News

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.

New Personal Injury subcommittee chairman appointed

07/07/2016

Birgitta Hed of the Swedish Club has been elected as the new chairman of the Personal Injury subcommittee.

IMO Legal Committee - International Group attendance

13/06/2016

The International Group attended and took a full and active role in the 103rd session of the IMO Legal Committee that was held in London from 8th – 10th June

Group participates in Maritime New Zealand Training and Preparedness Exercise-May 2016

02/06/2016

Pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding signed in April 2015 between the Group and Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) regarding the response to major casualties and incidents involving salvage and wreck removal, Michael Kelleher of the West of England and the chairman of the Group’s Large Casualty Working Group attended “Exercise Whakautu II: 2016”, a training exercise to test MNZ’s preparedness for a major salvage, pollution and wreck removal event.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION'S REVIEW OF THE INSURANCE BLOCK EXEMPTION (“IBER”)

27/05/2016

The European Commission (the "Commission") is currently reviewing the insurance block exemption regulation (the "IBER"), which expires on 31 March 2017.

General Average “York Antwerp Rules 2016” adopted by the Comite Maritime International (CMI)

24/05/2016

After four years of consultation and review by a CMI International Working Group (“IWG”) on which the Group participated, along with shipowner and property insurer representatives, adjusters and National Maritime Law Association representatives, the York Antwerp Rules 2016 were adopted by the CMI Assembly at its conference in New York in early May.

Comite Maritime International (CMI) 2016 Conference

10/05/2016

The 42nd International Conference of the CMI was held from 3 May to 6 May in New York in conjunction with the meetings of the US Maritime Law Association.

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

10/05/2016

New Guidelines for the carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite in containers have been published jointly by CINS (the Cargo Incident Notification System) and the International Group of P&I Clubs.

IOPC Funds meetings - International Group attendance

28/04/2016

The International Group attended and took a lead industry role in the discussions at the April 2016 meetings of the IOPC Funds, in particular on the discussions on the funding of interim payments and the concerns arising from the recent Spanish Supreme Court judgement in the Prestige case.

Comite International Radio-Maritime (CIRM)

30/03/2016

Tony Baker, head of loss prevention at the North of England and chairman of the Group Ships Technical Committee, and Group Executive Officer Andrew Bardot were invited to attend and present at the 2016 CIRM Annual Conference and AGM meetings held in Italy in April 2016.

HNS Convention workshop – International Group attendance

22/03/2016

The International Group attended and took an active role in the 2010 HNS Convention workshop hosted by the Canadian Government in Montreal on 17-18 March, 2016.

International Group reinsurance renewal update January 2016

13/01/2016

The arrangements for the renewal of the International Group General Excess of Loss reinsurance contract and the Hydra reinsurance programmes for 2016/17 have now been finalized.