17 October 2016
IOPC Funds Meetings Oct. 2016 - International Group Attendance
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.
07 July 2016
New Personal Injury subcommittee chairman appointed
Birgitta Hed of the Swedish Club has been elected as the new chairman of the Personal Injury subcommittee.
13 June 2016
IMO Legal Committee - International Group attendance
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
02 June 2016
Group participates in Maritime New Zealand Training and Preparedness Exercise-May 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.
27 May 2016
EUROPEAN COMMISSION'S REVIEW OF THE INSURANCE BLOCK EXEMPTION (“IBER”)
The European Commission (the "Commission") is currently reviewing the insurance block exemption regulation (the "IBER"), which expires on 31 March 2017.
24 May 2016
General Average “York Antwerp Rules 2016” adopted by the Comite Maritime International (CMI)
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.
10 May 2016
Comite Maritime International (CMI) 2016 Conference
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.
10 May 2016
Joint industry publication sets out Guidelines for the carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite
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.
28 April 2016
IOPC Funds meetings - International Group attendance
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.
30 March 2016
Comite International Radio-Maritime (CIRM)
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.