Wednesday, 12th December 2018

IMO 2017 International Maritime Prize

The Secretary General of the IMO, His Excellency Mr Kitack Lim, awarded its prestigious annual International Maritime Prize for 2017 at its annual awards ceremony last week to Mrs. Birgit Sølling Olsen, former Deputy Director-General of the Danish Maritime Authority.

Mrs Olsen was nominated for the award jointly by the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA), the International Group and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) in recognition of her distinguished career in the maritime field and her outstanding contribution to the objectives of the IMO, which included her significant contribution to the work of the IMO’s Legal Committee over many years. This included the development and adoption of a framework of international treaties governing liability and compensation for ship-sourced pollution damage, death and personal injury to passengers and removal of wrecks on which the International Group - as NGO with consultative status at the IMO - was also closely involved. Mrs Olsen’s work during this time also included invaluable contribution to the work and objectives of the IOPC Funds and seafarer welfare within the ILO, forums in which the International Group is also an active participant.

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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.