Anatomy of Major Claims
It is no surprise that most small claims are caused by small human errors. You might expect, therefore, that most really large claims would result from major human errors. They do not! They, too, are caused by minor errors. I was impressed by the depth of analysis in this year’s UK P&I Club Analysis of Major Claims and note this finding above all others: there is no discernible difference between the origins of small and large claims. It follows that the only reliable way of avoiding catastrophic loss is to operate in a way that minimises the risk of any kind of loss. Nautical Institute studies on accident prevention certainly confirm this.
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.
The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section. READ MORE
Essential precautions and preparation against piracy, as well as additional information and resources, loss prevention advisories and useful external web links