The International Group of P&I Clubs is awarding a Fellowship at IMLI for the 2022-2023 for academic year

The International Group’s Education Committee is delighted to offer another deserving candidate a fellowship for the academic year 2022-2023. The fellowships are offered to students pursuing Master of Laws (LL.M.) studies in International Maritime Law at the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) based in Malta.

The International Group’s Fellowship for 2022-2023 has been awarded to Mr. Jose Luis Contreras Silva from Mexico to study an LL.M. at IMLI for this forthcoming academic year. He is a legislative adviser in the Senate of the Republic of Mexico. The decision to award Mr Jose Luis was made under careful review.  Candidates are nominated to study at IMLI by the government or national authority they are employed by, and donor funding is then considered on the basis of merit and the individual parameters established by donors. The International Group is delighted that Mr. Jose Luis Contreras Silva has accepted the Fellowship award. Yet another an excellent candidate.

Alex McCooke, Chair of the IG Education Committee commented:

“Congratulations to Mr. Jose Luis Contreras Silva from Mexico who has accepted the International Group’s offer of a Fellowship to study at IMLI.  He is an exceptional candidate. The International Group is committed to creating opportunities for those wishing to further their career in the maritime sector and we’re looking forward to our engagement with him and the assistance that we can provide as he undertakes his LL.M. programme to further his knowledge of international maritime law”

IMLI was established under the auspices of the IMO and is a world recognized centre for the training of specialists in international maritime law and provides suitably qualified candidates, particularly from developing countries, with advanced training, study and research programmes in the field. Since its establishment, maritime professionals from 147 States and territories have benefited from the Institute’s training in areas related to law of the sea, shipping law, marine environmental law, maritime security law, and maritime legislation drafting.


The International Group’s Education Committee thank the MPA for supporting the Group’s P&I Qualification with funding for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents

The International Group (IG)’s Protection and Indemnity (P&I) Qualification course was approved in Sep 2022 for funding under the Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF) for Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents. Under the MCF training grant administered by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, 70% of the qualifying participants’ course fees will be covered by the MCF.

New International Group Chair

At the Annual General Meeting of the International Group of P&I Clubs held in Newcastle on 8 November 2022 the appointment of Andrew Cutler as the new Group Chair was approved.