Wednesday, 16th October 2013

IOPC Funds meetings - International Group attendance

The Group attended and took the lead industry role in the discussions at the IOPC Fund meetings on a range of matters, including the winding up of the 1971 Fund, definition of “ship” and assessment of claims.

The Fund meetings considered papers tabled and presented by the International Group, amongst others. These papers can be downloaded from the submissions page. At the meeting, the 1971 Fund Administrative Council agreed with the recommendation of the Director of the Fund to dissolve the 1971 Fund at its October 2014 session, despite the opposition from the Group and the fact that there remain outstanding 1971 Fund cases involving Group clubs. The Group informed the meeting that it will review options available to protect the interests of the Group and member clubs.

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.