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Legislation resources

In this section you will find useful legislation resources.

Find general reference links below.


International Maritime Organization (IMO)

A United Nations agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.


Visit the International Maritime Organization website. 


International Group of P&I Clubs (IG)

The thirteen principal underwriting member clubs of the International Group of P&I Clubs between them provide liability cover (protection and indemnity) for approximately 90% of the world’s ocean-going tonnage. 


Visit the International Group of P&I Clubs website.



The international association for the representation of the mutual interests of inland shipping and insurance and for keeping the register of inland vessels in Europe.


Visit the IVR website.



For sanctions, see the club’s dedicated sanctions page for the latest information.


View the latest on sanctions.



Insurance Act 2015 & Marine Insurance Act 1906

The Insurance Act 2015 comes into force on 12 August 2016 and changes the legislative framework under English insurance contract law for the P&I insurance provided by the club, which our rules are expressly subject to. Whilst the Insurance Act 2015 doesn’t repeal the Marine Insurance Act (‘MIA’) 1906 of itself, it does repeal / replace large sections of the MIA 1906.

When being drafted, it was recognised that the Insurance Act 2015 might not be required in sophisticated markets, with the marine insurance sector named as one such market. Rather, it was anticipated that some insurers would contract out of (i.e. not apply) many of the new Act’s provisions. P&I is such a sophisticated insurance market, with well-established practices that benefit both members and the club. So the eight clubs in the International Group (‘IG’) affected by the 2015 Act, including the Standard Club, have decided to contract out of certain aspects of the Insurance Act 2015. However, we are keeping the new duty to make a ‘fair presentation’ under sections 2-7 of the 2015 Act to the benefit of our membership. Our detailed circular on the Insurance Act 2015 can be found here.


View the Marine Insurance Act 1906.

 View the Insurance Act 2015.