Monday, 7th August 2006

United States Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006 - Title VI - increase in OPA 1990 limits

The limits of liability for oil removal costs and damages that result from discharges or substantial threats of discharge of oil from vessels, under OPA 90 (33 U.S.C. 2704), were amended by the enactment of the Delaware River Protection Act of 2006, title VI of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006 (Public Law # 109-241).(Click for table of new limits). The new limits for any tank vessel are effective for an oil discharge or substantial threat of discharge that occurs on or after October 9, 2006. The new limits for any other vessel are effective for an oil discharge or substantial threat of discharge that occurs on or after July 11, 2006.

Download USCG_OPA_90_Pollution_Schedule_2006.pdf
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.