Posts Tagged ‘Shipowners Club’

LCC: A back to basics guide to arbitration and mediation

LCC: A back to basics guide to arbitration and mediation
LCC: A back to basics guide to arbitration and mediation English law allows for several different forums to resolve disputes, as an alternative to litigation in court. Given the costs and resource requirements of court proceedings in England and Wales, these Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods...
October 18th, 2019 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Shipowners’ Club: OSCAR Dragon Boat Race 2019

Shipowners’ Club: OSCAR Dragon Boat Race 2019
The Shipowners’ team From the Shipowners’ Club following last Friday’s OSCAR Dragon Boat Race 2019 which we attended:  On Friday 13 September the Shipowners’ Club were delighted to take part in the OSCAR Dragon Boat Race 2019. Out of the 27 teams that took part, we came a very respectable...
September 20th, 2019 | Charity, Health and Safety, Rowing, Sports | Read More

Seafarers Happiness Index Q2 – New Report

Seafarers Happiness Index Q2 – New Report
. Seafarers Happiness Index Q2 – New Report Seafarers working on board cruise ships and ferries among unhappiest in industry, new report shows The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report, published this week by The Mission to Seafarers, has revealed that seafarers working on board cruise ships...
August 7th, 2019 | Cruise Industry, Health and Safety, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, P and I Clubs, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security | Read More

OSCAR Dragon Boat Race 2019

OSCAR Dragon Boat Race 2019
. OSCAR Dragon Boat Race 2019 The Shipowners’ Club is excited to be taking part in the 2019 OSCAR Dragon Boat Race on Friday 13 September in Canary Wharf to raise money for the OSCAR campaign. The OSCAR campaign (The Ocean and Shipping Community Advancing Children’s Health and Research) is...
August 5th, 2019 | Charity, P and I Clubs, Sports | Read More

Seafarers working on Cruise Ships and Ferries among unhappiest in industry, new report shows

Seafarers working on Cruise Ships and Ferries among unhappiest in industry, new report shows
Seafarers working on Cruise Ships and Ferries among unhappiest in industry, new report shows Seafarer happiness levels across tanker, bulk carriers and container ship sectors close to global average this quarter LONDON, 5 August 2019 – The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report, published today by...
August 5th, 2019 | Charity, Cruise Ferry, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Markets, P and I Clubs, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security | Read More

LCC: Contaminated bunkers — Is there an answer to the problem?

LCC: Contaminated bunkers — Is there an answer to the problem?
LCC: Contaminated bunkers — Is there an answer to the problem? Problems with bunkers supplied in the U.S Gulf region, South America, Caribbean and Far East have been widely reported as causing damage and failure of vessel engines resulting in serious safety concerns. Our latest LCC article, discusses...
July 25th, 2019 | Bunkering, P and I Clubs | Read More

Subsea cables: Preventing and minimising claims against fishing vessels

Subsea cables: Preventing and minimising claims against fishing vessels
Over the past two years, the Club has seen eight damage to property claims allegedly caused by the snagging of fishing gear on subsea cables. Although the number of claims is reasonably low, due to the nature of the property suffering damage, the quantum of such claims is invariably high, sometimes reaching...
March 22nd, 2019 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Jurisdictional speciality

Jurisdictional speciality
The Club’s global claims team is organised into regional departments which are dedicated to specific jurisdictions or vessel types. This ensures the claims team has specialist knowledge of jurisdictions which enables us to better advise Members of the strategy to adopt when facing claims in that particular...
February 15th, 2019 | Claims, P and I Clubs | Read More

The Shipowners’ Club reports its half year results to 30 June 2018

The Shipowners’ Club reports its half year results to 30 June 2018
Following from Simon Swallow the Shipowners’ Club Chief Executive: The Club has reported its financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2018. We anticipated a continuation of difficult trading conditions for many of our Members, along with an ongoing competitive insurance environment....
September 10th, 2018 | P and I Clubs, Reports | Read More

LCC: “Subject to review” clauses – Is there an intention to be immediately bound?

LCC: “Subject to review” clauses – Is there an intention to be immediately bound?
“Subject to review” clauses are frequently used in fixture proposals to indicate that the parties have not yet agreed to an enforceable contract. However, the recent case of Toptip vs Mercuria in Singapore demonstrates such language may not be sufficient to avoid the contract coming into...
August 8th, 2018 | Chartering, Fixtures, Legal, P and I Clubs | Read More

Steps to positive mental health – infographics

Steps to positive mental health – infographics
In partnership with the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), the Club is releasing a series of Good Mental Health Guides to better mental wellbeing on board. The most recent release in the series provided seafarers with proactive Steps to Positive Mental Health. The Steps...
January 23rd, 2018 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Dan Hook: Five key steps for the operation of autonomous vessels

Dan Hook: Five key steps for the operation of autonomous vessels
The C-Worker 7 at sea (Source: ASV Global) Dan Hook CEng, MRINA is a qualified Naval Architect and Chartered Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in the unmanned marine industry. Dan currently holds the position of Senior Director – Business Development at ASV Global. Dan has built a vibrant team...
January 16th, 2018 | P and I Clubs, Technical, Technology | Read More

P&I cover for autonomous vessels

P&I cover for autonomous vessels
Our series of Autonomous Vessels articles have highlighted the changes afoot in the maritime industry and legal environment. Developments continue apace and leading industry players expect to start seeing remotely operated vessels in commercial operation by 2020, if not before. One of the first types...
December 16th, 2017 | P and I Clubs, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Shipowners’ Club: Renewal 2018/2019

Shipowners’ Club: Renewal 2018/2019
In our Half Year Report, it was noted that the Club had achieved a positive underwriting result, reporting a 99.3% combined ratio. The Board noted that during the third quarter there had been ongoing pressure on income and that claims activity had continued in line with the first half of the year, which...
December 1st, 2017 | Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

Risk assessments for fishing operations

Risk assessments for fishing operations
… In 2016, the Club experienced a high volume of crew injury claims on fishing vessels. The latest in our series of Risk assessment articles focuses on risk assessments for fishing operations to assist members in mitigating such claims. Of the claims recorded by the Club, three main areas of causation...
November 20th, 2017 | Fisheries, P and I Clubs | Read More

What is a release call?

What is a release call?
Joining a mutual P&I Club means each Member shares in the fortunes of that Club and its membership. The continuity of Club membership, which is typical within the mutual P&I environment, permits longer term investment and planning to be undertaken. Estimating premiums doesn’t work as well in...
August 18th, 2017 | Communication, P and I Clubs | Read More

The overspill limit

The overspill limit
The term ‘overspill’ means that a loss has spilled over, or exceeded, the limits of liability available through the General Excess of Loss Reinsurance Programme which protects Mutual Members of the International Group of P&I Clubs. Currently this would be an individual claim which exceeds USD...
August 9th, 2017 | Environment, Oil Spill, P and I Clubs, Pollution | Read More

The International Group

The International Group
Many vessel owners join a Mutual P&I Club to access limits of liability that are generally unavailable in the commercial fixed premium market. The highest limits are provided by the International Group of P&I Clubs, a collection of 13 mutual P&I Clubs, including the Shipowners’ Club.  How...
July 31st, 2017 | Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

Shipowners’ Club: Yacht manning levels – FAQs

Shipowners’ Club: Yacht manning levels – FAQs
The Club is often approached by yacht owners and operators for advice on manning levels. This article answers some of the most frequently asked questions to assist Members with their specific operations. How are minimum safe manning levels established? Assessment criteria will vary between Flag States...
June 6th, 2017 | HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, P and I Clubs, Yachting | Read More

Crew health: Advice for safe sex

Crew health: Advice for safe sex
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are extremely common – it is estimated that up to 75% of sexually active people will contract an STI of some kind in their life time. For seafarers, the likelihood of contracting an STI is further increased, due to their unsettled lifestyles and a lack of access...
February 6th, 2017 | Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs | Read More

The legal position across jurisdictions following the collapse of OW Bunkers

The legal position across jurisdictions following the collapse of OW Bunkers
The collapse of OW Bunkers led to numerous law suits and arrests across the globe as owners faced competing claims from both the physical bunker suppliers and ING as the liquidator for OW Bunkers. In the immediate aftermath the legal position varied greatly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. However,...
November 25th, 2016 | Bunkering, Legal, P and I Clubs | Read More

Crew Health: Maintaining dental hygiene

Crew Health: Maintaining dental hygiene
Following from the Shipowners’ Club: As seafarers can spend weeks at sea on a voyage it is not unusual that tooth pain or dental related illness will strike far from land. The risk of dental problems is increased for seafarers because of their limited access to regular and advanced dental care...
November 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

Crew Health: Protecting your skin on board

Crew Health: Protecting your skin on board
13 October 2016 – Did you know that skin is our largest and fastest growing organ? It has three crucial functions: Protection: The skin acts as a barrier from temperature variations, micro-organisms and chemicals. Regulation: The skin helps us to maintain an optimum body temperature through the...
October 13th, 2016 | Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, P and I Clubs | Read More

Indu Chitran: Must the innocent party accept repudiation to terminate a contract?

Indu Chitran: Must the innocent party accept repudiation to terminate a contract?
This question may seem simple enough to answer. Many would answer ‘yes’ as it is the traditional view that a contract is terminated on acceptance by the innocent party of the repudiation, and not before. However, the recent Court of Appeal judgment in MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA (‘MSC’)...
October 10th, 2016 | Chartering, Disputes, Fixtures, Legal | Read More

ASTRA and SPAR SHIPPING: What happens when a time charterer fails to pay timely hire?

ASTRA and SPAR SHIPPING: What happens when a time charterer fails to pay timely hire?
Legal Assistance and Defence Cover (LADC) is available to Members in addition to the traditional P&I cover. We are very grateful to Ian Teo, Partner at Rajah & Tann’s, Shipping and International Trade, Singapore, for sharing an example of where LADC cover can assist Members in the event of...
September 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Chartering, Claims, Company Profiles, Disputes, Fixtures, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More