2015 Review of the Year published

2014 has been a year of significant progress for the Club. A commitment to disciplined underwriting has delivered a combined ratio for the financial year of 104%, the fifth consecutive year that the Club has performed at or close to its target of 100%.

The Club’s portfolio of investments has produced a healthy return of 5%. After accounting for foreign exchange difference, the surplus has increased total free reserves to $449 million with a further $99 million held in hybrid capital.

In contrast to the 2013 policy year which, with an unfortunate run of large claims, has developed into one of the more expensive policy years in recent years, the 2014 policy year was considerably less active. Delivering this stable financial year combined ratio, despite the expense of the 2013 policy year, is testament to the Club’s strength.

The amount of business offered to the Club continues to grow and the Club’s financial strength provides the foundation for the confidence which the market has in the UK Club. However, underwriting discipline remains paramount in our determination to protect the Club over the medium and longer term.  

The 2015 Review of the Year is available to download as a pdf. Hard copies will be mailed out to Members and Brokers in the next few weeks.

Industry developments

Polar Shipping

Legal, navigational and environmental resources, news and updates on the development of polar shipping. Read more

US VRP Compliance

With effect from 30th January 2014 non-tank as well as tankships calling at US ports will be required to submit VRPs.  For Club and other resources to assist in compliance click here

International Environmental compliance

Environmental Compliance resource page collates material in respect of International environmental compliance issues affecting our Members. Information from the Club, Loss Prevention and external resources has been collated in one place for ease of reference.

MLC 2006

The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section.  READ MORE

International sanctions

Recent guidance & corresponding material in respect of international sanctions against various countries has been updated with respect to temporary easing of sanctions against Iran.  READ MORE


Essential precautions and preparation against piracy, as well as additional information and resources, loss prevention advisories and useful external web links

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.