10 APR 2014
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GUARDCON West Africa is approved by all of the International Group clubs. It will provide contract certainty and make it simpler and quicker for shipowners to put in place appropriate security arrangements when trading in the high risk areas off West Africa.
28 JAN 2014
OFAC has advised that it is not presently able to confirm whether the insurance cover provided in respect of liabilities arising during the six month period will be prohibited from responding after 20 July 2014 and clubs should proceed on the basis that beyond 20 July 2014, clubs will not be able to respond to any claims presented in respect of liabilities arising during the 20 January/20 July suspension period.
28 JAN 2014
Further to our member circular no. 21/2013, and the fact that the terms of the enrolment agreement do not conform with the International Group Guidelines on Vessel Response Plans, we have been informed that a further change will be made to the enrolment agreement to make specific reference to Alaska Chadux in tick box 3.
22 JAN 2014
A new iron ore fines (IOF) Schedule to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code governing the carriage of IOF by sea, and an amended iron ore Schedule, were agreed at the IMO DSC 18 meeting in September 2013, subject to final approval by the IMO Maritime Safety Committee at its 95th session in 2015.
22 JAN 2014
Members are reminded that the US Non-Tank Vessel Response Plan (NTVRP) final rule will come into force on 30 January 2014. Despite an approach by the International Group, amongst others, requesting an extension to the deadline, the US Coast Guard (USCG) has stated that there will be no extension of the deadline.
17 JAN 2014
This Circular addresses the anticipated changes in EU and US sanctions measures relating principally to transportation and insurance of oil, petroleum and petrochemical cargoes from Iran. The anticipated measures will have effect from Monday 20 January once the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed that Iran complies with the nuclear measures in the Joint Plan of Action (JPoA) set out in annex 1 to this Circular.
13 JAN 2014
This circular outlines amendments to the Rules for P&I cover for Mobile Offshore Units (Rules for MOUs) of both Assuranceforeningen Gard - gjensidig - and Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd which will enter into force at noon GMT on 20 February 2014.
13 JAN 2014
This circular outlines amendments to the Rules for Ships of both Assuranceforeningen Gard - gjensidig - and Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd, which will enter into force at noon GMT on 20 February 2014.
13 JAN 2014
Reinsurance arrangements for the 2014 policy year for P&I entries with Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd and Assuranceforeningen Gard - gjensidig -
27 DEC 2013
As stated in Circular 13/2013 every tank vessel and every other vessel over 300 gt is required under State law to file a contingency plan prior to entry into the waters of Washington State and that instead of filing his own plan an owner can subscribe to an umbrella oil spill contingency plan.
13 DEC 2013
The second issuance of the US VGP, the first issuance of which entered into force on 19 December 2008, will become effective on 19 December 2013 for a period of five years and will supersede the first VGP.
06 DEC 2013
International Group (IG) Clubs will not be continuing the retainer agreements with MSRC and NRC, originally introduced to enable non-tank owners trading to California to comply with California State law contingency plan requirements and that in future, therefore, non-tank vessel owners will need to contract with either MSRC or NRC directly.
29 NOV 2013
Vessel response plan requirements for both tank and non-tank vessel trading to the United States.
12 NOV 2013
Every tank vessel and every other vessel over 300 gt is required to file a contingency plan prior to entry into the waters of Washington State.
30 OCT 2013
The consolidated contingency reserves, which provide security and stability for the joint membership, stood at USD 909 million; policy year 2010 is closed with no further calls being levied; no further Deferred Calls or Supplementary Calls are expected for the 2011 and 2012 policy years, and a general increase of 5 per cent in the Advance Calls for mutual P&I entries and 10 per cent for mutual FD&D entries for the 2014 policy year.
18 OCT 2013
Members were previously advised that non-tank vessel owners are required to submit Vessel Response Plans (VRPs) to the Coast Guard by 30 January 2014 and are required to pre-contract with Qualified Individuals (QIs), Oil Spill Response Organisations (OSROs), Dispersant service providers and salvors. This circular addresses the requirements for contracts with salvors.
01 OCT 2013
The Final Rule addressing Non-Tank Vessel Response Plans has been published in the Federal Register, Vol. 78, No. 189, dated Monday 30th September 2013. Non-tank vessel owners are required to submit their Vessel Response Plan to the Coast Guard by 30th January 2014.
29 AUG 2013
Following the Annual General Meeting of Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd on 28 August, 2013 there are some changes to the Board of Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd and the Election Committee.
27 JUN 2013