Category archives: Insurance

North P&I Club retains S&P ‘A’ rating and stable outlook for 12th year

Leading ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has given North P&I Club an ‘A’ financial strength rating and stable outlook for the twelfth consecutive year, and increased ...

North P&I Club warns on potential dangers of new technology on ships

North P&I Club has warned its members that despite the enormous benefits of digital technology on and around ships, there may also be some downsides.  In addition to its ...

UK P&I Club supports Sailors’ Society “Wellness at Sea” programme

The UK P&I Club will be supporting the Sailors’ Society Emotional Wellness training module within its Wellness at Sea coaching programme.

The training, the second in a set of ...

UK P&I Club advises on reducing mooring incidents

Petar Modev, Loss Prevention Executive at UK P&I Club, examines common mooring practices and highlights the relevant actions to take to reduce the risk of accidents.

“Mooring equipment on ...

North P&I Club publishes major loss prevention guide on bulk cargoes

The 175 million GT, ‘A’ rated North P&I Club has published a major new guide for the international shipping industry on how to reduce losses when carrying bulk cargoes ...

UK P&I Club advises shipowners on managing the cost of healthcare in the US

When a crew member, passenger or other maritime worker onboard a ship falls ill or is injured, the cost of treatment is difficult to predict. The quality of care in ...

UK P&I Club advises on cargo wetting damage and due diligence

An important element of a vessel’s seaworthiness is its ability to resist the ingress of sea water into internal spaces. Yet members are continuing to experience high value cargo ...

UK P&I Club advises on the hazards in shipping coal from Indonesia

There are various hazards associated with the trade in coal. UK P&I Club’s Loss Prevention Team highlights the risks involved, and advises on the relevant actions to take ...

UK P&I Club advises on actions shipowners can take in the event of stowaways

Stowaways onboard ships can often be a cause of significant costs for shipowners. Amanda Hastings, UK P&I Club Claims Executive, reviews shipowners’ liabilities and advises on the relevant actions ...

UK P&I Club advise on shipowners’ liabilities in the event of Norovirus

Allegations of illnesses caused by being on board ship are often the cause of significant costs for shipowners. Victoria Brown, UK P&I Club Senior Claims Executive, reviews shipowners’ liabilities ...

London P&I Club says digital cameras can provide vital evidence in defending claims

The London P&I Club has recommended that ship owners and operators keep a good-quality digital camera on board their vessels as part of their attempts to collect and preserve ...

UK P&I Club comments on the Polar Code adopted by IMO

The Polar Code is expected to take effect on 1 January 2017 via amendments to the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) and MARPOL (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Conventions ...

North P&I Club warns of a 'raft' of new shipping regulations on cyber risks

The 170 million GT, ‘A’ rated North P&I Club says shipowners and operators should be prepared for a new ‘raft’ of regulations relating to cyber security. As well as ...

Underwriters fall out with expert witness over valuation of fire-damaged vessel

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has reported a case in which hull & machinery insurance underwriters instituted proceedings against a marine consultancy firm for alleged negligence in failing to properly review ...

North Group directors report improved financial position at half-year

Directors of the 170 million GT, ‘A’ rated North P&I Club and Sunderland Marine Insurance Company (North Group) report an improved financial position at the half-way point of its ...

UK P&I Club issues guidance to Members when travelling through West Africa

The UK P&I Club, one of the leading shipping protection and indemnity mutual insurers, provides practical guidance to Members in relation to piracy in West Africa.

Stuart Edmonston, Head ...

Chemical tanker owner fails in claim against agent for low-sulphur fuel costs

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has reported a case in which the owner of a chemical tanker made an unsuccessful claim against a port agent for costs incurred in taking ...

North P&I Club delivers MV SMART wreck removal on budget through a collaborative approach

Titan Salvage, now a part of Ardent following completion of the merger of Titan and Svitzer Salvage, has successfully completed the complex and difficult removal of the wreck of the ...

North P&I Club publishes definitive new guidance on maritime pilotage

North P&I Club has joined forces with the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) and the UK Maritime Pilots’ Association (UKMPA) to produce guidance and advice for the shipping industry ...

Concerns remain over the use of low-sulphur fuel, says UK P&I Club

Stuart Edmonston, Loss Prevention Director, UK P&I Club comments on the increased demand for using low-sulphur fuels in shipping:

“There are increasing demands on shipowners to comply with mandates ...

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