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NOC-bursary-2024
West P&I are delighted to continue supporting the Science Bursary with National Oceanography Centre

Initially launched in 2020, in collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), West are proud to be involved with the West P&I Science Bursary. This initiative continues to highlight their commitment to foster talent and innovation within the marine science and oceanography community.

Latest news

  • News 20 May, 2024
    Pilotage - AMPI Urges Caution Amidst Engine Power Limiter Concerns

    The Australasian Marine Pilot Institute (AMPI) has released a comprehensive position paper addressing concerns surrounding engine power limiters installed on ships.

    Dean Crossley
    Dean Crossley
    Loss Prevention Manager
  • News 15 May, 2024
    Revised Environmental Crime Directive to come into force on 20 May 2024

    The revised Environmental Crime Directive (ECD) has now been published in the Official Journal of the EU, and comes into force on 20 May 2024, replacing Directive 2008/99/EC and Directive 2009/123/EC. Member States have until 21 May 2026 to adopt necessary national measures to transpose the revised ECD.

    Erin Walton
    Erin Walton
    Assistant Corporate Director
  • News 15 May, 2024
    Strong Financial Results Strengthen Capital

    The Club is pleased to announce a strong financial performance for the 2023-24 financial year, achieving a 94.5% combined ratio. This is the third year in a row of improvement, a result which represents the Club’s best combined ratio since 2017, and one that is significantly ahead of the recent International Group combined ratio average of 114%.

Sanctions news

  • News 22 Apr, 2024
    Venezuela - re-imposition of U.S. sanctions

    On 17 April 2024 OFAC issued General License 44A (GL44A) which permits the wind-down of oil and gas operations in Venezuela until 31 May 2024, including “the production, lifting, sale, and exportation of oil or gas from Venezuela, and provision of related goods and services” and transactions involving the state oil company PdVSA.

    Tony Paulson
    Tony Paulson
    Head of Asia & Corporate Director
  • News 12 Mar, 2024
    Russian sanctions – FHM Client Alert underlines designation risk

    In reaction to a recent spate of new designations by the U.S. authorities against Russia, the Club’s U.S. lawyers Freehill, Hogan & Mahar (FHM) have produced a helpful Client Alert which summarises the actions taken.

    Tony Paulson
    Tony Paulson
    Head of Asia & Corporate Director
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