International Group Report on Pilot Error Related Claims



New International Group Chairman elected


At the Annual General Meeting of the International Group of P I Clubs managers held in London on 14 November, the managers of the 13 member clubs unanimously endorsed and welcomed the election of Peter Spendlove to succeed Alistair Groom as International Group Chairman.

Implementation of Athens 2002 Protocol - Terrorism



92nd IMO Legal Committee discussions - Draft Wreck Removal Convention



Group Secretariat Update



International Group seminar on Fully Automatic Lock (FAL) systems for container securing


In response to increasing concerns within the Group clubs over failures of FAL container securing systems, the Group Ship Technical Committee chaired by David Heaselden arranged a seminar in London on 24 August attended by representatives from the Group clubs and outside experts.

First report of the IOPC Funds working group on non-technical measures to promote quality shipping for carriage of oil by sea


The report draws heavily on the position paper submitted by the International Group (document 92FUND/WGR.

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.

Modernisation of the EC Competition Law regime - impact on the International Group Agreement



Brussels meetings with MEPs on Third Maritime Safety Package draft directives



REMPEC Malta Training course


The Group were invited to participate in a training course on the Bunkers Convention organized by REMPEC (Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean) in Malta on 5-7 June.

EU Green Paper on future Maritime Policy


The long-awaited Green Paper EU maritime policy prepared by EU Commissioner Joe Borg and a task force headed by John Richardson was published on 7th June.

IOPC Funds workshop on implementation of the HNS Convention



IOPC 1992 Fund working group on non-technical measures to promote quality shipping for carriage of oil by sea


The first meeting of the working group was held during the IOPC Funds Executive Meeting in London on 23 and 24 May 2006.

International Group presentation to MEPs at Lloyds of London



Group presentation to EESC Study Group on the Third Maritime Safety Package


Along with other industry participants including ICS, Chamber of Shipping, OCIMF, Intertanko and ECSA, the Group was invited to address the European Economic and Social Committee Study Group which is currently preparing an opinion on the Third Maritime Safety Package drafted by the European Commission.

Group presentation to IMO Legal Committee delegates


A presentation entitled "An introduction to the International Group of P Clubs" was made to delegates attending the 91st IMO Legal Committee on 25 April at the IMO headquarters followed by a reception.

Group signs new Memorandum of Understanding with IOPC Funds


On 19 April, Group Chairman Alistair Groom and IOPC Funds Director Mans Jacobsson signed a new Memorandum of Understanding between the International Group clubs and the IOPC Funds replacing the original Memorandum signed in November 1980 and extended in November 1996.

Group Chairman addresses Poseidon Challenge seminar in Singapore



STOPIA 2006 Update



Lloyd Watkins retires





STOPIA 2006 and TOPIA 2006 - agreement reached with IOPC Funds Secretariat and OCIMF on revised wordings of the voluntary agreements for 50:50 sharing of compensation for pollution damage.

2006 Oil Pollution Surcharge US Voyages


The rates for 2006 for SBT and Non-SBT vessels for 2006 are reduced by 5% from the 2005 rates.