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Member Focus: Autonomous Vessels

In 2018, the Club proudly launched a dedicated autonomous vessel P&I policy, the first of its kind in the world. The Club consulted owners, operators and manufacturers of autonomous vessels to ensure they had the right cover in place so that Members can focus on their operations knowing they are appropriately covered if anything should go wrong.

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Methods of compliance with the 2020 Sulphur Limit

Last year, the Club produced an infographic which provided preliminary information on the 2020 Global Sulphur Limit.  As the deadline to comply draws closer, we would like to provide further guidance, on the methods that Members may adopt to comply with the impending regulatory changes.

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  • News

    Investigating the effects of bridge alarms

    As vessels and equipment on board become increasingly smarter, seafarers are required to learn additional skills for the ongoing operation and maintenance of this technology.

  • Autonomous, News

    Member Focus: Autonomous Vessels

    In 2018, the Club proudly launched a dedicated autonomous vessel P&I policy, the first of its kind in the world. The Club consulted owners, operators and manufacturers of autonomous vessels to ensure they had the right cover in place so that Members can focus on their operations knowing they are appropriately covered if anything should go wrong.

  • News

    Secure State Cyber: The importance of antivirus software and…

    The final article in our cyber risks series, produced in collaboration with Secure State Cyber, focuses on the benefits of antivirus software, the importance of contingency plans in the event of a cyber-attack and what actions Members can take to ensure good security practice on board their vessels.

  • Circulars, News

    IG Circular: The 2020 Global Sulphur Cap

    We refer Members to our previous publications on the 2008 amendments to Annex VI of the IMO’s International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (as modified by the Protocol of 1978) (MARPOL) and which will come into force on 1 January 2020

  • News,  

    Secure State Cyber: Crewmembers’ responsibilities for…

    In this, the second FAQ article in the cyber risks series, Secure State Cyber highlight the responsibility of crewmembers in maintaining the security of IT systems on board, safeguarding personal devices and identifying which equipment is most vulnerable on board.

  • News

    Secure State Cyber: Cyber risks on board passenger vessels

    In collaboration with Secure State Cyber, the Club will be releasing a series of short FAQ articles identifying common cyber risks on board and what actions Members can take to ensure the security of their vessels. The first article focuses on passenger vessels and the cyber risks associated with on board Wi-Fi and passenger devices.

  • Circulars 

    IG circular: Electronic (paperless) trading

    Electronic Shipping Solutions: Bolero International Ltd, E-Title Authority Pte Ltd, Global Share S.A. (edoxOnline platform). 

  • News, Press releases

    The Shipowners’ Club announces charity partnership with Mission…

    The Shipowners’ Club, the leading mutual P&I insurer in the small and specialist vessel sector, have today announced a strategic partnership agreement with International seafarer welfare charity, The Mission to Seafarers.

  • Annual General Meetings

    AGM Minutes May 2019

    Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Members held on Thursday 23rd May 2019, in the Le Royal Hotel, 12 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg.

  • News

    Iran Metals Bulletin

    President Trump has issued Executive Order 13871 (the ‘Order’) of 8 May 2019 ‘Imposing Sanctions with Respect to the Iron, Steel, Aluminum, and Copper Sectors of Iran’.

  • Circulars

    Solvency & Financial Condition Report (SFCR) 2018

    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.

  • Circulars 

    Closure of the 2016 policy year without additional call

    At their meeting in Luxembourg on the 23 May 2019 the Board considered the open policy years and in particular the 2016 policy year, which is now three years old.

  • News

    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.

  • News

    Passenger Liability Regulation update

    As of 31 December 2018, compliance with the Passenger Liability Regulation (PLR) became compulsory for all Class B passenger ships carrying out domestic voyages in all EU and EEA member states.

  • News

    Canada ratifies the Wreck Removal Convention

    Canada will become party to the Nairobi Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 (“the convention”) effective 30 July 2019 (by way of agreement dated 1 May, 2019).

  • LCC, News

    Robert Shearer: Update on unseaworthiness — The CMA CGM LIBRA

    The recent Admiralty Court decision of Alize 1954 v Allianz Elementar Versicherungs AG (The CMA CGM LIBRA) provides ship owners with a further warning with regards to their duties in relation to seaworthiness and further strengthens the position of cargo interests.

  • Annual General Meetings

    Notice of Annual General Meeting – 23 May 2019

    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 Le Royal Hotel, 12 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg on Thursday 23 May 2019 at 09.00 hours.

  • Circulars

    Annual report 2018

    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 2018.

  • News, Press releases

    The Shipowners’ Club reports business growth

    Shipowners’ Club, the leading mutual P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, has reported results for the year ended 31 December 2018.

  • News

    U.S. increases pressure on Venezuela and Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.

    Further to our circular Venezuela — U.S. sanctions imposed on PdVSA, and based on recent developments and statements by the U.S. authorities, caution should be exercised in all dealings with PdVSA.

  • Circulars

    FAQs: Maritime Labour Convention 2006 As Amended Financial Security…

    FAQs regarding the MLC Extension Clause 2006.

  • News

    Canada – New compulsory insurance scheme for passenger vessels…

    Further to the Club’s previous article on 1 February 2017, The Compulsory Insurance Scheme for Ships Carrying Passenger has now come into law with effect from 11 January 2019.

  • News

    Nicholas Kazaz: Subsea Cables – Preventing and minimising claims…

    Over the past two years, the Club has seen eight damage to property claims allegedly caused by the snagging of fishing gear on subsea cables. Although the number of claims is reasonably low, due to the nature of the property suffering damage, the quantum of such claims is invariably high, sometimes reaching into millions of dollars. To raise awareness of such incidents the Club, in collaboration with Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW), has produced the following guidance which supplements our…

  • Bulletins, News

    Methods of compliance with the 2020 Sulphur Limit

    Last year, the Club produced an infographic which provided preliminary information on the 2020 Global Sulphur Limit.  As the deadline to comply draws closer, we would like to provide further guidance, on the methods that Members may adopt to comply with the impending regulatory changes.

  • Circulars

    Infographic: Distinguishing Claims Service

    The Club recently released a series of articles which focused on the value-added service that the Club’s claims department offers to our Membership and demonstrated several areas of specialism which distinguish the Club from its competitors. To conclude the series, the Club has produced an accompanying infographic that summarises the content of these articles.

  • News

    Vessel detentions in Indonesia

    It has been brought to the Club’s attention that there have been an increased number of vessel detentions in the Eastern portion of the Singapore Strait, mainly in the waters around Bintan Island. These waters are often misconstrued as being the Outer Port Limit (OPL) of Singapore. The Club wishes to stress that these waters are in fact within the territorial waters of Indonesia.

  • Circulars

    Club Rules 2019

    The Club Rules are here to help you navigate the terms and conditions of your cover so you can be sure of what your membership to the Club entails. This year there have been a number of updates to the Rules which we would like to draw your attention to. These are listed in the front of the Rule book.

  • Circulars

    LATAM Jurisdiction Guide

    This guide provides a broad overview of common issues arising from the laws and regulations which govern shipping operations in Latin America. We hope you will find it practical and interesting.

  • Distinguishing Claims Service, News

    Jurisdictional speciality

    The Club’s global claims team is organised into regional departments which are dedicated to specific jurisdictions or vessel types. This ensures the claims team has specialist knowledge of jurisdictions which enables us to better advise Members of the strategy to adopt when facing claims in that particular jurisdiction, as well as helping to identify any claims trends of which our Members need to be aware.

  • Loss Prevention

    Entry into enclosed spaces risk assessment (Bahasa)

    Entry into enclosed spaces is a critical operation which, if not carried out diligently, can seriously jeopardise the safety of the personnel entering the enclosed space.

  • News

    Marine Legal Costs Cover Policy 2019 – changes with explanations

    The Club is pleased to inform Members of changes to the Marine Legal Costs Cover Policy for 2019. The changes will take effect for all policies incepting as from 20 February 2019.

  • Distinguishing Claims Service, News

    Embracing the future of maritime autonomy

    Since it was founded in 1855, the Club has witnessed the seemingly infinite evolution of the shipping industry from sail to steam and beyond. Today, we are observing possibly one of the most dramatic shifts in recent times, as vessels transition towards autonomy.

  • LCC, News

    James M. Turner & Marius Vitas: Constructive Total Loss and…

    Our Members will be aware of the significant Court of Appeal judgment in “The Renos” last year. The claim dealt with the question of whether SCOPIC costs could count towards a CTL calculation in a Hull and Machinery claim. Because of the way in which SCOPIC operates, it is more likely to apply in the salvage of smaller vessels, so the ruling was of particular interest to our type of membership.

  • Distinguishing Claims Service, News

    Why claims data has always been king

    The choice of insurers for P&I risks has significantly changed in recent years. 25 years ago, aside from limited liability cover that was available on the back of the H&M policy, there were very few choices outside the International Group of P&I Clubs (IG) system. Alternative facilities were established but the volatility associated with liability claims made it difficult to deliver consistent results. That same challenge remains true today and can only be overcome by a…

  • News

    OFAC Delists En+, Rusal, and EuroSibEnergo

    On January 27th 2019, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) lifted sanctions imposed on En+ Group plc (“En+”), UC Rusal plc (“Rusal”), and JSC EuroSibEnergo (“ESE”).

  • Distinguishing Claims Service, News

    CTRL – A unique service for Members

    CTRL Marine Solutions Ltd (CTRL) is a law firm and marine consultancy which provides Members with bespoke Claims, Technical, Risk and Legal services at favourable rates and on flexible terms. CTRL is one of the first organisations of its kind to be set up by a P&I Club.

  • News

    Cyber security guidelines for vessels

    With the development of technology on board vessels it is becoming increasingly important for Members to be able to identify and respond, by way of procedures and appropriate actions, to cyber risk.

  • Distinguishing Claims Service, News

    Uniquely dedicated to yacht owners

    The Shipowners’ Club has underwritten Yachts for over 25 years and is unique in being the only Club to have a Yacht Syndicate with a dedicated Underwriting and Claims presence in both the London and Singapore offices.

  • Extraordinary General Meetings, News

    EGM January 2019 Minutes

    MINUTES of an Extraordinary General Meeting of The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) held on Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 11.45 hours at 16 Rue Notre-Dame, L-2240 Luxembourg.

  • News

    Entry into enclosed spaces risk assessment

    Entry into enclosed spaces is a critical operation which, if not carried out diligently, can seriously jeopardise the safety of the personnel entering the enclosed space.

  • News, Passenger

    Passenger Vessel Liability Insurance Policy 2019 – changes with…

    The Club is pleased to inform Members of changes to the Passenger Vessel Liability Insurance Policy for 2019. The changes will take effect for all policies incepting as from 20 February 2019.

  • Circulars, News

    IG Circular – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea –…

    This circular informs Members of the significant risk of evading the comprehensive international sanctions regime against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) which the United Nations Security Council introduced in 2017.

  • Distinguishing Claims Service, News

    Leading the market in defence cover

    The Shipowners’ Club provides more vessels with FD&D cover than any other defence insurer. We refer to our FD&D cover as Legal Costs’ Cover (“LCC”) and in addition to the standard cover available in the Rules, we have developed a range of tailored legal defence policies for yachts, fishing boats and passenger vessels.

  • News, Yacht

    Yacht Legal Costs Cover Policy 2019 – changes with explanations

    The Club is pleased to inform Members of changes to the Yacht Legal Costs Cover Policy for 2019. The changes will take effect for all policies incepting as from 20 February 2019.

  • News, Yacht

    Yacht Liability Insurance Policy 2019 – changes with…

    The Club is pleased to inform Members of changes to the Yacht Liability Insurance Policy for 2019. The changes will take effect for all policies incepting as from 20 February 2019.

  • News

    What keeps the claims team busy?

    It is no secret that the Shipowners’ Club is the leading provider of insurance solutions for smaller and specialist vessels. Currently the Club has over 33,000 vessels entered worldwide.

  • Fishing, News

    Fishing Vessel Liability Insurance Policy 2019 – changes with…

    The Club is pleased to inform Members of changes to the Fishing Vessel Liability Insurance Policy for 2019. The changes will take effect for all policies incepting as from 20 February 2019.

  • Inland, News

    Liability Insurance Policy for European Inland Craft 2019 (Inland…

    The Club is pleased to inform Members of changes to the Inland Policy for 2019. The changes will take effect for all policies incepting as from 20 February 2019.

  • News

    Libya: Vessels and crew at risk if suspected of oil smuggling

    Members are urged to exercise caution when trading to Libya, due to an increased risk of vessel seizure and crew arrests. The situation is volatile.

  • Extraordinary General Meetings, News

    Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting Tuesday 15th January 2019

    Notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting of The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) will be held on Tuesday 15th January 2019 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, Offshore

    Specialist Offshore Package 2019 – Basic – changes with…

    The Club is pleased to inform Members of changes to the Basic Specialist Offshore Package 2018/19.

  • News, Offshore

    Specialist Offshore Package 2019 – Enhanced – changes with…

    The Club is pleased to inform Members of changes to the Enhanced Specialist Offshore Package 2018/19.

  • News

    Renewal 2019/2020

    In our Half Year Report, it was noted that the Club had delivered a Combined Ratio of 106.4%, representing an underwriting deficit of US$ 6.17 million. This represented a deficit marginally higher than budget, with claims in the year at a higher level than 2016 and 2017 and development of those years being slightly worse than anticipated.

  • Circulars, News

    IG Circular – Iranian trade after 4th November 2018

    The Iran sanctions update circular issued on 29th May 2018 outlined the potential repercussions for shipowners and insurers arising from the U.S. Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Agreement signed by China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union (EU) and Iran.

  • LCC, News

    Milly Brooks: Dealing with difficult charterers under the MYBA form

    The MYBA Charter Agreement is widely used in the luxury yacht market. The Club has recently assisted with several cases involving charterers committing multiple breaches of clause 13.

  • 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

    Implementation of 0.5% fuel sulphur cap in Hong Kong

    The Environment Protection Department of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region recently issued a press release which stated that their Legislative Council has approved the Air Pollution Control (Fuel for Vessels) Regulation (Cap. 311AB) (“the Regulation”) thereby applying a 0.5% sulphur limit for ships visiting their ports from 1 January 2019. This effective date precedes the implementation of the IMO’s Global Sulphur Cap 2020 by one year.

  • News

    Martek Marine: Operations of drones from ships

    Drones can carry out a wide range of commercial and leisure functions, but their primary advantages are just like any other mode of air transport, they provide height, speed and reach.

  • News, Passenger

    Crowd and crisis management

    Effective crowd and crisis management is paramount in managing an emergency on board passenger vessels. In the event of an emergency, passenger vessels face additional challenges to that of other vessel types, due to the added risk associated with passengers and therefore, crew need to be more vigilant and show greater awareness of the risks that are faced. To manage behaviour in a crisis, it is first necessary to understand the roles and rules of passengers and crew separately.

  • Crew health & wellbeing, News

    Psychological Wellbeing at Sea – Translations

    In partnership with the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) the Club has published a series of Good Mental Health Guides to raise awareness of the importance of mental wellbeing on board.

  • News, Passenger

    Avoiding crew and passenger related incidents

    The Club is frequently notified of claims related to personal injury of crew, passengers and third parties on board vessels. Mindful of the changes under English law to the compensation for future loss of earnings or future care of said parties, also known as the ‘discount rate’, the Club wishes to draw Members’ attention to preventative measures which can be implemented to mitigate against such claims.

  • News

    Continuing Warranty of Seaworthiness

    The Managers are aware that, from time to time, Members have been offered contractual terms with counterparties that require the shipowner to provide a continuing warranty of seaworthiness for the entire duration of the voyage.

  • News

    New charterparty clause promoting the use of Inter-Club New York…

    Reference is made to circular issued in May 2016 referring Members to the Inter-Club New York Produce Exchange Agreement 1996 (the “ICA”), as amended in September 2011, that provides a mechanism whereby liability for cargo claims arising under the New York Produce Exchange Form (NYPE) or Asbatime…

  • LCC, News,  

    Fiona Pounds: When does a fixture become binding?

    Parties in more procedurally conservative jurisdictions can be surprised at the ease with which a binding contract can be created under English law. In the context of charterparty (c/p) negotiations, it is generally the case that an agreement will be deemed binding prior to a formal charter being drawn up and signed. Sometimes a charter document is never created, and the parties rely entirely on their email exchanges as evidence of their contractual terms.

  • News, Press releases

    The Shipowners’ Club reports underwriting result in line with…

    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 2018. The Club recorded a 106.4% combined ratio, which was in line with expectations and underlines the Club’s support for its Members.

  • News, Yacht

    Jonathan Turner: Superyacht aviation considerations

    Operating helicopters in the maritime environment is challenging. There are numerous potential hazards and risks that should be considered fully, to ensure they are mitigated sufficiently to achieve the ultimate aim of providing safe and efficient helicopter operations for the owner/charterer.

  • News

    International Group circular: European Union Regulation 2271/96…

    In an attempt to maintain the principles established under the JCPOA framework, to facilitate the continuation of trade activities between European businesses and Iran, and to counteract the extraterritorial effect of U.S. secondary sanctions, the European Union has replaced the annex to Council Regulation (EC) No 2271/96, otherwise known as the Blocking Regulation.

  • LCC, News

    Yap Yin Soon: “Subject to review” clauses – Is there…

    A recent case in Singapore shows that Members contracting in the jurisdiction should be wary of “subject to review” clauses. Such wording is frequently used in fixture proposals to indicate that the parties have not yet agreed to an enforceable contract. However, the recent case of Toptip v Mercuria highlights that the mere use of such phrases may not be sufficient to avoid the contract coming into force.

  • News

    Managing stress and sleeping well at sea

    Managing stress and sleeping well at sea is an integral part of positive health and wellbeing on board. In partnership with ISWAN, the Club has produced this information booklet as part of their series of Good Mental Health Guides for seafarers.

  • LCC, News

    Pierre-Louis Merer: The dawn of a duty to mitigate damages in French…

    French law is currently being reshaped in a modernisation project designed to increase legal certainty and efficiency. Hopefully this will pay dividends for Members operating in the country, in terms of more certainty over their liabilities and, in time, lower overall claims costs.

  • Blogs, LCC, News

    Alex McCooke: Enforcement of the contractual obligations of state…

    Many of the Club’s Members contract with sovereign states or state-owned entities. In doing so they may hear reference to the concept of ‘sovereign’ or ‘state immunity’, and fear that this could affect their ability to enforce their contractual rights.

  • News

    Solvency & Financial Condition Report (SFCR) 2017

    In accordance with the Solvency II regulations the Club has produced its Solvency & Financial Condition Report (SFCR) as at 31 December 2017.

  • Bulletins, News

    Testing and certification of lifting appliances

    Lifting operations on board ships are critical in nature and have the potential to give rise to claims, owing to the failure of the lifting appliances. These can result in injury and/or fatality of the persons involved.

  • News

    Autonomous Ships & the City – recordings available

    The Shipowners’ Club recently had the great pleasure of holding a day seminar on the topic of Autonomous Ships & the City. The full day event, which was held in conjunction with Maritime London, aimed to identify and examine the increasing autonomy of vessels.

  • News, Press releases

    The Shipowners’ Club announces partnership with Jumar Holdings…

    The Shipowners’ Club, the leading mutual P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist sector, is delighted to announce a new technology partnership with Jumar Holdings Limited.

  • News

    International Group circular: Iran sanctions update

    The decision by President Trump announced on 8th May, 2018 to cease the US participation in the JCPOA and to begin re-imposing US nuclear-related sanctions which were lifted to implement the JCPOA, is likely to have significant ramifications for maritime trade with Iran and the insurance of such trade.

  • Annual General Meetings, News

    AGM Minutes May 2018

    Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Members held on Thursday 24th May 2018, in the Le Royal Hotel, 12 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg.

  • News

    Jane Ward: Compensation for future losses in personal injury claims – the ongoing saga of the discount rate

    From 20 March 2017, the discount rate applied when calculating compensation for future losses in personal injury claims reduced from the 2.5% rate set in 2001 to -0.75%.

  • News

    U.S. withdraws from JCPOA agreement

    You will be aware of the decision by President Trump, announced on 8 May, to withdraw the United States (U.S.) from its participation in the JCPOA

  • Bulletins, News

    Automatic membership of ITOPF

    The Club would like to draw Members’ attention to their automatic enrolment in the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF). All tankers are enrolled as members, while non-tankers are enrolled as associate members. Should a pollution incident occur, ITOPF will provide assistance in addition to the support received from the Club.

  • News

    U.S. strikes at Russian officials and entities, with potential impact…

    On 6 April 2018, a number of Russian entities and individuals were placed on the United States Specially Designated Nationals List (‘SDN List’).

  • News

    Managing stress with relaxation techniques

    In partnership with International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), the Club is pleased to present the latest addition to the Good Mental Health Guides series: ‘Managing stress with relaxation techniques’.

  • News, Press releases

    The Shipowners’ Club reports a steady year

    Shipowners’ Club, the leading mutual P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, has reported positive results for the year ending 31 December 2017, despite the challenging market conditions to both the insurance and shipping sectors.

  • Annual General Meetings, News

    Notice of Annual General Meeting – 24 May 2018

    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 Le Royal, 12 Boulevard Royal, L 2449 Luxembourg on Thursday 24th May 2018 at 09.00 hours.

  • News

    Container operations risk assessment

    The marine transportation of containers is a dynamic operation which requires close supervision from the moment the containers are taken under the Member’s care until such time when they are safely delivered to the receiver. It comes as no surprise that the nature of this trade gives rise to a considerably large volume of claims, many of which could have been easily avoided had greater oversight and diligence been exercised.

  • Bulletins, News,  

    Case Study: Improper securing arrangement of sea strainer cover leads…

    Completion of tasks such as securing of the sea strainer covers should be suitably supervised by a competent person as required by company procedures and the relevant task risk assessment.
    Replacement spares used on critical equipment should be as-per their original design to ensure fitness for purpose.

  • Cargo, News

    Case study: crew injury – cargo lift overload

    To facilitate the carrying out of emergency drills and crew training, a fishing vessel suspended its operations and buoyed off its hauling line. During this time, four crew members were working in the freezer hold, stowing frozen offal blocks.

  • Bulletins, News, Press releases

    Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

    The Club would like to draw Member’s attention to the notification of an outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa. Inspectors from the Department of Health and Agriculture and the World Health Organisation (WHO) sampled processed meats which tested positive for the ST6 type strain.

  • Bulletins, Bulletins, News

    Hazards associated with dirty engine room bilges

    The Club would like to highlight to Member’s the potential fire hazards associated with oily engine room bilges and the checks and steps that a ship’s crew should undertake to address this issue. A recent analysis of the Club’s Condition Survey Programme highlighted that approximately 25% of the vessels surveyed reported contaminated engine room bilges.

  • News

    Psychological Wellbeing at Sea – Infographics

    In partnership with the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), the Club is releasing a series of Good Mental Health Guides to better mental wellbeing on board. This includes guidance on how to maximise Psychological Wellbeing at Sea.

  • News

    Mission to Seafarers release Seafarers Happiness Index

    The Mission to Seafarers, and the project founder Steven Jones, have released the first edition of the Seafarers Happiness Index (SHI).

  • News

    Implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to come into force on 25 May 2018. This new regulation will have direct effect in the EEA/ EU and will change the way in which businesses and public sector organisations worldwide, handle the personal information of European Citizens.

  • Circulars

    Implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679…

    Regulation (EU) 2016/679 containing the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR” or “Regulations”) will come into force on 25 May 2018 when it will have direct effect in the EU/EEA . It will be incorporated into the UK law under the UK Data Protection Bill 2017.

  • Press releases

    The Shipowners’ P&I Club to hold autonomous vessels event

    The Shipowners’ Club, the leading mutual P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist sector, is to hold a seminar on the topic of Autonomous Ships & the City.

  • News

    Steps to Positive Mental Health – Translations

    As a provider of P&I insurance for vessels trading worldwide, the wellbeing of seafarers serving on Member’s vessels remains a key focus of the Club’s Loss Prevention department.

  • News

    Maritime media management

    In November 2017, the Club held a webinar on Managing in a Crisis. The webinar, held in partnership with Steven Jones and Louise McWatt of McWatt and Jones, covered key crisis management aspects such as how to react to an emergency, respond to a crisis and deal with affected stakeholders.

  • News

    Interim guidance on maritime security in the Southern Red Sea and Bab…

    Following our recent Update on piracy attacks, the International Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO and Intertanko have published an Interim Guidance on Maritime Security in the Southern Red Sea and Bab Al-Mandeb which is to be followed in conjunction with Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy (BMP 4).

  • News

    Keir Gravil: Autonomous vessels – the challenges and…

    Automation presents a set of unique challenges to designers, insurers and operators of ships. In this article, Keir Gravil, a naval architect at Frazer-Nash Consultancy in Bristol, UK discusses some of the key issues that could face automated ships of the future from a design perspective.

  • News

    Maritime Labour Convention 2006 as amended (MLC) – Liability for…

    Members will be aware from the Club’s Circulars issued in June 2016 and October 2016, concerning the implementation of financial certification requirements in accordance with the amendments to the Maritime Labour…

  • News

    Benefits of Club membership – Premium stability

    When it comes to the placing of P&I risks, we know that Members and their brokers have several choices. The long tail nature of P&I claims must never be underestimated and therefore the long-term stability of a mutual P&I Club and the partnership forged between the Member and the Club in understanding the risks associated with their individual operations is essential.