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.

01 Nov 2019

IOPC Funds’ meetings at the IMO - International Group attendance

The International Group attended and took the lead industry role in the discussions at the meetings of the IOPC Funds that were held in London at the IMO HQ on 28 October – 31 October 2019.
29 Oct 2019

International Group now releases the highly successful P&IQ Qualification to all

First launched in 2010, the International Group’s P&I Qualification (P&IQ) programme has been hugely successful, with over 2,000 examinations taken and over 50 candidates gaining the full Qualification.