14 December 2016

International Group reinsurance 2017/18 renewal update 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

CINS Member and Board meetings – International Group Participation

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

Piracy – EU Council Decision to extend the mandate of operation Atalanta until December 2018

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

29 November 2016

4th Asia Marine Insurance Conference, Hong Kong 24th/25th October 2016

The Group was invited to participate in presentation and panel sessions along with other Marine insurer and shipowner representatives at the Fourth Asia Marine Insurance Conference held in Hong Kong on 24th/25th of October 2016.

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


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.

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