Owners of non-tank vessels calling at US ports will be required to submit their Vessel Response Plan (VRP) by 30th January 2014. This new requirement is being reviewed by the International Group and a more detailed circular will be issued in due course.
New terms were agreed for the Club's hybrid capital bond on 7 June 2013. The new terms were concluded through a process of 'consent solicitation'. Full details of the background information on the consent solicitation process were published on the Club's website
Circular 10/13: Entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) - Financial Security Requirements
Group clubs have agreed to extend standard P&I cover to include repatriation in cases of insolvency and other circumstances listed in the MLC
Circular 7/13: Updated California Certificates of Financial Responsibility (COFR) Requirements
The deadline for submission of owners' Certificates of Entry under Californian Code of Regulations relating to COFRs...
The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) enters into force on 20th August 2013.
Circular 5/13: Australian Pollution Law - Revised oil pollution indemnity clause for penalties and fines
OUTLINE: The Group has revised its recommended pollution indemnity clause for charterparties. The revised clause has two amendments in respect of legal & defence costs and indemnity in the event of contributory fault. The clause was originally prompted by recent Australian legislation ( See our "Legal Briefing - Australia
Circular 6/13: Electronic (Paperless) trading systems - Electronic Shipping Solutions & Bolero International Ltd. - Updated ESS DSUA Version 2013.1
OUTLINE: The International Group has agreed to cover liabilities arising in respect of the carriage of cargo under two electronic trading systems - Bolero (
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.
Special General Meeting – January 2013
The Club's latest Circular 21/12 announces a Special General Meeting to be held on 22nd January 2013 in Bermuda. The circular includes the meeting papers and a proxy form that which enables Members to cast their vote on the three resolutions proposed at that meeting.
Circular 20/12: Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on the prevention and control of Marine Pollution from Ships
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.