Case Study: Bora5 barge towed into Dutch bridge Case Study: Bora5 barge towed into Dutch bridge
On 23 April 2012 our Member’s non self-propelled barge, Bora5, was towed along canals from Schagen to Den Helder by two tugs, Emeraldine and Hardine. At the conclusion of the towage it was reported that the barge had struck a bridge that crosses the canal.
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CTRL Marine Solutions Ltd launches bespoke Claims, Technical, Risk and Legal service
Case study: Sinking and wreck removal of the Demas Victory Case study: Sinking and wreck removal of the Demas Victory
On 30 June 2009, our Member’s offshore safety/standby vessel, Demas Victory, capsized and sunk in heavy weather off the coast of Qatar.
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
Yachtowners Yachtowners
Liability insurance for yacht owners, operators and managers
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.
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 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

  • Louise Hall: Recommendations for entry into enclosed spaces

    We would like to draw our Members’ attention to the amended SOLAS Regulation III/19 which came into force 1st January 2015.

  • Louise Hall: Tug and Tow – A Practical Safety and Operation Guide

    The Club continues to see a steady stream of towage related incidents caused by failure of towlines, sub standard navigation and inadequate operational and safety procedures.

  • Shipowners’ ability to limit liability in Mexico is tested

    The Shipowners’ Club has recently been involved in litigation where the right to limit liability under the 1976 Limitation Convention was tested before the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice.

  • Offshore Case Studies: Avoidable Claims

    The Shipowners’ Club has always focused on smaller and specialist vessels and, as a consequence, we have always had a very significant involvement in the offshore sector – currently covering 5,000 vessels providing support services to offshore production and explorations facilities.

  • Change of Financial Year End

    At the recent Annual General Meeting in Luxembourg it was agreed to change the Club’s financial year end from 20th February to 31st December to be in line with the calendar year. As a consequence the current financial year, which commenced at 20th February 2015, will end on 31st December 2015.

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