17 June 2010
US Oil Pollution Act 1990 – proposed amendment following “Deepwater Horizon” incident in the US Gulf
On 12 May, as a consequence of the events arising out of the explosion which occurred on the “Deepwater Horizon” oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on 20 April 2010, President Obama made a formal request to Congress to amend, inter alia, the provisions of OPA 90 relating to shipowner limits of liability, specifically to introduce unlimited liability in respect of removal costs and a new limit (unspecified) for damages claims and a new limit (unspecified) for Certificates of Financial Responsibility (Cofrs).
01 April 2010
The IMO diplomatic conference to consider amendments to the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea, 1996 (HNSC) was held in London from 26 - 30 April 2010.
18 January 2010
The arrangements for the renewal of the International Group General Excess of Loss reinsurance contract and Hydra reinsurance programme for 2010/11 have now been finalized.
17 November 2009
At the Annual General Meeting of the International Group of P Club managers held in London on 17 November, the managers of the 13 member Clubs unanimously endorsed and welcomed the election of Gard CEO, Claes Isacson, to succeed Peter Spendlove as International Group Chairman.
17 November 2009
With effect from noon on 20 February 2010, the individual Club retention will increase from US $7 million to US $8 million.
16 October 2009
The autumn meetings of the IMO Legal Committee and the 1992 IOPC Fund Executive Committee and 1992 IOPC Fund Assembly were held in London at the beginning of October 2009.
01 October 2009
The Group was represented at the International Marine Claims Conference held in Dublin in October and participated on a panel session and presentation on practical and insurance issues arising out of vessel layup.
27 September 2009
The 2009 International Group Conference for P Correspondents was held in Amsterdam on 27-29 September.
24 August 2009
Following further consultation with industry including the International Group and based on experience gained since publication earlier this year of the industry supported Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy in the Gulf of Aden and off the Coast of Somalia, an updated Version 2 has now been published (click link to view).