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Liability insurance for yacht owners, operators and managers
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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 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 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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  • Iran Metals Bulletin – Wind down period over

    Members should note that the wind down period ended on August 6 2019 and Executive Order 13871 is now in full effect. As a result, any transactions which involve any activities described in the Order are now subject to potential sanctions.

  • The Shipowners’ Club announce LISW19 seminar: How to Exclude Liability for Negligence with James Leabeater QC

    The Shipowners’ Club, the leading mutual P&I insurer in the small and specialist vessel sector, have announced a seminar for London International Shipping Week 2019 with James Leabeater QC of 4 Pump Court.

  • AqualisBraemar Technical Services Ltd: Floating docks and their operating hazards

    A floating dock (FD) is often seen as a viable option for the dry docking of smaller vessels which alleviates the necessity to utilise a fixed land-based graving dock. However it must be borne in mind that the risks involved with operating a floating dock are substantially more than those associated with a graving dock.

  • Mandatory requirement for AIS in Indonesian waters

    The Club would like to highlight to Members that with effect from 20 August 2019, under Regulation PM No. 7 of 2019, the Ministry of Transportation of The Republic of Indonesia has made it mandatory for vessels sailing in Indonesian waters to install and activate an Automatic Identification System (AIS).

  • Escalation of Venezuelan sanctions

    On August 5, 2019, the US Administration escalated its Venezuela sanctions program, with the issue of Executive Order 13884 (the Order) and accompanying FAQs.

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