Category archives: Insurance

North P&I Club highlights the need for increased cyber security

North P&I Club has set out the growing range of cyber risks now facing shipowners in a new loss prevention briefing published (09 June 2016). Entitled Cyber Risks and ...

ITIC launches cyber liability insurance extension

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has launched a cyber liability extension to ITIC policies to protect its existing professional indemnity members against the growing threat posed by hackers.

ITIC has ...

North P&I confirms importance of Greek shipowners with new board appointment

North P&I Club confirmed in Athens last week that Greek shipowners are of ‘paramount importance’ to the continuing financial strength of the 131 million GT, ‘A’ rated mutual. Speaking ...

London P&I Club warns on enclosed space entry and testing procedures

The London P&I Club says it continues to see cases of injuries and fatalities associated with entry into enclosed onboard spaces, including cargo holds on bulk carriers where atmospheres ...

“Effective early management of diabetes allows seafarers to remain gainfully employed”

Dr Marcus Brauer, a General Practitioner from one of UK P&I Club’s PEME (Pre-Employment Medical Examination), approved clinics in South Africa, provides valuable medical insight into one of ...

IUMI welcomes new container weighing directive but cautions short-term pain before long-term gain

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) strongly supports the new mandatory requirement and adoption of the amendment to SOLAS regulation V1/2 for the verification of the gross mass ...

London P&I Club reports increased free reserves

The London P&I Club’s result for the 2015/2016 financial year produced an overall operating surplus of $3.3m, lifting the free reserve to $160.7m.  This result ...

Remember traditional navigation, says UK P&I Club

Use of GPS as a means of position fixing is now commonplace on vessels of all descriptions, and has made a significant contribution to the safety and accuracy of marine ...

ITIC reports on costly transhipment errors by ship agents

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says it continues to deal on a regular basis with claims resulting from errors by agents involving transhipment cargoes.

In one case, an agent in ...

London P&I Club warns of dangers arising from carriage of Indonesian coal

The London P&I Club has issued a warning about continued problems associated with the carriage of Indonesian thermal or ‘steam’ coal, following a number of recent incidents involving owners ...

North P&I Club encourages its shipowner members to join the CSO Alliance

North P&I Club has partnered with CSO Alliance – a fast-growing online community of maritime company security officers (CSOs) – to encourage its members to join and take part in security ...

North P&I Club warns of the risk of reduced generator capacity

North P&I Club is advising its members to be aware of the potentially severe consequences of poorly maintained or overloaded on-board generators being unable to meet the electrical demands ...

UK P&I PEME Programme expands clinic network to include Russia

The PEME Programme, part of UK P&I Club’s Loss Prevention department, announces an expansion of its existing clinic network to include Russia through the services of AP Companies ...

New report from The Swedish Club shines light on vessel claims

The life of seafarers is never straightforward, and as a new report from The Swedish Club shows, the hazards and job complexities they face are very much dependent on the ...

DNV GL, Gard and The Swedish Club work together to help reduce anchor losses

The root cause of many groundings and collisions, lost anchors are among the top five reasons for claims costs. A rising number of anchor losses reported over the last several ...

LR and UK P&I Club launch Life-Saving Appliances pocket checklist app

The full series of six pocket checklist apps, consisting of: ILO MLC, ISM & ISPS, Marine Fire Safety, Marine Pollution Prevention Port State Inspections, and now Life-Saving Appliances, are all available ...

North P&I Club emerges stronger after difficult renewal

North P&I Club is stronger after its annual renewal on 20 February 2016, further consolidating its position as one of the leading members of the International Group of P ...

Solid renewal for London P&I Club

Moving into the new P&I policy year, the London P&I Club has seen further growth in its owners’ tonnage, in addition to strong growth in its charterers’ book ...

Communication and team work vital during pilot operations, says UK P&I Club

A joint study by UK P&I Club and Solis Marine Consultants found ‘human error’ and the breakdown of communications on the bridge is a major contributing factor in claims ...

North P&I Club highlights risks of explosions during cargo fumigation

North P&I Club has published a new loss prevention briefing warning operators of the hazards associated with routine fumigation of agricultural products on ships.The warning follows an explosion ...

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