Monday, 3rd April 2017

UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) signs International Group Large Casualty MOU

The UK is the latest state to sign-up to the International Group large casualty Memorandum of Understanding regarding the response to major maritime casualties and incidents. The MoU is a key element of the International Group Outreach programme, and was developed following the review undertaken in 2012 (and updated in 2016) of major maritime casualties involving removal of wreck operations.

The aim of the MoU is to promote and streamline cooperation between the Group clubs and Maritime Authorities to facilitate expeditious and effective response to major maritime casualties and incidents, particularly those involving actual or potential removal of wreck operations and environmental damage, or the threat thereof.

The MoU is not a legally binding document, and does not override existing international, regional or national arrangements for the handling of maritime casualties. Nor does it override applicable law or statutory rights, duties and obligations. Rather, it is designed to provide a collaborative framework for prompt and efficient handling of casualties. It also provides for joint participation in education and training exercises. South Africa, Australia and New Zealand have already entered into similar MoUs with the International Group, and approaches have been made to and discussions are ongoing with a number of other states.

11 Oct 2021

Announcing the International Group of P&I Clubs Fellowship in International Maritime Law 2021-2022

The International Group of P&I Clubs is delighted to announce the establishment of a fellowship for the academic year 2021-2022 for a student pursuing Master of Laws (LL.M.) studies in International Maritime Law at the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) based in Malta.
07 Oct 2021

Group activities - Current and future challenges

In this video, Chair Paul Jennings and Group CEO Nick Shaw briefly discuss the work that the International Group have been doing to ensure that there are sustainable high levels of P&I cover available to shipowners going forward and discuss future challenges for the Group.