Chinese New Year


  • Date: 17/02/2015

Kung hei fat choy

Thomas Miller staff would like to wish all Club Members and friends a happy and prosperous new year. As always our best wishes and thoughts are particularly with those crews whose duties at sea separate them from their families and friends during these festive times.

Our offices in the region follow the local convention on holidays at this time. They will of course maintain the usual duty executive coverage throughout this period.

Beijing Office:

Will be closed from Weds 18th February-Tues 24th February.

In case of emergency contact:
James Zhang +86 1381 0395 924

Hong Kong Office:

Will be closed Thurs 19th February-Sun 22nd February

In case of emergency, please contact:
UK P&I Club Duty Mobile
+852 9195 5459

Shanghai Office:

Will be closed from Wed 18th February-Tue 24th February

In case of emergency, please contact:
Edgar Wong +86 1380 1666 407 or
Chen Yi
+86 1352 4468 341

The Year of the Goat

2015 is the year of the goat - those born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1967, 1979, 1991 or 2003 are goats, who can count their lucky colours as brown, red and purple.

Their characters are supposedly kind and peaceable, while their best months are supposedly August and November and their lucky flowers are primroses and carnations.

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MLC 2006

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International sanctions

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Piracy

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.