The London Branch restructure takes effect from 20 February 2013. Members affected by the restructure should note the revised contact address for all claims correspondence set out below. Members located in EEA may have a right to cancel their policy under local laws. This circular relates to the ‘Notice to Policyholders – UK Transfer’ of 3rd September 2012.
OUTLINEThe Resolutions for consideration at the SGM on 22nd January 2013 (ref Circular 21/12) were passed.TO THE MEMBERS Dear Sirs SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING REPORT At the Special...
OUTLINEA Special General Meeting of The United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda)Limited (UKB) will be held on the 22nd January 2013 in Bermuda.
OUTLINE: This circular refers to the earlier Circular 17/12 “Regulations of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships”; A revised set of FAQs is attached to this circular taking account of the revised Detailed Rules although the further MSA Notice anticipated in circular 17/12 has not yet been published; If a new MSA Notice requires amendments of these attached FAQs a new set of FAQs will be issued in a future circular; The IG spill response contract issued with circular 17/12 has been revised further and is also attached to his circular.
The European Commission’s summary of the regulation on carriers' liability for passengers (PLR) is attached to this circular.Operators of vessels registered in an EU/EEA member state should obtain their certificate evidencing insurance from that stateOperators registered in non EU/EEA states can obtain such certificates from a number of EU states listed in this circular.This circular relates to previous Circular 18/12
OUTLINEThe EU regulation on carriers' liability for passengers (PLR) takes effect on 31 December 2012
OUTLINEThe China MSA has revised its Detailed Rules on ship pollution response with effect from 14thSeptember 2012
OUTLINEReport of the AGM proceedings and resolutions adoptedReport of the Scheme of Creditors’ meeting and resolution adoptedTO THE MEMBERS Dear Sirs GENERAL MEETING...
General Increase for the 2013 policy year is 7.5 per centMutual Premium Discount of 2.5 per cent on the total mutual premium for the 2011 policy yearAny increase in the cost of the International Group reinsurance will be passed on to the mutual Members.The standard deductible will be increased to $7,500 for the 2013 policy year.Release calls reduced on open policy yearsAn explanation of the financial background to the Board’s decisions can be found in the "October Review 2012" which accompanies this Circular.
OUTLINEThe International Group has drafted a pollution indemnity clause for charterparties in consultation with BIMCO.