Case study: Thuan My collides with the Beks Halil Case study: Thuan My collides with the Beks Halil
On 2 March 2013 our Member’s general cargo vessel Thuan My, with a cargo of concrete pipes destined for Myanmar, was approaching the Eastern entrance to the Singapore Strait Traffic Separation Scheme when she was involved in a severe collision with a bulk carrier, the Beks Halil.
Shipowners’ emergency claims response service Shipowners’ emergency claims response service
The claims response service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides immediate global assistance to all of our Members. Calling the emergency contact number provides a quick and effective way to speak directly to a duty Shipowners’ claims handler in the event of an incident or casualty involving an entered vessel. During office hours the emergency number will redirect to the relevant corresponding office switchboard.
Yachtowners Yachtowners
Liability insurance for yacht owners, operators and managers
Half year results 2014-15 Half year results 2014-15
The Shipowners’ Club has released its half yearly results as at 20th August for the 2014/15 year, and reports a strong underwriting performance with a significant increase in free reserves over the same period last year.
Loss prevention Loss prevention
Shipowners Loss Prevention service supports Members and their brokers in operational and technical matters.
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.
Broking cpompanies Broking cpompanies
We work with more than 600 broking companies globally providing flexible P&I insurance to the owners and operators of vessels

Welcome to Shipowners

Shipowners’ has in-depth knowledge of the risks and liabilities you face when operating your fleet, borne from almost 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 33,000 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

  • Simon Swallow: Proud to celebrate the advantages of mutuality

    Some may suggest the concept of mutuality has become not as fashionable as it once was. Nonetheless, we see it as a formidable strength bringing economic stability, a communal attitude to risk sharing and loss prevention, and a true sense of partnership with the many shipowners that we insure.

  • Making deviation claims

    We would like to notify Members of an updated ‘diversion expenses claim form’ to enable swift settlement of claims when a vessel has had to deviate to land.

  • Entry into force of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks (NWRC) – update on issuance of Blue Cards

    The Circular published on 21st January 2015 provided Members with guidance on the application process in respect of the issuance of Blue Cards for the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 (“the Convention”).

  • Bulletin from the Suez Canal Authority (SCA)

    We have been advised of a bulletin from the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), addressing the issue of unauthorised attempts to gain access to vessels in the Port Said Anchorage.

  • Louise Hall: Sulphur requirements in IMO emission control areas

    Members operating all ships over 400GT, including yachts, trading in designated emission control areas (ECAs), may already be aware of the emissions limits to reduce the sulphur oxide and nitrogen oxide emissions of ocean-going vessels. From 1 January 2015, all fuel oil used on board must have a sulphur content of no more than 0.10%.

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  • Yachtowners announce medical emergency helpline for yacht crew

    Yachtowners, the specialist yacht syndicate of The Shipowners’ Club, has launched an additional service for those Owners who have purchased its Enhanced PA cover, (crew Personal Accident with medical expenses cover).

  • Oil Spill Response Contract Requirements – Uruguay

    On 20th February 2015, Disposición Marítima N° 149 (the “Regulation”) will take effect in Uruguay with the aim of establishing a set of rules governing the requirement for owners to contract with an oil spill response company (OSRO) approved by the Uruguayan Coast Guard, amongst other requirements.

  • Steve Randall: Look beyond premiums

    As we near the 20th February renewal date, owners and their brokers are finalising terms for the 2015 policy year to ensure that they have in place a comprehensive Protection & Indemnity (P&I) solution.

  • Costly consequences of improper vetting

    Members are advised to exercise caution and undertake enhanced due diligence when entering into new fixtures with unknown charterers, especially those that involve trade to countries where sanctions may apply or where there is limited judicial redress.

  • Simon Swallow: Protecting Members’ interests for lasting partnerships

    Entering in to a protection and indemnity (P&I) relationship with a mutual insurer of marine liabilities represents a partnership. Unlike a commercial hull or cargo insurer, who generally require that claimants prove their loss, a mutual P&I Club works with its Members and their brokers to ‘protect’ them in the event that a third party liability claim arises and then seeks to ‘indemnify’ them for their losses.

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