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Financial Highlights 2017

Following publication of Notice to Members No. 6 2017/2018 - Class 1 and Class 2 Policy Year Balances and Financial Position 20 February 2017 - you can read our Financial Highlights 2017 linked below. At 20...

Cargo clearance and delivery in Brazil

Our representatives in Santos Proinde (www.proinde.com.br/) have kindly provided a useful guide to cargo clearance and delivery in Brazil, a copy of which can be found here. As Proinde note in the Foreword: "The...

New Defence Guide - Notice of Readiness

The latest in our popular series of “In a Nutshell” Defence Guides on the subject of Notices of Readiness is now available on our website. Please click here to see this Guide and all the others in the series.

Letters of Indemnity - New Webpage

Copies of the standard letters of indemnity produced by the International Group Clubs for the delivery of cargo without presentation of the original bills of lading, or the delivery of cargo at a port other than that...

International Group of P&I Clubs Survey - Reminder

In Notice to Members No.4 2017/2108, Members were invited to complete a short questionnaire regarding the work performed by the International Group of P&I Clubs. The survey will close on Friday 28 April and any...

Philippines – Continuing Problems with Nickel Ore Cargoes

Further to the News Article dated 21 July 2015, the Club’s local correspondent Pandiman Philippines Inc have advised that nickel ore cargoes currently being presented for shipment are giving rise to concern because...

USA – Ballast Water Management Regulations

In Notice to Members No.20 2016/2017 the Club advised Members about the ballast water management (BWM) regulations in the United States and which differ from those which will prevail in other parts of the world when the...

New Loss Prevention Bulletin Published: Cargo Hold Cleaning

When cargo holds are presented for loading cargoes in bulk and they are not sufficiently clean for the intended cargo, delays, off-hire and charter party disputes can arise. Insufficient cleaning can also cause cargo...

USA - Latest Executive Order On Immigration Suspended

Further to our News Item of 8th March 2017 announcing President Trump's latest effort to restrict the citizens of certain countries entering the United States, a number of Federal court judges have again suspended...

Warning of Fraudulent Fixtures

It has been reported that fraudulent fixtures are being circulated in the market by bogus brokers, working together with bogus agents for the extortion of funds from owners and disponent owners. The fixtures tend to...

USA - New Executive Order on Immigration

Further to the Club’s news articles of 31 January and 13 February 2017, President Trump has recently signed a further Executive Order placing prohibition on the entry of citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan,...

Enforcement of US Ballast Water Discharge Regulations

As advised in Notice to Members No. 20 2016/2017 the USCG has recently approved three Ballast Water Management (BWM) systems. Gallagher Marine Systems have advised that subsequent to these approvals the USCG has been...

Philippines - Attacks on Vessels in the Sulu Sea

The number of attacks on vessels in the Sulu and Celebes Sea have surged recently with a corresponding increase in the severity of the attacks. In a recent incident six crew members were abducted with one crewman being...

Renewal Results for 2017

The West of England is pleased to confirm a successful renewal and thanks the Members for their continued support during the last 12 months. This is illustrated by the number of new attachments at renewal and committed...

USA - Executive Order On Immigration Suspended

Following legal challenges to the recent Executive Order issued by President Trump prohibiting entry into the US of citizens from certain countries (please see our News Item of 31 January 2017 for details), the...

Iran Sanctions - New Parties Designated

In reaction to recent missile tests by Iran the US administration has announced that certain individuals and entities have been added to the US SDN lists. The press release from OFAC with details of those parties can be...

USA - Executive Order On Immigration

The recent Executive Order issued by President Trump restricting entry in the United States of foreign citizens from Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Libya may impact on Members who have vessels trading to...

Iran Sanctions - Termination of “Fall-Back” Cover

In Notice to Members Nos 2 and 3 2016/2017 Members were advised of the arrangements made by the International Group Clubs to address the risk of reinsurance shortfalls for claims with an Iranian nexus falling within the...

Sanctions against Sudan

Both the EU and the US have sanctions in place against Sudan, though the US programme is more comprehensive and prevents US persons (including US banks) from being able to transact business related to Sudan. However, in...

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