish, North of England, Gard, London and the Britannia clubs also attended the Athens meetings.

Current work streams in the Documentary Committee include the development of a dismantling, removal and marine services agreement (DISMANTLECON) which has been substantially completed and is fast tracked for adoption in the coming months, together with a new clause covering Cyber Security which will also be imminently approved and adopted, and the updating of the BIMCO Sanctions clauses.

There is also a major project in hand to revise the GENCON 1994 voyage charter party form which is well advanced and is targeted for completion within 2019.

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.