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The guidance and advice from the club helps members operate as safely as possible, stay ahead of changing regulations and mitigate operating risks. Our team of experienced lawyers and technical experts specialise in particular ship types or geographical regions so they can provide tailored and relevant advice and guidance. These teams contribute to the wealth of best practice knowledge, news and opinion available to members

Latest items in 2021

Date Title

3 Mar 2021

News: The International Group of P&I Clubs launches a safety animation to help prevent the loss of life in enclosed spaces on board ships

The International Group has collaborated to produce a safety training animation that draws attention to the risk of entering such spaces without first taking preventive and protective measures.

3 Mar 2021

News: Singapore deploys new maritime security vessels as rise reported in armed robbery attacks in Asia during 2020

The latest annual report from the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) was recently published.

2 Mar 2021

News: Precautions concerning drugs smuggling at Colombian ports

The local correspondents in Columbia (A&A Multiprime) have published the attached circular on the precautions concerning drugs smuggling.

2 Mar 2021

News: USCG updates cyber compliance timeline for non-SMS US vessels

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has updated the Vessel Cyber Risk Management Work Instruction to include a compliance timeline and inspection process for non-Safety Management System vessels that are subject to the Marine Transportation Safety Act of 2002.

2 Mar 2021

News: BIMCO adopts revised editions of Towcon and Towhire

On 25 January 2021 BIMCO’s Documentary Committee adopted updated versions of the Towcon and Towhire towage contracts. Towcon 2021 and Towhire 2021 will be published shortly.