Protection against crime

The UK Club is the only P&I club to have its own in-house team of experienced criminal investigators. Their qualifications enable them to inquire into any incident which a Member may suspect has a criminal aspect.They have been called upon to investigate crimes ranging from arson to stowaway-related problems, criminal damage and every conceivable type of theft.

Signum Services Ltd is the investigative arm of Thomas Miller & Co. Ltd. and conducts investigations on behalf of the Members of the UK P&I Club, the UK Defence Club, the TT Club and ITIC.

The staff is made up of ex-senior detectives from the Criminal Investigation Department at New Scotland Yard. Its members have served on squads specialised in detecting suspicious deaths, organised crime, armed robbery, hijacking, kidnapping, fraud, and transport crime.

Their qualifications enable them to inquire into any incident which a Member may suspect has a criminal aspect. They have been called upon to investigate murder, arson, many forms of fraud, sexual assault, stowaway-related problems, criminal damage, container and general cargo crime, port based organised crime and every conceivable type of theft. It is a unique body in the world of marine loss investigation.

Download our brochure

Click the image above to download our latest brochure which includes some detailed case histories of investigations of both physical and paper-based crimes the Signum team has solved for UK Club Members.

Emergency Contacts


If you need to call our offices out of hours and at weekends, click After Office hours for a up to date list of the names of the Duty Executives and their mobile phone numbers. 

Ship Finder


This Ship Finder is updated on a daily basis. Members who need to advise the Club of updates to their recorded ships' details should advise their usual underwriting contact.