Wednesday, 9th December 2020

Meetings (remote) of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds - International Group attendance

The International Group attended and took a lead industry role in the discussions at the remote meetings of the IOPC Funds that were held on 2nd to 4th December 2020.

Issues on the agenda of the IOPC Funds where the International Group took an active role in the debate included the Small Tanker Oil Pollution Indemnification and Tanker Oil Pollution Indemnification Agreements (TOPIA and STOPIA) and the Bow Jubail incident. The Funds’ meetings also considered other on-going pollution cases that have engaged the IOPC Funds and the International Group Clubs, the issues arising from lack of, or insufficient, financial security in certain IOPC Fund cases and whether the regime governing liability and compensation for ship sourced oil pollution damage from oil tankers should be reviewed.  The International Group remains engaged with the IOPC Funds on all such matters given the joint (shipowner/P&I – IOPC Fund) nature of the compensation and liability system for ship-sourced pollution damage from oil tankers.

13 Apr 2021

Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers

An updated version of the “Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers” is jointly published today by the International Group and CINS (the Cargo Incident Notification System).
03 Mar 2021

Safety animation to help prevent the loss of life in enclosed spaces onboard ships

Too many lives are lost unnecessarily when seafarers or shore-based personnel enter enclosed spaces on board ships. The International Group has collaborated to produce a safety training animation that draws attention to the risk of entering such spaces without first taking preventive and protective measures.