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A guide to offshore jurisdiction
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Liability insurance for yacht owners, operators and managers
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.


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.

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  • Managing stress with relaxation techniques

    In partnership with International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), the Club is pleased to present the latest addition to the Good Mental Health Guides series: ‘Managing stress with relaxation techniques’.

  • The Shipowners’ Club reports a steady year

    Shipowners’ Club, the leading mutual P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, has reported positive results for the year ending 31 December 2017, despite the challenging market conditions to both the insurance and shipping sectors.

  • Notice of Annual General Meeting – 24 May 2018

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) will be held at Le Royal, 12 Boulevard Royal, L 2449 Luxembourg on Thursday 24th May 2018 at 09.00 hours.

  • Container operations risk assessment

    The marine transportation of containers is a dynamic operation which requires close supervision from the moment the containers are taken under the Member’s care until such time when they are safely delivered to the receiver. It comes as no surprise that the nature of this trade gives rise to a considerably large volume of claims, many of which could have been easily avoided had greater oversight and diligence been exercised.

  • Case Study: Improper securing arrangement of sea strainer cover leads to vessel capsizing

    Completion of tasks such as securing of the sea strainer covers should be suitably supervised by a competent person as required by company procedures and the relevant task risk assessment.
    Replacement spares used on critical equipment should be as-per their original design to ensure fitness for purpose.

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