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.
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Shipowners Loss Prevention service supports Members and their brokers in operational and technical matters.
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Liability insurance for yacht owners, operators and managers
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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 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

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  • Reissue of sampling procedures for clean product tankers

    The Club has recently experienced an increase in liquid cargo contamination claims, especially concerning clean product cargoes.

  • Recommendations for crews on fishing vessels

    We would like to make our Members aware of the notice issued by the NIOSH concerning fishing vessel operations.

  • Oil pollution risk at Pointe Noire, Congo

    We would like to inform Members of the continuing problem of oil pollution in the port of Pointe Noire, Congo, and the subsequent risk of hull contamination.

  • Liquid cargo contamination

    We have recently experienced an increase in liquid cargo contamination claims, especially where the ‘First Foot Sample’ was found to be off-specification upon analysis.

  • Surge in Piracy attacks

    The International Maritime Bureau has reported 23 attacks between January and March 2014 and a further six attacks since April 2014 targeting coastal tankers, four involving our Member’s vessels.

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