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

  • Ian Edwards: Meeting our Members’ changing needs

    20 years ago the Club provided cover on 12,655 vessels with an average size of 297GT. In the intervening period numbers have increased nearly threefold. The average size of an entered vessel has likewise increased, albeit by a smaller factor, to 672GT.

  • Charles Hume: Taking the long view

    We hear a lot today about the players crowding into the fixed premium market, but how many of them are just that – players? Their security may be A rated, but there are more financial dimensions to the choice of insurer than financial strength alone.

  • Emergency claims response service

    We have introduced an immediate claims response service for our Members to provide global assistance in the event of an emergency. It is a quick and effective way to access help in an urgent situation, whatever the time.

  • Several changes to ISM Code – Vessel manning requirements

    Changes to ISM Code  – vessel manning requirements: we would like to advise our Members that several changes to the ISM Code will come into force on 01/01/2015.

  • Circular on the Entry into Force of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks

    The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 achieved the requisite number of ratifications triggering the entry into force conditions.

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Financial Strength Rating. A- Excellent -- Standard & Poor's. A- Rating Strong