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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 can fulfil this mandate by proactively addressing areas of concern identified by the Club or within the industry.

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Back to basics guide: CGL insurance & Offshore

Where a Member does not already have a CGL cover in place, it is not necessary for them to buy one to engage in offshore contracts. The key is establishing their liabilities under the specific contract(s) and obtaining cover which in substance, rather than title, is suitable for such risks. To assist Members grappling with these issues, this article provides a concise overview of the concept of a CGL cover, and how such policies can be compared with the covers provided by P&I Clubs.

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  • News

    The Shipowners’ Club doesn’t like surprises

    “Shipowners’ Club is now the most boring Club to review, although this is for all the right reasons” read this year’s report from P&I insurance broker, Tysers. “High praise!” according to the Club CEO, Simon Swallow. “If boring means stability, continuity and ensuring peace of mind for our Membership, then we are all doing our jobs properly”.

  • News

    Headwinds or fair winds: Understanding U.S. offshore wind energy…

    The Club has seen a rapid growth in enquiries from Members operating in or planning to operate in the U.S. offshore wind sector. The regulatory requirements here are complex and fast evolving. The following guest article therefore looks at the U.S. wind offshore environment, its energy regulatory bodies and regulations, the process for permits and examines what types of vessels can work on offshore projects in U.S. territorial waters. The article is by Michael Wray – Partner at HFW. His…

  • Circulars

    渔船责任险保险2023版

    The Club is pleased to release the Fishing Vessel Liability Insurance for Smaller Craft Policy for 2023 in Chinese.

  • Circulars

    Póliza de Seguro de Responsabilidad para Buques de Pasajeros más…

    The Club is pleased to release the Passenger Vessel Liability Insurance for Smaller Craft Policy for 2023 in Spanish.

  • Circulars

    Seguro de Responsabilidad de Buque Pesquero Póliza 2023

    Fishing-vessel-policy

    The Club is pleased to release the Fishing Vessel Liability Insurance for Smaller Craft Policy for 2023 in Spanish.

  • News, Offshore

    Experts in Offshore Wind

    From the beginnings of offshore wind, Members of the Shipowners’ Club have been involved across the entire spectrum of operations, from site planning to installation and maintenance. As their knowledge and experience has grown, so has ours, in depth knowledge of our Members operations, experience of putting together solutions, and an understanding of the offshore wind sector which has developed over many years.

  • News

    P&IQ Scholarships 2023

    The International Group of P&I Clubs and The Education Committee are pleased to announce the expansion of its annual scholarship programme to take part in the highly successful P&I Qualification programme.

  • Extraordinary General Meetings, News

    EGM 18 January 2023 Minutes

    MINUTES of an Extraordinary General Meeting of The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) held on Tuesday 17 January 2022 at 11.45 hours at 16 Rue Notre-Dame, L-2240 Luxembourg.

  • News

    The Changing Face of Shipping

    In this series of articles, we will be inviting specialists and innovators to discuss new developments and new technologies. MASS, blockchain and decarbonisation are just some topics that will feature as we hear from experts in the field and explore where we are now, the pitfalls, the solutions and most importantly the future. In our first instalment, we invited Robert Merrylees, Policy Manager at the UK Chamber of Shipping, to share his views on the role evolving technology plays in…

  • Circulars

    Aansprakelijkheidsverzekering voor Vissersvaartuigen 2023

    Fishing-vessel-policy

    The Club is pleased to release the Fishing Vessel Liability Insurance Policy for 2023 in Dutch.

  • Circulars

    Aansprakelijkheidsverzekering voor Kleinere Passagiersschepen 2023

    The Club is pleased to release the Passenger Vessel Liability Insurance for Smaller Craft Policy for 2023 in Dutch.

  • Circulars

    Aansprakelijkheidsverzekering voor Europese binnenvaartschepen 2023

    The Club is pleased to release the Liability Insurance for European Inland Craft Policy for 2023 in Dutch.

  • Circulars

    Police d’assurance responsabilité civile liée aux navires de…

    Fishing-vessel-policy

    The Club is pleased to release the Fishing Vessel Liability Insurance Policy for 2023 in French.

  • Circulars

    Police d’assurance responsabilité civile liée aux navires à…

    The Club is pleased to release the Passenger Vessel Liability Insurance for Smaller Craft Policy for 2023 in French.

  • Circulars

    Haftpflichtversicherungspolice Für Europäische Binnenschiffe 2023

    The Club is pleased to release the Liability Insurance for European Inland Craft Policy for 2023 in German.

  • News

    Price Cap on Russian Oil – Podcast

    Following the IG Circular issued on our website on 9 December 2022, the Club’s Legal Team has recorded this podcast to provide Members with a snapshot of the Price Cap on Russian oil that came into effect on 5 December 2022.

  • Circulars

    Haftpflicht-Versicherungspolice für Kleinere Passagierschiffe 2023

    The Club is pleased to release the Passenger Vessel Liability Insurance for Smaller Craft Policy for 2023 in German.

  • Circulars

    Yacht-Haftpflichtversicherung 2023

    The Club is pleased to release the Yacht Liability Insurance Policy for 2023 in German.

  • Circulars

    Seguro de Responsabilidade Para Navio de Passageiros Para…

    The Club is pleased to release the Passenger Vessel Liability Insurance for Smaller Craft Policy for 2023 in Portuguese.

  • Circulars

    Haftpflichtversicherungspolice für Fischereifahrzeuge 2023

    Fishing-vessel-policy

    The Club is pleased to release the Fishing Vessel Liability Insurance Policy for 2023 in German.

  • LCC, News

    Rebecca Penn-Chambers: The impact of the introduction of the CII…

    The Club has produced an article to inform Members about the impact of the introduction of the CII “carbon intensity indicator”, both to an owner and charterer, and how BIMCO’s new “CII Operations Clause for Time Charter Parties” seeks to address the challenges.

  • Circulars

    A guide to offshore jurisdiction

    The 2022/23 update added two new jurisdictions: Bahrain and Egypt. The guide now answers key questions for 24 jurisdictions, covering international conventions and liability regimes, legal frameworks and court systems including industry standard contracts, knock for knock provisions, fines, time bars and more. This information has been compiled with the assistance of leading legal practitioners in each jurisdiction.

  • News

    Notice of Alteration to the Terms and Conditions of Insurance

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that for all Rules based entries with the Association, which include the War Risk Extension Clause, the liabilities covered under this clause will exclude all loss, damage, liability, cost or expense

  • Loss Prevention Guidance, News

    Emissions Trading System (ETS) in shipping

    On 14 July 2021, the European Commission proposed adding maritime transport to the European Union Emissions Trading System (ETS) to align it with a 55% reduction target of EU net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. There is now a preliminary agreement for this proposal and the scheme will come into force from 1 January 2024.

  • Extraordinary General Meetings, News

    Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting and Rule Changes 2023

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Extraordinary General Meeting of The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) will be held on Tuesday 17 January 2023 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 a SPECIAL RESOLUTION.

  • News

    IG Circular: The Price Cap Russian on Oil – Executive Summary

    Legislation and guidance giving effect to the Price Cap Scheme has recently been published by the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States and this circular describes the impact of the scheme on shipowners, charterers and cover for such trades by the International Group of P&I Clubs and its reinsurers.

  • Circulars

    Yacht Legal Costs Cover 2023

    The Club is pleased to release the Yacht Legal Costs Cover Policy for 2023.

  • Circulars

    Yacht Pre-Delivery Liability Policy 2023

    The Club is pleased to release the Yacht Pre-Delivery Liability Policy for 2023.

  • Circulars

    Yacht Liability Insurance Policy 2023

    The Club is pleased to release the Yacht Liability Insurance Policy for 2023.

  • Circulars

    Marine Legal Costs Cover Policy 2023

    The Club is pleased to release the Marine Legal Costs Cover Policy for 2023.

  • News

    EU publishes Price Cap Guidance and Q&As

    The EU has published the following guidance and Q&A documents for Members’ reference.

  • Circulars

    Liability Insurance for European Inland Craft Policy 2023

    The Club is pleased to release the Liability Insurance for European Inland Craft Policy for 2023.

  • Circulars

    Passenger Vessel Liability Insurance Policy 2023

    The Club is pleased to release the Passenger Vessel Liability Insurance for Smaller Craft Policy for 2023.

  • Circulars

    Fishing Liability Insurance Booklet

    The Club is pleased to release the latest version of the Fishing Vessel Liability Insurance booklet.

  • Circulars

    Fishing Vessel Liability Insurance Policy 2023

    Fishing-vessel-policy

    The Club is pleased to release the Fishing Vessel Liability Insurance Policy for 2023.

  • News

    IG Circular – Electronic Paperless Trading Systems Update…

    This circular informs Members of the approval by the International Group of P&I Clubs (the Group) of the Secro system.

  • News

    Club statement on proposed changes in requirements for laden oil tankers to evidence P&I cover while in Turkish waters

    The International Group is aware of an announcement by the maritime authorities in Turkey concerning proposed changes in requirements for laden oil tankers to evidence P&I cover while in Turkish waters. The Group is studying the proposals in order to prepare a response. Further information will be provided in due course.

  • News, Press releases

    Renewal 2023/2024

    At the half year stage, the Club reported a Combined Ratio of 96.2%, with an underwriting surplus of US$ 4.3m. Mindful of increases in premium requested through General Increases in recent years and the overall positive Underwriting result, the Board resolved that no General Increase would be applied across the Membership.

  • News

    IG Circular: EU sanctions – updated FAQs published by the EU on the…

    On 7 October 2022 the EU updated the FAQs.

  • Circulars

    Corporate Responsibility Report 2022

    The Club is pleased to present its Corporate Responsibility Report 2022. The Report details the Club’s journey so far and highlights the progress that has been made to establish and ensure the foundations of an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework are integrated into our CR strategy.

  • News, Press releases

    The Shipowners’ Club updates on CEO succession

    The Shipowners’ Club wishes to update its Members and the Club’s many business partners that Simon Swallow will be stepping down from his position of CEO on 25 May 2023 and will subsequently begin his retirement on 3 August 2023.

  • Loss Prevention, News

    Tug and Barge Towing Operations Risk Assessment

    Tug barge towage

    While the principles of navigation, stability, and cargo securing on tug and barge units remain the same as for ocean-going cargo vessels, the towing operation of barges comes with its own sets of related hazards. To assist Members engaged in tug and barge operations to mitigate the risks associated with towing operations, the Club has developed a sample risk assessment as part of its Risk Assessment campaign.

  • Bulletins

    Tug and Barge Towing Operations Risk Assessment Form

    Tug barge towage

    This risk assessment form for tug and barge towing operations is for guidance purposes only and does not replace any company procedures or applicable statutory regulations.

  • News

    EU adopts 8th sanctions package against Russia

    The EU adopted an eighth package of sanctions on 6 October 2022 in response to Russia’s continued military aggression against Ukraine.

  • News

    IG Circular: Paperless Trading Electronic Trading Systems Update to…

    This circular confirms approval by the International Group of updated versions of TradeLens’ RuleBook and Service Description.

  • LCC, News

    Meet the LCC team

    The Club’s LCC team collectively has several decades of experience of handling legal disputes and can provide English and Singaporean law advice.

  • LCC, News

    Legal Costs Cover (LCC) – What’s it all about?

    The Club has produced an informative brochure for its LCC, formerly known as Freight Demurrage and Defence cover (FD&D), which insures Members for their legal and other costs incurred in pursuing or resisting claims which arise out of their business operations relating to an entered vessel.

  • LCC, News

    Maria Marda: Anti-suit injunctions post-Brexit – An available relief…

    The recent Commercial Court decision of QBE Europe SA/NV and QBE (UK) Ltd v Generali Espana De Seguros Y Reaseguros is the first example in the post-Brexit era to affirm that English Courts can issue an ASI against direct action claims brought by third parties before the Courts of a European country, in breach of a London arbitration clause in the insurance policy.

  • News

    Revised IG Guidelines for Correspondents

    The International Group of P&I Clubs (IGP&I) Correspondents Committee has published revised Guidelines for Correspondents.

  • Circulars

    Half Year Report 2022

    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 2022.

  • News, Press releases

    The Shipowners’ Club reports modest underwriting surplus at the…

    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 2022. The Club has reported a combined ratio of 96.2% which was in line with budget.

  • News

    IG Circular – Update September 2022 – EU sanctions –…

    On 19 September 2022 the EU further amended its FAQS clarifying the application of provisions relating to the carriage of certain cargoes from Russia, including coal and other solid fossil fuels as well as certain types of fertilizer.

  • News, Press releases

    The Shipowners’ Club appoints Theo Kailis to its Board of…

    The Shipowners’ Club, the leading P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, is delighted to announce the appointment of Theo Kailis to its Board of Directors. The co-option was agreed at the Club’s Board meeting on the 1st September, with effect from the November 2022 meeting.

  • Bulletins

    Single Voyage Delivery Preparation

    The Club is often approached by Members requesting technical advice in preparation for Single Delivery Voyages (SDV). Such SDVs mostly pertain to Members taking ownership/management of a vessel and then sailing it under its own power, usually crossing international waters and open seas, to its intended port/area of operation. The Club would like to emphasise that the checklist is for guidance purposes only and to complement, not replace, any statutory requirements or Members’ own due…

  • Bulletins

    Alternative Low Emission Fuel for the Maritime Industry

    With the assistance of an expert in the field, this Alternative Low Emission Fuel For The Maritime Industry reference document aims to assist with raising awareness and deepening understanding of factors which may influence the take up of low emission alternative fuels and what practical impacts may be experienced or require consideration by ship owners, operators, managers and crew. aims to assist with raising awareness and deepening understanding within the maritime community.

  • News

    ISWAN for Seafarers – the free mobile app

    The Shipowners Club, the leading mutual P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, has partnered with the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) to develop a free mobile app ISWAN for Seafarers.

  • News

    IG Circular – EU sanctions – clarification published on the…

    On 10 August 2022 the European Union (EU) published updated FAQs clarifying the application of provisions relating to the carriage of certain cargoes from Russia, including coal and other solid fossil fuels as well as certain types of fertilizer. As this Circular sets out, these clarifications will have a significant impact on the carriage of these commodities by EU entities and the provision of insurance for carriage to any entity regardless of their domicile.

  • LCC, News

    Stella Kounakou: The obligation to accept a reasonably satisfactory…

    In the recent case of Pacific Pearl Co Limited v. Osios David Shipping Inc [2022] EWCA Civ 798, it was decided that when a party to ASG2 is offered security “in a form reasonably satisfactory”, it is obliged to accept it and cannot seek alternative or better security by arresting a ship.

  • News

    IG Circular: Roll Risk Estimator – MARIN

    The International Group is a member of the Maritime Research Institute of the Netherlands (MARIN) Top Tier project. The project has been established to examine and assess the causes of container losses arising from at-sea incidents onboard various sizes of container ships.

  • News

    Review into the Delay in Contracting and Engagement of Salvage Services in Marine Casualties

    The International Group’s Salvage Committee have launched a report which provides a review into Delays in the Contracting of Salvage services in Marine Casualties.

  • News

    UK Sanctions – New Trade Restrictions

    On 21 July 2022 the UK government imposed further trade restrictions against Russia under The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 14) Regulations 2022 which amend The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019) (“the Regulations”). The new restrictions include a ban on the import of Russian oil and coal into the UK and the export of key industrial goods to Russia. It also expands existing restrictions in relation to the provision of energy-related goods and services to…

  • News

    IG Circular: The European Union’s 6th Sanctions Package – Amended…

    On 21 July 2022 the European Union published a Maintenance and Alignment Package. The package included amendments to Regulation (EU) No. 833/2014 which amongst other things clarified the circumstances in which the exceptions contained in Article 5 (aa) (3) may apply.

  • News

    UK adopts further Russian sanctions

    The UK has introduced amendments to its Russia Regulations, which impose prohibitions and requirements in relation to trade sanctions measures.

  • News

    The UK Government announces further sanctions against Belarus and…

    On 5 July 2022, the UK government introduced a new tranche of economic, trade and transport sanctions on Belarus in response to Lukashenko’s support of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. These sanctions expand on the existing measures introduced against Russia to Belarus.

  • News

    Turkey – Supplemental update to pollution fines 2022

    Further to the Club’s previous circular in March 2022, there have been further updates to Pollution fines in Turkey as declared by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation and published in the Official Gazette no. 31867, effective from 15 June 2022.

  • News

    IG Circular: The European Union’s 6th sanctions package –…

    On the 3 June 2022 the EU published its 6th package of sanctions against Russia.

  • LCC, News

    Paul Smit: Relying on Force Majeure Clause in the Face of…

    Traditionally, anyone seeking to rely on a force majeure clause in their contract, would have to show that they exercised all reasonable endeavours to overcome the force majeure situation.

  • News

    Introducing Medical Enhancement Scheme for Seafarers (MEDISEA)

    Commencing positive and committed steps towards improving seafarer wellbeing on board, the Club has created its own bespoke “Medical Enhancement Scheme for Seafarers” (Medisea).

  • Loss Prevention, News

    Fire mitigation and safety practices

    Fire poses a threat to all vessel types, regardless of their size or operation and has the potential to result in severe injuries or the unfortunate loss of life and significant damage to or loss of a vessel.

  • News

    IG Circular: Electronic (paperless) trading update – IQAX eBL…

    This circular informs Members of the approval by the International Group of P&I Clubs (the Group) of the IQAX eBL system.

  • News,  

    Our broker survey results: we are the go-to Club for smaller and…

    The broker survey results are in and they’re overwhelmingly positive. We are thrilled to report the resounding message that the Shipowners’ Club remains “a clear first choice” for smaller and specialist vessel P&I insurance.

  • News

    IG Circular: Paperless trading electronic trading systems update to…

    The Club had previously notified Members of the change in ownership of E-TITLE electronic trading system and its underlying legal framework to R3. The agreement between R3 and E-TITLE has dissolved, and ownership of the legal framework has reverted back to E-Title Authority Pte Ltd. In accordance with this change, the trading name will also revert back from Corda eBL to e-Title™.

  • News

    FAQs on IG Circular: General Trade Licence dated 17 March 2022 –…

    This article sets out some of the Frequently Asked Questions the Club has received regarding the IG Circular on The General Trade Licence dated 17 March 2022.

  • News, Press releases

    Philip Orme to step down as Club Chairman

    At their Board meeting on the 19 May 2022, the Club’s Chairman, Philip Orme, announced his decision to step down as Chairman.

  • Annual General Meetings, News

    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.

  • News

    IG Circular: General Trade Licence dated 17 March 2022 – Reporting…

    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.

  • News

    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.

  • Circulars

    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.

  • Loss Prevention, News

    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).

  • Fishing, News

    ‘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.

  • Circulars

    Polizza Assicurativa di Responsabilità Civile Pescherecci 2022

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

  • Circulars

    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.

  • News, Press releases

    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.

  • Annual General Meetings, News

    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.

  • News

    EU Commission announces the fifth package of sanctions against Russia

    On 8 April 2022 the EU adopted a fifth package of sanctions on Russia, comprising of several Regulations and Decisions:

  • News

    Russia adopts retaliatory measures in response to sanctions imposed by…

    Russia has announced retaliatory sanctions measures in response to the widespread sanctions issued by various governments, which Russia has so-called “unfriendly countries,” including the UK, EU member states and the USA.

  • News

    EU Commission announces the fifth package of sanctions against Russia

    The President of the EU Commission has today announced its fifth package of EU sanctions against Russia which is intended to sustain utmost pressure on Putin and the Russian government.

  • News

    Latest US Russia sanctions

    On March 31, 2022 the US Treasury Secretary issued a Determination which extends the application of Section l(a)(i) of Executive Order (E.O.) 14024 to the aerospace, electronics and marine sectors of the Russian economy.

  • News

    UK introduces further Russia sanctions measures

    On 30 March 2022, the UK government announced legislation which prohibits maintenance and technical services on aircraft or ships belonging to sanctioned Russian oligarchs or their businesses.

  • News

    Black Sea : mine risks

    Amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, it has been reported there is a heightened risk of drifting naval mines detected in the vicinity of the Black Sea and neighbouring countries.

  • News

    Turkey: Revised pollution fines 2022

    Further to the Club’s previous circular in February 2021, Turkey: Revised Pollution Fines, Members are advised the fines for causing pollution have risen substantially by 36.2%. This is in accordance with the declaration by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation in Turkey, which was published in the Official Gazette dated 30 December 2021, numbered 31705.

  • News

    EU announces the next round of its Russia sanctions package

    On March 15, 2022 the EU announced its next package of sanctions against Russia, which includes designation of 15 individuals (including Russian oligarchs and people working for the “pro Russian” media), and 9 entities operating in the aviation, military and dual use, shipbuilding and machine building sectors. The list of designations can be found

  • News

    Russian Banks Banned from SWIFT

    The EU in consultation with the UK, US and Canada have requested SWIFT, the financial messaging system, to disconnect certain Russian banks from using its system, in response to Russia’s unprovoked military aggression against Ukraine.

  • News

    EU Regulation 2022/328

    The European Union announced a significant expansion of sanctions against Russia in light the deteriorating situation in Ukraine on 25 February 2022. Regulation 2022/328 sets out a wide package of measures.

  • News

    Ukraine – Repatriation of Ukrainian Seafarers

    The Club recognise that many of its Members currently have a number of Ukrainian personnel working on board vessels who are either awaiting repatriation on conclusion of their employment and/or are wishing to terminate their contract early in order to return to Ukraine for various reasons.

  • News

    Contractual Implications of the Ukrainian/Russian Conflict –…

    The situation in Ukraine is developing rapidly and remains fluid. The Club has provided some general guidance which addresses some of the most pressing questions at this challenging time.

  • Bulletins, Bulletins,  

    Guidance on Anchoring

    The Club continues to be informed of incidents related to anchoring where Members’ vessels have either dragged their anchor in heavy weather or have anchored in an environmentally sensitive area.

  • News

    UK Port Restrictions – Russian Vessels

    On 28 February 2022, the UK Department for Transport announced that following the Russian government’s continued incursion into Ukraine, it did “not consider it appropriate for Russian vessels to continue to enter UK ports”.

  • News

    Update on Russian Sanctions – 25 February 2022

    Further to our update of 23 February 2022, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has now spread beyond the Donetsk and Luhansk regions prompting widespread international condemnation and additional economic sanctions. We set out a summary of the additional sanctions imposed since our previous update.

  • News

    Update on Russian Sanctions – 23 February 2022

    Following the Russian government’s adoption of decrees recognising the independence of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (“DNR”) and Luhansk People’s Republic (“LNR”) regions of eastern Ukraine, new sanctions have been introduced by the US, EU and the UK.