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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.

Latest news and insight

  • Risk assessments for fishing operations

    In 2016, the Club experienced a high volume of crew injury claims on fishing vessels. The latest in our series of Risk assessment articles focuses on risk assessments for fishing operations to assist members in mitigating such claims.

  • U.S. revokes sanctions against Sudan

    As anticipated in our circular Sudan – U.S. moves towards a relaxation of sanctions, the sanctions imposed by the United States (U.S.) against Sudan under Executive Orders 13067 and 13412 have now been formally revoked, as of 12 October 2017.

  • ILO Work in Fishing Convention 2007 (Convention no 188) enters into force

    In 2007, the 96th Session of the International Labour Conference adopted the ILO Work in Fishing Convention (no 188) (‘the new Convention’). On 16 November 2017, one year following its ratification by ten Member countries, the new Convention will enter into force.

  • Shev Algama: LMAA Terms 2017 – What’s changed?

    On 7 February 2017, the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) published its revised terms, the LMAA Terms 2017. These apply to all appointments made on or after 1 May 2017 and replace the LMAA Terms 2012.

  • HFW Briefing – Limitation of liability in Hong Kong

    On 4 December 2017, Hong Kong will apply legislative amendments to Schedule 2 of the Merchant Shipping (Limitation of Shipowners Liability) Ordinance (Cap. 434).

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  • What is the Condition Survey Programme?

    Reducing Members’ exposure to claims is central to the function of the Club’s Loss Prevention department. The department is able to fulfil this mandate by proactively addressing areas of concern which are identified by the Club or within the industry.

  • Joint industry publication sets out guidelines for the carriage of charcoal in containers

    New guidelines for the carriage of charcoal and carbon in containers have been published jointly by CINS (the Cargo Incident Notification System) and the International Group of P&I Clubs.

  • Update on piracy attacks

    Further to our advisory bulletin on Renewed piracy attacks off Somalia, the Club would like to remind Members of the risk of exposure to attacks while transiting high piracy areas.

  • Guidance on the safe navigation of the Hidrovía

    Collision incidents in narrow channels or bends of the Hidrovía, South America, have been recorded recently by the Club. During investigations, it has been identified that a common contributing factor to such incidents is the position of the vessel whilst performing passing manoeuvres.

  • Risk assessments for mooring operations

    Following on from our articles on Implementing risk assessments and Risk assessments for passenger vessel operations the Club has produced the next article in the series which  focuses on risk assessments from mooring and unmooring operations.

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