Claims Emergency

London Branch

+44 203 829 5858

Singapore Branch

+65 8683 3190

The claims response service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides immediate global assistance to all of our Members.

Calling the emergency contact number provides a quick and effective way to speak directly to a duty Shipowners’ claims handler in the event of an incident or casualty involving an entered vessel.

During office hours the emergency number will redirect to the relevant corresponding office switchboard.

Alternatively, Members can request assistance from our network of correspondents located around the world.


30 Sept 2013

United States Non-Tank Vessels Response Plans

Circular 16 – 2013 30th September 2013 To All Members,

The Final Rule addressing Non-Tank Vessel Response Plans has been published in the Federal Register, Vol. 78, and No. 189, dated Monday 30th September 2013.

Members are advised that non-tank vessel owners are required to submit their Vessel Response Plan to the Coast Guard by 30th January 2014.

For the purpose of preparing a Vessel Response Plan, a non-tank vessel is defined as a self-propelled, non-tank vessel of 400 gross tons or greater, that carries oil of any kind as fuel for main propulsion and that operates on the navigable waters of the United States.

Non-tank vessel owners will also be required to enter into funding agreements with salvors and marine fire-fighting resources. The terms of such agreements will be reviewed to ensure that they conform with the International Group Guidelines on Vessel Response Plans.

The Final Rule is currently being reviewed and a further circular will be issued to Members in due course.

All Clubs have issued similar circulars.