21 January 2009
The arrangements for the renewal of the International Group general excess loss contract and Hydra programme for 2009/10 have now been finalized.
16 January 2009
The Group has been closely monitoring developments in relation to the prosecutions in Korea of the Master and Chief Officer of the VLCC “Hebei Spirit” arising out of the oil pollution resulting from the collision of the crane barge Samsung No.
15 December 2008
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
The annual autumn meeting of the IMO Legal Committee was held in London from 20-24 October.
15 October 2008
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
The 2008 conference of the Comite Maritime International was held in Athens from 13 to 17 October.
26 August 2008
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
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 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".