Friday, 30th July 2021

Ventris Lam

My name is Ventris Lam and I work for the Hong Kong branch of West of England.

The past eight years have been a very memorable and valuable learning experience for me.  I am now a confident and cheerful person having completed the P&I Qualification.

In 2012, I sat for Module 1 at which time I had never thought of completing all seven Modules.  Perhaps it was just as well that I did not think too far ahead because, otherwise, I may never have started.

However, after my failure in one of the Modules in 2016, I wanted to give it up as I was juggling with work, family and studies at the same time.  Luckily with the encouragement and assistance of my supervisor, I went for a second attempt and obtained a good mark. 

The importance of perseverance and determination were thus realised.  I thoroughly understand the meaning of “failure breeds success”.  It was a great boost to my ability as well. 

Having finished all the Modules in June 2020, I have been given the opportunity to become more involved actively in the Underwriting Department.  I feel very happy being able to put my qualifications to good use.  It is a recognition of my effort and ability as well.  

Last but not least, I would like to thank the International Group for organising the P&IQ, it is a privilege for all those who have sat the examinations.

11 May 2022

The International Group’s collaborative approach to dealing with large maritime claims and salvage & wreck removals

Ben Harris, Chair of the International Group’s Salvage Committee and Sam Kendall-Marsden, Chair of the International Group’s Large Casualty Committee discuss the Group’s collective approach to dealing with large marine casualties. Specifically, how the Group plays an important part in achieving positive, sustainable solutions with regard to the marine environment, local communities and other stakeholders.
02 Feb 2022

Sanctions – Recent Deceptive Practices

The International Group Clubs have recently issued a common circular highlighting several deceptive practices that some parties deploy when they engage in sanctions breaking activities.