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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 A-rated financial security from A. M. Best and 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

  • New biofouling standards issued by MPI of New Zealand

    The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) of New Zealand has issued new biofouling standards via the Craft Risk Management Standard (CRMS). These are voluntary until May 2018 following which the new rules will require all international vessels arriving in New Zealand to have a clean hull.

  • Crew Health: Advice for safe travel

    Since June 2016 the Club has issued regular guidance concerning the enhancement and protection of crew health on board a vessel and during periods of shore leave.

  • Fiona Pounds: Valid tender of Notice of Readiness

    In the recent English High Court case of MV Arundel Castle, the Judge ruled that a vessel , that could not immediately proceed to berth due to congestion and that was directed to anchor outside port limits by the port authority, was held not to be an arrived ship for the purposes of tendering Notice of Readiness (NOR).

  • The Shipowners’ Club partners with Yachtpod Risk Partners

    Yachtowners, the specialist yacht syndicate of The Shipowners’ P&I Club, today announces that it has entered into a partnership with newly established super yacht specialists Yachtpod Risk Partners (Yachtpod).

  • Renewed piracy attacks off Somalia

    The Club would like to bring to Members’ attention recent incidents of piracy reported off the coast of Somalia.

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  • Crew Health: Malaria prevention

    The Club previously released a bulletin informing Members of the precautionary measures that can be taken to avoiding the contraction of Malaria on board merchant ships. The bulletin was released in the wake of an incident in which a crew member died from a malarial infection having not had access to the correct precautionary medication.

  • New Executive Order on immigration suspended

    As reported in our Client Alerts of January 30th, February 10th and March 6th, Executive Order (“E.O.”) 13769 issued by President Trump on January 27, 2017, banned for 90 days any immigrant or nonimmigrant entry into the U.S. of foreign citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, and would have impacted vessels with crewmembers from those countries.

  • Vessel’s considered in layup and utilised for non standard operations

    In November 2016 the Club issued an Endurance guide for Members which focused on the declining state of the marine market and the associated difficult trading conditions for vessel operators, which has resulted in a record number of vessels going into layup.

  • Georgia Maltezou: What is the right measure of damages when charterers walk away from a voyage charter?

    It was the historic case of Smith v M’Guire (1858) 3 H & N 554 that established the prima facie for the measure of damages that can be recovered by a shipowner in case of repudiation of a voyage charterparty by a charterer.

  • UK personal injury claims: new discount rate

    Last week the Lord Chancellor, Liz Truss, made the long awaited announcement of the new discount rate to be used when setting the multiplier for certain future losses forming part of the compensation awarded to personal injury claimants in the UK.

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