03 April 2017
The UK is the latest state to sign-up to the International Group large casualty Memorandum of Understanding
20 February 2017
The International Group has recently issued amended versions of the Small Tanker Oil Pollution Indemnification Agreement (STOPIA) and the Tanker Oil Pollution Indemnification Agreement (TOPIA).
31 January 2017
Following consultation and engagement with the International Group and other industry partners, the European Union has built on the existing IMO Guidelines on places of refuge, establishing a framework of duties and obligations on all the parties involved when ships are in need of assistance.
27 January 2017
The International Group and CINS have issued revised joint industry guidance on the carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite by sea (first publication in May 2016)
18 January 2017
Placement of the International Group General Excess of Loss (GXL) reinsurance and Collective Overspill contracts and the Hydra reinsurance programme for 2017 have been completed.
23 December 2016
International Group signs Funding of Interim Payments Agreement with the 1992 IOPC Fund
21 December 2016
Exhibition to mark 50 years of government and industry working together to address the risk of oil pollution from ships
The International Group is collaborating with the IMO, IOPC Funds and other industry organisations to produce an exhibition at the IMO to mark the achievements of the international community over the past 50 years to achieve a sustained reduction in major oil spills from ships; to establish effective systems for preparedness and response if there is an incident; and to create a comprehensive mechanism for providing compensation.
14 December 2016
The arrangements for the renewal of the International Group General Excess of Loss reinsurance contract and the Hydra reinsurance programmes for 2017/18 have now been finalized.
07 December 2016
The International Group attended and participated in the Board and Members meetings of CINS that were held in London on 6th and 7th December 2016.
29 November 2016
On 28 November 2016, the EU Council, following a strategic review, confirmed the extension of the mandate of operation Atalanta to contribute to the deterrence, prevention and repression of acts of piracy and armed robbery of the Somali coast until December 2018