A guide to offshore jurisdiction A guide to offshore jurisdiction
A guide to offshore jurisdiction
CTRL Marine Solutions Ltd CTRL Marine Solutions Ltd
CTRL Marine Solutions Ltd launches bespoke Claims, Technical, Risk and Legal service
Case Study: Death of a Diver Case Study: Death of a Diver
In April 2012, our Member’s vessel was transiting Mexican waters when the crew noticed an unusual noise from the port azimuth thruster. A diver employed by Charterers’ sub contractors was sent down by the Master to investigate the problem.
Yachtowners Yachtowners
Liability insurance for yacht owners, operators and managers
Our correspondents are located around the world Our correspondents are located around the world
Our correspondents are available to offer assistance and guidance to our Members wherever their trading operations take them.
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We work with more than 600 broking companies globally providing flexible P&I insurance to the owners and operators of vessels

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.

Latest news and insight

  • Shipowners’ is delighted to support the Thames Sailing Barge Parade

    The Shipowners’ Club is delighted to announce it is supporting the Thames Sailing Barge Parade as part of the annual Totally Thames festival. Totally Thames is a month-long festival organised and supported by The Mayor of London and the Port of London Authority, amongst others, which supports the Thames’ role as a key part of London life.

  • The Shipowners’ Club supports the Thames Barge Parade as part of Totally Thames festival

    The Shipowners’ Club, the leading mutual P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, is delighted to announce that it is supporting the ‘Thames Sailing Barge Parade’ as part of the annual ‘Totally Thames’ festival.

  • Insurance Act 2015: What is and isn’t changing?

    On 19 March 2016 the Radio 4 Moneybox programme took calls from people in Carlisle who had been affected by severe flooding the previous December and had their insurance policies voided because of confusion about how close they lived to the River Eden.

  • The UK Insurance Act 2015

    Members are referred to our Circular dated 18 November 2015 on the UK Insurance Act (the ‘new Act’), which comes into force on 12 August 2016.

  • Crew Health: Food safety on board

    When it comes to ensuring a fit and healthy crew, all vessels should apply food safety principles.  Even if not required by international regulations, good practice in regards to food safety should be in place as part of any operation.

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  • A guide to offshore jurisdiction

    CTRL Marine Solutions has worked with the Shipowners’ Club and Thomas Cooper to produce a new guide for Shipowners’ Club Members to establish a broad overview of common issues arising from the laws and regulations which govern offshore shipping operations.

  • Yachtowners launch Pre-Delivery Liability Policy

    Yachtowners, the specialist yacht syndicate of The Shipowners’ Club, announces the launch of a liability insurance solution that addresses the unique risks arising from super yacht custom build projects.

  • A guide to laws and regulations governing offshore shipping operations

    The offshore industry is varied and often challenging with operators facing a unique and complex range of liabilities. The Club is familiar with the risks inherent in the offshore supply and support sector and insure over 4,500 vessels operating in the industry, a greater number than any other P&I insurer.

  • Matthew Bevan: What to do when you don’t get paid

    Present market conditions have led to an increase in claims related to unpaid hire. Our latest LADC article explores the courses of action available to shipowners who find themselves in this predicament.

  • IG P&I Annual Review 2015/2016

    The International Group of P&I clubs has released its annual review.

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