Tuesday, 29th November 2016

Piracy – EU Council Decision to extend the mandate of operation Atalanta until December 2018

On 28 November 2016, the EU Council, following a strategic review, confirmed the extension of the mandate of operation Atalanta to contribute to the deterrence, prevention and repression of acts of piracy and armed robbery of the Somali coast until December 2018. The combined naval involvement of EU member states has been an important factor in the significant reduction in piracy activity in the Somali/Gulf of Aden/Horn of Africa region, and the agreement of EU member states to continue the operation is welcomed by the Group.

18 Jun 2020

Updated Industry Guidelines on the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers

The carriage of Seed Cake cargoes continues to cause confusion and the potential for mis-declaration remains high - with the consequent risk of fire on board container ships. Seed Cake is the term used for pulp, cake, pellets, expellers or other cargo where oil has been removed from oil-bearing seeds, cereals or commodities with similar properties, including all such types of seed meal. It is principally used as an ingredient in animal feeds.
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.