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IOPC Funds meetings - International Group attendance

30/04/2018

The International Group, as represented by David Baker, attended and took a lead industry role in the discussions at the meetings of the IOPC Funds that were held in London on 30 April – 2 May

IMO HNS Convention workshop – International Group attendance

27/04/2018

The International Group, as represented by Sue Watkins of Steamship and David Baker, participated at and gave presentations to the IMO’s HNS Convention workshop that was held at the IMO’s headquarters in London on 27-28th April.

IMO Legal Committee – International Group Attendance

23/04/2018

The International Group, as represented by David Baker, took a full and active role at the 105th session of the IMO Legal Committee that was held at the IMO’s headquarters in London on 23-25th April.

Hamburg symposium on autonomous transportation in the road, aviation and marine sectors

20/04/2018

Group Executive Officer Andrew Bardot was invited to participate in a symposium in Hamburg on 19 April

IMO Seminar on Stowaways - Yaounde, Cameroon 20-22 March 2018

26/03/2018

Ella Hagell from the Britannia P&I Club and Catherine Grey from the Secretariat represented the Group at an IMO Seminar held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from 20 to 22 March 2018

International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) spring technical committee meetings - Hamburg 18-20 March 2018

26/03/2018

Group Executive Officer Andrew Bardot attended the spring technical meetings of IUMI which were held in Hamburg on 18-20 March 2018.

International Shipping Summit, Istanbul 17-18 March 2018

26/03/2018

The Group was invited to participate at the International Shipping Summit held in Istanbul on 17/18 March

International Group launches tender process for the role of broker for the Group Reinsurance Programme

06/03/2018

The appointment would be for the placement of the programme for the year commencing 20 February 2019.

Interspill Conference, London, 13-15 March – IG attendance

26/02/2018

The Group will be attending and hosting an exhibition stand at the Interspill Conference to be held at the ExCel exhibition centre, London from 13-15 March 2018.

2018/19 Pool and GXL Reinsurance contract structure

20/02/2018

As previously reported, there have been some structural changes in the Group pooling arrangements for the 2018/19 policy year. A diagram showing the 2018/19 Pool and GXL reinsurance contract structures, and an explanation of the changes can be accessed here.

Revised Version 3.0 of Joint IG/CINS publication sets out Guidelines for the carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite

12/01/2018

A revised version 3.0 of the Guidelines for the Carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite in Containers has been issued.

International Group reinsurance renewal update - December 2017

13/12/2017

The arrangements for the renewal of the International Group General Excess of Loss (GXL) reinsurance contract and the Hydra reinsurance programmes for 2018/19 have now been finalized.

Australian Government (AMSA) Salvage and Wreck Workshop 28-29 November 2017

01/12/2017

The Group was invited by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to participate and present at its two-day Salvage and Wreck workshop held at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney on 28 and 29 November 2017.

Joint industry publication sets out Guidelines for the carriage of Charcoal and Carbon in Containers

11/10/2017

Guidelines for the carriage of Charcoal and Carbon in Containers

2017 International Group Conference for P&I Correspondents

10/10/2017

2017 International Group Conference for P&I Correspondents

International Group Guidelines for Correspondents 2017

25/09/2017

The IGP&I Guidelines for Correspondents have been revised and may be accessed by clicking on the pdf link below.

Maritime Labour Convention - Updated FAQs

26/07/2017

The International Group Clubs have updated the Maritime Labour Convention Financial Security requirement FAQs.

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

03/04/2017

The UK is the latest state to sign-up to the International Group large casualty Memorandum of Understanding

STOPIA 2006 (as amended 2017) and TOPIA 2006 (as amended 2017) – 2017 amendments

20/02/2017

The International Group has recently issued amended versions of the Small Tanker Oil Pollution Indemnification Agreement (STOPIA) and the Tanker Oil Pollution Indemnification Agreement (TOPIA).

EU Guidelines on Places of Refuge

31/01/2017

Following consultation and engagement with the International Group and other industry partners, the European Union has built on the existing IMO Guidelines on places of refuge, establishing a framework of duties and obligations on all the parties involved when ships are in need of assistance.

Revised Joint industry publication sets out Guidelines for the carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite

27/01/2017

The International Group and CINS have issued revised joint industry guidance on the carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite by sea (first publication in May 2016)

International Group reinsurance 2017/18 placement – termination of “fall-back” cover

18/01/2017

Placement of the International Group General Excess of Loss (GXL) reinsurance and Collective Overspill contracts and the Hydra reinsurance programme for 2017 have been completed.

International Group signs Funding of Interim Payments Agreement with the 1992 IOPC Fund

23/12/2016

International Group signs Funding of Interim Payments Agreement with the 1992 IOPC Fund

Exhibition to mark 50 years of government and industry working together to address the risk of oil pollution from ships

21/12/2016

The International Group is collaborating with the IMO, IOPC Funds and other industry organisations to produce an exhibition at the IMO to mark the achievements of the international community over the past 50 years to achieve a sustained reduction in major oil spills from ships; to establish effective systems for preparedness and response if there is an incident; and to create a comprehensive mechanism for providing compensation.

International Group reinsurance 2017/18 renewal update December 2016

14/12/2016

The arrangements for the renewal of the International Group General Excess of Loss reinsurance contract and the Hydra reinsurance programmes for 2017/18 have now been finalized.

CINS Member and Board meetings – International Group Participation

07/12/2016

The International Group attended and participated in the Board and Members meetings of CINS that were held in London on 6th and 7th December 2016.

Piracy – EU Council Decision to extend the mandate of operation Atalanta until December 2018

29/11/2016

On 28 November 2016, the EU Council, following a strategic review, confirmed the extension of the mandate of operation Atalanta to contribute to the deterrence, prevention and repression of acts of piracy and armed robbery of the Somali coast until December 2018

4th Asia Marine Insurance Conference, Hong Kong 24th/25th October 2016

29/11/2016

The Group was invited to participate in presentation and panel sessions along with other Marine insurer and shipowner representatives at the Fourth Asia Marine Insurance Conference held in Hong Kong on 24th/25th of October 2016.

IOPC Funds Meetings Oct. 2016 - International Group Attendance

17/10/2016

The International Group attended and took the lead industry role in the discussions at the October 2016 meetings of the IOPC Funds, in particular on the discussions on the funding of interim payments, the review of STOPIA & TOPIA.

IUMI 2016 Annual Conference

29/09/2016

The Group which is represented on the IUMI legal and Liability committee participated at the 2016 annual conference held in Genoa between 18 and 21 September 2016.