Friday, 8th November 2019

International Group hosts cost recovery workshop in Brazil

The International Group brought together senior representatives from the Brazilian Navy, relevant Brazilian government departments and agencies representing maritime activities, ports and the environment, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 7th to 8th November for a workshop entitled ‘Responding to Maritime Casualties in Brazil: Liability and Cost Recovery Workshop’.

The event focused on the relevant international regimes for liability and compensation in respect of ship sourced pollution damage and wreck removal, and the need for co-operation between industry and government in the event of an incident in Brazilian waters, and included representatives from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPCF).

As well as hosting the event, the Group also hosted a series of meetings with representatives of the Brazilian government as part of ongoing discussions regarding the benefits to Brazil in ratifying key IMO regimes. The importance of continuing this work in Brazil to ensure that adequate protection is in place in the event of an incident in Brazilian waters was agreed by all participants.

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.