Monday, 30th April 2018

IOPC Funds meetings - International Group attendance

The International Group, as represented by David Baker, attended and took a lead industry role in the discussions at the meetings of the IOPC Funds that were held in London on 30 April – 2 May, in particular on the discussions on the concerns arising from the Spanish Court judgements in the Prestige case and on the criteria for the admissibility of claims for compensation—claims by employees who have suffered a reduction in wages, been placed on part-time work or been made redundant as a consequence of an incident.

The meetings agreed the criteria for the admissibility of such claims, with input in advance and at the meeting from the International Group.

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.
20 May 2020

Vessel monitoring and P&I insurance – ship’s Automated Information System (AIS)

The ability to track vessels using their AIS (“Automatic Identification Signals”) has become an increasingly important part of Clubs’ sanctions compliance programmes. All International Group Clubs have now agreed a common minimum standard of tracking.