11th P&I Conference - Piraeus - 26 January 2012

The annual P&I conference in Piraeus was held on 26 January 2012 at the Piraeus Marine Club (PMC).

The conference was introduced by Mr George Gourdomichalis (PMC Chairman), Ms Maria Prevezanou (PMC Treasurer and Conference Organiser) and Mr Lou Kollakis (Conference Chairman).

As usual the conference was a very well attended and lively event. Most International Group P&I clubs were present and the topics included recent major casualties, P&I corporate governance, Iran sanctions and piracy.

The West of England was represented by Mark Williams (Loss Prevention Director) who provided an overview of the research carried out by the International Group into major claims caused by pilot error. Practical examples of such incidents were highlighted by Steve Roberts (Claims Director) of the London P&I Club. Unsurprisingly, the subject of pilot error prompted many questions from the floor!

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