The International Group has engaged extensively with the (OFAC) in the U.S. and its European counterparts to explain some of the practical effects arising from the reactivation of U.S. secondary sanctions
The decision by President Trump announced on 8th May, 2018 to cease the US participation in the JCPOA and to begin re-imposing US nuclear-related sanctions which were lifted to implement the JCPOA, is likely to have significant ramifications for maritime trade with Iran and the insurance of such trade.
As Members will be aware from the Club’s Circulars 13/16 July 2016 and 16/16 October 2016 concerning the implementation of financial certification requirements in accordance with the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (“MLC”), the Boards of all International Group Clubs agreed that Clubs would provide the necessary certification.
Limit on Special War Risks P&I cover for 2018 policy year remains US$500 million. Bio-Chem" exclusion remains, and a supplementary cover for "Bio-Chem" risks in respect of crew and legal costs limited at US$30 million continues to be available. A portion of these covers is provided in accordance with the requirements of the US Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 (Act), as amended by the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA) of 2015
Club Circular 11/17: Group reinsurance rates reduced for all vessel categories Individual Club retention to remain at $10 million The attachment point on the Group GXL reinsurance programme, will remain at US $100 Hydra has maintained its participation on the ﬁrst layer Oil pollution cover limit remains at $1 billion for the 2018 policy year MLC cover will be renewed for a further 12 months from 20 February 2018 with an increased limit of US $200 million