Almost 400 senior shipping professionals attended the second Asian Marine Casualty Forum (AMCF) hosted by LOC on 27 & 28 April. The Forum received overwhelmingly positive feedback, and has prompted leading figures in the industry to consider holding the forum alternatively between Singapore and London.
Launched in 2015, the AMCF allows the industry to openly discuss the many pressing issues which salvors and casualty specialists face today. The agenda was developed in close cooperation with the industry including the International Group of P&I Clubs (IG) and the International Salvage Union. Speakers were drawn from P&I Clubs, salvors, authorities, marine lawyers and environmental specialists ITOPF. Lively debates took place on the future of the Lloyd’s Open Form and global progress with places of refuge.
Delegates heard views on risk assessment and management from the standpoint of consultants, Clubs and salvors. Progress on closer cooperation between insurers and authorities under the IG Outreach initiative was discussed and the need to remove wrecks which do not pose a threat to navigation or the environment drew particular interest.
The conference materials are now available for download, visit www.loc-group.com/amcf for more details.