Monday, 13th June 2016

IMO Legal Committee - International Group attendance

The International Group attended and took a full and active role in the 103rd session of the IMO Legal Committee that was held in London from 8th – 10th June.

The Legal Committee's main agenda items included monitoring the implementation of the HNS Protocol, 2010, the judicial sale of ships, liability and compensation issues connected with trans-boundary pollution damage from offshore oil exploration and exploitation activities, piracy and the fair treatment of seafarers in the event of a maritime accident amongst other agenda items.

18 Jun 2020

Updated Industry Guidelines on the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers

The carriage of Seed Cake cargoes continues to cause confusion and the potential for mis-declaration remains high - with the consequent risk of fire on board container ships. Seed Cake is the term used for pulp, cake, pellets, expellers or other cargo where oil has been removed from oil-bearing seeds, cereals or commodities with similar properties, including all such types of seed meal. It is principally used as an ingredient in animal feeds.
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.