01 September 2006

Group Secretariat Update


15 August 2006

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.

10 August 2006

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.

07 August 2006

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.

23 June 2006

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.

08 June 2006

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.

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