Friday, 1st December 2017

Australian Government (AMSA) Salvage and Wreck Workshop 28-29 November 2017

The Group was invited by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to participate and present at its two-day Salvage and Wreck workshop held at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney on 28 and 29 November 2017.

Group Executive Officer Andrew Bardot and Sam Kendall Marsden (Standard Club), a member of the IG Large Casualty Working Group, delivered presentations on the Group outreach programme and the role of the SCR and participated on various panel sessions including shipowners’ limitation of liability, maritime casualty management and the role of insurers in decision-making during maritime incidents.

The interactive workshop was well attended by a broad range of Australian and overseas participants, including AMSA representatives, Australian state Maritime authority and port representatives, Salvors, legal and commercial correspondents, shipowners/operators and exporters.

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.