- General Average
CMI GA Guidelines and Security Forms
In an effort to make the complex system of general average (GA) more accessible to parties not familiar with the subject the CMI has, through its Standing Committee (SC) on General Average, produced the following handbook which, in its annex, also contains recommended standard security forms for general average cases. The Guidelines as well as the security forms have also been approved by the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
A short summary can be found here:
The security forms, as recommended by CMI, IUMI, and ICS, can be downloaded hereunder. It should be noted, however, that some of the boxes need to be prefilled with case specific information by the shipowner or the appointed average adjuster.
The first edition of the GA Guidelines (as approved in May 2016) remains available here:
Finally, reports of the SC on GA and other material produced in the preparation of the GA Guidelines (2022) and the security forms can be found here: