Welcome to the Shipowners' Club
The Shipowners’ Club has in-depth knowledge of the risks and liabilities you face when operating your fleet, borne from over 160 years of experience in providing Protection and Indemnity (P&I) cover, Legal Assistance and Defence cover and associated insurances.
As market leader, we insure over 32,000 small and specialist vessels across the globe. Every year, 95% of our members choose to stay with us, and our top 25 members hold an average of 24 years’ continuous entry; testament to our ability to serve Members’ best interests and respond to changing needs.
We have a wide spread of members across a range of vessel types, operating sectors and geographical areas. This diversification delivers stability, allowing us to enjoy a strong balance sheet and A-rated financial security from A. M. Best and Standard & Poor’s.
Referred to as a P&I Club, Shipowners’ is one of thirteen Clubs which make up the International Group, insuring over 90% of the world’s tonnage.
This circular highlights the recent developments in the law in the Philippines that will have a positive impact on all Filipino seafarers and all Members employing Filipino crew.
On Implementation Day, 16 January 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran had complied with its nuclear obligations in line with ‘the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action’ (‘JCPOA’). As a result, certain EU and UN nuclear related sanctions on Iran have been lifted.
This Circular advises Members of the current position on their insurance cover arrangements with the regard to the partial lifting of Iran sanctions under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Ctrl Marine Solutions Ltd (wholly owned by Shipowners’ Mutual Protection) is now fully operational. CTRL provides bespoke solutions for Claims, Technical, Risk and Legal (CTRL) issues on flexible payment terms.
Due to several incidents where inland barges have suffered structural failures and/or sank, this bulletin highlights correct loading and discharging procedures.
US Vessel Response Plans – California Shoreline Protection – MSRC – SO CAL Ship Services, California
As of 1 January 2016, MSRC will no longer provide California Shoreline Protection (“CASP”) and On Water Response Coverage services for vessels calling at the Port of Hueneme, California USA and/or transiting the southbound traffic lanes of the Santa Barbara Channel.
The Circular(s) published on 5 November 2014, 19 January 2015, 21 January 2015, 11 February 2015 and 11 March 2015, informed Members that the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks (“WRC”) entered into force on 14 April 2015 and contained information about certification requirement.
For any vessel operator, employing competent crew is a priority, our latest bulletin highlights a new competence assurance scheme from IMCA, for small workboats.
Due to the perceived cause of these incidents we would like to draw our Members’ attention to Regulation 19 of chapter V of the Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) convention which permits an ECDIS to be carried as part of the on board navigational system, provided it meets the chart carriage requirements as detailed in regulation.
On Sunday 29 October 2015 the Shipowners’ Club held its first Offshore Vessel Conference in Dubai. The day culminated with a panel discussion, which provided an interesting debate and insightful observations from the audience, concluding with the following final thought from Simon Swallow…
- Vessel search
- Bunker/NWRC Blue cards & EU Directive Certificates
- Trading Certificates
- CTRL Marine solutions Ltd
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