Archive for the ‘P and I Clubs’ Category

Asian Gypsy Moth certification for marine vessels entering Canadian ports

Asian Gypsy Moth certification for marine vessels entering Canadian ports This news comes from the Shipwowners Club: Category: Regulation Date: 15/05/2012 Area: Worldwide We would like to advise Members that from 1st March 2012 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) commenced full enforcement of...
May 16th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Strong underwriting result underpins UK P&I Club finances in 2012

Dino Caroussis The UK P&I Club (the Club), one of the oldest shipping protection and indemnity insurance mutuals, announces its results for the year ended 20 February 2012. Highlights Combined ratio 97% for 2012 financial year Surplus of $11m for 2012 financial year Free reserves and capital increased...
May 10th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

The American Club’s charitable initiation

The American Club’s charitable initiation
• AMERICAN CLUB TO HELP THE NEEDY IN GREECE • Initiative Linked with Three Charities • Campaign Launch on the Eve of Posidonia 2012 The American P&I Club is this month launching an ambitious initiative aimed at feeding 100 needy families for 100 days in embattled Greece, as well as supporting...
May 9th, 2012 | Charity, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, P and I Clubs, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

ITIC says ship managers must beware increase in claims by owners

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says it has seen a noticeable increase in claims against ship managers by shipowners who are going through difficult financial times. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC notes that, as result of their financial difficulties, owners resist...
May 9th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

NORTH P&I Club lends support to International Campaign to cut liquefaction losses

The ‘A’ rated, 170 million GT North P&I club is playing a major role in continuing international efforts to prevent further loss of life caused by nickel ore cargoes that liquefy at sea. The latest developments in the campaign are reported in the club’s loss-prevention newsletter Signals. Most...
May 2nd, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

NORTH P&I Club updates definitive Guide to P&I industry

The ‘A’ rated, 170 million GT North P&I club has published a second edition of its comprehensive introduction to the critically important topic of maritime liability cover – otherwise known as ‘protection and indemnity’ (P&I) – which recent international casualties, pirate...
May 2nd, 2012 | Books, P and I Clubs | Read More

Japanese shipowners celebrate North P&I Club’s Tokyo office opening

Japanese shipowners celebrate North P&I Club’s Tokyo office opening
Nobutaka Mukae of Kumiai Senpaku addressing North PI club reception Over 100 representatives of Japanese shipping community recntly attended a reception in Tokyo to celebrate the opening of North P&I club’s new branch office Japan. Located in Tokyo’s central Kyobashi commercial district, the...
May 2nd, 2012 | Events, P and I Clubs | Read More

North American Emission Control Area (ECA) – Pollution

Following from the Shipowners’ Club: We would like to advise Members that from 1st August 2012 the North American Emission Control Area (ECA) will come into effect. Under this new regulation, all ships sailing within 200 nautical miles of the North American coastline, including Canada, will be required...
April 30th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Pollution | Read More

Strike Club’s growth

Strike Club Reports strong growth in mutual membership Fixed-Premium Business – Increasing Take-up Free Reserves Boosted by $2.5m. Managers of The Strike Club, the market leader for delay insurance for the marine trades, were able to give an upbeat report to the club’s directors when they met...
April 26th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Maritime Association of the Port of New York / New Jersey elects P & I Club Manager as its New President

Maritime  Association of the Port of New York / New Jersey elects P & I Club Manager as its New President
Joe Hughes New York:  At its annual meeting this week in New York, the Maritime Association of the Port of New York/New Jersey elected Joe Hughes, chairman and ceo of the managers of the American P&I Club, as its new president. Founded in 1873, the Maritime Association maintains the United States’...
April 26th, 2012 | News, P and I Clubs, Ports & Terminals | Read More

London P&I Club issues warning on manhole gasket and bilge pump shortcomings

THE London P&I Club has reported a growing incidence of shortcomings with regard to the condition of manhole cover gaskets on board ships. In the latest issue of its StopLoss Bulletin, the club says that feedback from its Ship Inspection Programme indicates that an increasing number of inspectors...
April 20th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Guidance on ECDIS for ship operators and navigating officers

We would like to advise Members that on 1st January 2011, the amendments to SOLAS as adopted by IMO Resolution MSC.282 (86) entered into force. This details a number of changes to SOLAS Chapter V ‘Safety of Navigation’ including the revision of Regulation 19 to include Electronic Chart Display and...
April 18th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Slips, trips and falls represent nearly one in three of the large personal injury claims submitted to the UK P&I Club

Slips, trips and falls represent nearly one in three of the large personal injury claims submitted to the UK P&I Club
New Risk Focus publication aims to reduce the incidence of such accidents Following the launch of its Bow Tie loss prevention initiative in January 2012, the UK P&I Club is now embarking on the publication of a series of ‘Risk Focus’ booklets which highlight specific areas of risk. This month...
April 18th, 2012 | Books, Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Collisions at anchorages in the port of Singapore

The Club has noticed a number of collision claims at anchorages in the port of Singapore recently. Analysis of the claim files highlights the fact that in many cases the masters and crew members had failed to maintain vigilant GMDSS watch for obtaining the weather forecast and did not keep their vessels’...
April 11th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

UK P&I Club restructures to increase efficiency under Solvency 2

UK P&I Club restructures to increase efficiency under Solvency 2
Hugo Wynn-Williams The UK P&I Club has announced that it is reorganising its structure to establish UK Europe as the sole provider of direct insurance to UK Club members. By reducing the number of separately regulated insurers from two to one, the UK Club aims to streamline governance, reduce compliance...
March 21st, 2012 | News, P and I Clubs | Read More

Category: Navigation Vessel type: Passenger vessel Issue date: 16/03/2012 Case number: 26912

  Caution is required in reduced visibility The incident In this case a double decker passenger ferry was making its way in port at a speed of about 4 knots. Weather conditions were poor and visibility was restricted by thick fog to less than 100 feet. In his statement the master commented that the...
March 20th, 2012 | Environment, P and I Clubs | Read More

Carriage of arms and security guards

Category: Regulations Date: 16/03/2012 Area: Europe and Middle East We would like to advise Members that the Egyptian government have forbidden any presence of arms or security squads on board commercial vessels, as per laws and regulations of the International Maritime Organisation. A conference was...
March 16th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Liquefaction of Bauxite cargoes

Liquefaction of Bauxite cargoes Category: Cargo: dry Date: 14/03/2012 Area: Americas We would like to advise Members that in the last few weeks there has been a reported increase in the number of cases involving the liquefaction of bauxite cargoes deriving from the Amazon bay region (especially Trombetas). The...
March 14th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Starr Underwriting Agents plans new system launch to back its marine business

Starr Underwriting Agents, which has a key role in the London and international marine market, has embarked on a technology modernisation programme, preparing a new system to go live in autumn 2012. The system, which will replace what is described as an outsourced heritage platform, will go live in the...
March 10th, 2012 | IT and Communications, P and I Clubs | Read More

Bunkering practice in the Port of Singapore

Bunkering practice in the Port of Singapore Category: Operation Date: 07/03/2012 Area: Asia Further to our Lookouts “Sampling Procedures for Clean Product Tankers” issued on 21st February 2008 and “Bunkering Procedures in Singapore” issued on 24th July 2008, we would like to remind our Members...
March 8th, 2012 | Bunkering, P and I Clubs | Read More

Falling steel plates caused leg injury

The following case study comes from the Shipowners’ Club: Category: Personal injury Vessel type: All Issue date: 27th February 2012 Case number: 201211 The incident In heavy weather, in the course of routine rounds in his watch, the 4th engineer noticed that steel plates stowed in a storage rack...
February 27th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More