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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 34,000 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

  • AGM Minutes May 2022

    MINUTES of the Annual General Meeting of the Members held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Al Emreef Street, PO Box 118500, Dubai – United Arab Emirates on Thursday 19 May 2022, at 09:00 hours.

  • IG Circular: General Trade Licence dated 17 March 2022 – Reporting of vessel calls to Russia and transiting Russian territorial waters

    On 17 March 2022 the UK Government published a General Trade Licence in part to clarify earlier amendments to the UK Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations (the “Regulation”). Specifically, the licence addresses the issue as to whether it is lawful under the Regulation for insurers and reinsurers domiciled or operating from the United Kingdom to provide insurance for vessels calling at Russian ports or transiting Russian territorial waters.

  • Closure of the 2019 policy year without additional call

    At their meeting on the 19 May 2022 the Board considered the open policy years and in particular the 2019 policy year, which is now three years old.

  • Solvency & Financial Condition Report (SFCR) 2021

    This report has been produced in respect of The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) (‘the Club’) to satisfy its public reporting requirements under the Solvency II insurance regulation regime.

  • Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships

    In 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted an initial strategy on the reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from ships, setting out their Vision, which confirms the IMO’s commitment to reducing and eventually phasing out GHG emissions from international shipping. The IMO’s Vision also intends to support United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals 13 (Climate Action) and 14 (Life Below Water).

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  • ‘Safe By Design’ – Safety posters for fishing vessels

    At Shipowners’ Club, we are committed to driving welfare and safety within our communities. The Club has long been associated with the insurance of fishing vessels. Therefore, to assist our Members and their crew, the Club has partnered with FISH Safety Foundation to provide materials that can be used to raise awareness of safety concerns.

  • Polizza Assicurativa di Responsabilità Civile Pescherecci 2022

    The Club is pleased to release the Fishing Liability Insurance Policy for 2022 in Italian.

  • Annual Report 2021

    The Shipowners’ Club, the leading mutual P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, has reported encouraging results for the year ending 31 December 2021.

  • The Shipowners’ Club reports steady growth despite a challenging 2021

    Despite another challenging year, the Club’s Chairman, Philip Orme, sought to reassure Members and their brokers that the Club once again delivered on its commitment to both Member support and financial stability.

  • Notice of Annual General Meeting – 19 May 2022

    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 the Grosvenor House Hotel, Al Emreef Street, PO Box 118500, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, on Thursday 19 May 2022, at 09.00 hours.

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