15 December 2008

Hebei Spirit - International Group Press Release

The International Group of P Clubs has issued a Press Release expressing concern and disappointment at the decision of the Daejeon Appeal Court, Korea on 10 December and the guilty verdicts and jail sentences handed down to the Master and Chief Officer of the Hebei Spirit who have been detained in Korea since December 2007 and who were exonerated from all blame for the incident by a Korean court on 24th June this year.

31 October 2008

IMO Legal Committee - 94th session - IG attendance

The annual autumn meeting of the IMO Legal Committee was held in London from 20-24 October.

15 October 2008

Group presentation to IOPC Fund delegates

A presentation entitled “IG/ITOPF Perspective on the Handling of Claims under CLC/Fund” was made to delegates attending the IOPC Fund meetings on 15 October at the IMO headquarters followed by a reception.

13 October 2008

CMI Conference Athens October 2008 - Group attendance

The 2008 conference of the Comite Maritime International was held in Athens from 13 to 17 October.

26 August 2008

Brussels meetings on Third Maritime Safety Package

Andrew Bardot, Jonathan Hare and David Baker met on August 26th with MEP Giles Savary (rapporteur on the draft Directive on the Civil Liability and Financial Securities of Shipowners (CLD)) in Brussels to discuss the European Parliament (EP) Transport and Tourism Committee's proposed second reading amendments to the CLD.

22 July 2008

Hebei Spirit - Industry Press Release

The International Group of P Clubs has joined with other industry associations to issue a vigorous joint protest at the continuing unjust and unreasonable detention of two merchant ships' officers from the tanker Hebei Spirit.

30 May 2008

The 2nd Seoul International Maritime Forum on Oil Spill damage Compensation

The Group was invited by the Korean Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs to participate in their second International Forum, the theme of which was "How to efficiently assist compensation for oil pollution damages".

01 May 2008

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

There has been recent speculation in the press about the status of the International Group Agreement ("IGA") after 2009.

17 March 2008

1992 IOPC Fund meetings - Monaco

The Group attended the annual Spring meeting of the 1992 IOPC Fund Executive Committee that was held in Monaco from 11 - 14 March.

24 January 2008

Third Maritime Safety Package - Civil Liability Directive - Group presentation to EU Member State transport attachés in Brussels 24 January 2008

To coincide with the current EU Council working group meetings on the CLD and as a joint iniative with the Slovenian presidency a meeting and presentation was arranged for member state transport attaches/representatives in Brussels on 24 January.

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