Friday, 12th April 2019

International Group signs MoU

The International Group and the Chinese Ship-Sourced Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (COPC Fund) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Shanghai on Wednesday 10th April to strengthen the ties between the two organisations and to ensure that the International Group Clubs and the Fund work in a collective and co-operative manner to handle claims in the event of a future ship sourced oil spill in Chinese waters.

The International Group has welcomed the signing of the MoU and believes that it is an important step in building on the relationship already established since the COPC Fund became operative.

The MoU addresses the manner in which the Clubs and the Fund will work together in the event of an oil spill in Chinese waters and highlights the importance placed by both parties on environmental protection, response and clean up and on the need to ensure that claimants that have suffered losses as a result of a ship sourced oil spill receive prompt and adequate compensation.

The International Group looks forward to maintaining and building on this important relationship with the COPC Fund.


Safety animation to help prevent injuries and loss of life during mooring operations.

The International Group of P&I Clubs launches second safety animation to help prevent injuries and loss of life during mooring operations.
15 Mar 2023

Guidelines published for Marine Casualty Claims

The International Group’s Salvage Committee have drafted new Guidelines jointly with the Joint Marine Claims Committee (JMCC) to help improve collaboration in the handling of shipping casualties. The protocol document seeks to promote more effective communication between the parties involved that will ensure the prompt deployment of emergency responses services to vessels in distress.