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The Shipowners’ Club reports steady half year results despite challenging market conditions

The Shipowners’ Club, the leading P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, has reported financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2017. The Club recorded a 99.3% combined ratio, demonstrating the small margins to which it always works.

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The Iran deal: Challenges ahead

On 16th January 2016, Implementation Day, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran had complied with its nuclear obligations in line with ‘the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action’ (‘JCPOA’). As a result, certain EU and US nuclear related sanctions on Iran were lifted. Implementation Day heralded, for many, the prospect of great business opportunity in a country locked down to the outside world for a number of years.

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  • News

    Sleepiness and fatigue are ever-present risks to all on board

    Sleepiness and long term fatigue are now recognised as major factors impacting accidents at sea and seafarer health.

  • News

    Reminder of precautions while loading oil on board

    The Club has continued to record a significant number of oil pollution claims that have occurred during cargo and bunkering operations.

  • News

    Moving beyond the mutual approach and ETC

    As a mutual P&I Club specialising in providing a liability insurance solution to smaller and specialist vessels, we are aware that many owners wish to access the value-added benefits associated with being a member of a P&I Club but, due to their particular operations, prefer the premium approach adopted by the commercial market, which charges fixed premiums with no exposure to supplementary or overspill calls.

  • News, Press releases

    The Shipowners’ Club reports steady half year results despite…

    The Shipowners’ Club, the leading P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, has reported financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2017. The Club recorded a 99.3% combined ratio, demonstrating the small margins to which it always works.

  • News

    Ballast Water Management convention – guidance and FAQS

    Adopted in 2004 the Ballast Water Management, BWM Convention (the ‘convention’), is the International Convention for the control and management of ship’s ballast water and sediments. The aim of the convention is to remove, render harmless or avoid uptake or discharge of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens within ballast water sediments by mechanical, physical, chemical and biological processes (either singularly or in combination).

  • News, Yacht

    Loss Prevention release guidance for yacht owners

    The Club has developed a new publication for the owners of yachts, developed in response to claims and addressing concerns raised by Members.

  • News

    The mutual advantage

    A vessel owner that arranges P&I insurance through a mutual solution with an International Group P&I Club can boast ultimate insurance protection limits of up to US$ 8 billion against (non-pollution/passenger) third party property losses.

  • News

    Safe means of embarkation and disembarkation

    The Club has recently dealt with several claims involving access to vessels, some of which have unfortunately resulted in injuries and even fatalities.

  • News

    What is a release call?

    To understand release calls it is necessary to appreciate how Club’s view Club membership and in particular, the use of estimates which under-pin the ETC method of funding.

  • News

    Reactivation of vessels after a period of lay up

    The shipping market continues to experience a prolonged period of downturn, especially in the offshore sector. We have seen owners and operators often being compelled to lay up tonnage.

  • News

    The overspill limit

    The term ‘overspill’ means that a loss has spilled over, or exceeded, the limits of liability available through the General Excess of Loss Reinsurance Programme which protects Mutual Members of the International Group of P&I Clubs.

  • News

    ISM – Cyber security

    In June 2017 the 98th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) approved MSC-FAL.1/Circ.3 Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management.

  • News

    Economic sanctions update: Russia, Iran and North Korea

    On 2nd August 2017 President Trump signed into law H.R. 3364, Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.  The new Act introduces economic sanctions legislation which builds upon existing sanctions imposed by the US against Iran, Russia, and North Korea.

  • News

    Event: Tomorrow’s Maritime Professionals – what does the future look like?

    Exponential advances in digital technologies, hyper-connected societies, and the rise of the global citizen are driving change across the operational landscape of the maritime industry.

  • Press releases

    The Shipowners’ P&I Club hosts maritime security webinar…

    The Shipowners’ Club, the leading mutual P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, has chaired its first-ever webinar, on the topic of Maritime Cyber Security.

  • News

    The International Group

    Many vessel owners join a Mutual P&I Club to access limits of liability that are generally unavailable in the commercial fixed premium market. The highest limits are provided by the International Group of P&I Clubs, a collection of 13 mutual P&I Clubs, including the Shipowners’ Club.

  • Blogs, LCC, News

    Milly Brooks: Voluntary salvage assistance and the reward

    If you have provided voluntary assistance to a ship, cargo or other recognised salvage subject in distress, you may be entitled to claim a salvage reward.

  • News

    A closer look at mutual club funding

    There was a time when all P&I Clubs used the same method of funding; the estimated total call (ETC) approach.

  • Circulars, News

    International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments and US Ballast Water Management (BWM) Regulations

    We refer Members to Circular on the IMO’s International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (the “Convention”) that will enter into force on 8th September…

  • Circulars, News

    BIMCO/ISCO Standard Spill Response Contracts, RESPONSECON and US…

    Members are informed that BIMCO and ISCO (the International Spill Control Organisation), have launched two standard contracts, RESPONSECON and US RESPONSECON, for the hire of specialised spill response services and equipment.

  • Blogs, News

    The mutual balance

    Vessel owners who wish to purchase insurance at cost – that is without paying profits to commercial insurance companies, join a mutual P&I Club.

  • News

    Be Cyber Aware at Sea

    The Club recognises that with the development of technology on board vessels, it has become increasingly important for Members to be able to identify and respond to cyber threats.

  • News

    Solvency & Financial Condition Report (SFCR)

    In accordance with the Solvency II regulations the Club has produced its first Solvency & Financial Condition Report (SFCR) as at 31 December 2016.

  • Bulletins

    Beneficios de adopter sistemas de procedimientos específicos de…

  • Blogs, News

    What is P&I?

    Protection and Indemnity insurance, or as it is more commonly known – ‘P&I’, is the policy ship owners purchase to protect them against liability claims from crew, passengers and third parties.

  • News

    President Trump partially reverses Obama’s Cuba policy

    On 16 June 2017, US President Donald Trump signed into law a partial reversal of Barack Obama’s Cuba policy. During his speech to a sympathetic crowd in Miami last week, Trump declared that he was: “cancelling completely the last Administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba”.

  • News

    Crew Health: Multilingual questions for medical assessments

    Since June 2016, the Club’s Seafarers’ Health Information Programme has reported on various health issues  that affect those serving on board vessels with the aim of assisting Members in mitigating against related incidents.

  • Circulars

    IGP&I Annual Review 2016/17

    An increase in Group-entered tonnage, a reduction in the number and severity of reported pool claims, and a fourth year of significant savings in the cost of the Group reinsurance purchase were among the notable and welcome features of 2016 for the Group clubs and their shipowner memberships.

  • LCC, News

    Charmaine Fu: The Ocean Victory – A case of an ‘abnormal…

    The Ocean Victory had been chartered by her Owners to the demise charterers on the Barecon 89 form as amended.

  • Bulletins, News

    Scam email warning

    We have today been made aware of a scam email which is targeting vessel owners and charterers. The email purports to be from a law firm and claims that a lawsuit has been filed by a client as a result of overdue payment, and that legal steps will be taken to arrest the vessel.

  • News

    Developing news: Fellow Gulf States cut off ties with Qatar

    News has broken today that Six Arab countries have cut ties with Qatar. This coordinated move to withdraw diplomatic relations comes from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, Yemen and Libya. The six countries cite Qatar’s ties to terrorism, pointing to its alleged backing of so called Islamic State (IS), and the need to maintain their own national security. Qatar has called the decision ‘unjustified’ and with ‘no basis in fact’.

  • News

    The Iran deal: Challenges ahead

    On 16th January 2016, Implementation Day, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran had complied with its nuclear obligations in line with ‘the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action’ (‘JCPOA’). As a result, certain EU and US nuclear related sanctions on Iran were lifted. Implementation Day heralded, for many, the prospect of great business opportunity in a country locked down to the outside world for a number of years.

  • Annual General Meetings

    AGM Minutes June 2017

    Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Members held on Thursday 1st June 2017, in the Pousada De Lisboa – Terreiro Do Paço, Praça do Comércio, 31-34, 1100-148 Lisboa.

  • News, Press releases

    Club selects Standard & Poor’s to provide future credit…

    Following a request by The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) (“Shipowners” or “the Club”), as from 19 May 2017 AM Best will  no longer provide a rating of the Club.

  • News

    The mutual approach

    The Shipowners’ Club has been in existence for over 160 years and was established by ship owners, for ship owners.  We have always operated on a mutual basis – that is, the Club exists for the benefit of its Members.

  • News

    Fire prevention on board ships

    Any outbreak of fire on board a ship poses a significant risk to the safety of the vessel and to anyone on board.

  • News

    Mental health awareness week

    This week marks the 4th annual Mental Health Awareness Week. Conceived by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness week raises awareness of mental health issues by developing a greater understanding of their cause and effect.

  • Annual General Meetings

    Notice of Annual General Meeting – 1 June 2017

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) will be held in the Pousada De Lisboa – Terreiro Do Paço, Praça do Comércio, 31-34, 1100-148 Lisboa on Thursday 1 June 2017 at 09:00 hours.

  • News, Press releases

    The Shipowners’ Club reports a strong year

    The Shipowners’ Club, the leading mutual P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, has reported resilient results for the year ending 31 December 2016.

  • News, Passenger

    Risk assessments for passenger vessel operations

    In this, the second in our series of risk assessment articles, we concentrate on risk assessments onboard passenger vessel operations.

  • Bulletins, News

    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.

  • News

    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.

  • LCC, News

    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).

  • Press releases, Yacht

    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).

  • Bulletins, News

    Renewed piracy attacks off Somalia

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

  • News

    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.

  • News

    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.

  • Blogs, News

    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.

  • LCC, News

    Georgia Maltezou: What is the right measure of damages when charterers…

    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.

  • News

    New U.S. Executive Order issued on immigration: potential impact on…

    As reported in our Client Alerts of January 30th and February 10th, Executive Order (“E.O.”) 13769 issued by President Trump on January 27, 2017, and entitled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States”, 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.

  • Blogs, News

    My charterer has threatened to cut my charter rate, despite the charterparty not allowing for this. What damages can I claim if I refuse their request…

    The usual ‘rule of thumb’ measure of damages for a charterer’s repudiatory breach of a charterparty is the difference between the hire that you would have earned under the charterparty and the hire that you would earn from a reasonably similar replacement fixture on an available market…

  • Circulars, News

    STOPIA 2006 (as amended 2017) and TOPIA 2006 (as amended 2017) –…

    The Small Tanker Oil Pollution Indemnification Agreement (STOPIA) and the Tanker Oil Pollution Indemnification Agreement (TOPIA) were agreed in 2006 to reflect the desire of shipowner entered Members in International Group Clubs to ensure the continuing success of the international oil pollution compensation regime.

  • Blogs, News

    If I plan to undertake a charterparty with an unfamiliar entity, what steps can I take to ensure the charterer will pay their hire?

    Due to the difficult conditions currently existing in the shipping market, particularly in the offshore sector, Members are increasingly contacting the Club regarding claims against Charterers for unpaid hire. Unfortunately, in some cases there is little prospect of successfully enforcing any judgment or award against Charterers, as they have few or no assets against which to enforce.

  • News

    Executive Order on immigration suspended: future status uncertain

    As reported in our Client Alert of January 30th, on January 27, 2017 President Trump issued an Executive Order {“E.O.”) entitled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” This E.O. banned for 90 days any immigrant or non-immigrant entry into the U.S. of foreign citizens from Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iran and Libya, which would impact vessels with crewmembers from those countries. The E.O. also suspended the U.S. refugee program.…

  • News

    Introducing the CTRL benefit clause

    In the recent article Cost reductions across Members’ operational landscape, the Club introduced its Members to the ‘CTRL benefit’ clause. Members of the Shipowners’ Club are able to take advantage of two hours’ free legal work each year for qualifying matters.

  • LCC, News

    Jamie Robinson: Performance guarantees

    Legal Costs Cover (LCC) is often used by Members to support the recovery of unpaid hire or other sums from defaulting charterers. Sometimes there is a genuine dispute about whether the sums are due. Often, however, the real issue is getting the charterers to pay when they do not have visible assets or they are based in a difficult jurisdiction.

  • News

    Implementing risk assessments

    The Club is beginning a year-long project to assist Members in incorporating a risk assessment ethos into their on board operating procedures.

  • News

    Crew health: Advice for safe sex

    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are extremely common – it is estimated that up to 75% of sexually active people will contract an STI of some kind in their life time. The likelihood of seafarers contracting an STI is further increased, due to their unsettled lifestyles and the lack of information provided about preventative measures.

  • Circulars, News

    Canada – New compulsory insurance scheme for passenger vessels

    Proposed new Federal regulations dealing with compulsory insurance of passenger vessels under the Canadian Marine Liability Act were issued by the Government of Canada in December 2016.

  • News

    Executive Order on immigration affects vessel crews

    On January 27, 2017 President Trump issued an Executive Order (E.O.) entitled Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States. This E.O. will impact vessels calling in the U.S. with crew members on board who are citizens of Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Libya.

  • Circulars, News

    Updated IG/CINS guidelines for the carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite in…

    Further to the guidelines issued on 10 May 2016 jointly by the International Group of P&I Clubs (IG Clubs) and the shipping line members of the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS), an update has been issued to take account of the US trade export of CH in 100lb drums, as opposed to 45kg drums.

  • Blogs, News

    Paul Smit, Ashwin Nair & Indu Chitran: Has the Club experienced any claims as a result of vessels being laid up? What type of claims are likely…

    When a vessel is out of service, there is an alluring tendency to think that the risk of incidents will correspondingly pause. This may be true to an extent, but it is not necessarily the case.

  • Circulars

    Sudan – U.S. moves towards a relaxation of sanctions

    Following the recent dialogue between the United States (U.S.) Government and the Government of Sudan, there has been a move by the U.S. to relax sanctions against Sudan.

  • News

    Pursuing third-party recoveries with reputable in-house expertise

    Drawing on our broad knowledge and legal expertise, we look to minimise your exposure from the outset, by promptly and expertly assessing your liabilities and identifying risks. Our aim is always to settle claims at the optimum level for our Members and reimburse them without delay. In fact, our recent brand research exercise revealed that the Club’s attitude towards paying claims is a key cause for satisfaction among our broker network.

  • LCC, News

    Daisy Rayner: Legal Costs Cover – What’s it all about?

    The Club recently announced its Legal Costs Cover (LCC), formally known as LADC. In this blog, Daisy Rayner, LCC Manager (London), provides an insight into the amendments from LADC to LCC and aims to dispel some of the common misconceptions surrounding this cover.

  • News

    OFAC clarifies Cuba sanctions

    Members are referred to our article Cuba: Sanctions overview. This article highlighted the issuance of a general license by the United States of America (U.S.) Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to ease the so called ‘180 day rule’.

  • Circulars, News

    Iran Trading – IG Reinsurance 2017/18 placement –…

    We are pleased to draw to Members’ attention the notice placed on the International Group website today.

  • Circulars, News

    International Convention for the Control and Management of…

    The IMO’s International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (the “Convention”) will enter into force on 8th September 2017.

  • News

    Cost reductions across Members’ operational landscape

    During 2016 the Club launched a new subsidiary, CTRL, through which Members of the Shipowners’ Club are able to access significant financial benefits which assist in cost reductions across their operation.

  • Blogs, News

    Captain Hari Subramaniam: What steps should a prudent shipowner take when bringing their vessels back into service after a long period of layup?

    There are several steps a prudent shipowner should take when bringing their vessels back into service after a long period of layup. Captain Hari Subramaniam highlights these issues, such as: manning, survey and certification, structural condition, deck machinery, engine room machinery, cargoworthiness, life saving appliances (LSA)/fire fighting equipment (FFA), navigation and communication equipment.

  • News, Press releases,  

    Legal Costs Cover – 2017 Rule changes

    Further to our EGM minutes dated 11 January 2017 concerning the amendments to the 2017 Club Rules, we are pleased to announce our newly re-branded Legal Costs Cover.

  • Extraordinary General Meetings, News

    EGM January 2017 Minutes

    Minutes of an Extraordinary General Meeting of The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) held on Wednesday 11 January 2017.

  • Bulletins, News

    Polar Code to come into force on 1 January 2017

    The Club would like to draw its Members’ attention to the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) which comes into force on 1 January, 2017.

  • News, Press releases

    The Shipowners’ Club makes new appointments to SPL Board

    Louise Hall, Marcus Tarrant and Ian Ferns have been appointed as Directors to the Board of the Shipowners’ Protection Limited.

  • LCC, News

    Mudit Singh: Increasing bunker disputes

    The Club has recently experienced an increase in the number of bunker quality dispute claims arising from the delivery of allegedly off-specification or contaminated bunkers.

  • News

    How do we assess the right premium for risk?

    Each of our Members face unique risks and therefore pay a unique premium, a result of the vast difference in laws and regulations across jurisdictions.

  • News

    Crew health: Maintaining mental wellbeing

    Owners know that their seafarers health is of paramount importance and, in recent years, we’ve become more alert to the importance of seafarers’ mental as well as physical wellbeing.

  • Circulars

    Important clarification of certification requirements – Maritime…

    Our Members will be fully aware that as of 18 January 2017, the new requirement for certificates evidencing MLC financial security will need to be displayed for all vessels subject to MLC (“the new financial security certificates”). We are therefore in the process of assisting you with this.

  • Blogs, News

    Joseph Maguire: What steps should a prudent shipowner take when placing vessels in layup?

    When taking the decision to layup a vessel, there are several considerations to make before this is carried out. Joseph Maguire addresses these in four easy steps: duration of layup, location, mooring arrangements, statutory and operational requirements.

  • News

    Cuba: Sanctions overview

    In December 2014, President Obama announced that he would take steps to resume normal diplomatic relations between the United States of America (U.S.) and Cuba, after more than 50 years of isolation.

  • News

    Ignoring Alarms

    The Club would like to bring to our Member’s attention a USCG safety alert regarding the ignoring and silencing of on board alarms and the possible consequences of failing to take proper actions in such situations.

  • Blogs, News

    Alexander Millar: If I place my vessel in layup, will the vessel attract a lower premium rating?

    The Club acknowledges that vessels entering into laid up status present a much lower risk. As a consequence, policies written by the Club can allow for a return of premium when a vessel is placed in layup.

  • Circulars, Extraordinary General Meetings, News

    Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting Wednesday 11th January 2017

    Notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting of The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) will be held on Wednesday 11th January 2017 at 11.45 hours at The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg), 16, Rue Notre-Dame, L-2240 Luxembourg, for the purpose of considering and if thought fit, passing the following as SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS.

  • News

    Liability Insurance Policy for European Inland Craft

    We are delighted to announce our new Liability Insurance Policy for European Inland Craft. These conditions are in line with all other ‘all risk’ policies issued by the Club and will be available to Members entered via the EUROP&I fixed facility (European inland trading vessels only).

  • News

    Increasing limits under the amended 1996 protocol of the LLMC

    On 30 November 2016, the limits of a ship owners’ liability for a maritime claim in the UK will rise by 51%, when the amended 1996 Protocol to the Convention on Liability for Maritime Claims 1976 comes into force in the UK.

  • News

    Premiums that provide certainty in uncertain times

    This article looks at the way the Club calculates premiums, how they are structured and how this can lead to greater certainty for Members in these uncertain times.

  • News

    Crew Health: Maintaining dental hygiene

    Our latest guidelines in partnership with ISWAN highlight best practice for maintaining dental hygiene at sea.

  • News

    Russia/Ukraine: Sanctions overview

    In response to its failure to comply with EU demands regarding the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, various sanctions have been imposed upon Russia by both the EU and the US.

  • News

    Libya: Sanctions overview

    In 2011, following the outbreak of civil war in Libya and subsequent human rights violations, the UN and the EU imposed sanctions on Libya.

  • News, Press releases

    Standard & Poor’s upgrade the Shipowners’ Club credit…

    The Shipowners’ Club (the Club) is delighted to announce an upgrade to our Standard & Poor’s (S&P) credit rating, from A- to A

  • News

    Loss Prevention reissues Basic Stability for Small Vessels booklet

    We have reissued our Basic Stability for Small Vessels booklet which provides guidance on the fundamentals of stability.

  • Bulletins

    New bunkering procedures in Singapore

    With effect from 1 January 2017, as per the Maritime Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore’s port marine circular 04 of 2016, the use of the mass flow metering (MFM) system for the delivery of marine fuel oil (MFO) in bunkers in Singapore will become mandatory.

  • News, Press releases

    The Shipowners’ Club announces new exclusive Correspondent in…

    Acting as the Club’s local Correspondent since 2011 in his capacity as casualty investigator and maritime manager at Bull Housser in Vancouver, Merle is now the Club’s exclusive Correspondent, as part of All West P&I Services Ltd, providing support to the Members of The Shipowners’ Club.

  • Circulars

    Maritime Labour Convention 2006 as amended (MLC) – update on the…

    Reference is made to the Circular dated 30 June 2016, which informed Members of the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 which will enter into force on 18 January 2017.

  • News

    Financial benefits of Club membership

    General trading conditions have been challenging for our Members for several years. Owners and operators are under financial pressure and it is during these testing periods that some may turn to the cheapest premium available with little regard for the implications on the quality of their insurance cover and the service they receive in the long-term.

  • Bulletins

    Precautions while loading oil on board

    The loading of oil on board vessels, whether cargo or bunkers, is a critical operation. Due care must be taken to mitigate against the risk of pollution.

  • News,  

    We are the go-to Club for small and specialist vessel insurance

    The results are in and they’re overwhelmingly positive. We are delighted to report the resounding message that the Shipowners’ Club remains the go-to supplier for small and specialist vessel P&I insurance.

  • Bulletins

    Interference with maritime radio reception by on board equipment

    The Club would like to make Members aware of several cases where interference from on board lighting has blocked reception of weaker radio signals, particularly deck / navigation lighting installations using compact fluorescent or LED lamps.

  • Bulletins

    STCW – Regulatory changes to seafarers’ certification

    The Club would like to draw to our Members’ attention the impending 2010 Manila amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW).

  • News

    Crew Health: Protecting your skin on board

    Did you know that skin is our largest and fastest growing organ? It has three important functions: