In 2010 the International Group launched the P&I Qualification (P&IQ) programme as a dedicated professional qualification providing high quality, sector-specific training in all aspects of P&I insurance to Club employees. The course allows candidates to gain valuable knowledge of the shipping industry, the origins and operation of P&I Clubs and the different types of liabilities insured. Two years after making the course available to Club correspondents, in October 2017, registration is now being opened to all other interested parties.
The International Group has previously agreed to cover liabilities arising in respect of the carriage of cargo under four electronic trading systems - Bolero (www.bolero.net), ESS (www.essdocs.com) the e-title system (www.e-title.net/) and the Global Share S.A. edoxOnline platform (www.globalshare.com.ar )
A Special General Meeting of The United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Europe) Limited will be held on 16th January 2020 in London.
The UK Club Crew Health team were recently asked to source support for seafarers
who had sadly witnessed the unexpected death of a fellow crewmember. Months
later, despite initial counselling, the crew was still experiencing flashbacks and
anxiety. They were suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Circular 13/19: General meeting reports
At the Annual General Meeting held in Singapore on Monday 4th November 2019, the proposed resolutions in the agenda were put to the Members and were adopted by the meeting.
Circular 14/19: Autumn update & 2020 renewal
At its meeting on the 4th November 2019, the Board reviewed the financial position of the Club including the performance of the open and closed policy years and decided on the required premium levels for the 2020 policy year.
Circular 12/19: Annual General Meeting
This circular provides details of the AGM of the Association which will take place in Singapore at 9am on 4th November 2019 and the arrangements for voting by proxy.
Risk Focus: Safe LNG Bunkering Operations
The advent of the 2020 global sulphur cap regulation has been driving marine engine technology towards achieving environmental compliance.
The Club wishes to remind Members of the importance of inspections and maintenance regimes, following a Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB) report detailing marine casualties due to corrosion fatigue on board.
Circular 11/19: United States Sanctions on the Government of Venezuela and Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA)
Circular 11/19 addresses United States Sanctions imposed on the Government of Venezuela and Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A
Legal Briefing: IMO Ballast Water Management - The lay of the land as September 2019 approaches
This Legal Briefing will look at some questions Members may have relating to these two regulations as 8 September 2019 approaches, and end with brief guidance on P&I Club cover for claims arising out of breaches of these BWM regulations.