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The Shipowners’ Club has in-depth knowledge of the risks and liabilities you face when operating your fleet, borne from over 160 years of experience in providing Protection and Indemnity (P&I) cover, Legal Costs Cover and associated insurances.

As market leader, we insure over 32,000 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 an A rating from 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

  • Club selects Standard & Poor’s to provide future credit ratings

    Following a request by The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) (“Shipowners” or “the Club”), as from 19 May 2017 AM Best will  no longer provide a rating of the Club.

  • The mutual approach

    The Shipowners’ Club has been in existence for over 160 years and was established by ship owners, for ship owners.  We have always operated on a mutual basis – that is, the Club exists for the benefit of its Members.

  • Fire prevention on board ships

    Any outbreak of fire on board a ship poses a significant risk to the safety of the vessel and to anyone on board.

  • Mental health awareness week

    This week marks the 4th annual Mental Health Awareness Week. Conceived by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness week raises awareness of mental health issues by developing a greater understanding of their cause and effect.

  • The Shipowners’ Club reports a strong year

    The Shipowners’ Club, the leading mutual P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, has reported resilient results for the year ending 31 December 2016.

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  • Risk assessments for passenger vessel operations

    In this, the second in our series of risk assessment articles, we concentrate on risk assessments onboard passenger vessel operations.

  • New biofouling standards issued by MPI of New Zealand

    The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) of New Zealand has issued new biofouling standards via the Craft Risk Management Standard (CRMS). These are voluntary until May 2018 following which the new rules will require all international vessels arriving in New Zealand to have a clean hull.

  • Crew Health: Advice for safe travel

    Since June 2016 the Club has issued regular guidance concerning the enhancement and protection of crew health on board a vessel and during periods of shore leave.

  • Fiona Pounds: Valid tender of Notice of Readiness

    In the recent English High Court case of MV Arundel Castle, the Judge ruled that a vessel , that could not immediately proceed to berth due to congestion and that was directed to anchor outside port limits by the port authority, was held not to be an arrived ship for the purposes of tendering Notice of Readiness (NOR).

  • The Shipowners’ Club partners with Yachtpod Risk Partners

    Yachtowners, the specialist yacht syndicate of The Shipowners’ P&I Club, today announces that it has entered into a partnership with newly established super yacht specialists Yachtpod Risk Partners (Yachtpod).

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