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Venezuela - US Sanctions - Update

Further to our News Item of 16 August 2017 detailing the expansion of US sanctions against the Venezuela, President Trump issued another Executive Order on 24 August 2017 prescribing additional sanctions against the...

Appointment - Underwriting

The West of England is pleased to announce the appointment of Damian Mustard who joins the Club as an Underwriter and who has over 17 years of underwriting experience. Damian will be primarily responsible for the...

Stowaways - Problematic Ports

The issue of stowaways onboard entered vessels is a perennial problem for the Club, with 60 cases involving 220 stowaways in the past 12 months, costing over USD 1.6 million to rectify and occupying a considerable...

New Claims Guide – US Longshoremen

When trading to the United States Members should be aware of the potential liabilities which can arise should a US longshoreman working on their vessel be injured. The latest in the Club’s popular series of Claims...

Venezuela - US Sanctions

The Club has received a number of recent enquiries regarding sanctions against Venezuela, especially in light of President Trump’s decision to impose personal sanctions on President Maduro. We therefore take this...

Printed Report & Accounts

Due to error during the production process the printed version of the 2017 Report & Accounts unfortunately refers to 2015 rather than 2017 on its spine. Arrangements are being made to send a replacement copy to all...

US Vessel Response Plans - California Shoreline Protection

In Notice to Members No.16 2015/2016, we advised that MSRC would no longer be providing California Shoreline Protection (“CASP”) services in the Santa Barbara Channel and at Port Hueneme but that two other OSROs - So...

Report and Accounts 2017

The Club's Report and Accounts at 20 February 2017 have been published today and are available for download from our website. "2016 has been another impressive year for the Club. Our year-end financial position is again...

Sanctions Against Sudan - Update

In our News Item of 17 January 2017 it was reported that US sanctions against Sudan were expected to be formally lifted in July 2017. A recent Executive Order from President Trump has however extended the review period...

Malaysia - Ball Clay Cargoes

In August 2013 the Club published a Loss Prevention Safety Alert detailing a cargo liquefaction incident involving a full cargo of Ball Clay loaded in Lumut, Malaysia for discharge in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The Club...

Brazil - Inspection of Vessels of 18 or More Years of Age

Club Correspondents, Brazil P&I, Santos, have advised that a new inspection requirement in Brazilian ports has been introduced, following a number of recent casualties involving bulk carriers. All vessels of 18 or...

Cuba Sanctions - New Policy From President Trump

In a recent speech President Trump stated that the relaxation in sanctions against Cuba introduced by President Obama would be "completely reversed", calling the Obama relaxation a "completely one-sided deal". In...

International Group of P&I Clubs Annual review 2016/17

The International Group of P&I Clubs has published its Annual Review which provides an overview of the Group, key activities and areas of engagement. A PDF version of the Annual Review can be downloaded...

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...

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