2015 Annual Report 2015 Annual Report
The Club reports a 1.5% increase in gross premiums, a combined ratio of 94.6% and an increase in free reserves to US$ 300.3 million
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 the Shipowners' Club

The Shipowners’ Club 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.


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  • Communication management of a pilotage operation

    As a Club we have been made aware of a number of recent FFO and collision incidents that have occurred whilst under pilotage. On investigation it is apparent that the primary cause, in most cases, can be attributable to a breakdown of communication.

  • Steve Randall appointed to the Board as Commercial Director

    The Shipowners’ Club, the leading P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, has today announced the appointment of Steve Randall to the Board of the Shipowners’ Protection Limited (SPL) as Commercial Director.

  • Notice to Members and Suppliers: VAT and invoicing requirements

    As Members will be aware, many jurisdictions both within the European Union (EU) and worldwide impose VAT or equivalent goods and services taxes (such as GST, IVA, TVA (hereinafter VAT)) on the supply of services.

  • Piracy in Southeast Asia

    The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) have released a mobile app we would like to share for Members information.

  • Advice on towage

    The Club is often approached for advice regarding non-customary towage and associated towing surveys – also known as towage warranty/Fitness to Tow.  In this article, we define non-customary towage, requirements of Fitness to Tow assignments and outline the purpose of associated surveys.

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