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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.

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  • P&I cover for autonomous vessels

    Our series of Autonomous Vessels articles have highlighted the changes afoot in the maritime industry and legal environment. Developments continue apace and leading industry players expect to start seeing remotely operated vessels in commercial operation by 2020, if not before.

  • Unmanned and autonomous vessels – the legal implications from a P&I perspective

    Unmanned and autonomous vessels are a hot topic in the shipping industry at present, but whilst rapid advances are being made on the technical side, is the liability regime keeping pace and what are the implications for P&I cover?

  • Guidance and best practice for operators considering unmanned vessels

    Increased investment has resulted in exponential advancements in autonomous vessel technology. Such funding has made way for more autonomous designs to be realised and there is a distinct possibility that in the future, when choosing new vessels to replenish or expand their fleet, Members will consider the acquisition of vessels which incorporate some level of autonomy.

  • Renewal 2018/2019

    In our Half Year Report, it was noted that the Club had achieved a positive underwriting result, reporting a 99.3% combined ratio. The Board noted that during the third quarter there had been ongoing pressure on income and that claims activity had continued in line with the first half of the year, which included enhanced activity of claims reported by Clubs to the International Group through the Pooling mechanism.

  • Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting Thursday 11th January 2018

    Notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting of The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) will be held on Thursday 11th January 2018 at 11.45 hours at The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg), 16, Rue Notre-Dame, L-2240 Luxembourg, for the purpose of considering and if thought fit, passing the following as a SPECIAL RESOLUTION.

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