PEME NEWS: India Clinic audit
UK P&I Club auditors have undertaken an extensive audit of our 14 existing clinic network in India. In addition the auditors visited selected prospective clinics with a view to potential development in this crucial area of crew recruitment. Further news on new clinic approvals will be announced in due course.
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