Maritime-Labour-Convention-Repository_homepage-banner

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 33,000 small and specialist vessels across the globe.

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.

We are one of the 13 P&I Clubs which make up the International Group, collectively insuring over 90% of the world’s ocean-going tonnage.


Latest news and insight

  • The International Group of P&I Clubs launches a safety animation to help prevent the loss of life in enclosed spaces on board ships

    Too many lives are lost unnecessarily when seafarers or shore-based personnel enter enclosed spaces on board ships. The International Group has collaborated to produce a safety training animation that draws attention to the risk of entering such spaces without first taking preventive and protective measures.

  • A Shipowners’ liability under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006

    A large majority of the claims handled by the Club involve crew illness or injury, with this in mind, the Club seeks to inform Members that understanding the basis of a Shipowners’ liability and how international conventions may apply is of vital importance to them in their operations.

  • Club Rules 2021

    The Club Rules are here to help you navigate the terms and conditions of your cover so you can be sure of what your membership to the Club entails. This year there have been a number of updates to the Rules which we would like to draw your attention to.

  • A note from the Chairman

    When I spoke to the Club CEO, Simon Swallow, last week we reflected on the strange year we’ve all been through and I congratulated him and all of the Club’s staff for the way in which they had adapted and shown remarkable dedication in the new working environment forced upon them.

  • IG Circular: United States sanctions on Venezuela

    This Circular provides information on the recent designation by the Government of the United States of Venezuela’s Maritime Authority (Instituto Nacional de los Espacios Acuaticos – “INEA”).

Read all news
  • Turkey: Revised pollution fines 2021

    The fines for causing pollution in Turkey have rien once again by 9.11%. This is in accordance with the declaration by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation in Turkey, which was published in the Official Gazette dated 24 December 2020, numbered 31318. With effect from 1 January 2021.

  • EGM 26 January 2021 Minutes

    MINUTES of an Extraordinary General Meeting of The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) held on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 11.45 hours at 16 Rue Notre-Dame, L-2240 Luxembourg.

  • Small investments can make a tangible difference to the lives of seafarers as revealed in latest Seafarers Happiness Index

    The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report, published by The Mission to Seafarers, reveals that small investments can make a tangible difference to the lives of seafarers.The survey, with the support of the Shipowners’ Club and Wallem Group, reports on the experiences of seafarers between October and December 2020.

  • Precautions and Safety Measures To Assist In Mitigating Drug Trafficking on Board Ships

    Drug trafficking is a global illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, and sale of substances which otherwise are prohibited by law. It is a fact that considerable proportion of drug trafficking occurs by sea because of favourable circumstances for transportation. In 2020, there has been a rise in the number of reported incidents involving drug seizures on board ships calling in South American ports and on ships bound for United States (U.S.) or European destinations. However, the fact remains that there are no shipping routes which could be considered safe.

  • EGM 12 January 2021 Minutes

    MINUTES of an Extraordinary General Meeting of The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) held on Tuesday 12 January 2021 at 11.45 hours at 16 Rue Notre-Dame, L-2240 Luxembourg.

Read all news

Find staff by name

Find staff by office/function

Sign up to our latest news alerts

Enter your contact details to receive our news and insights.

Specify your role:

Please tick the following box:

All fields required