Archive for the ‘P and I Clubs’ Category

No let up in navigational claims reports The Swedish Club

No let up in navigational claims reports The Swedish Club
Lars Malm According to The Swedish Club, half of the costs of hull and machinery claims handled by the Club have arisen due to navigational claims such as collisions, contacts or groundings – a figure that has remained steady over recent years despite improved technology and the widespread implementation...
February 12th, 2015 | Associations, Claims, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, News, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

AMERICAN CLUB extends its E-learning modules

AMERICAN CLUB extends its E-learning modules
TO ASSIST SHIP OPERATORS AND CREWS The American P&I Club has added to its library of e-learning modules released in co-operation with IDESS IT in the Philippines. The new module covers compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s International Code for the Safe Carriage of Grain in...
February 11th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, IT and Communications, Medical, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

A Better Welcome for Visting Seafarers

A Better Welcome for Visting Seafarers
A new website designed to encourage the formation of port welfare boards around the world to provide a welcome to visiting seafarers has been launched today by the UK based Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB). An important element in a project managed on behalf of the International Seafarers’ Welfare...
February 5th, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, ITF, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Women seafarers’ health survey

Women seafarers’ health survey
  Women seafarers are being urged to complete a confidential online survey about their health that aims to improve health information and services available for women who work at sea. 04/02/2015 The survey has been devised by the ITF, Seamen’s Hospital Society, International Maritime Health...
February 4th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, ITF, P and I Clubs, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Thomas Cooper: Shipping Focus – New Year Edition – 2015

Thomas Cooper: Shipping Focus – New Year Edition – 2015
Shipping Focus – New Year Edition Welcome to the 2015 New Year Edition of Shipping Focus, the e-update from Thomas Cooper’s Shipping Group, in which you can review the latest legal developments in your area of shipping and keep up to date with Thomas Cooper’s news and forthcoming...
February 4th, 2015 | P and I Clubs, Press and Media, Reports | Read More

Entry into force of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks (NWRC) – update on issuance of Blue Cards

Entry into force of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks (NWRC) – update on issuance of Blue Cards
21 January 2015 – The Circular published on 19 January 2015 advised Members that the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 (“the Convention”) will enter into force on 14 April 2015. As already notified, Clubs in the International Group have agreed to issue the required...
January 21st, 2015 | Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Regulatory, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Case Study: Collision caused by radio failure on board harbour craft

Case Study: Collision caused by radio failure on board harbour craft
Category Operations Vessel type   Harbour Issue date 13/01/2015 Case number 107526 The incident During night time operations, in calm weather conditions and good visibility, a tug was assisting a vessel from its anchorage to a loading berth. The tug was fastened on the starboard shoulder...
January 13th, 2015 | Associations, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs | Read More

Steamship Insurance Management Services Limited: Pre Renewal Report 2014

Steamship Insurance Management Services Limited: Pre Renewal Report 2014
Pre Renewal Report 2014 This report provides Members with a further update and evidence of the continuing improvement in the Club’s financial position with the benefit of figures to 20 November. In particular the report identified the following highlights: • The current year claims at the nine month...
December 18th, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

A.M. Best awards The Swedish Club rating of A- (Excellent)

A.M. Best awards The Swedish Club rating of A- (Excellent)
Lars Rhodin A.M. Best Ratings Services Ltd has awarded a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and an issuer credit rating of “a-“. to The Swedish Club with a stable outlook, claiming the Club is expected to maintain an excellent risk-adjusted capitalisation throughout 2015. As a mutual...
December 17th, 2014 | Awards, P and I Clubs | Read More

S&P affirms London P&I Club rating on an interactive basis

S&P affirms London P&I Club rating on an interactive basis
Ian Gooch, Chief Executive of A Bilbrough, London Club managers Following S&P’s recent announcement that it would soon be withdrawing public information ratings for insurance companies in Western Europe, the London P&I Club took the decision to proceed to an interactive rating. The process...
December 17th, 2014 | Associations, Marine Insurance, News, P and I Clubs | Read More

The American P&I Club – Greek Market Presentation

The American P&I Club – Greek Market Presentation
Guests at the Piraeus Marine Club The American Club hosts full house at 2014 Greek Market Presentation The American Club hosted over 200 guests at the Piraeus Marine Club this past Tuesday December 9th, all of whom came to hear the latest news and developments of the Club at the traditional December...
December 15th, 2014 | Associations, Events, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

American P&I Club executive John Wilson warns that containerised dangerous cargoes undeclared pose catastrophic threat

American P&I Club executive John Wilson warns that containerised dangerous cargoes undeclared pose catastrophic threat
John Wilson American P&I Club executive John Wilson warns that containerised dangerous cargoes undeclared pose catastrophic threat,  by James Brewer Governments should consider implementing tougher measures to clamp down on the practice of misdeclaring dangerous goods shipped by sea, American P&I...
December 12th, 2014 | Associations, Containers, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, News, P and I Clubs | Read More

Specialist P&I mutual takes the long view

Specialist P&I mutual takes the long view
Charles Hume, Chief Executive of The Shipowners’ Club has taken the floor in the debate between traditional P&I mutual insurance providers and the recent plethora of those offering fixed premium cover. In a recent blog, the head of the 160 year old Club that concentrates its expertise on specialist,...
December 10th, 2014 | Insurance and Reinsurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

American Club strengthens its presence in Asia

American Club strengthens its presence in Asia
Katherine Wang Katherine Wang, who is well known in Asian P&I circles, has joined the American Club as assistant vice president and marketing manager for Greater China and Northern Asia.  In the first instance she will be stationed in the Hong Kong office of the club’s managers, Shipowners...
December 5th, 2014 | Company Profiles, HR, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

New emergency claims response service

New emergency claims response service
Acknowledging the increasing need of our membership to have comprehensive emergency response plans and access to immediate assistance in the event of an incident, we have introduced an out of office emergency response service for our Members and brokers. This complements the existing service already...
December 4th, 2014 | Claims, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

Welcome to the USA!

Welcome to the USA!
Joe Hughes No, it’s not the name of a new song or Broadway show, but the catchy title given by the American P&I Club to its latest information aid to members and, indeed, the wider shipping industry. Joe Hughes, chairman and ceo of managers Shipowners Claims Bureau Inc., explains: “The global...
December 4th, 2014 | Associations, Claims, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

There is no let-up in disturbances to global shipping operations, warns the Strike Club

There is no let-up in disturbances to global shipping operations, warns the Strike Club
Bill Milligan S&P maintains club’s rating of BBB+ The Strike Club, the market leader in the niche area of delay insurance for the marine trades, reports rising claims levels and warns that the claims climate has worsened considerably. This reflects the many geopolitical challenges and tensions,...
November 27th, 2014 | Marine Insurance, News, P and I Clubs | Read More

LSLC best ever Cadwallader’s event!

LSLC best ever Cadwallader’s event!
Julian Bray, Clay Maitland and Dr. Christine Berg in the panel with Dr. Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard introducing the debate – photo credits: Katerina Kalogeraki The 20th Anniversary Celebration gala dinner and Cadwalleder’s debate of the London Shipping Law  Centre (LSLC) at the Savoy on the Strand...
November 26th, 2014 | Academia, Anniversaries, Associations, Classification Societies, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consulting, Dialogs and Debates, Education and Training, Environment, European Union, Events, Headlines, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, IMO, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Organisations, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Stock Markets, Technical, Technology, UN, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

American Club’s 4.5% general increase for 2015

American Club’s 4.5% general increase for 2015
Joe HughesAMERICAN CLUB’s 4.5% GENERAL INCREASE FOR 2015 Changes to minimum deductibles Contingency fund grows by 12% year-on-year Increase in entered tonnage NEW YORK, November 21, 2014:  The directors of the American P&I Club, meeting in New York, have decided on a 4.5% general increase for...
November 21st, 2014 | Associations, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

Several changes to ISM Code

Several changes to ISM Code
Following comes from Louise Hall, Head of Loss Prevention at the Shipowners P and I Club: In June 2013 the Maritime Safety Committee adopted amendments to the International Safety Management Code (ISM) which are due to come in force January 2015. One of the changes concerning the manning levels is of...
November 19th, 2014 | Associations, HR, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

London P&I Club advises closer focus on masters’ night orders

London P&I Club advises closer focus on masters’ night orders
The London P&I Club says its ship inspection department has recently observed a number of negative findings in connection with masters’ night order books. In the latest issue of its StopLoss Bulletin, the club notes, “The value of masters’ night orders should not be under-estimated in the...
November 13th, 2014 | Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

A career in salvage and wreck removal….

A career in salvage and wreck removal….
John M. Noble A career in salvage and wreck removal with a look at some current issues,  By John M Noble Introduction My path to the world of salvage and wreck removal started in a most conventional manner.  After two years at HMS Conway, I served in Alfred Holt and Co (Blue Funnel) as a Midshipman...
November 11th, 2014 | Associations, Claims, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Disputes, Featured, Groundings, Health and Safety, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

MAN OVERBOARD!

MAN OVERBOARD!
American Club’s Latest Loss Prevention Tool Although aimed primarily at its members operating tugs and barges in US domestic trades, the American Club’s new initiative, Man Overboard!, also touches on issues, particularly regarding situational awareness, relevant to the broader marine environment. Dr....
November 11th, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, Inland Waterways, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

“Double Jeopardy” reprised in London theatre

“Double Jeopardy” reprised in London theatre
Protagonists, Julian Bray, Han Van Blanken and John Tsatsas “Double Jeopardy” reprised in London theatre Michael Grey writes: How could we have got it so wrong- again? A London performance of the simulated casualty and arbitration, first seen at the BIMCO General Meeting in Dubai earlier this year...
November 7th, 2014 | Academia, Associations, BIMCO, Chartering, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Events, Fixtures, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Labour Disputes, London Shipping Law Centre, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Press and Media, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

North P&I Club advises shipowners on safety and commercial measures to reduce ebola risks

North P&I Club advises shipowners on safety and commercial measures to reduce ebola risks
The 180 million GT, ‘A’ rated North P&I Club is advising shipowner members to take great care to protect the health of their crew members when calling at ebola-affected ports in west Africa. In the latest issue of its loss prevention newsletter ‘Signals’, it also recommends that shipowners...
October 27th, 2014 | Health and Safety, P and I Clubs | Read More