About the International Group
The thirteen P&I Clubs which comprise the International Group (the "Group") between them provide marine liability cover (protection and indemnity) for approximately 90% of the world's ocean-going tonnage.
Through the unique Group structure, the member Clubs, whilst individually competitive, share between them their large loss exposures, and also share their respective knowledge and expertise on matters relating to shipowners liabilities and the insurance and reinsurance of such liabilities.
Each Group Club is an independent, not-for-profit mutual insurance association, providing cover for its shipowner and charterer members against third party liabilities arising out of the use and operation of ships. Each Club is owned by its shipowner and charterer members, and its operations and activities are overseen by a board of directors, or committee, elected from the membership. The day-to-day operations of the Clubs are handled by professional managers, either "in-house" or external, who are appointed by and report to their Club board/committee.
The Clubs cover a wide range of liabilities, including loss of life and personal injury to crew, passengers and others on board, cargo loss and damage, pollution by oil and other hazardous substances, wreck removal, collision and damage to property. The Clubs also provide a wide range of services to their members including claims handling, advice on legal issues and loss prevention, and they regularly play a leading role in coordinating the response to, and management of, maritime casualties.
Revised Piracy - FAQs
The International Group of P&I Clubs has produced FAQs to provide clarification and guidance on issues regarding insurance cover arising out of piracy incidents and the engagement of security personnel.
International Group News
Circular 09/22: EU Sanctions - clarification published on the carriage of certain Russian cargoes including coal and fertilisers
On 19 September 2022 the EU further amended its FAQS clarifying the application of provisions relating to the carriage of certain cargoes from Russia, including coal and other solid fossil fuels as well as certain types of fertilizer.
The UK Club would like to draw Members' attention to the latest International Group circular from MARIN on the update on the roll risk estimator excel sheet.
IG launch Review into the Delay in Contracting and Engagement of Salvage Services in Marine Casualties
It is widely recognised that the prompt engagement of emergency responders to a marine casualty is paramount in minimising risk to life, the environment and property
Circular 07/22: Sanctions - The European Union’s 6th Sanctions Package - EU Regulation 833/2014– (the “Regulation”)
[AMENDED 22 JULY] On 21 July 2022 the European Union published a Maintenance and Alignment Package
This circular informs Members of the approval by the International Group of P&I Clubs (the Group) of the IQAX eBL system.
On Thursday 05 May, the Club held their latest Loss Prevention webinar discussing the practical aspects of mitigating and clean-up of pollution and examining the critical task that P&I clubs hold with organisations such as ITOPF and salvors to mitigate and clean up various types of pollution at sea and on the coast.
Circular 05/22: Paperless Trading Electronic Trading Systems Update to E-TITLE – cancellation of R3 ownership
The agreement between R3 and E-TITLE has been dissolved, and the ownership of the system has reverted to E-Title Authority Ptd Ltd
Annual Reviews - IG
The Group has weathered the COVID-19 storm in 2020 and is coming out in 2021 with renewed focus on how sustainability within Clubs and the marine insurance industry generally, can help to support our shipowner members in a changing environment. Chair Paul Jennings and Group CEO Nick Shaw look back at 2020 and forward to the challenges for the Group in 2021.