The original pooling agreement of 1899 between the UK Club, Britannia, Standard Club, London Club, Newcastle Club and Sunderland Club.
The International Group of P&I Clubs exists to arrange collective insurance and reinsurance for P&I Clubs, to represent the views of shipowners and charterers who belong to those Clubs on matters of concern to the shipping industry and to provide a forum for the exchange of information.
Each of the thirteen constituent P&I Clubs is an independent, non-profit making mutual insurance association (or "Club"), providing cover for its shipowner and charterer members against liabilities of their respective businesses. Each Club is controlled by its members through a Board of Directors (or Committee) elected from the membership; the Board (or Committee) retains responsibility for strategic and policy issues but delegates to full-time managers the day-to-day running of the Club.
Together the Clubs insure over 90% of the world's blue-water tonnage.
The work of the International Group of P&I Clubs
The International Group of P&I Clubs (IG) has a highly active role in protecting ship operators interests.
This section of our site gives some brief insights into the work of the IG. There are a number of links to the IG's own website where they publish explanations of the work they do in more detail.
Click here to view the 'News' page of the International Group website.
International Group on Piracy
Click here to view the International Group's special resources page on Piracy. This page is a collation of their material including press articles, IMO Circulars, incident data, Best Management Practices, FAQs and Links.
The UK Club's own resources on piracy can be found in the Maritime & Security section of our website.
International Group contacts
Enquiries and correspondence should be addressed to:
International Group Secretariat
Secretary and Executive Officer
The International Group addresses many issues of concern to ship operators. A list of subcommittees of the International Group and the topics that engage them can be found on the IG website.