Wednesday, 20th June 2007

Third meeting of the IOPC Funds Fourth Intersessional Working Group on Non-Technical measures to promote Quality Shipping for Carriage of Oil by Sea

The third meeting of the working group was held during the IOPC Funds meetings held in Montreal from 12 to 15 June 2007. On the basis of the previous submissions made on behalf of the IG to the working group, and following meetings/discussions with the Funds Director and the working group Chairperson, it was not deemed necessary at this time to make any further written submission on behalf of the Group although a number of oral interventions were made in relation to the proposals for a study by CMI on regional and national barriers and impediments to free exchange of information between insurers and in relation to the joint proposal by Canada and France to investigate the possibility for withdrawal of CLC certificates on grounds of substandard quality. The working group will continue to address these issues and is expected to conclude its remit within 2008. Copies of the papers submitted for the MontrÈal meetings are available on the IOPC Fundís web site document server at

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.