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 some 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 Shipowners’ Club doesn’t like surprises

    “Shipowners’ Club is now the most boring Club to review, although this is for all the right reasons” read this year’s report from P&I insurance broker, Tysers. “High praise!” according to the Club CEO, Simon Swallow. “If boring means stability, continuity and ensuring peace of mind for our Membership, then we are all doing our jobs properly”.

  • Headwinds or fair winds: Understanding U.S. offshore wind energy regulations

    The Club has seen a rapid growth in enquiries from Members operating in or planning to operate in the U.S. offshore wind sector. The regulatory requirements here are complex and fast evolving. The following guest article therefore looks at the U.S. wind offshore environment, its energy regulatory bodies and regulations, the process for permits and examines what types of vessels can work on offshore projects in U.S. territorial waters. The article is by Michael Wray – Partner at HFW. His practice focuses on aviation, marine and energy, commercial litigation, environmental, insurance coverage, and transactional matters.

  • 渔船责任险保险2023版

    The Club is pleased to release the Fishing Vessel Liability Insurance for Smaller Craft Policy for 2023 in Chinese.

  • Póliza de Seguro de Responsabilidad para Buques de Pasajeros más pequeños 2023

    The Club is pleased to release the Passenger Vessel Liability Insurance for Smaller Craft Policy for 2023 in Spanish.

  • Seguro de Responsabilidad de Buque Pesquero Póliza 2023

    The Club is pleased to release the Fishing Vessel Liability Insurance for Smaller Craft Policy for 2023 in Spanish.

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  • Experts in Offshore Wind

    From the beginnings of offshore wind, Members of the Shipowners’ Club have been involved across the entire spectrum of operations, from site planning to installation and maintenance. As their knowledge and experience has grown, so has ours, in depth knowledge of our Members operations, experience of putting together solutions, and an understanding of the offshore wind sector which has developed over many years.

  • P&IQ Scholarships 2023

    The International Group of P&I Clubs and The Education Committee are pleased to announce the expansion of its annual scholarship programme to take part in the highly successful P&I Qualification programme.

  • EGM 18 January 2023 Minutes

    MINUTES of an Extraordinary General Meeting of The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) held on Tuesday 17 January 2022 at 11.45 hours at 16 Rue Notre-Dame, L-2240 Luxembourg.

  • The Changing Face of Shipping

    In this series of articles, we will be inviting specialists and innovators to discuss new developments and new technologies. MASS, blockchain and decarbonisation are just some topics that will feature as we hear from experts in the field and explore where we are now, the pitfalls, the solutions and most importantly the future. In our first instalment, we invited Robert Merrylees, Policy Manager at the UK Chamber of Shipping, to share his views on the role evolving technology plays in today’s shipping environment.

  • Aansprakelijkheidsverzekering voor Vissersvaartuigen 2023

    The Club is pleased to release the Fishing Vessel Liability Insurance Policy for 2023 in Dutch.

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