Christmas cover - (Editorial 17th December 2010)

  • Date: 17/12/2010

Our offices follow local customs when taking holidays during the Christmas and New Year holiday period but maintain a roster of duty contacts throughout that time.  The London office will close at 1300 GMT on both the 24th and 31st December.  Duty executives for the various area groups and local offices are listed in the Emergency & AOH Contacts page.  This information is updated to ensure it is current throughout the holiday period.

The latest edition of has been published just in time for Christmas and can be found in the Publications section of this website.

This latest edition covers the recent Club functions in Athens including the principals’ dinner, our colleagues participation in the Athens Marathon and the UK Defence Club seminar.  On a more serious note, a summary of advice in respect of Iran sanctions is a main feature of this newsletter.

May we wish all our Members and friends a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2011.  As always our best wishes and thoughts are particularly with the crews who keep watch on board ships at sea through this time.

We hope you will have the opportunity for a well-earned holiday at the end of a challenging year. 

In place of Christmas cards the Club is making a donation to maritime charities this year.

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.