Thursday, 1st November 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 29 October – 1 November 2018.

As well as discussing a number of pollution damage cases still on the Funds’ agenda, the meeting considered the work that is needed in advance of entry into force of the IMO 2010 HNS Convention.

The Group offered its assistance to the IOPC Funds’ Secretariat on the work that is needed in this regard given that, whilst assessing claims for damage arising from the carriage of HNS by sea will be new for the HNS Fund Secretariat when the Convention enters into force, the IG Clubs have been handling such claims for many years and have a huge amount of experience in this area.

It was also noted at the meeting that the historical claims record suggests that the vast majority of incidents where damage will occur from the carriage of HNS by sea will not engage the HNS Fund and, as a result, the involvement at this stage of the Group will be of most importance

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.