Category archives: Insurance

North P&I club publishes new guidance on minimising risk from ro-ro fires

North P&I Club has published a new loss prevention briefing on how to prevent, detect and fight fires on roll-on-roll-off (ro-ro) vessels and car carriers.  Such vessels are twice ...

IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the entry into force today (18 January) of new obligations under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) which require shipowners to have compulsory insurance ...

North P&I Club reinforces position in Asia Pacific with new office In Shanghai

North P&I Club has further strengthened its position in the Asia Pacific region by opening a new office in Shanghai today (23 November 2016). The new office, located in ...

North P&I Club decide to keep rates unchanged for 2017/18

Directors of the North P&I Club have decided to keep rates unchanged for both protection and indemnity (P&I) cover and freight demurrage and defence (FD&D) cover in ...

UK P&I Club advises how to minimise the risk of stowaways on board ship

Stowaways continue to board vessels in ports far too frequently, especially in South Africa where the frequency of these incidents has significantly increased over the last two months. With South ...

North P&I Club supports Members in overturning 'detrimental' cargo carriage judgment

North P&I Club has helped restore the commercial balance between shipowners and cargo interests by successfully supporting a Member in its appeal against a UK High Court decision (10 ...

North P&I Club supports latest global maritime "Be Cyber Aware At Sea" campaign

North P&I Club is continuing its drive to highlight the range of cyber threats facing shipowners through its active support of the Be Cyber Aware At Sea campaign.

The ...

ITIC warns that failure to follow lay-up procedure can be costly

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has reported a case in which a lay-up manager was held liable for a $250,000 contribution to a claim for extensive damage to a ...

North P&I Club advises members on how to make chief mates into masters

North P&I Club has published detailed advice for its shipowner members on how ensure a smooth and successful promotion of their chief mates to the all-important role of master ...

London P&I Club reports shortfalls on mooring station procedures

The London P&I Club says its inspectors continue to note negative findings in and around ship mooring stations. The most common findings are a lack of anti-skid deck paint ...

IUMI calls for further industry cooperation to tackle containership fires

Two recent onboard containership fires have fueled concerns from IUMI (International Union of Marine Insurance) over the challenges involved with managing these incidents at sea.

Uwe-Peter Schieder, Vice Chairman of ...

London P&I Club celebrates 150 years of operation

The London P&I Club is celebrating its 150th anniversary during 2016/17, and has published a history of the club to mark the occasion.

Nigel Watson, author of 150 ...

Shipping must not underestimate physical risk posed by cyber-attack

The London P&I Club says the physical risk to ships from cyber-attack may not be as well understood by shipowners as those threats posed to traditional back-office functions such ...

UK P&I Club: "Seafarers’ Protection Act’ protects Filipino seafarers from ‘ambulance-chasing’ lawyers”

Tony Nicholson, Senior Claims Director at UK P&I Club, outlines concerns around the Philippine legal system and  praises the new ‘Seafarers Protection Act’. 

“Filipino seafarers make an immense contribution ...

UK P&I outline considerations when sending family to support a sick or injured crewmember

Markus McMillin, a San Francisco-based claims executive for UK P&I Club, reviews the issues to consider when family members travel to support a sick or injured crewmember.

“There are ...

UK P&I call for members to use 'can-test' to help avoid loss of life arising from cargo liquefaction

Over the past decade, at least 100 seafarers have lost their lives due to incidents which have been attributed to bulk cargoes liquefying at sea. Senior Claims Director Alan Speed ...

North P&I Club explains how to avoid claims for self-cooking soya beans

North P&I Club has advised its members to be extra vigilant during loading and transport of soya beans to ensure they do not get blamed for cargoes that start ...

“Good preparation is essential to effective kidnap response management”

Stuart Edmonston, Head of Loss Prevention at UK P&I Club, together with Hellenic War Risks and Terra Firma Risk Management, highlights the importance of preparation in kidnap response management ...

“Piracy and kidnap in the Gulf of Guinea becomes more sophisticated and prevalent”

Stuart Edmonston, Head of Loss Prevention at UK P&I Club, together with Hellenic War Risks and Terra Firma Risk Management, highlights the growth of piracy in the Gulf of ...

UK P&I Club: “Tackling hypertension – the silent killer”

Dr Marcus Brauer, a General Practitioner from one of UK P&I Club’s PEME approved clinics in South Africa, provides medical insight into one of the marine industry’s ...

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